Thank You Patrons, Audience and Musicians
for a spectacular 2012 - 2013 season of
the Bancroft Family Concerts!
Mark you calendar now for the
2013 - 2014 Bancroft Family Concerts
No Admission Charge
All Concerts begin at 3:00pm
(doors open at 2:30pm)
Dallas Museum of Art
1717 N. Harwood
Dallas TX 75201
Past Performances 2012-13 Season
May 11, 2013 7th Annual Charles Barr Memorial Concert
The seventh annual Charles Barr Memorial Concert featured young violin virtuoso Christine Wu with pianist Deborah Austin presenting the music of Brahms, Schumann, Ysaÿe and Waxman.
April 27, 2013 Janácek Mladi for Winds Sextet
Written when Czech composer Leoš Janácek was seventy years old, Mladi (Youth) Suite for Winds is a tribute to the composer’s music-inspired youth reflecting on Janácek’s life as a schoolboy at the Brno monastery where he had received both his musical and academic education. Mladi was performed by Dallas Symphony Orchestra members: oboist Willa Henigman, clarinetist Paul Garner, flutist Debbie Baron, horn player David Heyde, bassoonist Scott Walzel and bass clarinetist Chris Runk. Ridge Garner, clarinetist, was also featured.
March 23, 2013 Logan Walters Duo
Harpists Laura Logan and Jeff Walters performed an exciting selection of original arrangements and transcriptions for two harps by Haydn, Brahms and Mendelssohn plus the fiery music of De Falla. As an added bonus, the harpists also performed the jazz-influenced music of Duke Ellington and Scott Joplin. Mr. Walters is the recipient of the first-place Grand Prize in the Lyon & Healy International Jazz Harp Competition. Ms. Logan is a highly regarded free-lance harpist in the Dallas area who is on the faculty of Texas Christian University and serves as the founder and director of the popular “HarpFire” summer camp.
February 23, 2013 Perfect Harmony
Experience the extraordinary talents of Dallas Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster Alexander Kerr and pianist Anton Nel as they perform the music of Debussy, Franck and more. Regarded by the press as a masterful virtuoso with an elegant, old-world sound, Mr. Kerr performs with an expressive and charismatic style that has made him one of today’s most accomplished violinists. Prize winning pianist Anton Nel tours extensively as a recitalist, concert soloist and chamber musician in addition to teaching at the University of Texas at Austin. Nel and Kerr often tour as concert partners and perform together at the Aspen Music Festival in the summer. They will perform Debussy’s Sonata for Violin and Piano, Franck’s Sonata for Violin and Piano and Heifetz’s rousing suite of tunes from Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess. A drawing will be held at the Bancroft concert for a free pair of tickets to the February 24dDallas Symphony Sunday matinee featuring these two artists. For artist bios/pictures, please visit: http://alexkerrviolin.com and http://www.antonnel.com. Kerr and Anton closed the concert with an encore of Meditation from the opera Thais, for the SRO audience.
January 26, 2013 Iridium Brass
Iridium Brass Quintet is an outstanding group of local professional musicians. Featuring four members of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, the quintet consists of principal horn Mark Houghton, principal tuba Edward Jones, assistant principal trombone Michael Hayes, and trumpeter Oscar Garcia-Montoya. Local freelance musician Jeremy Garnett performs as second trumpet in the quintet. Iridium Brass will usher in the New Year with an exciting program of brassy and bold quintet favorites from Gottschalk, Horowitz, Crespo and more.
November 17, 2012 Vivez Joyeux: A Celebration of French Music
In collaboration with the Dallas Museum of Art's "Posters of Paris" exhibit, musicians from the Fort Worth Symphony and the Dallas Opera Orchestra will present a program of enticing French music by Claude Bolling and Lili Boulanger. In addition, Bohuslav Martinu's "La Revue de Cuisine" (Kitchen Revue), a jazz suite for clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, violin, cello and piano will be performed.
October 20, 2012 Chamber Music Gemstone
Emerald Trio is an international violin, cello and piano trio from Russia, Lithuania and Québec, featuring Dallas Symphony Orchestra violinist Aleksandr Snytkin, cellist Marie-Thaïs Levesque Oliver and pianist Anastasia Markin. Emerald Trio will present Trio No. 3 for in f minor, Op. 65 by Dvorák and Trio No. 1 in c minor, Op. 8 by Shostakovich, in addition to an encore of Astor Piazzolla's Spring from "Four Seasons".