Tag Archives: Dallas Opera Orchestra

Kelbert Taylor, R.I. P.

by Suzanne Calvin

Kelbert Taylor, 3rd bassonist/contrabassonist for the Dallas Opera, who contributed to many, many performances at our company in the past two decades, passed away this week. We are told that services for Kelbert will be held tomorrow: Friday, March 29, 10:00 a.m. at The Village Church, 3877 Walnut Hill Ln. 75229 (east of Marsh). All […]

All That Brass

by Suzanne Calvin

Dallas Opera Orchestra Trombone Player Tony Baker is moonlighting during the opera off-season in a rather familiar spot: the orchestra pit of the Winspear Opera House where he is regaling audiences as part of the house orchestra for “Chicago,” which just opened as part of the AT&T Performings Arts Center Lexus Broadway Series. Nancy Churnin […]

Blackburn and Heggie – Together Again

by Suzanne Calvin

Poet Mary Oliver by Josh Reynolds for “The Los Angeles Times,” taken near her home on Cape Cod. I was¬†delighted to see this story out of the Breckenridge Music Festival. While Brahms is certainly no “slouch,” I was particularly pleased to see that Helen Blackburn, principal flutist for the Dallas Opera Orchestra, is also performing […]

Spotlight on Dallas Opera Orchestra Brass Players

by Suzanne Calvin

A special fund-raiser this weekend to provide scholarships for music students at both UNT and Texas Woman’s University will also give patrons the opportunity to experience several fine musicians from the Dallas Opera Orchestra outside the pit. This concert performance of the Sundance Brass, which includes trumpeters John Holt and Keith Johnson, French horn player […]

"Basically Beethoven" is Back

by tdoadmin

…at the Dallas Arboretum, courtesy of the Fine Arts Chamber Players led by Artistic Director Rogene Russell, principal oboist for The Dallas Opera Orchestra. However, there are some changes this year, so, check out the article below before you go: Click, then scroll down for the information If I may make a suggestion: Hie thee […]

“Basically Beethoven” is Back

by Suzanne Calvin

…at the Dallas Arboretum, courtesy of the Fine Arts Chamber Players led by Artistic Director Rogene Russell, principal oboist for The Dallas Opera Orchestra. However, there are some changes this year, so, check out the article below before you go: Click, then scroll down for the information If I may make a suggestion: Hie thee […]