Tag Archives: Composing Conversations

THE U.S. PREMIERE OF SUNKEN GARDEN

by Christian Anderson

DALLAS, NOVEMBER 17, 2016 – The Dallas Opera is privileged to announce that TDO will present the United States Premiere of composer Michel van der Aa’s critically acclaimed contemporary masterpiece, SUNKEN GARDEN, “a fantastical tale to set the ears and eyes popping” (New York Times headline) during the Texas company’s 2017-2018 Season. The work, described […]

Free Event! Composing Conversations Featuring Michel van der Aa

by Celeste Hart

THE DALLAS OPERA IS PROUD TO PRESENT European Composer/Technologist Michel van der Aa and The Dallas Opera’s General Director and CEO Keith Cerny in COMPOSING CONVERSATIONS  Thursday, November 17, 6:30 p.m. Studio Movie Grill – Dallas, Royal Lane  ~~~~  An Extraordinary Conversation and a Kaleidoscopic Taste of the Composer’s Approach to Musical Storytelling To RSVP […]

Iain Bell in “Conversation” at Booker T. Washington High

by Suzanne Calvin

Not for the public, because this time, we’re bringing one of the world’s most important living composers to the students at Booker T. Washington High School. 

The Man Behind the Music

by Suzanne Calvin

Composer-Librettist Mark Adamo is coming Thursday night to talk about his life, work and career. Will you be there? FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, November 11, 2013 Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214.443.1014 suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org THE DALLAS OPERA PRESENTS A NEW “COMPOSING CONVERSATION WITH MARK ADAMO” ~~~~ The Renowned American Composer/Librettist of the operas Little Women, Lysistrata and The […]

Jennifer Higdon (and Cat), Working Like a Dog

by Suzanne Calvin

Yes, she’s unbelievably genuine, gifted, and grounded — but she is also a product of her own impressive work ethic that keeps her steadily moving from one project to the next (as well as publishing her own compositions and managing all the other aspects of her professional life with aplomb). Jennifer Higdon came to Dallas […]

The Dallas Opera proudly presents “Composing Conversations” with Am. Composer Jennifer Higdon

by tdoadmin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, May 7, 2013 Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214.443.1014                            Or Megan Meister 214.443.1071 suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org                                    megan.meister@dallasopera.org                                                                 THE DALLAS OPERA PROUDLY PRESENTS “Composing Conversations” with American Composer Jennifer Higdon In Partnership with Art&Seek ~~~~ Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. Hamon Hall, the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing […]

TDO Proudly Presents “Composing Conversations” with American Composer Dominick Argento

by tdoadmin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, January 11, 2013 Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214.443.1014                            Or Megan Meister 214.443.1071 suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org                                    megan.meister@dallasopera.org                                                                 THE DALLAS OPERA PROUDLY PRESENTS Composing Conversations” with American Composer Dominick Argento In Partnership with Art&Seek Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. HAMON HALL, THE WINSPEAR OPERA HOUSE AT&T PERFORMNG ARTS CENTER ~~~~ The production of […]

Tod Machover, Musical Genius and “Mad Scientist”

by Suzanne Calvin

“And other times, my hair is this big.” Admittedly, he does have that 1930s black-and-white cinema mad scientist hairdo, no doubt inspired by the real life Albert Einstein. But there’s nothing remotely scary about cutting-edge composer and MIT Media Lab legend Tod Machover, who came to Dallas this week for an enthusiastic “Composing Conversation” with Art&Seek producer-reporter […]

6:30 Tonight (Tuesday, Sept. 18th) FREE at Hamon Hall

by Suzanne Calvin

If you haven’t other more pressing plans tonight, get thee to the Arts District for the 6:30 pm launch of this season’s “Composing Conversations” with MIT Media Lab legend Tod Machover, acclaimed American soprano Sara Heaton, and award-winning journalist Jerome Weeks moderating the discussion and helping us analyze the many facets of Machover. Details here from […]

Reminder #1: About Next Tuesday the 18th

by Suzanne Calvin

If you have never heard MIT Media Lab inventor/composer/music revolutionary Tod Machover speak–trust me, you’ve missed something amazing. And in combo with moderation by Art&Seek’s Jerome Weeks, Machover-selected video segments, and a live performance featuring soprano Sara Heaton–it really will be an action packed conversation. For FREE, to boot! We ought to be kidding, but we’re […]