DSO WOWS ‘EM: If you are heading to the symphony this weekend, it sounds like you chose wisely. Scott Cantrell raves about the Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s reading of Elgar’s First Symphony on Thursday night. The performance was led by guest conductor Jeffrey Kahane, who later performed Beethoven’s First Piano Concerto. Of the Elgar performance, Cantrell writes, “It was wisely paced and lovingly formed. The last three minutes or so of the slow movement were heart-rending; the finale’s peroration was electrifying.” You can read his complete review here. Incidentally, the DSO is joining 160 orchestras in a food drive this weekend. So before you head out, be sure and grab a couple cans from the pantry.
DAN SEALS DIES: One of North Texas’ most accomplished popular musicians has died. Dan Seals, who performed as one half of England Dan & John Ford Coley and later went on to a successful country music career, died Wednesday. He was 61. Seals was the brother of Jim Seals of Seals & Croft fame. For a well-written and thorough obit, click here.