OK, one more thing before we’re off. Longtime and much-beloved North Texas arts patron Bill Winspear – who passed away in June – will be honored with a concert this Sunday at 4 p.m., in the UNT performance hall bearing his name. Grammy-nominated tenor Richard Croft and the award-winning Vladimir Viardo protegee Anastasia Markina will be featured, along with several other vocal students and the UNT Symphony, under the direction of Stephen Dubberly. Mr. Winspear’s eldest son Don will also be on hand for remarks.
The afternoon’s performances will include Mozart’s “Dalla sua Pace” (from Don Giovanni), Liszt’s transcription of Wagner’s “Liebestod” from Tristan und Isolde, and selections from Charles Gounod’s Romeo et Juliette and Faust.
The public is invited to come out and enjoy this free performance and pay tribute to the man who made it all possible.
*****The Bill Winspear Memorial Concert – Sunday, December 2nd at 4 p.m. in the Margot & Bill Winspear Performance Hall, in UNT’s Murchison Performing Arts Center. For more information, call (940) 369-7802.