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.
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.
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 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...
Harvey Stiegler, President
Earl Browning III, Treasurer
Nikola Olic, Secretary
We greatly appreciate the people, venues and organizations that support us!
Buttons Restaurant, Food and Music
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!