New sounds fill KSO Q season finale

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When the Exposition Universelle of 1889 opened in Paris on May 6, Gustave Eiffel’s new iron tower was the star attraction. At 986 feet, it surpassed the 555-foot Washington Monument …

Sound to let your mind and spirit drift

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The first thing that caught my attention was the picture of the four didjeridus, the exotic instrument partially made by termites burrowing through eucalyptus tree trunks in the Australian desert, …

UT Opera’s ‘Carmen’ a smoking success

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If it weren’t for Native Americans, Georges Bizet’s “Carmen,” the world’s second most popular opera – a whopping 698 performances in the 2017-2018 season (Giuseppe Verdi’s “La Traviata” was No. …

Women get new life in ‘A Doll’s House, Part 2’

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In 1987, after 15 years of painstaking reconstruction of the original choreography, the Joffrey Ballet presented a new premiere of Igor Stravinsky’s groundbreaking ballet “The Rite of Spring” to enthralled …