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Summer destinations for classical musical lovers In the piney woods of East Texas on the campus of Kilgore Junior College, you will find "indisputably the best Shakespeare festival in Texas," according to The Austin American Statesman. For two decades, the Shakespeare Festival of Texas has brought first-class productions of The Bard’s plays as well as other theatrical production to East Texas. A two-hour car drive east of Dallas, the Shakespeare Festival of Texas promises an exciting

schedule this summer. Performances will be June 22 through July 23. Productions include William Shakespeare’s Corioianus, Moliére’s The School of Husbands, Shakespeare’s Pericies, Prince of Tyre, Mary Chase’s Harvey and a children’s production, Monkey King, translated and adapted by Xiaoging Hu. For more information, visit www.texasshakespeare.com.

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Shakespeare in Central Park

This summer there are many exciting concerts and festivals all over the world that may be of interest to classical music lovers. In this issue, WRR highlights several venues including the Santa Fe Opera, celebrating its 50th anniversary; OK MOZART, a week-long celebration in Bartlesville, OK; and the Texas Shakespeare Festival, just a two hour drive east of Dallas in Kilgore, Texas. Below are festivals further away but definitely worth the trip. Visit WRR’s Web site (wrr101.com) for additional information on these and other festivals. ! Concerts in the Parks brought to you by the New York Philharmonic and Time Warner. July 12-19, New York City. ! If you’re near Atlanta, The ASO Summer Series is a great choice July 14-16, 21-23, Atlanta, GA. ! The Stanford Jazz Festival begins June 24 and continues through August 5 and will feature saxophonist Donald Harrison, violinist Regina Carter and a jazz tribute to Stevie Wonder. ! The Carmel Bach Festival will take place from July 15 through August 5 on the California Coast and promises more than 50 performances as well as a variety of lectures and other complimentary events. ! Don’t forget Red Rocks Music Festival Aug. 30-Sept. 4 in Sedona, Arizona or the Monterey Jazz Fest, Sept. 15-17. If you’re traveling abroad this summer, options abound with the celebration of Mozart’s 250th and Shostakovich’s 100th birthdays. ! The Zurich Music Festival; Zurich, Switzerland June 19-July 9. ! Salzburg Music Festival, July 25-Aug.31, Salzburg, Austria. ! The Stars of the White Nights May 10-July 19 in St. Petersburg, Russia. ! The Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, now through June 23 in Florence, Italy. ! The Singapore Arts Festival, June 1-25 in Singapore. Check out more festivals at www.wrr101.com.

Santa Fe Opera celebrates 50th season and Salome. For more

The Santa Fe Opera is the summer oasis for internationally acclaimed operatic talents and opera enthusiasts! A Santa Fe anniversary season would not be complete without a major premiere, and 2006 brings one of great importance—the first American staging of The Tempest by Thomas Adès. Adès is widely recognized as one of today’s most talented young composers, and The Tempest, which won the prestigious 2004 Laurence Olivier Award for “Outstanding Achievement in Opera,” is his first large-scale stage work. The 2006 season also includes new productions of such favorites as Carmen, The Magic Flute, Cinderella

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Mozart comes alive in Oklahoma OK MOZART, an international festival in Bartlesville, Oklahoma (47 miles north of Tulsa), celebrates its 22nd season and Mozart’s 250th birthday this year June 9-17. The festival features orchestral concerts with the Amici New York Orchestra, which is in residence in Bartlesville for the festival, chamber music ensembles, and world-renowned guest artists. Included are six con-

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certs in the Community Center’s acoustically nearperfect concert hall, an outdoor concert in a natural amphitheater at an historic ranch and nature preserve, a chamber music series featuring members of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and guest artists. For more information about OK MOZART, visit www.okmozart.com.

Cliburn 2006-07 Season: complete musical spectrum The Van Cliburn Foundation announces an expanded 20062007 Cliburn Concerts season that encompasses a complete musical spectrum. Season ticket packages are now available, with just-added online ordering. The series, which begins next fall, will feature 13 concerts with world-class artists in three distinctive venues: Bass Hall, the Kimbell Art Museum, and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Cliburn at the Bass is your unique opportunity to hear some of the world’s most sought-after classical musicians in a worldclass venue, including Jeffrey Kahane and 2005 Cliburn winner Sa Chen. Cliburn at the Kimbell is a renewed and exciting series in one of Fort Worth most treasured museums. Featured artists for this series: the KalichsteinLaredo-Robinson Trio, the

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Meet David Lladró at Bachendorf’s June 13

Join WRR at FWSO’s Concerts in the Garden Meet David Lladró of the famous Spanish family that has created world-renowned porcelain sculptures for more than 50 years. The signing event and unveiling of the new Utopia Collection will be Tuesday, June 13 at Bachendorf’s at Dallas Galleria from 6-8 p.m. WRR will be on-site with Christopher Hackett from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

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Join WRR and the Fort Worth Symphony June 2 at 8 p.m. for Concerts in the Garden with Tchaikovsky’s explosive 1812 Overture conducted by Miguel Harth-Bedoya and set to fireworks under the starry canopy of the Fort Worth skyline. WRR will return to the Concerts in the Garden series on June 16 for an evening of George Gershwin favorites. Described as “Fort Worth’s best seasonal outing!” (Star-Telegram), the 16th annual Concerts In The Garden Summer Music Festival offers 17 nights of outdoor concerts, June 2 through July 4, at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden located on University Drive and Interstate 30. From Glenn Miller’s big band favorites to Ricky Skaggs and even Elvis, this year’s series offers music for every taste. Plus fabulous fireworks every night and three big nights of Old-Fashioned Family Fireworks Picnic on July 2, 3 and 4! For more information, visit www.fwsymphony.org.

Classical CD Reviews by Kevin Sutton Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (17701827) String quartet in E flat major, Op. 127, String quartet in a minor, Op. 132, The Hagen Quartet DEUTSCHEGRAMMOPHON 477 5705 Composed at the height of his fame and of his creative prowess, these late quartets of Beethoven, although commissioned by Prince Galitzin in 1822, were conceived with complete artistic freedom. When you couple that with the handsome sum that he received to compose them, it is no wonder that Beethoven was able to create some of his most adventuresome and unusual works to date. With a strong emphasis on the inner slow movements, this is some of the most profound and emotional music to ever flow from the composer’s pen. The Hagens deliver powerful performances here, steeped in the pathos and chaos that made up Beethoven’s day to day life at the time. Very highly recommended.

Edmund Morris, Pulitzerprize winner and author of three bestselling presidential biographies, is a lifelong devotee of Beethoven. In his latest book, Beethoven: T h e U n i v e rsal Composer, Morris brings the great composer to life as a man of astonishing complexity and overpowering intelligence. Morris does not see Beethoven as a social rebel, but as an acute manipulator of the most powerful and privileged aristocrats in Germany and Austria. He depicts Beethoven as a gigantic, compulsively creative personality unable to tolerate constraints.

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Continued From Page One Ioudenitch Studio, and Benedetto Lupo. Cliburn at the Modern is where classical music “comes alive” as composers walk on stage and talk to the audience. Highlights include a special multimedia concert—Music with Vision, featuring Animusic by Wayne Lytle. Several subscription packages are available, including the Complete Bass DAYPART A.M.

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Exploring Music By Kurt Rongey Operations Manager After nearly half a year, it’s a good time to review a WRR programming addition that was made in January – Exploring Music with Bill McLaughlin. We’ve had unprecedented success with this show. In fact, I’ll let WRR listeners tell the story: “Exploring Music is nothing short of spectacular.” – Dave Scott “Congratulations on producing such a fine show, Mr. McLaughlin. I look forward to many more enjoyable and educational evenings with you.” – Ted Tyszka. “Thank you for adding this program to the WRR schedule… Exploring Music is very interesting and I thoroughly enjoy this program.” - Emily Nichols “Each evening at 7 p.m. I am in my recliner (with my cat, Neve, on my lap) ready for another adventure.” – Steve Housewright “A very fine program with an engaging host, one who doesn't come at you in an aggressive way, but beckons you with humor and grace.” – Chris Robinson Every week McGlaughlin presents a five-program series building off a single theme ranging from composer biographies to explorations of various cultures, musical styles, and time periods. Throughout this journey, he guides the listener deep into the music with care and enthusiasm by giving historical context, illustrations at the piano and providing a special insight that only a topnotch musician, conductor, broadcaster, and composer could. Whether 90 or 9, professional musician or simply a music lover, McGlaughlin truly makes exploring music fun. Tune in.

CityArts Celebration June 9-11 The 3rd annual CityArts Celebration is June 911 in the Dallas Arts District. The three-day festival includes free admission to the Dallas Museum of Art and Nasher Sculpture Center, as well as more than 75 Texas artists displaying their work, performance groups including a free DSO concert Friday night, local chefs conducting cooking demonstrations, and much more. For more details, visit www.DallasCityArts.com.

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Join WRR at FWSO’s Concerts in the Garden at Fort Worth Botanic Garden, 8 p.m. CityArts Celebration in Dallas Arts District, Friday, 4-10 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Meet David Lladró of the famous Spanish porcelain family at Bachendorf’s at Dallas Galleria. Signing event 6-8 p.m. WRR will be there from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Join WRR at FWSO’s Concerts in the Garden at Fort Worth Botanic Garden, 8 p.m. City of Dallas Fireworks display and free DSO Concert at Fair Park. Stay tuned for details. WRR at Las Colinas for Irving Symphony Concert and fireworks.

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