Apex Arts League, on behalf of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, announces an upcoming Chamber Music Concert

Join the Apex Arts League as they present their first opportunity to bring you “DSO on the GO Brass Quintet,” featuring world class musicians from the Dallas Symphony Orchestra on Sunday, November 8 at 3 p.m. at the Aria Amphitheater at The Marq Southlake.

The Dallas Symphony Brass will present an afternoon of popular, classical and jazz favorites composed and arranged for brass quintet. Out of all orchestral instruments, brass lend themselves to outside performances because of their ability to project so all can hear.

This concert is free and open to the public. Please bring a chair and or blanket to enjoy this outdoor event. Masks and social distancing requirements will be enforced.

A virtual recording will be released after the concert at apexartsleague.com.

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Apex Hosts Chamber Music Concert

Apex Arts League and Texas Winds Musical Outreach announce an upcoming Chamber Music Concert.

“Mozart and More: Musical Gems for Oboe and Friends”
Sunday, Feburary 9, 2020
6 p.m.Grace Chapel at White’s Chapel UMC

Tickets, $20 adults, $15 seniors/Apex members, $10 children/students, are available online at apexartsleague.com or at the door.

The concert will feature Eric Barr, Principal Oboe Emeritus of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, performing famous works of the Classical repertoire, including a movement from the Mozart Oboe Quartet; as well as melodies by Gershwin and Berlin that will encourage humming or singing along.

This program will then travel to several North Texas nursing homes, hospitals, cancer clinics, and Head Start centers as part of Texas Winds Musical Outreach. The mission: to engage, comfort and celebrate the spirits of isolated seniors, hospital patients, veterans and children in North Texas through live, professional musical performances.

Join us for this “Gem” of a performance and learn more about how Texas Winds “turns dining halls into concert halls,” taking live music out of the concert hall and bringing it directly to people who have little opportunity to experience it.

About Apex Arts League
Now in the 13th season, Apex is dedicated to presenting world class arts talent to Northeast Tarrant County. Variety, close to home, affordable. Apex is also looking at potential arts space in the community.

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Theater Scenes Member Exclusive Home Concert

Apex Arts League and Opus Nova announce “Theater Scenes” a members-only chamber music concert. This private home concert will take place on Sunday, December 8 at 4 p.m. Food and wine will be served, holiday attire is requested, valet parking will be provided.

As part of Apex’s Chamber Music Project, this special event is limited to 50 people. Current Apex members are FREE and need only RSVP at apexartsleague@gmail.com. Become a member reserve and spot by purchasing tickets at www.apexartsleague.com.


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Apex Presents Theater Scenes Member Concert

Apex Arts League and Opus Nova announce “Theater Scenes,” a members only chamber music concert. This private home concert will take place on Sunday, December 8 at 4 p.m. Food and wine will be served, holiday attire is requested, valet parking will be provided.

As part of Apex’s Chamber Music Project, this special event is limited to 50 people. Current Apex members are FREE and need only RSVP at apexartsleague@gmail.com. Become a member reserve and spot by purchasing tickets at www.apexartsleague.com.

Attendance is $50 per person and as stated, includes an Annual Patron APEX Membership. With Apex Membership, you will receive discounts to all Apex programming, invitations to Members only events including meet-the-musicians and pre-concert lectures and importantly you will be directly cultivating a vibrant home of the arts in Northeast Tarrant County.

“With the advent of cinematography came vivid film music and compositional styles that aimed to depict colorful musical landscapes or scenes. From breathtaking melodies of John Williams to playful, jazzy vignettes of George Gershwin to the irresistible tangos of Astor Piazzolla, this highly accessible program is a prismatic journey through some of the 20th century’s most viscerally attractive sonic narratives.”

Opus Nova is a new concert series in Fort Worth, founded by local clarinet pedagogue Dr. Ann Hung and Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Principal Clarinet Stas Chernyshev. They perform Chamber music from all different time periods, including today.

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Backyard Jazz Concert coming to Summerglen Library

Enjoy a special, free Backyard Jazz Concert 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, July 13, at the Fort Worth Public Library-Summerglen, 4205 Basswood Blvd.

Bring blankets and chairs to enjoy the soulful sounds of Rachella Parks-Washington. The outdoor event is part of the library’s 10th anniversary celebration of the 3rd Thursday Jazz Concert Series.

In addition to the concert, the library will provide games for the whole family to enjoy. The Fort Worth Fire Department will give tours of their engine. Representatives from Tarrant County College and the Summerfields Neighborhood Association will be on hand. Food will be available for purchase from Jo Dawgs and Both Worlds Mexican & American Cuisine.

After the concert, head inside the Summerglen Library to enjoy the air conditioning and check out the amazing jazz collection. Library cardholders who check out items from the jazz collection will receive a free gift.

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The Julius Quartet – A Mother’s Day Concert

APEX Arts League is delighted to present the Julius Quartet, with pianist Mikhail Berestnev, in ‘A Mother’s Day Concert at 6 p.m., Sunday, May 12, 2019 in Grace Chapel at White’s Chapel UMC Southlake.

Hailed as “the captivating young string quartet” (The Bennington Banner), the Julius Quartet is rapidly making itself known in the chamber music world. Formed in the fall of 2012, the quartet is the Peak Fellowship Ensemble-in-Residence at Southern Methodist University’ Meadows School of the Arts, having served in numerous prestigious capacities including as Graduate Quartet-in-Residence at the John J. Cali School of Music at Montclair State University (where they were mentored by the celebrated Shanghai Quartet) and as “The Boston Conservatory’s Honors String Quartet”. The Julius Quartet has concertized at esteemed venues across the United States including the Shalin Liu Performance Hall at Rockport Music in Massachusetts, the Moss Arts Center in Virginia, Bing Concert Hall at Stanford University, Alexandar Kassar Theater in New Jersey, and Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall New York.

This concert will feature works by Joseph Haydn, Fanny Mendelssohn and Robert Schumann, in a program that celebrates the profound influence and enlightenment of woman in music.

As part of APEX’s Chamber Music Series, concert tickets and APEX Membership can be purchased at www.apexartsleague.com, as well as at the door. Light refreshments will be served following the concert.

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2019 MasterWorks Free Concert Series Kicks Off April 20 with Big City Outlaws

Arts Council Northeast and the City of Southlake are pleased to announce the lineup of the 2019 MasterWorks Series, a collection of free concerts hosted at Southlake Town Square and Aria Amphitheater at The Marq Southlake.

The MasterWorks Series offers quality family entertainment through free outdoor concerts by local, regional and national artists. Guests are invited to bring blankets, lawn chairs and coolers to each concert, but alcohol and glass are not permitted. All ages are welcome.

Check out this year’s lineup!

Big City Outlaws
Saturday, April 20, 2019
7–8:30 p.m. @ Aria Amphitheater

Big City Outlaws is the hardest-hittin’ country rock band in Texas, seamlessly blurring the line between country and top 40. Their energy never fails to get fans two-stepping, line dancing AND club dancing to current popular music and classic hits.

Southlake Community Band
Saturday, May 18, 2019
7–8:30 p.m. @ Southlake Town Square

Southlake Community Band, directed by Mr. David Stone, is a concert band of more than 70 talented adult amateur musicians who enjoy playing music just for fun. The band performs regularly in Southlake, Grapevine, Keller, Colleyville and surrounding communities. Their concert programs range from classic band to Broadway, rousing Sousa marches to familiar children’s music.

Johnny D and the Doo Wops
Saturday, June 8, 2019
7–8:30 p.m. @ Southlake Town Square

Johnny D (John E. Dosher) grew up in Louisiana and began his professional career on Bourbon Street at the age of fifteen. Before settling in Texas, Johnny traveled extensively with numerous rock, jazz and country groups. Johnny D and the Doo Wopps began when Rocky Walton, Bill Stetzer and Tim Carman needed a band to perform for their tennis club in the early ’80s. Their sets include music from the ’60s and ’70s, soul music and a little bit of doo-wop. With a killer horn section and tight vocal harmonies, this twelve-member band always puts on a great show.

The Vinyl Stripes
Saturday, July 27, 2019
7 – 8:30 p.m. @ Aria Amphitheater

Rockabilly, rock and roll, drive-ins, car hops, early Elvis and Sun Records—it’s easy to see how the classic sights and sounds of the ’50s and ’60s have influenced Texas-based band The Vinyl Stripes! With their skinny ties, Gretsch guitars and slappin’ standup bass, The Vinyl Stripes perform hits from era icons including Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, the Beatles, Eddie Cochran, Buddy Holly and many more. You’ll also fall in love with their new original songs that sound just like they were written in those long-ago rocking days.

Southlake Community Band
Saturday, September 14, 2019
7 – 8:30 pm @ Aria Amphitheater

The crowd-pleasing Southlake Community Band will return in September for another free concert, this time at Aria Amphitheater. Grab a lawn chair, pack your cooler and spend an evening with some talented local musicians!

Vocal Trash
Sunday, October 27, 2019
2–5 p.m. @ Aria Amphitheater

Described as “Glee meets Stomp,” Vocal Trash is a one-of-a-kind group of performers whose Broadway-style show energizes audiences from New York to Seattle and Las Vegas to Beijing. Their show includes world-class singing, industrial drumming, award-winning break-dancing and so much more. Led by producer/creator Steve Linder and producer/choreographer Kelsey Rae (Annie), this green-minded ensemble tours globally on a relentless pursuit to bring people together using the universal language of song and dance.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Southlake Community Services at (817) 748-8019.

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