Evan is a concert pianist based in Fort Worth, Texas. He studied in New York City in his teens, later earning BM and MM degrees at Indiana University. Aside from his love of music, Evan enjoys reading and following his favorite (and perennially disappointing) professional sports teams. His website is here.
Margaret Barrett's new work Universal Language explores the linguistic basis of oppression. This Fine Arts Chamber Players concert featured musicians of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and The Obscure Dignitaries.
Dallas Symphony Orchestra, led by Jaap van Zweden and featuring baritone Matthias Goerne, performed music by Britten, Mahler, and Brahms, in a concert where not enough was ultimately said, despite a strong return from Goerne.
Ensemble ACJW performed works by Berio, Reich, and Bartók with conductor David Robertson and soprano Dawn Upshaw at Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall. This attractively programmed concert featured an admirable first half, though the Bartók left something to be desired.
The Dallas Symphony, now in its sixth season under Music Director Jaap van Zweden, welcomed his predecessor Andrew Litton back to conduct a weekend of Stravinsky and Saint-Saëns (music from two ballets and a violin concerto, respectively).
Now in its fourth and final week, the Mostly Mozart Festival welcomed one of the biggest names on its lineup, Joshua Bell, to Avery Fisher Hall as guest soloist. Music Director Louis Langrée conducted the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra in a program of Mozart and Tchaikovsky.