More concerts, more intimate venues for the Cliburn in 2016-17

Posted on: May 10, 2016

“The Cliburn announced its 2016-17 concert season today, which includes changes in venues and series programming, all leading up to the 15th international competition in the summer of 2017,” writes Mark Lowry in Thursday’s (5/5) Star-Telegram (Fort Worth, TX). “The most notable change to longtime patrons will be that just one performance will take place at Bass Hall—one the Cliburn calls a ‘blockbuster’ concert—featuring violinist Hilary Hahn, on March 28. Two series will take place at the Kimbell Art Museum, and one each at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and the Live Oak Music Hall and Lounge. ‘We present mostly recitals and chamber music concerts, and for that I like a more intimate room,’ Cliburn President and CEO Jacques Marquis said. ‘When you think of Chopin music, it was music for a salon and small crowds. The Bass is a wonderful hall but a little bit big for us.’ The Cliburn is still considered a resident company of Bass Hall, and both the next Cliburn International Amateur Piano Competition (June 19-25) and the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition (May 25-June 10, 2017) will take place there.”

Posted May 10, 2016