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CAN Member: The New Conservatory of Dallas                                     Contact Name: Oneida Cramer
Web Site:                                       Contact e-mail:

                Welcome to the newest Cooperative Arts News Affiliate!
                                                                 XTO ENERGY
                                                          NEW CONSERVATORY OF DALLAS
                                                         Arkady Fomin           Artistic Director

                                                  COMMUNITIES FOUNDATION of TEXAS

                                                 Symphony of Toys
                                                     PAGE JOHNSON FAMILY CONCERT

                                                          2:30 pm Sunday, November 25, 2007
                                                          Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center

            Symphony of Toys™ is a unique family concert presentation, in which young musicians of the New Conservatory
            of Dallas, via the medium of music, help to provide holiday gifts for children in the area in cooperation with Santa’s
            Helpers Toy Drive. The concert features the orchestras of the New Conservatory of Dallas under direction of
            Arkady Fomin, Gary Needham and Amy Gearhart. Joining the New Conservatory of Dallas orchestras will be
            dancers from Dallas Ballet Center under the direction of Judy and Brent Klopfenstein.

            Symphony of Toys™ concert will include music by Vivaldi, Grieg, Sibelius, Janacek, Sarasate,Tchaikovsky and
            Piazzolla. An entertaining work - Toy Symphony by Leopold Mozart, father of the Amadeus will begin the Holiday
            Concert under batons of Arkady Fomin, Conservatory Artistic Director and Gregory Davis, WRR Classical music
            station General Manager together with Toy Soloists, comprised of cultural and civic leaders from the community
            and members of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.

            The 21st Annual Symphony of Toys™ begins at 2:30 PM on Sunday, November 25, 2007 at the Morton H. Meyer-
            son Symphony Center. Admission is a free ticket and a new, unwrapped toy for WFAA Channel 8 Santa’s Helpers
            Toy Drive. Complimentary tickets can be obtained at Tom Thumb stores, at, by calling
            972-503-8486, and by email to

            Symphony of Toys™ Communities Foundation of Texas Page Johnson Family concert has collected, over the
            years, close to 40,000 toys making New Conservatory of Dallas a major contributor to the WFAA Channel 8
            Santa’s Helpers Toy Drive.

            For information on the Conservatory educational and performing opportunities, contact the New Conservatory of
            Dallas at 972-503-8486, or email:

             New Conservatory of Dallas is supported, in part, by the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, Dallas Arts District Foundation,
                            WRR and Communities Foundation of Texas, other corporations and many individuals.

                                              P.O. Box 743876, Dallas, Texas 75374-3876 972-503-8486
                               The New Conservatory of Dallas is a nonprofit organization as designated by IRS Code 501(c)(3).

CAN member: Fine Arts Chamber Players                        Contact Name: Karen Bower Robinson
Web Site: Contact e-mail:

                                      The organ at First United Methodist Church Dallas

                              Bancroft Family Concerts Present
                             A Musical Feast on November 24th.
          Fine Arts Chamber Players (FACP) presents a Thanksgiving musical feast on Sat-
          urday, November 24, 2007 at 3:00 pm at First United Methodist Church, 1928
          Ross Ave., with a concert of music for brass and organ. Admission to the concert
          is free and requires no reservation. For more information, please call
          214.520.2219 or visit

          The program features five brass musicians from the Dallas Symphony Orchestra:
          Russell Campbell - trumpet, Kevin Finamore - trumpet, Gregory Hustis - horn,
          John Kitzman - trombone, and Matt Good - tuba with First United Methodist
          Church Dallas organist Tim Effler. Music includes selections by Richard Strauss,
          Giovanni Gabrieli, Jean Mouret, J. S. Bach and David Sampson.

          Fine Arts Chamber Players' Bancroft Family Concerts are made possible in part
          by the Sue & Christopher Bancroft Family, the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Af-
          fairs (OCA), TACA, the Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA) and WRR-FM Clas-
          sical 101.

CAN member: Rich-Tones                                   Contact Name: Jennifer Garrett
Web Site:                      Contact e-mail:

       The Rich-Tone Chorus wants to take you "Home for the Holidays" where you can relax to
       heart-warming songs of the season. Sit back and enjoy the music...from traditional to modern,
       secular to sacred, Chanukah to Christmas, rollicking to reverent. This 90-minute musical
       showcase will feature award-winning quartets, fun specialty groups and the electrifying 4-time
       International Champion Rich-Tone Chorus!

       When:    Saturday, December 1, 2007
       Times:   3:00pm and 7:30pm
       Where: The Eisemann Center for Performing Arts, Richardson, TX
       Tickets: 3:00pm Matinee: Adults: $15, Children 3-12: $10, Groups 10+: $12 each
                7:30pm Evening: Adults: $20, Children 3-12: $10, Groups 10+: $17 each

       To order tickets, email, call the Rich-Tone Ticket Hotline at 214-232-6409,
       or call the Eisemann Box Office at 972-744-4650. You can also order online at

       For those on your list who seem to have everything, why not treat them to an unforgettable holiday
       "experience" with the Rich-Tone Chorus! What better gift can you give than time together with your
       friends and family, sharing holiday cheer and the love of music! Come "Home for the Holidays" with
       the Rich-Tones and give a great holiday gift!

CAN member: Texas Camerata                      Contact Name: Lee Lattimore
Web Site:          Contact e-mail:

                                         Texas Camerata
                                             and the
                                 Ridglea Presbyterian
                              J. S. Bach Cantata #61
                       Sunday, December 2, 2007 (Advent 1)
                              11 am Worship Service
                           Ridglea Presbyterian Church
                       6201 Camp Bowie Blvd. in Fort Worth
                          You are also invited to attend a class on the
                                  History of Church Music
                                 Each Sunday in November at
                                 Ridglea Presbyterian Church
                                          9:30 – 10:30

                                       Presented by:
                      Texas Camerata Board President - Jean Hadley
                     Ridglea Presbyterian Music Director – John O’Neal
                         Modern/Baroque Cello Artist – Karen Hall

CAN member: Rhythm Junkies                               Contact Name: Karen Osborn Stanford
Web Site:                  Contact e-mail:

                                  KEEP A DALLAS LEGEND DANCING
                                a benefit dance concert for Terry Wolter

                                            Sunday December 2-2pm
                                     Courtyard Theatre 1509 Ave H Plano TX

                                            $15 General Admission
                                          Donations gratefully accepted

       Terry Wolter is a well known and loved figure within the Dallas Metroplex dance community.
       From being one of the founders of our local National Tap Dance Celebration, heading the dance
       department at Ursuline Academy, and founding the Rhythm Junkies her accomplishments are
       many. Her dedication and talent have paved the way for many dancers to go on to successful
       careers. She has greatly enriched our dance community. Now Terry needs our help to finance
       the cost of knee replacement surgery. Please join us for this great dance concert featuring the
       Rhythm Junkies, Class Act, Dallas Tap Dazzlers, The Dance Movement, iNstep, Legacy Tap
       Project, London School of Dance, Plano Dance Theatre, Plano Metropolitan Ballet, and more!
       The concert will be Dec. 2pm at the Courtyard Theatre 1509 Ave H, Plano. Tickets are $15
       general admission at the door. Donations will be gratefully accepted.

       If you are unable to attend or would like to donate more than the $15 ticket price please send a
       check to the Rhythm Junkies at 8005 Esquire Lane Rowlett TX with Terry Wolter written the
       memo line. All the proceeds of the concert and all donations will be used for medical expenses.
       Together we can get her dancing again!

CAN member: New Philharmonic Orchestra of Irving             Contact Name: Sue Wilson
Web Site:        Contact e-mail:

                                          The New Philharmonic Orchestra of Irving

             Inspiring Excellence (IISD Orchestras)
             Tuesday December 4th at 8:00. Irving Arts Center

             •   P. I. Tchaikovsky: Capriccio italien, op. 45
             •   F. J. Haydn: Concerto for Trumpet in E-flat major
                 Soloist: Dr. Jean-Christophe Dobrzelewski
             •   F. P. Schubert: Symphony no. 5, D485 in B-flat major
             •   G. Bizet: Suite L’Arlésienne no. 2
                 IISD Orchestras
                                                                                   Dr. Jean-Christophe Dobrzelewski, trum-

      From Tchaikovsky’s Capriccio Italien, inspired by the cavalry bugle calls, folk music and street songs
      of Italy, to the Trumpet Concerto Haydn composed for his friend after developing a more versatile
      trumpet, to the masterful melodies of Schubert’s Fifth Symphony, and honoring the select Irving All-
      City High School orchestra as they play a “side by side” performance of Bizet’s L’Arlesienne Suite
      #2, the December 4th concert of the New Philharmonic Orchestra of Irving under the baton of Dr.
      Sergio Espinosa centers on inspiration and excellence. Don’t miss the opportunity to stock up for
      holiday gift-giving at the NPOI Annual Silent Auction in the Carpenter Hall lobby at 6:30 pm, while
      the Irving All-City Orchestras perform the Pre-concert Recital at 7pm.

      Don’t miss this evening of inspiration and excellence! The celebration begins at 7 pm at the Irving
      Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., north of Airport Freeway. Tickets are $15 Adults, $12 Seniors
      and $8 Students. For further information, call the Irving Arts Center Box Office - 972/252-ARTS or
      the NPOI message center - 972/252-7558, ext. 248 or check the Irving Arts Center website at http:// or The NPOI is funded
      in part by the City of Irving through the Irving Arts Board. Season sponsors include the Dallas Morn-
      ing News, and WRR 101.1fm.

                                            Dr. Sergio Espinosa, Conductor/Music

CAN member: Plano Men of Note Chorus   Contact Name: David Wagner
Web Site:    Contact e-mail:

CAN member: The Labyrinth Theatre                              Contact Name: Laurel Ruff
Web Site:                   Contact e-mail:

                   The Labyrinth Theatre Presents a New Spin on an Old Favorite
                                   A Broadway Christmas Carol
       The Spin:
                   •   Find a different perspective around each corner as you enter our space for the show.
                   •   Need your dose of Dickens each year but want to shake things up a bit? Our classic story
                       is told via parody of tried and true Broadway show tunes!
                   •   Novel Entertainment, fun for the whole family and groups large and small!

       A Broadway Christmas Carol is a delightful and unexpected mix of show tune song parodies and
       Charles Dickens' classic story of the redeemed miser, Ebenezer Scrooge. “A little song, a little dance, a
       little egg nog down your pants!”

                                                A Broadway Christmas Carol
                                                     by Kathy Feininger
                                                  Directed by Kelly Thomas
                                               Musical Direction by Mark Mullino

       Cast:           Merrie Nell Spence*, Brian Hathaway*, and Walter Cunningham
                       (* indicates member of Actors’ Equity Association)

       When:           November 15 – December 8, 2007 (no show on Thanksgiving Day)
                       Thursday through Saturday evenings 7:30 pm, Saturday matinees 3:00 pm

       Where:          The Labyrinth Theatre – 1400 W. Arapaho Rd. (at Coit), Richardson, TX 75080

       Cost:           Tickets range from $10 to $25. Discounts for seniors, students and groups are
                       available. Patrons who also make a tax-deductible contribution to The Labyrinth Theatre
                       receive many additional benefits, such as reserved seating and invitations to private dinners
                       and receptions.

                       Groups: $12 on Thursday evenings and Saturday matinees, $15 on Friday and Saturday
                       evenings with groups of 10 or more. Please call for reservations.

                       For more information, visit The Labyrinth Theatre web site at
             , contact The Labyrinth Theatre Box Office at (972) 231-1012,
                       or go to the Box Office at Arapaho United Methodist Church, 1400 W. Arapaho Road (at
                       Coit), Richardson, TX 75080.The Labyrinth Theatre is a professional, not for profit theatre
                       founded to promote philosophical, ideological and theological thought and discussion. The
                       Labyrinth Theatre operates under a Small Professional Theatre contract with Actors’ Equity

CAN member: Highlander Concert Series         Contact Name: Walter Gast
Web Site:   Contact e-mail:

CAN member: Transfigured Nights - Church of the Transfiguration   Contact Name: Greg Alexander
Web Site:                  Contact e-mail: tfn_music@yahoo

                              Transfigured Nights Presents: A Baroque Christmas
                                     Sunday, December 9, 2007, 7:00 P.M.

                                       The Transfiguration Choir, soloists,
                                  and instrumentalists from the Texas Camerata
                                    will present two beloved Advent Cantatas
                                            by Johann Sebastian Bach:

                                     No. 61 (Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland)
                                              No. 140 (Wachet auf).

                              The concert event will also honor the 300th anniversary
                                       of Dietrich Buxtehude (1637 – 1707)
                              with a performance of one of his beautiful trio sonatas.

                             A holiday reception will follow the concert in Roper Hall.
                             The concert and reception are free and open to the public.
                                               Childcare is provided.

                                    The Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration
                                               14115 Hillcrest Road
                                            Dallas, Texas 75254-8622
                                               Phone 972-233-1898

CAN Sponsor: Frisco Strings              Contact Name: Peter Harrington
Web Site:   Contact e-mail:


CAN member: Festival of Sound Classical Series                   Contact Name: Ginger Williams

Web Site:                                 Contact e-mail:

                            Mark your calendars now for the next two
                                             Festival of Sound

                         Friday                                               Sunday
                    December 14, 2007                                      January 6, 2008
                        7:00 p.m                                              6:00 p.m

           Katherine Burkwall-Ciscon, Pianist for                An Evening with Chris Adkins, Principal
          Houston Ballet and John Burkwall, LHPC                Cellist of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra
          organist, play Dukas’ Sorcerers Appren-               - Candlelight Dinner before Performance
                       tice, and more.                                  – Fundraiser for the Festival

                                         Lake Highlands Presbyterian Church
                                       8525 Audelia Road (Audelia @ NW Hwy)

                                            For questions, please contact:
                                   Ginger Williams - 214.327.5332; cell 214-923-2230

CAN member: Contemporary Chorale                Contact Name: Diane Downey
Web Site:   Contact e-mail:

CAN member: Dallas Chamber Orchestra       Contact Name: Ron Neal
Web Site:   Contact e-mail:

CAN member: Orpheus Chamber Singers                            Contact Name: Kenton Kravig
Web Site:                Contact e-mail:

                                 Orpheus Chamber Singers
                                       December Dreams
   Tuesday, 18 December 2007, 7.30pm
   Saint Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 6306 Kenwood Avenue at Abrams, Dallas

   Friday, 21 December 2007, 7.30pm
                   Saint Rita Catholic Community, 12521 Inwood Road at Harvest Hill, Dallas

      Single Tickets: $25 Regular / $20 Seniors (65+) / $10 Students (thru college)
      Priority Seating Single Tickets: $30 Regular / $25 Seniors / $15 Students
        (near the front of the venue)

               Call 214.546.1252 or visit

   Orpheus invites you to end the year 2007 with the warm sounds of secular and sacred music on
   subjects as varied as snow, love, and the birth of a baby. Experience five centuries of ancient and
   newly-written carols and motets, sing along on familiar carols, and luxuriate in the ethereal sounds
   of the harp, played by Laura Logan.

   Orpheus Chamber Singers is celebrating its thirteenth season of bringing exceptional choral music
   to the metroplex, performed with professional polish and joyous spirit. We aim to enrich, inspire
   and educate by providing exceptional performances of traditional and innovative choral music
   from the past five centuries.

CAN member: Plano Civic Chorus              Contact Name: Mary Joyner
Web Site:   Contact e-mail:

CAN member: Tuzer Ballet                Contact Name: Charyl McAfee-Duncan
Web Site:   Contact e-mail:

                                          CAN Sponsors
CAN Sponsor: Frisco Strings                    Contact Name: Peter Harrington
Web Site:         Contact e-mail:

CAN Sponsor:                Contact Name: Laurel Ornish
Web Site:        Contact e-mail:

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                                      Current CAN Affiliated Arts Organizations

Organization Name:             Contact:        Contact e-mail Address:        Web Address:

Akeru Ensemble                 Heather     

Arts District Chorale          Laura Yates
Artreach-Dallas, Inc.          Bill Martin

Blue Candlelight Series        Elena Osadchy

Calvary Lutheran Church        Viktor Anders- 
Canyon Creek Presbyterian      David  
Church                         Witherspoon

Certain Music Studio           J. Rand Cer-

Chamber Music International    Joy Hinkelman tick-               
Chamberlain Performing Arts    Sherry Shults      http://
Musical Theatre Company                                                       Laurel Ornish

Clavier Trio                   Oneida Cramer
Contemporary Chorale           Diane Downey

Creative Arts Alliance         Mary Medrick    

CVC Family Music Theatre       Jonna Fernan-   

Dallas Bach Society            Martha Allday

Dallas Chamber Music Society P Jay Werner

Dallas Chamber Orchestra       Ron Neal        info@dallaschamberorchestra.or
Dallas Chapter of the Ameri-   Gordon 
can Guild of Organists         McMillan
DART                           Tasha Lowery

Festival of Sound Classical    Ginger Wil-
Series                         liams
Fine Arts Chamber Players      Karen Bower     mu-                  
                               Robinson index.html
                                    Current CAN Affiliated Arts Organizations
Organization Name:           Contact:        Contact e-mail Address:            Web Address:

Garland Summer Musicals      Patty Granville          http://
Giocoso String Quartet       David 
Greater Dallas Youth Orches- Chuck Moore           
Highland Park Chorale        Greg Hobbs      

Highlander Concert Series    Walter Gast

IISD Fine Arts Faculty       Dr.Alfred Green

Irving Chorale               Laura Sanner  

Ivy Camerata Orchestra       Elizabeth       

Jim R. Henderson Garland     Jim R. Hender-    
Chorale                      son

The Labyrinth Theatre        Laurel Ruff

Lake Music                   Andrew Fullford      

Laura Ainsworth-“My Ship     Pat Reeder
Has Sailed"
The Living Opera             Gail Essary  

Lu Mitchell                  Lu Mitchell     

Lyric Stage                  Steven Jones      

Mesquite Symphony Orches- Roger Gilliam     
The New Conservatory of Dal- Oneida Cramer

New Philharmonic Orchestra   Sue Wilson    
of Irving                                                                       npoi.htm

New Philharmonic Chamber     David 
Players                      Witherspoon
                                        Current CAN Affiliated Arts Organizations

Organization Name:            Contact:         Contact e-mail Address:              Web Address:
Octaviar Productions          Margaret       
Orpheus Chamber Singers       Kenton Kravig    administra-                          http://
Plano Men of Note Chorus      David Wagner    
Plano Civic Chorus            Mary Joyner       
Preston Hollow Presbyterian   Sharon Taylor
Church Choir
Pro Musica Chamber Music      David  

Regal Opera Company           Pam Cochrane       

Richardson Arts Alliance      Pat Fox

Richardson Community Band George W.   http://
Richardson Symphony           Elizabeth Mi-
Rich-Tones                    Jennifer Garrett

Rover Dramawerks              Carol M. Rice

Rhythm Junkies                Karen Osborn      
Sonny Rios Voice Studios      Sonny Rios   

Southwest Children's Chorus Michael King           

Tech Tones                    Anne White

Texas Camerata                Lee Lattimore            

Theatre Britain               Sue Birch

Theatre Three Dallas         Kimberly Rich-   
Transfigured Nights - Church Greg Alexander tfn_music@yahoo               
of the Transfiguration
Tuzer Ballet                  Charyl McAfee-       
UTD School of Arts & Hu-      Kristi Barrus         
Voices of Change              Eileen McKee    

Zion Lutheran Church          Sam Eatherton     
                                       Current CAN Sponsors

Organization Name:   Contact:         Contact e-mail Address:            Web Address:
A-S   Laurel Ornish

Frisco Strings       Peter Harring-   Pe-                      


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