Friday, September 24, 2021

2021 Art in the Square Kicks Off With Featured Artists

Strokes, the kick-off for Art in the Square showcasing 2021 featured artists is displayed at Southlake Town Hall. The community has the opportunity to view a sampling of the creativity of five artists, four from DFW area and one from Oregon, that will be participating in the event to be held September 24-26 at Southlake Town Square.

Because of COVID-19 the community has three options for viewing this year’s talented artists. In-person, online ( or QR code (found on signs at Town Hall) viewings are available. Just scan the QR code on your phone. QR will be at top of Art in the Square signs displayed.

While enjoying this fabulous artwork, we invite all to cast a vote for your favorite artist for the 2021 Art in the Square. The artist receiving the most votes will be 2021 People’s Choice Winner. The public has the opportunity to vote through the end of April.

Strokes is co-sponsored by the Southlake Arts Council, Apex Arts League and Art in the Square/Southlake Women’s Club.

Save the dates September 24-26, 2021 to attend Art in the Square, an artful fun filled weekend to experience with family and friends. For more festival information

Apex Arts League, on behalf of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, announces an upcoming Chamber Music Concert

Join the Apex Arts League as they present their first opportunity to bring you “DSO on the GO Brass Quintet,” featuring world class musicians from the Dallas Symphony Orchestra on Sunday, November 8 at 3 p.m. at the Aria Amphitheater at The Marq Southlake.

The Dallas Symphony Brass will present an afternoon of popular, classical and jazz favorites composed and arranged for brass quintet. Out of all orchestral instruments, brass lend themselves to outside performances because of their ability to project so all can hear.

This concert is free and open to the public. Please bring a chair and or blanket to enjoy this outdoor event. Masks and social distancing requirements will be enforced.

A virtual recording will be released after the concert at

Music with Film presented by APEX

Apex brings excellence in the arts to Northeast Tarrant County on Sunday, March 22 at White’s Chapel UMC. The Texas Chamber Music Project (TXCMP) will feature Charlie Chaplin’s classic film accompanied by the orchestra and Brahms Hungarian Rhapsody. Thomas Connely will conduct other works by Grieg, Mendelssohn and Vaughn Williams, featuring Chris Mattaliano on violin.

The Texas Chamber Music Project of the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex is a 501c3 community-driven orchestra founded by veterans of the North Texas classical music scene specializing in music written for smaller ensembles. By performing in various, and sometimes unexpected venues, TXCMP seeks to bring the experience of chamber music to broader and diverse audiences.

Tickets available at the door or online at

12th Annual Apex Jazz Festival featuring the UNT One O’clock Lab Band

With its 12th Annual Jazz Fest, the Apex Arts League will present the University of Texas One O’clock Lab Band in concert on Saturday, February 29 at 7 p.m., at Carroll Senior High School Auditorium located at 1501 West Southlake Boulevard.

These three talented high school jazz bands will open the program, performing commissioned pieces written by composition students at UNT.

  • Carroll High School
  • Boswell High School
  • Denton High School

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 can be purchased online at or at the door.

Apex Hosts Chamber Music Concert

Apex Arts League and Texas Winds Musical Outreach announce an upcoming Chamber Music Concert.

“Mozart and More: Musical Gems for Oboe and Friends”
Sunday, Feburary 9, 2020
6 p.m.Grace Chapel at White’s Chapel UMC

Tickets, $20 adults, $15 seniors/Apex members, $10 children/students, are available online at or at the door.

The concert will feature Eric Barr, Principal Oboe Emeritus of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, performing famous works of the Classical repertoire, including a movement from the Mozart Oboe Quartet; as well as melodies by Gershwin and Berlin that will encourage humming or singing along.

This program will then travel to several North Texas nursing homes, hospitals, cancer clinics, and Head Start centers as part of Texas Winds Musical Outreach. The mission: to engage, comfort and celebrate the spirits of isolated seniors, hospital patients, veterans and children in North Texas through live, professional musical performances.

Join us for this “Gem” of a performance and learn more about how Texas Winds “turns dining halls into concert halls,” taking live music out of the concert hall and bringing it directly to people who have little opportunity to experience it.

About Apex Arts League
Now in the 13th season, Apex is dedicated to presenting world class arts talent to Northeast Tarrant County. Variety, close to home, affordable. Apex is also looking at potential arts space in the community.

Radio Theater Live

Apex Arts League and OnStage in Bedford are pleased to announce “Radio Theater Live.”

The dinner theater will take place Thursday, January 30 at 7 p.m. at The Marq Southlake. Doors will open at 6:45 p.m. Seats will be assigned.

The theater will bring back the days when families sat around the radio. Historically, radio drama depended on dialogue, music and sound effects to
help the listener imagine the characters and story. With the addition of the finest local thespians on the stage, it is sure to entertain. Expect drama, intrigue, humor, cool sounds and old tim advertisements.

A full dining experience hinting to 1940s family dining with a contemporary twist will be provided by City Kitchen. Wine will be included.

Get your tickets at for $45, $40 for Apex members.

Apex brings excellence in the arts to Northeast Tarrant County. Music, dance, theater, art, film. Something for everyone. Close to home. Affordable.

ONSTAGE in Bedford is a volunteer-based theater providing accessible, diverse and high quality live entertainment to North Texas.

For details, ticket sales and more, go to

American Baroque Opera Co. and Avant Chamber Ballet Comes to Southlake

The American Baroque Opera Company along with the Avant Chamber Ballet will present, “The Decent of Orpheus to the Underworld” or La descente d’Orphée aux enfers, Sunday, November 3, 4 p.m. at White’s Chapel Church.

The 2 act opera, written by French composer Charpentier around 1686 will be performed in French with English translation provided on screen. The classic story centers around Orpheus; a musician, poet and prophet in ancient Greek religion and his attempt to retrieve his wife Eurydice from the underworld.

ABO performs fully staged Baroque operas; costumed performances with chamber (small) orchestra using period instruments. Tickets $20 adults, $15 seniors/Apex members $10 children are available online at or at the door.


Nutcracker: Short and Suite Returns to Southlake

The Avant Chamber Ballet brings the Nutcracker: Short and Suite with live music back to Southlake on Thursday, November 21 at 7:30 p.m. at White’s Chapel UMC.

This production is a family-friendly shortened version of the holiday classic with the professional dancers of ACB plus new costumes and choreography by Paul Mejia.

“This performance is a perfect introduction to everyone’s favorite ballet,” says ACB artistic director Katie Cooper. “Nutcracker: Short and Suite will get you in the spirit and launch your holiday season.”

This performance is presented by Apex Arts League who brings major arts groups such as the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and the Fort Worth Symphony to the City of Southlake.

Tickets are available online at or at the door. $20 Adults, $15 Seniors or Apex Members, $10 Children


FWSO Star Wars in Southlake, TX

In partnership with Apex Arts League, the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra will return to White’s Chapel UMC in Southlake to perform a family concert featuring Star Wars and other magnificent scores by John Williams.

This family concert will take place at 6:00 p.m. at White’s Chapel UMC, Southlake on Sunday, October 6, 2019. Tickets can be purchased by calling the FWSO Ticket Office at 817-665-6000, by visiting

About Apex Arts League

The mission of Apex Arts League is to enhance appreciation, provide access and promote participation in the arts in our community – the Apex of the DFW Metroplex – through a partnership with leading arts and civic organizations. A home for the arts in our area has always been in our vision.

We are extremely appreciative of White’s Chapel United Methodist Church, Carroll Independent School District, the City of Southlake, the City of Colleyville and Southlake Town Square for sharing their facilities with us this season and enabling us to present a variety of exciting, innovative and quality programming to North East Tarrant County.

About Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra

The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra is deeply committed to uniting its community through performance, education and outreach, reaching an audience of more than 200,000 annually. Since its beginnings in 1912, the FWSO has been an essential thread in the city’s cultural fabric and the very foundation of Fort Worth’s performing arts. Music Director Miguel Harth-Bedoya, now in his 19th season at the artistic helm of the FWSO, has led the orchestra into the 21st century to new levels of excellence. Under his leadership, the FWSO has performed at Carnegie Hall and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts as part of SHIFT: A Festival of American Orchestras. Throughout his tenure, the FWSO has released 13 recordings – with several being world premiere releases – garnering international acclaim. Miguel Harth-Bedoya and the FWSO have embraced creative collaborations through residencies, partnerships and commissions. As the principal resident company of the acoustically superb Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Performance Hall, the Orchestra performs a full season of concerts featuring internationally-acclaimed guest artists and works by living composers. The Orchestra performs and partners with the Texas Ballet Theater, Fort Worth Opera, The Cliburn and Performing Arts Fort Worth. Each summer at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden, the FWSO presents Concerts In The Garden – a series of family-friendly concerts that has become a city-wide tradition. Additionally, the orchestra hosts an annual Festival of Orchestras, providing an opportunity for non-professional orchestras across the state of Texas to perform in Bass Performance Hall. The FWSO keeps exceptional musical experiences at the heart of its community. After all—life is better with music!