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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‘The Heart of Peace Concert: An Expression of Music & Song’ Returns to TCC South

Tickets are on sale for the 2019 Heart of Peace Concert at Tarrant County College South, featuring singers, dancers and drummers from across the globe. Scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 16 at 6:30 p.m. in the TCC South Performing Arts Center, this special engagement is designed for the entire family.

For the second consecutive year, TCC South’s presentation of The Heart of Peace Concert will provide much-needed financial support for scholarships for TCC students, and the global educational and humanitarian projects of two Tarrant County rotary clubs.

“It is a privilege again this year to

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‘The Heart of Peace Concert: An Expression of Music, Dance & Dance’ Returns to TCC South

Tickets are on sale for the 2019 Heart of Peace Concert at Tarrant County College South, featuring singers, dancers and drummers from across the globe. Scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 16 at 6:30 p.m. in the TCC South Performing Arts Center, this special engagement is designed for the entire family.

For the second consecutive year, TCC South’s presentation of The Heart of Peace Concert will provide much-needed financial support for scholarships for TCC students, and the global educational and humanitarian projects of two Tarrant County rotary clubs.

“It is a privilege again this year to

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Dragon Band Makes History at UIL Region 31 Concert

Carroll Concert Bands traveled to Ranchview High School in Irving on April 17-18 to compete in the UIL Region 31 Concert and Sight Reading Assessment. Each ensemble performed three prepared songs on stage for three judges and then moved to a sight reading room to perform a song never rehearsed before in front of three different judges. All four concert ensembles received First-Division “Superior” ratings both on stage and in sight reading. This marks the first time that Carroll has had four high school concert bands achieve this honor in the same year.

They four bands to achieve this honor are:

  • Symphonic Winds White (Sub Non Varsity) – Gary Barnard, Director
  • Symphonic Winds Green (Sub Non Varsity) – Ken Johnson, Director
  • Wind Ensemble (Non Varsity) – Gary Barnard, Director
  • Wind Symphony (Varsity) – Ken Johnson, Director

This past fall, the Carroll Dragon Marching Band received all Superior ratings at the Region 31 UIL Marching Assessment. The combination of Superior ratings for the Varsity programs at both the fall marching assessment and spring concert and sight reading contests resulted in the Carroll Dragon Band receiving the highly-coveted “UIL Sweepstakes” trophy.

On April 19-20, Carroll and Dawson Middle School bands traveled to Richland High School to compete in the middle school Region 31 UIL Concert and Sight Reading contest. All five concert bands received “Superior” ratings both on stage and in sight reading.

They five concert band are are:

  • Carroll Middle School Symphonic Band – (Non Varsity) – Anna Lee Moore, Director
  • Carroll Middle School Wind Ensemble – (Varsity) – Bethni Lown, Director
  • Dawson Concert Band (Sub Non Varsity) – Becky Click, Director
  • Dawson Symphonic Band (Non Varsity) – Eric Guerrero, Director
  • Dawson Wind Ensemble (Varsity) – Becky Click, Director

This marks the first time in Carroll ISD history that ten different ensembles in the Carroll Dragon Band program have received Superior ratings at UIL contests.

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Sounds of Spring Concert – Kraig Parker

Event date: May 4, 2018
Event Time: 07:00 PM – 11:59 PM
Location:
4301 City Point Drive
North Richland Hills, TX 76180
Description:
After four successful seasons at the NRH Centre Plaza, the Sounds of Spring concert series is moving to the NRH City Hall Plaza, located at 4301 City Point Drive, in 2018. Steadily growing attendance at the free Friday night concerts has highlighted the need for a roomier venue.

Favorite elements of Sounds of Spring will remain the same, with food available for purchase from a variety of gourmet food trucks and the ever-popular Kids Zone with free games and crafts on site at each concert. Admission is free and parking is free. Gates open at 6 p.m. and the shows starts at 7 p.m. We look forward to seeing you each Friday, beginning April 13 through May 18, 2018. Find more info at www.nrhtx.com/sounds

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