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Inaugural scholarships from Rogene Russell Fund awarded

Young composer and promising pianist receive Rogene Russell Scholarships Supporters of Fine Arts Chamber Players help musicians begin college on positive note We are proud to announce Quinn Mason and Kenoly Kadia as the recipients of the first annual Rogene Russell Scholarship Fund. Mason, an award-winning young composer, will attend Texas Christian University in the

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Teacher Profile: Sarah Kienle, viola

Violist Sarah Kienle teaches beginning violin for 20 fourth graders at Peak Preparatory Academy, an East Dallas charter school. The FACP violin program at Peak, which just concluded its fifth year, is the only music program on campus and fourth graders are the youngest students to participate in our program. Ms. Kienle has taught for

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2017 Basically Beethoven Festival announced

37th annual series presents students, professional musicians in free concerts Fine Arts Chamber Players will present the 2017 Basically Beethoven Festival on Sunday afternoons in July. Held at Dallas City Performance Hall in the Dallas Arts District, every program starts with a Rising Star Recital at 2:30 pm followed by a Feature Performance at 3

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Teacher Profiles: Bo and Gretchen Gerard–the Dream Collectors

Husband and wife performing duo Bo Gerard and Gretchen Walz Gerard are co-founding members of FACP’s education outreach program, joining Rogene Russell and Winston Stone to become the Dream Collectors. Their first performance in April 1989 was part of the Kennedy Center Imagination Celebration at the Dallas Museum of Art where they won “Best Live Performance.”

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Cezanne Quartet closes 2016-2017 season

Bancroft Family Concert season concludes with Cézanne Quartet We are so pleased to announce The Cézanne Quartet will perform at our final free Bancroft Family Concert of the 2016-2017 season on Saturday, May 13, 2017. As always, the performances will be held in the Horchow Auditorium at the Dallas Museum of Art, and the program begins at 3 p.m. with doors opening

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The Cliburn in Concert, April 15

April concert features Cliburn pianist, Dallas musicians In partnership with the Cliburn in the Community program, Fine Arts Chamber Players is pleased to announce The Cliburn in Concert, the next free Bancroft Family Concert on Saturday, April 15, 2017. Held in the Horchow Auditorium at the Dallas Museum of Art (1717 N. Harwood Street, Dallas 75201), the program begins at 3 p.m. with doors opening at 2:30

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Definition of coda a concluding musical section, an addition to the basic structure a concluding section or event Most Bancroft Family Concerts are now followed by CODA: a moderated post-performance dialogue with the musicians. Join us in the Horchow Auditorium following the May 13 program featuring the members of the Cézanne Quartet Eleanor Dunbar, violin

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Filip Fenrych, violin

Now Hear This: an interview with Filip Fenrych Get exclusive insight on this month’s Bancroft Family Concert! An accomplished musician, violinist Filip Fenrych has the added feather in his cap of being Jaap van Zweden’s first hire at the Dallas Symphony Orchestra nine years ago. He joins DSO french horn player Kevin Haseltine and concert

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2017 Internship

FACP seeks intern through ExxonMobil Community Summer Jobs Program FACP is now accepting applications for Assistant Festival Director of the 37th annual Basically Beethoven Festival, a paid summer internship position for current undergraduate college students. The Assistant Festival Director oversees major administrative elements of the Festival, including artist relations and event management. Experience in music or arts

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Teacher Profile: John Tatum, piano

Pianist John Tatum is in his fifth year teaching class piano and private piano lessons through Fine Arts Chamber Players at David W. Carter High School in south Dallas. In addition to teaching for FACP, he maintains a private piano studio, he is an in-demand accompanist for many professional groups and soloists, he is an

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