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Monday Morning Roundup

by Stephen Becker 19 Mar 2012 7:55 AM

Today in the roundup: The DSO’s 2012-13 season, a Greek tragedy transported to the barrio and a funding source for artists that works.


DSO ANNOUNCES SEASON: The Dallas Symphony Orchestra revealed its 2012-13 season over the weekend. The North American premiere of a Philip Glass work is one of the performances that jumps off the page. The DSO will also be hitting the road for a European tour in March (note to self: begin formulating argument on why Art&Seek needs to cover this). This year there will be five fewer performances in the classical season and three fewer in the pops.

CROSSING THE ATLANTIC: With Electricidad, Artes De La Rosa is putting a Latin spin on Sophocles’ Greek classic Electra. In the show, a tale of revenge is transported to gangland L.A. “This is the most cohesive production managed on this stage to date, and the improvements that have been made since Adam Adolfo took over are evident in the design and the ensemble performances, even in the satellite roles,” Mark Lowry writes on But Punch Shaw was less excited. “The show waves its grimness like a flag to the point that the utter despair of the whole thing is crushing,” he writes on “This drawback is exacerbated by an awkward structure that makes the first act far too long.” Judge for yourself through the weekend.

MONEY FOR NOTHING: Are you an artist who’s considered going the crowd-funding route via companies like Kickstarter? Good news – it looks like the new philanthropy works.