FEBRUARY 24, 2018
Dallas Opera Orchestra Principal Cello Mitch Maxwell is joined by Calgary Opera General Director and CEO (and former General Director and CEO of the Dallas Opera) Keith Cerny on piano for Beethoven’s Variations on a Theme from The Magic Flute. The afternoon includes The Dallas Opera Orchestra’s Stewart Williams on English horn performing an excerpt from Wagner‘s Tristan and Isoldewith Ricardo Burgess performing original choreography. And Dallas-based ensemble Trio Kavanah will play Bartok’s Contrasts for Clarinet, Violin and Piano, and Poulenc‘s L’invitation au Chateau, Op. 138. The members of Trio Kavanah are Daniel Goldman, clarinet, Dallas Opera; Grace Kang Wollett, violin, Dallas Opera; and Trevor Hale, piano.
MARCH 10, 2018
DSO Associate Principal Cello Jolyon Pegis performs three concerto masterworks by JC Bach, Vivaldi, and Boccherini, bridging the span between the Baroque and Classical periods. He is joined by Mark Miller, Shu Lee, Elizabeth Elsner, violins; Ute Miller, viola; Jeffrey Hood, cello; Nicolas Tsolainos, bass; and Jonathan Tsay returns to the Bancroft series playing harpsichord for this program.
APRIL 14, 2018
DSO Principal Bassoon Ted Soluri and pianist Valerie Trujillo partner to celebrate the recent release of Soluri’s first CD “Sempre Libera” – opera arias arranged for bassoon and piano, including favorites from Mozart’s “Voi che sapete” to Verdi’s “Sempre Libera.”
MAY 12, 2018
Dr. Rebecca Glass, viola, originally of Plano, will perform in recital with pianist Alicja Basinka for the 12th annual Charles Barr Memorial Concert. Blind since birth, Dr. Glass recently completed her Doctor of Musical Arts in Viola Performance at the renowned Cleveland Institute of Music.