In Fort Worth, a Cliburn Cocktail Competition

Posted on: April 20, 2018

“This year marks the 50th anniversary of Van Cliburn winning the International Tchaikovsky Competition, turning the Fort Worth-based pianist into a global celebrity,” writes Robert Philpot in Wednesday’s (4/18) Star-Telegram (Fort Worth, TX). “What better way to toast the achievement than with the first Cliburn Cocktail Competition? Details, such as who will compete, are still developing. But 10 teams are expected to mix it up at the competition, which will take place … May 19 at Crockett Row … in Fort Worth. ‘The event will feature live bands, as well as decor provided by West Elm Fort Worth,’ says a [press] release…. A couple of Cliburn-themed cocktails—the Cadenza and the Virtuoso—were served at Bass Hall during the 2017 competition. We expect even more flash from the cocktail competition. Cliburn 180, which describes itself as ‘a social group for arts-minded professionals’ for classical-music fans in their 20s and 30s, will host the event…. Proceeds will benefit the 2021 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.”

Posted April 20, 2018