Open Classical's professional concert series is dedicated to musical artistry that takes the listener on a journey of emotions, and this program delivers that in spades.
The program begins with a darkly mysterious piano quartet movement by Gustav Mahler and concludes with the joyous rocking Finale of William Walton's piano quartet. In between, three works by Dallas based composers for solo instruments and piano guide the journey from darkness to light.
Margaret Barrett's Taken-Blessed-Broken-Given for violin and piano, played by Mark Landson and Thiago Nascimento, works in alluring shades of gray and sparkling colors. Joseph Kuipers then takes the stage for Adam Eason's Tango Notturmo, bringing us back into the nightly realm. Next, Chloe Trevor performs Mark Landson’s Sonata for Violin and Piano, “Troubled Souls”, which takes the listener from a dark point of anger to a beautiful catharsis of peace and light, and sets the stage for Walton’s masterful and energetic ending.
Concert Duration: approx. 1:15
Quartet in A minor for Piano and Strings
Composer: Gustav Mahler
Full ensemble (11:00)
“Taken-Blessed-Broken-Given” for Violin and Piano
Composer: Margaret Barrett
Mark Landson and Thiago Nascimento (17:00)
“Tango Notturno” for Cello and Piano
Composer: Adam Eason
Joseph Kuipers and Thiago Nascimento (4:00)
“Troubled Souls” for Violin and Piano
Composer: Mark Landson
Chloe Trevor and Thiago Nascimento (14:00)
Finale from Piano Quartet in D minor
Composer: William Walton
Full Ensemble (8:00)
The AllGood Cafe is a well known listening room type venue with a raised stage where you will normally find blues, folk or Americana acts. It has a down home “Austin” cafe feeling and good inexpensive food and drink. We bring in our own sound system to create a “movie theater sound” experience. The sound envelops and transports you in a way that no other classical concert does! Beer and wine available, all ages welcome.
Regular $10.00 USDStudents/Musicians $5.00 USD
January 25 at Frisco Discovery Center Black Box Theater
Frisco, TX - 7:00 pm
Theater concert: $15, $8 students
An intimate theater show setting where we bring in our own sound system to create the best sonic experience.
Regular $15.00 USDStudents/Musicians $8.00 USD
February 6 at Times Ten Cellars in Dallas, TX - 7:30pm
Private wine bar room with wine and hors d’vouers available: $20
Times Ten Cellars’ private tasting room provides an intimate experience that brings you classical up close with no amplification needed!
Regular $20.00 USD
February 7 at The Live Oak in Fort Worth, TX - 8:00pm
$10 in advance, $15 at the door
The Live Oak is the premier listening room club in the DFW Metroplex. The excellent house sound system and comfortable seating with bar and food service give you a top notch experience.