Apparently we got our wires crossed around here with multiple morning roundups. The good news: no one should want for more reading material today.
FWSO ANNOUNCES SEASON: The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra announced over the weekend that it will stage a preseason “Baroque Celebration” Aug. 27-29. That means its planned preseason cycle of all of Mahler’s symphonies, which was postponed last year due to budget constraints, is again on hold. Music director Miguel Harth-Bedoya’s series looking at South American music is back, however. Dallasnews.com has more on the 2010-11 season. In an unrelated classical note, Meadows Symphony director Paul Phillips fell at his home and broke his next last week. He’ll be OK, but he’s on the shelf for a while as far as conducting is concerned. Scott Cantrell has more.
CHECKING BACK IN ON NX35: The NX35 Music Conferette was a big winner for Denton businesses and North Texas music fans. But the event’s organizers say they didn’t exactly share in the wealth. “There were so many costs that it hamstrung us,” NX35 head honcho Chris Flemmons tells the Denton Record-Chronicle. “I’m not saying it [the festival] wasn’t a slam dunk in the hearts and minds of the community, but it was weak in the nickels and dimes.” The free Midlake/Flaming Lips show and the cost of bringing in close to 200 bands proved to be more expensive than the balance sheet could handle.
NEW FACES ON STAGE: Upstart Productions’ subUrbia has been getting plenty of love from local critics. The show features a couple of fresh faces to the local scene, and theaterjones.com spoke with them to find out about their acting backgrounds. Lots of interesting nuggets here, including the note that Samantha Rodriguez, who pays Erica, also makes costumes for SMU’s theater department, Shakespeare Dallas and Dallas Children’s Theater.