Tag Archives: Graeme Jenkins

Building(s) for the Future

by Suzanne Calvin

Before he skipped the continent, Music Director Graeme Jenkins offered up an evening at the Dallas Museum of Arts to discuss the “State of the Arts” in Dallas/Fort Worth and what we need to do to develop a larger, broader and more engaged performing arts audience here in North Texas. A few of his thoughts […]

Graeme and Alexander

by Suzanne Calvin

No, it’s not an Ingmar Bergman film. Music Director Graeme Jenkins and Chorus Master Alexander Rom will be engaging in community outreach outside their usual environment both this week and next, between performances of “Anna Bolena.” The Dallas Museum of Art’s “State of the Arts” series continues on Thursday evening (November 11th) at 7:30 PM in Horchow […]

Which is…Good Enough?

by Suzanne Calvin

Dallas Opera Music Director Graeme Jenkins wants to…well, direct you to some insightful musical analysis. He’s asked me to invite you to listen to BBC’s “Building a Library” program because about 30 minutes in, we get Stephen Walsh’s recommendations regarding Modest Mussorgsky’s “Boris Godunov,” which will be presented at the end of the upcoming season […]

Graeme’s World

by Suzanne Calvin

The Dallas Opera’s peripatetic Music Director Graeme Jenkins isn’t observing the British equivalent of “Spring Break” (which is, in all probability, “Spring Break”).  Today, with about 25 thoroughly jazzed members of the Dallas Opera Guild in attendance, he’ll be conducting THE FLYING DUTCHMAN in Vienna.  Friday, Maestro Jenkins will take the podium for his Dresden debut of DER […]

Revisiting “Nabucco” with Bagley and Orr

by Suzanne Calvin

The Dallas Museum of Art is earning well-deserved kudos for it’s new “State of the Arts” series in the Horchow Auditorium, which explores “the creative process and the nature of performance.”  Down the road, you’ll have a chance to hear our own Music Director Graeme Jenkins and the DTC’s Kevin Moriarty expound upon their views […]

Graeme in Wunderbarland

by Suzanne Calvin

…or something very close to it.  Dallas Opera Music Director Graeme Jenkins sent word from Munich, where he is currently conducting Humperdinck’s “Hansel und Gretel” for the Bavarian State Opera. Our intrepid Maestro reports that he’s “having lots of fun” with the orchestra and, frankly, who wouldn’t leap at the chance to spend this time of year in beautiful Bavaria? Suzanne […]