READY TO RUMBLE IN RICHARDSON: Over the weekend, members of the Richardson Symphony Orchestra distributed information complaining of late payments at their season-closing performance. Conductor Anshel Brusilow wasn’t too happy with the tactic and let the players know it in no uncertain terms. The back-and-forth is now gaining national attention as the Inside the Classics blog has taken Brusilow to task for his treatment of the musicians. The blog has the audio from Brusilow’s comments; it’s a pretty interesting listen.
MUSIC BITS: Anthony Mariani says the Burning Hotels’ new album, Novels, should provide plenty of new ammo for the band’s already impressive live shows. (Need proof? The band will be in the KXT 91.7 live studio this afternoon playing some of the new songs.) (fwweekly.com) … Preston Jones provides further proof that Sarah Jaffe is about to blow up big time. (dfw.com) … Hunter Hauk checks in with former Telegraph Canyon and Deadman member Sherilyn Segrest, who’ll play some of her own songs Saturday night at the Kessler. (quickdfw.com)
QUOTABLE: “We didn’t have much classical music in the house. But there was this flute sitting around that my mother had gotten from a pawnshop – I think it was a $100 flute. I decided to pick it up and teach myself to play, when I was about 15. I don’t know what possessed me to start it.”
Composer Jennifer Higdon, whose Pulitzer Prize-winning Violin Concerto will be performed by Hilary Hahn and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra tonight through Sunday. Higdon talks with dallasnews.com about the experience of winning the coveted award.