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By guruscotty September 14, 2023 No Comments


Dancers: Carl Coomer, Amanda F. Light. Photo by Steven Visneau and courtesy of Texas Ballet Theater


Bass Performance Hall, 525 Commerce St., Fort Worth, basshall.com; tickets: 877-828-9200, texasballettheater.org

Join Texas Ballet Theater in exploring the terrifying domain and life of Dracula. The legendary vampire brings horror and destruction upon his unwitting victims as a result of an insatiable bloodlust. The two-hour, 15-minute show is suitable for mature audiences. Oct. 6-8

Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky & FWSO’s DJ Cheek: Bartók and Rachmaninoff

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, 525 Commerce St., Fort Worth, 817-665-6000, fwsymphony.org

A pair of children’s tales take center stage during the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra’s performance of works by Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky. Music director Robert Spano conducts as the Old Trout Puppet Workshop, a Calgary-based touring group, helps tell Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf” with large-scale puppets while onstage with the orchestra. The second act of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker” ballet will open the concert. The next show will feature principal violist DJ Cheek performing Bartók’s Viola Concerto, his final composition. Guest conductor Anna Skryleva of Russia leads this performance, which also includes Bartók’s folk music-inspired “Hungarian Sketches” and Rachmaninoff’s “Symphonic Dances.”

Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky — Oct. 20-22

Bartók and Rachmaninoff — Nov. 3-5

Anna Geniushene

The Cliburn 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth, 817-738-6536, cliburn.org

The 2022 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition silver medalist returns to Fort Worth for two concerts at the Kimbell Art Museum’s Renzo Piano Pavilion. Geniushene has a “powerhouse sound, forceful musical personality and sheer virtuosity,” according to Musical America. Since earning second place at The Cliburn, Geniushene has performed at the Grand Teton Music Festival, Festival International de Piano de la Roque d’Anthéron and toured Japan with pianist Andrey Gugnin, among other appearances. The Kimbell performances mark her Cliburn Concerts debut. Ticket questions should be directed to the Bass Hall Box Office at 817-212-4280. Sept. 21-22

June 2, 2022. Anna Geniushene from Russia performs during the preliminary round of the Sixteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in Van Cliburn Concert Hall at TCU in Fort Worth. Photo by Ralph Lauer and courtesy of The Cliburn

17th Annual Lone Star Film Festival

Lone Star Film Society 329 S. Main St., #101, Fort Worth, 817-924-6000, lonestarfilmfestival.com

The Lone Star Film Festival has become a premier destination for filmmakers, producers, industry professionals and film enthusiasts. MovieMaker magazine named it a “Top 50 Film Festival.” The four-day event offers attendees movie screenings, panel discussions and parties. Individual screening tickets and all-access film passes are available on the film festival website. Tickets to the Lone Star Film Festival Gala on Nov. 10 must be purchased separately.  Nov. 2-5