2021 Media

Dallas Morning News critic Scott Cantrell took in the Hallam Family Concert season opener, ASCENTS & DESCENDANTS.

The Basically Beethoven Festival “in Place” was selected as a July Pop-Up Grant recipient by TACA.

CultureMap Dallas included the opening concert of the 41st Basically Beethoven Festival as one of the “best 9 things to do in Dallas.”

The Dallas Morning News highlighted the online Basically Beethoven Festival in their preview of summer concerts in the area.

FACP is honored to again receive support from The Moody Fund for the Arts in their 2021 grant cycle.

TACA announced its April Pop-Up Grant recipients, and FACP was thrilled to receive support for the March and April Hallam Family Concerts.

Arts writer and classical music critic for The Dallas Morning News, Tim Diovanni, sat in on the recording session for SHADOWS & LIGHT and wrote a sneak peek of the performance.

2020 Media

Executive Director Emily Guthrie was interviewed by “Dallas Innovates” to address how music and technology led to innovation for the arts during the pandemic.

We appreciate the mention of the Hallam season kick-off concert, FROM STRINGS TO KEYS, in “The University News” at the University of Dallas.

The 2020-2021 Hallam Family Concert season opener made a list of concerts of note in The Dallas Morning News: one of the few free events listed.

The Dallas Morning News highlighted our 2020 Basically Beethoven Festival-in-Place.

2019 Media

Gregory Sullivan Isaacs, classical music critic for TheaterJones, included FACP’s March 2019 concert, “Women of Note,” in his year-end recap of best performances of the year.

The season opener, French Connections, was reviewed by TheaterJones.

Thanks to Arts + Culture Texas magazine for the feature on Emily Levin and her new role at FACP!

The Dallas edition of PaperCity included the final Basically Beethoven Festival concert on their “10 Best Things to do in Dallas” listing.

Thrillist also encouraged its readers to “get cultured” by attending the Festival.

Bravo! A review of the Festival’s opening concert, “The American Sound,” appeared in The Dallas Morning News. TheaterJones also ran a rave review of the performance online, and a review of the following concert, “The Great Outdoors.”

The second Basically Beethoven Festival concert made it on to The Dallas Observer’s weekly list of “Best Things to Do in Dallas” as did our final Festival concert, “Paris Connections.”

Proud to be listed as a ‘Top 25’ arts event in TheaterJones’s monthly “Places!” column for July.

The Dallas Morning News gave a preview of the 2019 Basically Beethoven Festival in early July.

The Preston Hollow edition of the Advocate magazine ran a lovely feature article on FACP Co-Founder Rogene Russell‘s career and on the difference in children’s lives she made through FACP education programs. Indeed, we find Rogene to be “revolutionary!”

PATRON magazine profiled select TACA grant recipients, including Fine Arts Chamber Players, in the article “TACA in Action.”

2018 Media

FACP has been awarded a grant from the TACA Bowdon Family Foundation Artist Residency Fund in support of the Baumer String Quartet in residence with SMU’s Julius Quartet: a residency that culminates in the May 4 concert that closes our Bancroft Concert season. The award announcement of the 2018 TACA New Works Fund and TACA Bowdon Family Foundation Artist Residency Fund were recapped on TheaterJones.

The Dallas Observer featured the Basically Beethoven Festival: Pianos + Percussion concert on its “Best Things to Do in Dallas This Weekend” round-up. D Magazine mentioned the Festival’s July 8 concert, Diversions & Escapes” on their weekly list of “Things to Do in Dallas This Weekend,” too.

Our 38th annual Basically Beethoven Festival was highlighted in Scott Cantrell’s write-up in The Dallas Morning News of summer concerts.

In May, The Dallas Morning News ran a feature on Dr. Rebecca Glass, viola. Dr. Glass anchors the 12th annual Charles Barr Memorial Concert, which closes the 2017-2018 season of our Bancroft Family Concerts. Dr. Glass appeared on WFAA’s “Midday” for an on-air interview on May 11, 2018.

Andrew Anderson’s monthly “Auxiliary Input” column in TheaterJones posted a glowing review of Ted Soluri’s debut CD “Sempre Libera” in advance of his appearance at our Bancroft Family Concert in April.

In March, long-time FACP board member and supporter, Donald J. “Don” Stone received the 2018 TACA Silver Cup Award for his philanthropy and advocacy for the arts.


2017 Media:

WFAA’s “Midday” hosted Colin Davin, guitar, and Emily Levin, harp, to play on-air and discuss their Bancroft Family Concert in November. The musicians also performed at Dallas ISD’s W.E. Greiner Exploratory Arts Academy to showcase their instruments. DISD shared footage of the performance.

The Bancroft Family Concert series was included in D Magazine’s list, “Your Guide To Classical Music On The Cheap In North Texas.”

Harpist (and Bancroft performer) Emily Levin’s CD “Something Borrowed” was reviewed on TheaterJones.

D Magazine‘s Christiana Nielson featured the July 23 concert at our Basically Beethoven Festival.

The kick-off concert for our Basically Beethoven Festival was well-received on TheaterJones in J. Robin Koffelt’s review, “Not so Basic.”

D Magazine made sure to mention the opening Basically Beethoven Festival concert in its weekly list of things to do.

Basically Beethoven Festival Director Alex McDonald and Assistant Director Lutie Rodriguez appeared on WRR 101.1’s “Classic Cafe” to discuss the Festival.

The inaugural scholarships from the Rogene Russell Fund were awarded to composer Quinn Mason and pianist Kenoly Kadia. The Oak Cliff Advocate magazine posted an update on Mr. Kadia, whom they featured in their May issue.

VoyageDallas, a beautiful online magazine, interviewed FACP Artistic Director/Co-Founder Rogene Russell and Executive Director Rachel Nelson Assi.

Our final Bancroft Family Concert of the season, featuring the Cezanne Quartet, was highlighted on CultureMap Dallas.

The Oak Cliff edition of Advocate magazine features high school seniors who have risen “above obstacles to become stars in the class of 2017.” One of the students profiled in May 2017 was FACP scholarship student, Kenoly Kadia, a gifted pianist whose studies with Teaching Artist John Tatum have him on the threshold of selecting a university to continue his music studies.

Claire Huangci‘s Bancroft concert in April was profiled on CultureMap Dallas.

In March, WRR 101.1’s “Classic Cafe” hosted Artistic Director Rogene Russell and Executive Director Rachel Nelson Assi to preview our spring concerts.

A list of free Spring Break activities from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram included our remaining Bancroft Family Concerts.

CultureMap Dallas reported in January on the 14 arts groups to receive funding from Dallas Arts District Foundation. FACP is proud to be a Foundation grant recipient for over 20 years!


2016 Media:

Wayne Lee Gay with Theater Jones reviewed the opening performance of our Bancroft Family Concert 2016-2017 season. The “Harps in Harmony” concert  featured the Dallas Harp Quartet.

Executive Rachel Assi appeared on “Midday” on WFAA-Channel 8 to talk about our Bancroft Family Concerts and the season opening concert, “Harps in Harmony.”

WFAA-Channel 8 and reporter Demond Fernandez profiled our piano program at David W. Carter High School during their newscast.

Senior piano student Kenoly Kadia, part of our education program at David W. Carter High School was featured as a “Class Act of the Week” on the CW33.

Read about the Rogene Russell Scholarship Fund in The Dallas Morning News.

The FrontRow blog from D Magazine featured our 36th annual Basically Beethoven Festival online.


Click here to read about Fine Arts Chamber Players’ educational outreach efforts. Composition student Quinn Mason recently received a prestigious music award.

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