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A new experience with classical music

With a comfortable and welcoming spirit, Open Classical produces highly entertaining music events that combine classical artistry with just enough comedic antics for the enjoyment by audiences of all ages and backgrounds.

Based in Dallas, TX, our passion is our ongoing flourishing community of supporters, fans and performers which has enabled the organization to fulfill it's mission of putting classical music into the heart of everyday popular culture.

Mark Landson, Founder and Director

With a lifetime commitment to classical music combined with an entrepreneurial drive, Mark has brought a dream to life with Open Classical. His vision is to provide an opportunity for musicians to hone their skills while simultaneously creating a new experience for fans and performers. His creativity, leadership and love for story-telling is central to the spirit of the organization.

Thiago Nascimento, Piano Gymnast

Co-host, piano accompanist, composer, and improvised comedian, Thiago is a creative human bundle of art. More importantly, he shares his extraordinary musical talent in dramatic expressions that tell a story with each performance. Truly representing any composer's creation, he connects to the audience with profound and passionate emotion.

Brent Buemi, Dallas Classical Open Mic Host

Brent is a wonderful clarinetist and the welcoming host of Dallas Classical Open Mic. His sense of humor and willingness to wear any costume comes into play in many Open Classical productions!

And many valued volunteers sharing their time and talents...

Patricia Yakesch

Nikola Olic

Serkan Zanagar

Monty Daniels

Charles Biel

Kelly Ball

Jon Hess

Kristen Sharack

Lori Brennan

George Mahn

Natasha Spencer

Tammy Meinershagen

Board of Directors

Harvey Stiegler, President
Earl Browning III, Treasurer
Nikola Olic, Secretary
Ronnie Craver
Nowell Gattica
Monty Daniels


We greatly appreciate the people, venues and organizations that support us!

AllGood Cafe​
Buttons Restaurant, Food and Music
BuzzBrews Kitchen
Charlie Biel, Photographer
Klyde Warren Park
Kristin Colaneri Campbell, Production/Stage Manager
Metroplex Piano Warehouse
Naturally Curly Cook’s Kelly Ball
Serkan Zanagar, Photographer​
SMU Meadows School of the Arts
WRR Classical 101 FM

Plus the cast of characters that perform and applaud at Classical Open Mic and other events!

© 2017 Open Classical