Taiwanese-American star musician will open WT’s 2023 Hamilton Piano Competition
CANYON — A prizewinning musician will open the 2023 Grace Hamilton Piano Competition at West Texas A&M College. Hsiang Tu, a prizewinner on the New Orleans Worldwide Piano Competitors, the Iowa Worldwide Piano Competitors, and the American Paderewski Piano Competitors, will carry out at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 24 in Mary Moody Northen Recital Corridor on WT’s Canyon campus.
Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for non-WT college students and free for pageant individuals and WT college students, school and workers with a Buff Gold Card. Tu’s live performance will function his rigorously curated program “The Ivory Menagerie,” that includes works impressed by the animal kingdom.
And the live performance is simply a part of the pageant, which is at the very least 60 years outdated. In 2016, it was named for Hamilton, an influential space piano teacher who cofounded the Amarillo Symphony and was its first pianist. Greater than 80 college students from across the Panhandle and Jap New Mexico carry out all through the day Feb. 25, concluding with an honors recital at 2 p.m. within the recital corridor contained in the Sybil B. Harrington Advantageous Arts Complicated
The pageant may also embody a piano academics’ workshop that includes a masterclass by Tu and clinics on efficient communication and piano method. Tu, a Juilliard-trained Taiwanese-American classical pianist, has been praised by The New York Occasions for his “eloquent sensitivity,” The Boston Intelligencer for his “impeccable method,” and Fanfare for his “chameleon-like capacity to maneuver between composers.”
To buy tickets, go to wtamu.edu/music or name 806-651-2840.
Panhandle PBS captures Missa Solemnis ‘From the Coronary heart’
In 2022, Panhandle PBS partnered with the Missa Solemnis Alliance to provide and broadcast “Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis within the Texas Panhandle”. The station additionally produced “From the Coronary heart: The Making of Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis within the Texas Panhandle,” the documentary that explores the journey kind 2018, although the interruption of the pandemic, to the 2022 efficiency.
Now, DVD and Blu-ray copies of the efficiency and the documentary produced by Panhandle PBS can be found by donations of $35 to the station.
Beethoven referred to the “Missa Solemnis” as “the best music I’ve ever written.” It was first carried out in Saint Petersburg, Russia, in 1824. A complete of 173 musicians are wanted to carry out the work, which is why it’s usually solely carried out in giant metroplexes at this time. The Missa Solemnis Alliance, made up of musicians from organizations from throughout the Texas Panhandle together with Chamber Music Amarillo, the Amarillo Symphony, Amarillo Grasp Chorale, West Texas A&M College, Wayland Baptist College, Amarillo School and First Baptist Church, was fashioned to convey this advanced work to Amarillo.
The Missa Solemnis Alliance attracted the biggest variety of performers assembled on the stage of the Globe-Information Heart. “From the Coronary heart: The Making of Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis within the Texas Panhandle” particulars conversations with influencers and musicians recalling the lead as much as the efficiency. This system goes behind the scenes as an alliance of arts organizations be a part of voices for this monumental enterprise – 5 years within the making.
For extra details about “Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis within the Texas Panhandle,” “From the Coronary heart: The Making of Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis within the Texas Panhandle,” or to acquire your individual copy, name (806) 371-5479.
‘Achievement in Artwork: The Smith Assortment’ on exhibit at AMoA
The Amarillo Museum of Artwork is proud to current the twenty ninth annual “Achievement in Artwork Exhibition” featuringa assortment of style and impressionist work by essential French artists reminiscent of Alfred Sisley, Jean Baptiste Camille Corot, and Eugène Louis Boudin, amongst others.
The exhibit opened Jan. 14 and is on show by April 9.
Along with luminous land and seascapes, the exhibition additionally consists of numerous exquisitely rendered French pastoral scenes by Daniel Ridgeway Knight and Julien Dupré, in addition to Parisian scenes by Edouard Léon Cortès. Viewing this distinctive assortment will transport viewers into a fascinating and idyllic late-Nineteenth to early twentieth century French countryside.
The Amarillo Museum of Artwork is situated at 2200 S. Van Buren on the Washington Road campus of Amarillo School. Hours are Wednesday by Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, 1-5 p.m. For added data, go to www.amoa.org, e mail amo[email protected], or name (806) 371-5050 or (806) 371-5392 (weekends).
Dale Conner Retrospective ‘The Insanity of Man’ on show at Arts within the Sundown
“The Insanity of Man” is the primary main retrospective of Amarillo artist and educator Dale Conner, together with over 100 works that signify a profession spanning practically six a long time. On view on the Ann Crouch Gallery at Arts within the Sundown from Jan. 28 by Feb. 18, Conner’s retrospective would be the first present mounted within the newly renovated area at 3701 Plains Blvd.
Conner is an American painter, grasp printmaker, and educator, and his media embody oil on canvas and panel, watercolor, intaglio, reduction, and drawing. Talking each to the aesthetic and the moral, his work examines the depth of the human situation, exposing man’s inhumanity and injustice to his fellow human beings, to different dwelling creatures, and to the planet, utilizing the theme of conflict and the individuals who facilitate battle as his topics. Conner’s award-winning work has been exhibited on the Dallas Museum of Artwork, included in a number of Texas Advantageous Arts Affiliation exhibitions, and a survey of his prints is a part of the everlasting assortment of the Prints and Drawings Division of Texas Tech College.
Conner has infused his work with a message that reaches past the picturesque and examines the depths of the human situation. As a younger boy, Conner fantasized about piloting a fighter plane, and after school he labored in a manufacturing unit that manufactured five-hundred-pound bombs meant for use on the individuals of Vietnam. His romantic notions about conflict had been shortly crushed by the fact of the ominous grey metal canisters designed solely for the aim of destruction. He left that job after one month. Regardless of the works’ darkish and shadowy subject material, Conner’s palette might be vibrant and cheery, including a eager sense of irony. His work are revelatory, bursting with an animated but managed impasto. His portraits are evocative and expressive and, at occasions, piercing and mysterious. The work speaks each to the aesthetic and to the moral. Conner’s work, in a phrase: transcendent.
The Ann Crouch Gallery at Arts within the Sundown was established by the late Ann Crouch to supply an area for artists to create and exhibit their work. Arts within the Sundown is situated within the former Sundown Heart Market City, the primary mall to open in Amarillo in 1960.
Southern Mild Gallery to function Christopher Hudson’s Crop Circles
Dr. Chris Hudson has lengthy been drawn to the boundless crop circles that airline passengers can’t assist however see blanketing the Nice Plains, a lot so in reality that he has drawn them – painted them, too. But it surely was not till Hudson, an assistant professor of English at Amarillo School, started downloading and digitally embellishing pictures of crop circles that his handiwork proved actually satisfying.
An assortment of Hudson’s variegated airborne imagery, dubbed “Crop Circles,” is on show now by March 22 at AC’s Southern Mild Gallery.
Hudson, a local Texan with a trio of levels from the College of Texas at Austin, returned to his dwelling state and joined the AC school in 2018.
The Southern Mild Gallery is situated on the primary ground of the Ware Scholar Commons on AC’s Washington Road Campus and is free and open to the general public.
Curator of Plainview Up to date Artwork Museum displays new works at WT
CANYON — A former West Texas A&M College scholar who based an artwork museum in Plainview is featured in a brand new exhibition at WT. Kelly Allison’s “Get Behind the Mule,” that includes mixed-media work and video works, willhang Feb. 2 by April 1 within the Dord Fitz Formal Gallery in Mary Moody Northen Corridor.
Allison, a Plainview native who was an artist of observe in Houston for greater than 30 years, attended WT in 1976. She returned to the Panhandle space in 2017 to look after her dad and mom and based the Up to date Artwork Museum of Plainview, 219 E. Sixth Road.
The museum opened in November 2017 and has produced 12 main exhibitions and 9 group tasks together with 4 large-scale murals, two involving college students within the Juvenile Justice system and one involving WT artwork college students. CAMP’s mission is to attach the Plainview group to a bigger cultural dynamic, bringing individuals and concepts collectively by modern visible artwork.
Fitz Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to five p.m. Mondays by Thursdays and by appointment Fridays and Saturdays. E mail [email protected].
WTAMU theater presents ‘Sweeney Todd’
West Texas A&M College will current “Sweeney Todd” at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16, 17 and 18 on the Branding Iron Theatre, 2501 Fourth Ave., Canyon.
Music and lyrics are by Stephen Sondheim and the manufacturing relies on the guide by Hugh Wheeler.
Sondheim’s haunting musical thriller has been hailed “the best musical of the previous half-century” by the Wall Road Journal. Subtle and uncompromising, “Sweeney Todd” has a terrific sense of enjoyable, mixing intense drama with howlingly humorous moments of darkish humor. You will see that your self laughing hysterically one second and gasping in shock the subsequent.
For extra data or for tickets, go to www.wtamu.edu/lecturers/college-fine-arts-humanities/department-art-theatre-dance/theatre/index.html
Symphony presents music of John Williams — location, occasions moved
The Amarillo Symphony will convey to life movie music classics throughout its performances of “Star Wars and Past: An Night of John Williams,” on Friday, Feb. 24 at 6 and eight:30 p.m. within the Amarillo Civic Heart Auditorium.
These concert events would be the fifth live performance for the orchestra’s 99th season, that includes newly appointed Amarillo Symphony Music Director George Jackson, who will return to the stage to direct the household live performance for all ages. Friends are inspired to attend the occasion costume-dressed as their favourite film characters.
Tickets for “Star Wars and Past: An Night of John Williams” begin at $25 and might be bought on-line at amarillosymphony.org or by calling 806-376-8782. Tickets might be bought prematurely or on the door the evening of the live performance. Scholar tickets might be bought on the door the evening of the efficiency for $10.
Previous to the live performance, Jackson will talk about particulars of the live performance’s featured works and composers at a “Lunch and Listening,” hosted by the Amarillo Symphony Guild, Feb. 24 at midday on the Amarillo Civic Heart Auditorium. Tickets for this occasion are $10 and embody a boxed lunch. Tickets might be bought at amarillosymphony.org or by calling 806-376-8782.
‘Legally Blonde: The Musical’ coming to metropolis
“Legally Blonde: The Musical” is coming to Amarillo at 7 p.m. Feb. 27 and 28 on the Amarillo Civic Heart Auditorium, 401 S. Buchanan St.
Fabulously enjoyable and worldwide award-winning “Legally Blonde: The Musical” is the final word Broadway tribute to Lady Energy! The story follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, sexism, snobbery and scandal in pursuit of her desires, and proves you can be legally blonde and STILL the neatest individual within the room. This modern, sassy musical strikes at a breakneck tempo pushed by memorable songs and explosive dances. “Legally Blonde: The Musical” warms the guts by proving that self-discovery might be method an excessive amount of enjoyable and hilarious as well.
Primarily based on the beloved film, the musical will take you from the sorority home to the halls of justice with Broadway’s brightest new heroine and, in fact, her Chihuahua, Bruiser.
Tickets vary from $30 to $75 (plus taxes and costs), relying on seating. For extra data or to buy tickets, go to panhandletickets.com
Globetrotters coming to civic heart
The Harlem Globetrotters 2023 World Tour offered by Jersey Mike’s Subs is coming with recreation like by no means earlier than. Your favourite Globetrotter stars are bringing out their superb basketball ability, outrageous athleticism and a continuous good time to the Amarillo Civic Heart Complicated on March 8.
Be a part of the Globetrotters as they go head-to-head towards the Washington Generals who will cease at nothing to try to defeat the world’s winningest group.
The Globetrotters welcome followers within the Amarillo space to affix them for an interactive gameday full of one-of-a-kind premium choices.
Harlem Globetrotters followers can rating the most effective seats at www.HarlemGlobetrotters.com To order tickets on-line: www.harlemglobetrotters.com or https://www.panhandletickets.com/
Tickets can be found on-line at panhandletickets.com, Amarillo Civic Heart field workplace, by cellphone at (806) 378-4246, or space United Supermarkets.
CMA presents Dvorak: Piano Quintet
Chamber Music Amarillo presents Dvorak: Piano Quintet at 7:30 p.m. March 11 on the Amarillo Botanical Gardens, 1400 Streit Drive.
After 25 years of CMA, it’s time for outdated dwelling week with violinist Annie Chalex Boyle, violist Joanna Mendoza, cellist Jeffrey Lastrapes and CMA Creative Director and founder David Palmer – a few of CMA’s authentic musicians presenting a enjoyable stuffed night together with the well-known Dvořák Piano Quintet.
The repertoire consists of: Ravel, Sonata for violin and piano; PDQ Bach, Sonata for viola 4 palms; St. Saens, Danse Macabre; John Williams, The Witches of Eastwick; and Dvořák, Piano Quintet in A significant.
Tickets for this particular live performance are $40 every. For extra data or to buy tickets, go to amarillosymphony.org/ticketing-subscriptions/upcoming-events/
Disney on Ice coming to civic heart
Disney On Ice presents Let’s Have fun at 7 p.m. March 16 and 17; 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and seven p.m. March 18; and 1 and 5 p.m. March 19, on the Amarillo Civic Heart Coliseum, entrances 5, 7 8 and 10.
Disney On Ice presents “Let’s Have fun” that includes 14 basic and fashionable Disney tales in a single epic manufacturing.
Seize your Mickey ears and prepare for continuous enjoyable when 50 of your favourite Disney buddies come to life by world-class ice skating. Characters featured embody from “Toy Story 4”, “Frozen”, “The Lion King” and extra.
Tickets for every of the seven performances vary from $25 to $65 (plus taxes and costs), relying on seating. For extra data or to buy tickets, go to panhandletickets.com
Symphony, choir collaborate on ‘Carmina Burana’
The Amarillo Symphony, together with the Amarillo Grasp Chorale, will current “Carmina Burana” at 7:30 p.m. March 24 and 25. As of press time, this live performance is deliberate to be held on the Globe-Information Heart for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St.
That includes the Amarillo Grasp Chorale, the orchestra’s efficiency of the beloved “Carmina Burana” will awe and delight. They may also current Mozart’s transcendent “Ave Verum Corpus” and the Overture to Mozart’s well-known opera “Marriage of Figaro”.
Visitor performers are soprano Sarah Vautour, tenor Andrew Morstein, bass-baritone Johnathan McCullough and conductor George Jackson.
Tickets for this efficiency vary from $21 to $71 (plus taxes and costs), relying on seating.
For extra data, go to amarillosymphony.org/; to buy tickets, go to panhandletickets.com
Christian musician Tomlin returns to Amarillo
American modern Christian music singer, songwriter, and worship chief Christopher Tomlin returns to Amarillo for a night of music and worship at 7:30 p.m. April 1 at The Church at Quail Creek, 801 Tascosa Street.
A local of Grand Saline, Tomlin has bought greater than 7 million data. A few of his most well-known songs are “How Nice Is Our God”, “Our God”, “Whom Shall I Concern (God of Angel Armies)” and his cowl of “Good Good Father”.
Basic admission tickets for this occasion are $34 or $24, relying on seating. Group reductions can be found for teams of six or extra.
There are additionally Gold Circle seating ($89) and Artist Circle seating ($59) accessible.
To buy tickets, go to www.itickets.com/register/new/470791
John Bayless to carry out for AC Artwork Drive collection in April
For the Artwork Drive Piano Collection, John Bayless will supply a wide range of genres from opera to the Beatles. The free occasion is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 11 at Amarillo School, Washington Road Campus, Live performance Corridor Theater.
Bayless, who started taking part in piano at age 4, at this time is thought for his eager capacity to imaginatively improvise well-liked music by his personal mix of classical coaching and piano method. He’s a Texas Panhandle native, initially from Borger. Bayless gained a scholarship to the Aspen College of Music at age 15. He went from there to check on the Juilliard College of Music, and at New York College with Leonard Bernstein, amongst others.
Bayless excursions broadly within the U.S., Europe and Asia and steadily seems at Pops concert events.
Lone Star Ballet presents ‘Alice in Wonderland’
Lone Star Ballet and the Lone Star Dance Academy current “Alice in Wonderland” Friday, April 14 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 15 at 2 and seven:30 p.m. on the Globe-Information Heart for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St.
Primarily based on the 1865 English novel by Lewis Carroll, “Alice in Wonderland” particulars the story of a younger woman named Alice who falls by a rabbit gap right into a fantasy world of anthropomorphic creatures.
Tickets to this manufacturing vary from $14 to $44 (plus taxes and costs), relying on seating.
For extra data or to buy tickets, go to panhandletickets.com
ZZ Prime to rock Civic Heart
ZZ Prime returns to Amarillo at 8 p.m. April 23 on the Amarillo Civic Heart, 401 S. Buchanan St.
“That Little Ol’ Band From Texas” has been at it for properly over a half century, delivering rock, blues and boogie on the highway and within the studio to thousands and thousands of devoted followers. With iconography as distinctive as their sound, ZZ TOP is nearly synonymous with beards, hotrod automobiles, spinning guitars and that magic keychain, all of which transcend geography and language.
Tickets for this live performance vary from $69 to $289 (plus taxes and costs), relying on seating and with three VIP package deal picks.
For extra data or to buy tickets, go to panhandletickets.com
Musical pageant set for April 27-29
The Better Southwest Musical Competition, offered by the Amarillo Symphony, is scheduled for 8 a.m. to five p.m. each day, April 27-29, on the Amarillo Civic Heart, 401 S. Buchanan St.
A fixture of the Amarillo group for 50 years, the Better Southwest Music Competition encourages musical excellence in Okay-12 college students in a tri-state space by competitors and efficiency, drawing between 10,000-12,000 individuals yearly.
College students compete on the Civic Heart and Globe-Information Heart for the Performing Arts in downtown Amarillo, in addition to at Amarillo School. Rising from the pandemic, the Amarillo Symphony is honored to proceed the custom of the Competition, immersing administrators and college students in efficiency and networking alternatives and receiving suggestions from seasoned, outstanding educators and adjudicators.
For extra data, go to https://amarillosymphony.org/
Gatto bringing comedy present to Amarillo
Joe Gatto, a well known comic, actor, and producer, is greatest identified for the hit TV exhibits “Impractical Jokers” and “The Distress Index” brings his comedy present to the Amarillo Civic Heart on June 11, 2023.
Gatto is likely one of the founding members of The Tenderloins Comedy Troupe who has toured with a stay comedy present to sold-out crowds the world over, together with legendary arenas, reminiscent of Madison Sq. Backyard in New York and the O2 Enviornment in London.
Gatto is a co-host of the “Two Cool Mothers” Podcast and has additionally appeared on hit podcasts together with This Previous Weekend with Theo Von, What A Joke with Papa and Fortune and Life is Quick with Justin Lengthy.
Joe loves spending time along with his two youngsters and his ever-growing pack of rescue canines affectionately often called the “Gatto Pups.”
Tickets at the moment are accessible on-line at panhandletickets.com, by calling the Amarillo Civic Heart field workplace at (806) 378-3096 or at space United Supermarkets.