Cliburn adds casual-concert series

Posted on: April 23, 2014

The Cliburn organization in Fort Worth, Texas is presenting the second performance of a new casual concert series, Cliburn Sessions, on April 29, featuring the string trio Time for Three, which consists of violinists Zach De Pue and Nick Kendall and double bassist Ranaan Meyer. The Cliburn Sessions—which feature first-come, first-served seating and also standing room spaces—take place at Fort Worth’s Live Oak Music Hall and Lounge, a pub/performance space located in the city’s Fairmount district in the old Southside Lion’s club community building. The series kicked off in March with a performance by the piano duo Anderson & Roe. “The concept behind Cliburn Sessions is to present classically trained artists in a very relaxed environment, where they are free to be casual, to blend genres, to interact with the audience,” said Cliburn President and CEO Jacques Marquis in a statement. “Many of these musicians may venture outside of the classical idiom during the course of the concert—into jazz, pop, world, alternative.” The Cliburn’s signature event—the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, inaugurated in 1962—will take place this year from May 24 to June 9.

Posted April 23, 2014