Opera/Ballet Live in Cinema series: Dallas metroplex

This took a little research to find, but thought that opera and ballet fans in the  Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex would find this theater schedule handy for upcoming productions from major opera/ballet companies around the world. How exciting is this! Gather up your friends or your music class and plan a night at the opera, Texas… Continue Reading

See Live European Operas in Local Movie Theaters

Enjoy front row seats at the latest operatic productions from Milan’s La Scala and Barcelona’s Gran Teatre del Liceu, as well as from other European venues, all in the comfort of your local movie theater.  Join opening night audiences throughout the world to experience these outstanding operas in digital HD.  Oh brave new world that… Continue Reading

Kids Interactive Music Link: Xploring Xtremes

ArtsEdge, Kennedy Center’s interactive website for music and arts education, is a free online resource  every teacher, librarian, parent, and caregiver should know about, but probably doesn’t.  One of my favorite features was Xploring Xtremes. Kids can explore and analyze musical extremes in dynamics, tempo, and other elements of music, through a variety of listening,… Continue Reading

Jennifer Higdon Wins Pulitzer for Violin Concerto

Photo by Candace DiCarlo                  PRODIGY (not), PULITZER WINNER (yes) Brooklyn-born Jennifer Higdon was a late comer to music, not beginning formal studies until she was 18.  A self-taught flutist, she did not begin to study composition until she was 21.  From this laid-back musical beginning, she has since catapulted herself onto center stage, becoming… Continue Reading