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In this issue: The Met Schedule • Heritage Auction Galleries next Auction • Denison Fall Arts Festival • FWSO Holiday

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WRR is pleased to present a special opportunity for you to join us at the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth. On Saturday, Nov. 11 from 1-3 p.m., WRR will be onsite at the Kimbell’s Family Day. The afternoon will include a live broadcast featuring WRR announcer Christopher Hackett. The first 30 adults in line at the WRR table will receive free admission to the stunning exhibition “Hatshepsut: From Queen to Pharaoh” and WRR gift bags. Also, sign up to win gift bags from the museum store. “Hatshepsut: From Queen to Pharaoh” is the first exhibition to highlight the glori-

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ous and controversial reign of the female pharaoh Hatshepsut (1479-1458 B.C.). Her ambitious pursuit of the Egyptian throne and mysterious disappearance after 20 years of rule have fueled debate among Egyptologists for over a century. Hatshepsut's reign was a period of immense artistic creativity, yet under her stepson and successor, Thutmose III, the pharaoh-queen's monuments were systematically destroyed and all memory of her rule erased. This exhibition reconstructs her rise and fall through the spectacular monuments and art of her court including royal

WRR’s most popular holiday tradition, Caroling at The Adolphus, returns Dec. 4 with some favorite choral groups and maybe a few surprises joining the lineup. The Caroling at Adolphus is a live radio program of seasonal choral music performed in the magnificent lobby of the historic Adolphus Hotel at 1321 Commerce Street. All performances are one hour (noon1 p.m.), free of charge, and include complimentary coffee, hot cider and cookies. Seating

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statuary, temple relief sculptures, ceremonial objects, dazzling jewelry and other exquisite treasures from Egypt's golden age. For more details on WRR's special event at the Kimbell stay tuned to WRR or visit our Web site at wrr101.com.

A Week of Thanks-Giving

WRR presents: Caroling at The Adolphus Dec. 4-8 is limited for these presentations, and is on a first-come, first-served basis. “For over two decades WRR has joined with The Adolphus to present this special holiday gift to North Texas,” WRR General Manager Greg Davis said. “For those who are not able to a t t e n d these performances in person, we hope they will be listening on their radios or on the Internet. Each performance is spectacular.” Mark your calendars now to join us at The Adolphus the week of Dec. 4, listen live from noon to 1 p.m. or stream the broadcast at wrr101.com.

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How do you give thanks? The Thanks-Giving Square Foundation has organized the Week of Thanks-Giving 2006 that includes many varied ways to give thanks. The week begins Thursday, Nov. 16 with a 10 a.m. opening ceremony at Thanks-Giving Square. On Friday, Nov. 17 a Cultural Festival of Thanks including music, dance, food and songs of many cultures will take place at Thanks-Giving Square's Center Court beginning at noon. The week of observance also includes events at the Dallas Heritage Village at Old City Park where visitors will experience life at the 1860s Living Farmstead, a Hindi dance drama depicting gratitude at The Crow Collection of Asian Art, a re-enactment of Dallas' first Thanksgiving in 1907 and a walking art exhibit illustrating the origins of different religions in Dallas that originates from the Nodding Dog Cafe in the Bishop Arts District. For a complete list of the week's activities, call 214-9691977 or visit tgs@thanksgiving.org. Thanks-Giving Square is at 1627 Pacific between Akard and Ervay in downtown Dallas. 101.1 FM WRR • wrr101.com


Highlights from Heritage Fine Art Signature Collection

Important works by some of the finest European and American painters will be on auction in Dallas on November 9 and 10, when Heritage Auction Galleries presents its latest Fine Art auction. “These pieces, many of which come from the Walsh Family Art Trust, represent some of the finest achievements of such artists as Thomas Gainsborough, Sir Joshua Reynolds, Blas de Ledesma, Sir Peter Paul Reubens, Thomas Moran, Pablo Picasso, Willem de Kooning, Sir Anthony Van Dyck, and more,” said Dr. Edmund P. Pillsbury, Chairman and Managing Director of Fine and Decorative Art for Heritage. “Also offered will be masterpieces of Photography, Sculpture, and

The Met Returns Next Month! Although the Metropolitan Opera broadcast season doesn't begin until December, we know many listeners are anxious to know the season schedule as soon as it's available. Programs are every Saturday at 12:30 unless otherwise noted. Mark your calendar for your favorites! Dec. 9 – Idomeneo (Mozart) program starts at 12 p.m. Dec. 16 – Rigoletto (Verdi) Dec. 23 – Don Carlo (Verdi) program starts at 12 p.m. Dec. 30 – The Magic Flute *English version* (Mozart) Jan. 6 – I Puritani (Verdi) Jan. 13 – The First Emperor (Tan Dun) Jan. 20 – Met Archive Encore Presentation – TBD Jan. 27 – Met Archive Encore Presentation - TBD Feb. 3 – La Bohème (Puccini) Feb. 10 – Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni)/Pagliacci (Leoncavallo) Feb. 17 – Jenufa (Janácek) Feb. 24 – Eugene Onegin (Tchaikovsky) Mar. 3 – Simon Boccanegra (Verdi) Mar. 10 – Die Meisteringer von Nürnberg (Wagner) Mar. 17 – Faust (Gounod) Mar. 24 – The Barber of Seville (Rossini) Mar. 31 – Die Agyptische Helena (R. Strauss) April 7 – Andrea Chenier (Giordano) April 14 – Turandot (Puccini) April 21 – Giulio Cesare (Handel) April 28 – Il Trittico (Puccini) May 5 – Orfeo ed Euridice (Gluck) Overture • November 2006

Illustration Art, all available for your bidding pleasure.” “Heritage has become a major force in the international Fine Art market,” Pillsbury said, “especially after our recent, and hugely successful, auction in New York of Pre-Columbian and Native American art. We’re proud to be a part of the Dallas’ vibrant cultural landscape, and look forward to seeing more WRR listeners at our auctions.” The auction, which will be held at Heritage’s world headquarters, at 3500 Maple Avenue in the Turtle Creek section of Dallas, is open to the public. For more information, please visit HA.com.

Classical DVD Review By Kevin Sutton WRR Music Director

LEAVING HOME: ORCHESTRAL MUSIC IN THE 20TH CENTURY Episode one: Dancing on a Volcano ARTHAUS MUSIK DVD 102033 [50:00] Appearing for the first time on DVD, this is the first disc in a series of seven programs that Sir Simon Rattle made for television in the 1990s. Leaving Home is a historical journey through the radical changes in music that coincided with the tremendous social, technological and political upheaval that was the twentieth century. Artfully scripted, and with excellent musical examples, these 50minute programs integrate history (by means of some nicely chosen archival film footage), lecture (with Sir Simon speaking and illustrating from the keyboard) and performance (with Sir Simon on the podium). We begin with a summary of the end of the Hapsburg Empire at the turn of the century and with the infamous Tristan Chord of Richard Wagner, that notorious little diminished chord that resolves in all the wrong ways and thus changes harmonic progression forever after. From Wagner we move on to Arnold Schönberg, who with his string sextet cum string orchestra masterpiece Verklärte Nacht, Sir Simon illustrates

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just how far a composer can push the limits of tonality without destroying it altogether. Finally, we arrive at Schönberg’s twelve-tone method which totally dismantles the system of western harmony. (A movement that only lasted for 30 years or so, and even in its dying days, lingered on only in the stale air of academia) There is much to be learned from this informative program, which for today’s lightening fast society is exactly the right length. If anything, Sir Simon’s voice and delivery are a bit too soothing and interesting as the material is, I found myself nodding from time to time while I watched. The performers of the bonus works are not identified, which is inexcusable, but this otherwise a great start to what is sure to be a fine series. This and more reviews from the WRR staff can be found at our website at www.wrr101.com/reviews

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The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra’s Holiday Package

Wondering how to start the holiday season? The Fort Worth S y m p h o n y Orchestra may have just the ticket for you. After the turkey has

settled and the tree has been put up, Bass Hall should be your next stop. Join the FWSO for “Home for the Holidays” Nov. 2426. It’s filled with Christmas carol favorites, a family sing-a-long

and even jolly old St. Nick himself! Featuring the 200 voice Festival Chorus and all the traditions of the season, it’s the only place in Texas guaranteed to snow every night! Next on the list, (and we’re checking it twice) is the Orchestra's annual performance of SATURDAY Messiah Handel's with the Southwestern Seminary Oratorio MUSIC ALL NIGHT Chorus Dec. 5. The with Peter Van de Graaff topic is timely and allencompassing: Christ's birth as prophesied in the Old

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CHRISTIAN SCIENCE

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LOVERS LANE UNITED METHODIST

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PASTORAL REFLECTIONS

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FROM THE TOP with Christopher O’Riley

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AFTERNOON CONCERT Karen Moyer

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METROPOLITAN OPERA (various times)

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THE GOING HOME SHOW with Kurt Rongey

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ART MATTERS with Quin Mathews & Sharon Benge

THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA

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Join WRR for the Denison Fall Arts Tour Saturday Nov. 4. Come meet and greet WRR announcer Adriana Bate, pick up a copy of the latest Overture, some “Dude Bach Off” bumper stickers as well as many other great WRR goodies! Just an hour north of Dallas on 75, spend the weekend in the city Michael Williams, president of the Denison Arts Council, calls “The Santa Fe of the south.” We’ll be there from noon-2 p.m. Afterwards, be sure to visit some of the galleries, check out the great antique stores, get a bite to eat, and gawk over all the classic cars that come out for the weekend. Visit smalltownbigart.com or call 903-465-1551 for more information.

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Testament—his life, suffering, crucifixion and resurrection, and the glory of the second coming. Completely independent of its celebration in the Christian faith, Messiah is inspiring music. It comforts us through its familiarity and thrills us with the joy of rediscovery each time we hear it. And last but not least, what would a Texas new year be without a hoot-hollerin', toe-tappin' good time! Join the Orchestra in an all-new show to bring in the New Year – cowboy style. "The Eyes of Texas" will be upon Bass Performance Hall as we say howdy to 2007! Visit fwso.org for more information.

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THE EVENING CONCERT with Kevin Sutton

THE EVENING CONCERT with Kevin Sutton

A NIGHT ON THE TOWN George Harter

ROMANTIC HOURS with Mona Golabek

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Must Hear Radio: November WRR Highlights By Kurt Rongey Operations Manager

The New York Philharmonic, Thursday at 8 p.m., continues its new season of concerts with some truly noteworthy performances. Cellist Lynn Harrell will be on hand Nov. 2 for an allShostakovich program. Another not-to-be-missed broadcast will happen on November 23 when guest conductor Xian Zhang conducts Prokofiev’s film score to Alexander Nevsky in its entirety. The Dallas Symphony Orchestra broadcasts for this month include violinist Karen Gomyo in Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto on November 6, and renowned conductor Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos explores the sometimes harsh beauty of the natural world with Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony and Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring on Nov. 27. Bill McLaughlin’s Exploring Music, weeknights from 7-8 p.m., will begin an entertaining and enlightening new topic the first week in November. He’ll dedicate five programs to the instrumental music of J.S. Bach, a perfect way to enter the month of Thanksgiving.

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The Musical Outdoors with Van Gogh

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The Dallas Museum of Art features the largest Van Gogh exhibition the southwest has seen in 40 years. Van Gogh’s Sheaves of Wheat is on view through January 7. While painters like Van Gogh, Monet and Gauguin were changing how we see the world, musicians like Debussy, Faure and Ravel were bringing a new subtlety of light and shade to music. Listen for a special feature during the month of November – “The Musical Outdoors with Van Gogh.” Every weekday during Midday Music, Adriana Bate will play a special musical selection to accompany this major exhibition.

Nov. 4

Join WRR at Denison Fall Arts Tour noon-2 p.m.

Nov. 11

WRR broadcasts live from Kimbell Art Museum’s Family Day 1-3 p.m.

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WRR Presents Caroling at the Adolphus noon-1 p.m.

Dec. 9

Join WRR at Dallas Heritage Village for Candlelight from 3-5 p.m.

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Meet and Greet remote from Bachendorf’s Luxury Watch Event from 1-3 p.m.

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