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Cross Timbers Artist Tour
The Cross Timbers Artist Tour will take place from noon to 5 p.m. today.
This self-guided driving tour provides an opportunity for local artists to share their talent and provide art education to their communities located in Bartonville, Copper Canyon, Flower Mound, Highland Village and Lewisville.
Each artist will open the doors to their studio's inviting friends, neighbors, and art lovers to share in a sense of community pride.
Artists will showcase original art work, beautiful fused glass pieces, one-of-a-kind jewelry, oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings, photogravure art etchings, handcrafted beaded crosses, award winning ceramic and clay pottery, master woodturning and art furniture.
Each artist will give demonstrations, answer questions and showcase their works of art which are all for sale. Signs will be posted to guide participants.
Go to www.crosstimbersart.com or contact Deb Kreimborg at firstname.lastname@example.org or 214-783-6578 for more information.
Symphony announces International Strings Competition
Adron Ming, Music Director/ Conductor of the Lewisville Lake Symphony, announced a new competition for college musicians planning a professional career in music. It will focus on piano in even-numbered years and strings in odd years. The first competition, held in 2013, will be for strings.
First Prize is $2,000 and includes an invitation to perform with the Lewisville Lake Symphony at the opening concert of the 2013/2014 season in September 2013. The prize money will be awarded at the concert.
Second Prize is $500 and includes the opportunity to schedule a recital on the symphony's International Chamber Series for an additional $250, to be awarded at the time of the recital.
Competition - Preliminary round
The preliminary round will be judged from YouTube videos submitted by applicants no later than midnight Jan. 15.
The final round will be a live audition on March 9 before a panel of distinguished judges on the campus of the University of North Texas in Denton.
The 2013 Strings competition is open to violinists, violists, cellists, and bassists enrolled at an accredited university, college, or conservatory that are between the ages of 18 - 24 on the March 9 audition date.
There is a non-refundable application fee of $75. Contestants must provide their own accompanist or use one provided by the symphony for an additional $75. Transportation and accommodations are the responsibility of the contestants and of the winners performing in Symphony Series and International Chamber Series concerts.
For complete rules and online application procedure visit the symphony's website
Jam sessions scheduled
Weekly open jam and song circles are held every Friday at Tierney's Café & Tavern, 208 E. Main St. All acoustic instruments and levels are welcome. All music genres are welcome. Acoustic Fridays are sponsored by the Visual Art League of Lewisville.
Symphony releases schedule
The Lewisville Lake Symphony has announced its 2012-13 symphony series schedule, with four programs being held in the performance hall at Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater.
On Feb. 22, the symphony will showcase outstanding young talent with music selected by the grand prize winner of the Vernell Gregg Young Artists' Competition, in addition to Mozart's La Clemenza de Tito Overture and Haydn's "Clock." There will be one performance starting at 7:30 p.m.
The season will conclude with performances April 19 and April 21. The program will include selections from Elgar and Shubert, featuring violinist Shannon Lee. The Canadian-born musician made a stunning orchestral debut in 2005 with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra when she was just 12 years old, and later performed as a featured soloist during the DSO's Texas Tour. She has performed extensively both in the United States and Europe, and currently is a junior at Columbia University. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Friday, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
Individual show tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for seniors on Friday nights; $20 for adults and $15 for seniors on Sunday afternoons; $10 for students at all shows; and $10 at all shows for active duty military personnel returning from combat deployment, along with their families. Season tickets also are available. To order tickets visit www.LewisvilleSymphony.tix.com.
Now in its 29th season, the Lewisville Lake Symphony has been recognized by the Texas Senate as one of the most respected, all-professional regional orchestras in the Lone Star State It is one of six local groups receiving funding during 2012-13 from the city of Lewisville arts support grant program designed to foster cultural and fine arts in the community.
For information call 972-874-9087 or visit www.LewisvilleSymphony.org.
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