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Sounds Modern
May 05, 2012

Frederic Rzewski's minimalist masterpiece Coming Together combines a provocative text with a simple and powerful artistic concept to explore and question the American experience – which is why it's coming together with America, the mid-career retrospective of Glenn Ligon's work at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.

Jun 16, 2012

Every year, young pianists from all over the world come to Fort Worth to participate in what has become one of the most esteemed summer programs for tomorrow's concert pianists. In 2012, the PianoTexas International Academy & Festival will focus on the music of Franz Schubert and Claude Debussy, whose 150th anniversary is celebrated throughout the world. The Distinguished Artists Series will feature internationally famed guest artists in 8 recitals, presenting many of Schubert's and Debussy's works.

Jun 23, 2012

Every year, young pianists from all over the world come to Fort Worth to participate in what has become one of the most esteemed summer programs for tomorrow's concert pianists. In 2012, the PianoTexas International Academy & Festival will focus on the music of Franz Schubert and Claude Debussy, whose 150th anniversary is celebrated throughout the world. The Distinguished Artists Series will feature internationally famed guest artists in 8 recitals, presenting many of Schubert's and Debussy's works.

Sounds Modern
Sep 15, 2012

Sounds Modern invites you to experience a musical counterpart to the paintings of Lucian Freud. As Freud was reinventing the tradition of portraiture, a generation of English composers was reinventing their relationship with a musical tradition. At the heart of this movement was the ensemble, The Fires of London, formed by Peter Maxwell Davies and an eclectic group of composers and performers. Their concerts delivered an entirely new musical experience.

May 09, 2013

The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth proudly present An Evening of American Chamber Music on Thursday, May 9, 2013 featuring the works of three FWSO Composers-In-Residence: Gabriela Lena Frank, Kevin Puts, and Behzad Ranjabaran.

May 11, 2013

Sounds Modern, directed by new music guru Elizabeth McNutt, presents "At Home with the Modern" in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Modern Art Museum building. The concert program reflects the curatorial sensibility of the Modern's current exhibition, tracing common threads through works of both modern masters (including Elliott Carter, one of our most beloved composers, who passed away last November) and younger innovators, and reveling in the discovery of new acquisitions in our repertoire. Admission is free.

Modern Dance Festival at the Modern
Jul 12, 2013

The festival kicks off with formal concerts in the Grand Lobby, including a return appearance by Seattle solo artist Deborah Birrane in the regional premiere of works by Debra Knapp (NM) and Joanna Cashman (OR). Premieres by CD/FW company members Tina Mullone, Claudia Orcasitas, and Jacqueline Todd (in collaboration with her.7-year-old daughter Catherine DePetris) will be featured. The regional premiere of the solo “Radiant” – choreographed and performed by Lonny Joseph Gordon – will represent GORDONDANCE (TX/IL) and Kanopy Dance (Madison, WI). Photo by Milton Adam.

Modern Dance Festival at the Modern
Jul 13, 2013

The festival kicks off with formal concerts in the Grand Lobby, including a return appearance by Seattle solo artist Deborah Birrane in the regional premiere of works by Debra Knapp (NM) and Joanna Cashman (OR). Premieres by CD/FW company members Tina Mullone, Claudia Orcasitas, and Jacqueline Todd (in collaboration with her.7-year-old daughter Catherine DePetris) will be featured. The regional premiere of the solo “Radiant” – choreographed and performed by Lonny Joseph Gordon – will represent GORDONDANCE (TX/IL) and Kanopy Dance (Madison, WI). Photo by Milton Adam.

Modern Dance Festival at the Modern
Jul 19, 2013

Incorporating Scandinavian sound artist Leif Inge's mind-bending 9 Beet Stretch as the sound score (Beethoven's 9th symphony stretched to 24 hours with no pitch distortion), a series of special performance events will be scattered throughout the museum building and grounds, with contributing artists offering up works related to the ancient idea of the "Music of the Spheres." During the 24 hours of music, various dancers/companies/artists will come and go, presenting a variety of visual offerings to be surrounded by this extraordinary music.
Photo by Milton Adams.

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