“Dior and I” refers to the connection between 47-year-old Raf Simons and the late, master designer, which the film reveals through narrated segments from his 1956 memoir, “Christian Dior & I.” The parallels are many. Both men share a preference for the quiet company of a few trusted friends. Both ponder their outward persona versus their true selves. Both fret about dealing with the press. Raf Simons is the Belgian fashion designer, who took over in 2012 as creative director at the venerated house of Christian Dior, and was tasked with putting together his first-ever haute couture show in just eight weeks, an enormous undertaking which usually requires five or six months. “Dior and I” intimately demonstrates the tricky balance between art and commerce, between perpetuating a mythology while attending to the bottom line, and doing it with the pressure of a ticking clock. As one of Simons’ top lieutenants, do you make sure your gowns are ready in time for the collection, or do you jet from Paris to New York for a fitting with a client who spends hundreds of thousands of dollars each year to update her wardrobe?
Apex Arts League and Texas Chamber Music Project are pleased to partner for the first time as we bring you Unity Through Music. The orchestra will perform an interesting and unifying selection of music, free of charge on Thursday March 21, 2019 at 7PM at the Marq in Southlake.
In a world of diversity, where values and ideals often clash, music leaps across gaps and brings us together. Music cares not about what language you speak orwhat you drive. Instead, music unites strangers, making them friends. Join your new friends of the Texas Chamber Music Project as we enjoy Unity Through Music.
TXCMP is a local nonprofit comprised of over 30 volunteers with backgrounds in professional and/or advanced orchestral experience. The musicians are dedicated to giving the gift of music.
In its 11 th Annual Jazz Festival, the APEX Arts League will present to Northeast Tarrant County The UNT One O’Clock Lab Band in concert on Saturday, March 2 at 7:00 p.m., at Carroll Senior High School Auditorium, 1501 W Southlake Blvd, Southlake
Three highly talented high school jazz bands will open the program, performing commissioned pieces written by composition students at UNT. The High School bands include:
Carroll Jazz Orchestra from Southlake, Texas
Paschal High School Jazz Ensemble from Ft. Worth, Texas
Plano West Sr. High School Jazz Ensemble from Plano, Texas
The One O’Clock, under the direction of Alan Baylock, is the premier seven time Grammy- nominated performing jazz ensemble from the internationally acclaimed University of North Texas’ Jazz Studies Program.
Tickets at the door are $15 for adults, $10 for band parents, seniors and Apex members and $5 for students. Tickets can be purchased online at apexartsleague.com or at the door.
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Apex Arts League and OnStage in Bedford are pleased to announce “A Wedding to Die For”. The dinner theater will take place Thursday Jan 24 at 6:30PM at the Marq Southlake. The play, with a nautical theme, intrigue and humor will be presented by the finest local thespians and is sure to entertain. A full dining experience will be provided by Scratch Kitchen. Tickets are $40 for general public and $35 for Apex members.
“The year is 1923 and the HMS Victoria sets sail across the English Channel. The famous Inspector Clurrot has tracked down a homicidal mastermind hiding out on board. Meanwhile, the ship is the vessel of matrimony for the Contessa Follette and John D. Rothchild - a marriage encouraged through financial need and murderous greed. But not everything is as it seems, and it turns out that the English Channel isn’t the only thing being crossed. Audience members are recruited to stand in for the best man, bridesmaid, mother of the groom, and father of the bride in this Agatha Christie style comic mystery.”
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The Apex Arts League together with the Southlake Public Library are pleased to present the next film in the Cine d'Arte series Degas: Passion for Perfection. This film is from the world-renowned Exhibition On Screen. EOS is the originator and pioneer of bringing exhibition-based art films to the cinema. Tickets are free by registering on the linked form above. Ages 13 and up please.
Avant Chamber Ballet presents the one-act Nutcracker: Short and Suite plus the world premiere of Katie Cooper’s Winter from Vivaldi’s The Seasons in Southlake, TX with live music. This season’s production is a family-friendly one-hour performance with the professional cast of dancers from ACB, Cezanne String Quartet plus new costumes
and choreography. “This performance is a perfect introduction to live classical music and dance,” says ACB artistic director Katie Cooper. “Vivaldi’s Seasons is one of the most recognized pieces of music, but to see it with choreography and dance takes it to another level for the viewer. Nutcracker: Short and Suite is the second half of the evening with the best parts of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker and all the characters that you love.”
This fall, Fort Worth Opera presents a new, 60-minute, pop-up production of Engelbert Humperdinck’s (the German composer, not the Las Vegas act) enchanting fairy tale opera,Hansel and Gretel, in English. Based upon the beloved Brothers Grimm story, this family-friendly classic explores the perils of growing up, and reminds children of all ages to beware the witchy woods and never judge a book by its candy-coated cover. Cleverly reimagined for 21st century audiences, this innovative update features a witty, contemporary design, exhilarating performances from the talented FWO-TCU Lesley Artists, and a delightful chorus of gingerbread children.
As the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra performs Igor Stavinsky’s “Firebird Suite”, they will be accompanied by dancers from Fort Worth’s Ballet Frontier. “Firebird” is based on the Russian fairy tales of the Firebird and the blessing and curse it possesses for its owner. The FWSO will also be performing Benjamin Britten’s “The Young Persons Guide to the Orchestra.
Miguel Harth-Bedoya / Music Director
Alejandro Gómez Guillén / conductor
The Bowden in Keller gets center stage. Apex Arts League and Keller Public Arts are proud to present a A MUSICAL JOURNEY: Woodwind Quintet Music from Around the World. This chamber music concert will turn the new lovely Bowden Center into a quality recital hall. Featuring Musicians of the Fort Worth Symphony and Friends:
Abigail Poe, Flute
Elise Belk, Oboe
Ivan Petruzziello, Clarinet
Cara Owens, Bassoon
Aaron Pino, Horn
Music may be the “universal” language, but every culture brings wonderful accents of color and flavor. Come and sample the musical styles of the world with us as we tour the globe through music.
This all-Bach program includes Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, Sinfonia from Cantata "Am Abend aber desselbigen Sabbats" , Suite No. 1 in C major for Orchestra and Concerto in C minor for Violin and Oboe featuring DSO Co-Concertmaster Nathan Olson and Principal Oboe Erin Hannigan.
General Admission is $19
APEX Members is $15 (Promo Code APEX)
Student Tickets are $9 (Promo Code STUD513)
Comprising principal musicians of the Dallas Symphony and friends, The New American Quartet will engage the audience with an inspiring program of works by Dvorak, Barber, Gershwin and Porter, honoring those who died defending our freedom and democracy as well as celebrating the grandeur and optimism of the American life.
This dedicative concert continues APEX’s successful Chamber Series, providing patrons with the opportunity to experience the detailed color and vibrancy of music in more intimate venues. Refreshments will follow the concert.
Tickets may be purchased at the door. Adults - $20; Seniors, Students and Apex Members - $15, Veterans $10.
Use code APEX for 20% off your opera tickets
(limit 4 per person).
Hollywood glamour comes to Bass Performance Hall this spring during the 2018 Fort
Worth Opera Festival! Grammy Award-winning soprano Audrey Luna and internationally renowned bass-baritone Burak Bilgili of Metropolitan Opera fame, headline this hilarious
comedy. Audiences will be transported to the golden era of Hollywood in the 1950s, as
Pasquale, an aging silent film star — sets off to resurrect his ailing career and find a wife and heir to his fortune. This classic 19th century comedy gets a glamorous, glitzy update, with sight gags galore and a riotous parade of pop culture icons.
Join us for the 2pm performance of Don Pasquale on Sunday, May 6, 2018. Tickets can
be purchased by selecting the purchase opera tickets button above, by going online www.fwopera.org or by phone by calling 817.731.0726. Use code APEX for 20% off
your opera tickets (limit 4 per person).
FWOpera is offering bus service from Southlake to Bass Performance Hall. Bus service is $10 per person and can be purchased by calling 817.731.0726. The bus will be leaving from Carroll Senior High School and departing from Southlake at 12:30pm. It will return from Bass Hall twenty minutes after the curtain falls (roughly 5:30pm). Light snacks and refreshments will be provided by Apex
This opportunity is available to Dallas-Fort Worth artists who are new to outdoor art shows. Their work is selected to participate in Art in the Square through a rigorous jury process. The Apex Arts League helps the artist tackle the complexities of marketing their art and evolving their passion into a successful business.
This year's emerging artist will have their work on display at the corner of Main Street and Grand Avenue (alongside Starbucks's) in Southlake's Town Square. Exhibit hours are the same for Art in the Square hours, which are Friday, April 24th 4:00 - 10:30 pm, Saturday, April 28th 10:00 am - 10:30 pm and Sunday, April 29th 11:00 am - 6:00 pm.
“The advice, techniques and strategies that I received from the Apex Arts League and its Emerging Artist Program were invaluable. I hope to share these same lessons with others just starting to realize their dream.” Sara Miller, past Emerging Artist participant and current Emerging Artist Mentor..
DELIGHTFUL: Ft. Worth Opera with Grammy-Nominated Mezzo-Soprano Emily Fons & Ft. Worth Opera Artistic Director Joe Illick
Join Fort Worth Opera (FWOpera), the Apex Arts League, and the City of Southlake for an afternoon of opera arias, Broadway favorites, and celebrated classics from the Great American Songbook, featuring internationally renowned mezzo-soprano Emily Fons. Acclaimed by Opera News as one of opera’s rising stars and praised for her Grammy-nominated role in Jennifer Higdon’s world premiere opera, Cold Mountain, the Wisconsin native will be accompanied by FWOpera Artistic Director Joe Illick at the piano.
“I am looking forward to being part of Fort Worth Opera's first appearance in Southlake,” said Fons. “I enjoy putting together a recital full of ear pleasing, diverse music that can transport an audience to a place of calm beauty. I also love the immediacy of presenting music and text to a smaller audience and inviting them to experience music up close and personal, in hopes that they leave feeling uplifted and refreshed!”
Tickets a $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and Apex members, and $10 for students, and can be purchased at www.apexartsleague.com or please call 682-651-5026.
Southlake-based Apex Arts League sponsors a variety of performing and visual arts programs in the local area. For more information, visit www.apexartsleague.com.
Pre-concert lecture at 6:15 followed by performance at 7:00.
"5 composer, 1 great night"
The Dallas Symphony Orchestra (DSO) announces its return to Southlake, Texas, as part of the DSO on the GO concert series. DSO on the GO is presented by Ebby Halliday, REALTORS.
Assistant Conductor Ruth Reinhardt will lead the DSO in a program of exciting classical works on April 5, 2018, at 7:00 PM at White’s Chapel United Methodist Church. Selections will include Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture, Prokofiev’s “Classical Symphony,” Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite and more.
Patrons may arrive early for a pre-concert lecture. It will be led by DSO Director of Education, Jamie Allen at 6:15 PM.
DSO on the GO was launched in 2012 with a classical concert in Allen, Texas. In the 2017/18 season, DSO on the GO features the full Dallas Symphony Orchestra playing classical and pops concerts in cities and neighborhoods across North Texas. DSO on the GO concerts include familiar classical pieces and popular light classics, with concerto soloists who are principal musicians from the Dallas Symphony.
Single tickets are $19 for general admission, $15 for APEX members and $9 for Students. Tickets can be purchased at www.mydso.com or by calling 214.TIX.4DSO.
In its 10th Annual Jazz Festival, the APEX Arts League will present to Northeast Tarrant County The UNT One O’Clock Lab Band in concert on Saturday, March 3 at 7:00 p.m., at White’s Chapel United Methodist Church, 185 South White’s Chapel Boulevard, Southlake. Three highly talented high school jazz bands will open the program, performing commissioned pieces written by composition students at UNT. The High School bands include:
- Birdville High School Jazz Ensemble from North Richland Hills, Texas
- Carroll Jazz Orchestra from Southlake, Texas
- Liberty High School Jazz Ensemble from Frisco, Texas
The One O’Clock, under the direction of Alan Baylock, is the premier performing jazz ensemble from the internationally acclaimed University of North Texas’ Jazz Studies Program. The One O’Clock is a seven time Grammy- nominated ensemble and is noted for its exceptional individual musicianship and tight ensemble performance. The One O’Clock frequently appears in major jazz venues such as Birdland (NYC), Blues Alley (DC) and Catalina’s (LA) and has produced more than 60 albums in its tenure. Tickets at the door are $15 for adults, $10 for band parents, seniors and Apex members and $5 for students. Tickets can be purchased online at apexartsleague.com or at the door.
Apex Arts League is proud to present “Echos of Wonder”, featuring seasonally inspired music performed by award-winning Dallas Symphony principal harpist, Emily Levin, on Sunday December 10 at 6pm.
As part of Apex’s Chamber Music Project, this program will be presented in the intimate setting of a Southlake patron’s home, decorated for the festive season. Food and drink will be served and holiday attire is requested.
This special event is limited to 50 people so reserve your space now by purchasing tickets here Tickets are $50 per person and as part of this incredible offer, will include Annual Patron APEX Membership. With Apex Membership, you will receive discounts to all Apex programming, complimentary invitation to “A Taste of Apex” on January 25 at the Marq, and you will helping us cultivate a vibrant home of the arts in Northeast Tarrant County.
Avant Chamber Ballet Presents: The Nutcracker - Short and Suite
Avant Chamber Ballet presents the holiday classic, Nutcracker: Short and Suite in Southlake, Tx with a cast of professional dancers and live music. This seasons production is a family-friendly one-hour holiday celebration with all your favorite characters!
“Each year we update and refresh the production with little changes to the choreography and costumes,” says artistic director Katie Cooper. “It doesn’t seem like the holidays without Nutcracker but it’s great to be able to something a little bit different. We skip some of the storytelling sections and focus on everyone’s favorite dancing which makes it an easier and shorter production for kids in the audience too.”
The performance is presented by Apex Arts League who brings top level arts group such as the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and the Fort Worth Symphony to the city of Southlake. It is made possible through the support of Arts Council Northeast.
Tickets are available online at www.apexartsleague.com or at the door.
$20 Adult or $15 Seniors, Students, Apex Members.
There’ll be wand-waving of a different sort during the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra’s Halloween-themed concert on Saturday, October 22, 2017, when Associate Conductor Alejandro Gómez Guillén leads the orchestra in musical selections from the Harry Potter films. This family-friendly concert will take place at White’s Chapel United Methodist Church in Southlake and include an instrument petting zoo provided by Music & Arts for children to try out different orchestral instruments.
Halloween with Harry Potter—presented in partnership with the Apex Arts League—will include orchestral music from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, featuring music by Academy Award®-winning composer John Williams.
Concert-goers are invited to attend in their Hogwarts-regalia or their muggle clothes. This concert begins at 6:00 PM in White’s Chapel UMC, Southlake on Saturday, October 22, 2017. The instrument petting zoo will begin one hour earlier at 5:00 PM. Prices are $10 for children and $20 for adults, with discounts available for Apex members. Tickets can be purchased by calling the FWSO Ticket Office at 817-665-6000, by visiting www.fwsymphony.org.
Apex Arts League and The Dallas Symphony Orchestra (DSO) announce a performance in Southlake in October as part of the DSO on the GO concert series. DSO on the GO is generously supported by Ebby Halliday, REALTORS. Assistant Conductor Ruth Reinhardt and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra will return to Southlake on October 15, 2017, at White’s Chapel United Methodist Church. DSO Principal Second Violin Angela Fuller Heyde will perform Edgar Meyer’s Violin Concerto, a traditional solo work colored with Meyer’s bluegrass roots. "I am so excited to share the stage with my colleagues for this beautiful work,” said Fuller Heyde. “I love the colors and energy of the Meyer Violin Concerto, especially its complex rhythms and gorgeous melodies.” Other works on the program also explore folk music through an unexpected lens. Aaron Copland’s Three Latin American Sketches represent the iconic American composer’s musical reaction to his visits and studies in Mexico. Dvořák’s American Suite was written after the composer’s famed trip to the “New World” and mixes American themes and Czech folk music. DSO on the GO was launched in 2012 with a classical concert in Allen. In the 2017/18 season, the series will feature the full Dallas Symphony Orchestra playing classical and pops concerts in cities and neighborhoods across North Texas. DSO on the GO concerts include familiar classical pieces and popular light classics, with concerto soloists who are principal musicians from the DSO. Single tickets are $19 for general admission, $15 for Apex members and $9 for Students. Tickets can be purchased at www.mydso.com or by calling 214.TIX.4DSO.