The Star-Telegram arts writers spotlight what’s rocking their world this week.
1 Piano master classes with Leon Fleisher: A rare collaboration between the Nasher Sculpture Center and the Cliburn will produce a concert called “Soundings: A Tribute to Van Cliburn” featuring legendary pianist Leon Fleisher on Thursday at the Nasher. The concert is sold out, but fans of Fleisher can attend two public master classes he will lead at Texas Christian University’s Ed Landreth Hall in coming days. A class 6-8 p.m. Monday will spotlight the music of Brahms and Schumann; a class 3-5 p.m. Tuesday will focus on works by Mozart, Beethoven and Ravel, all played by recent Cliburn competitors. For more information and tickets, $10, visit www.nashersculpturecenter.org.
— Stephanie Allmon
2 ART7 Crockett Community Gallery: There is a new gallery in Fort Worth off West Seventh and it’s ART7 Crockett Community Gallery at 2956 Crockett St. The first exhibition features the work of the Fort Worth Art Collective and will be on exhibit through May 31. The facility will be managed by the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, a division of the Arts Council of Fort Worth. The gallery will be open 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, and 1-8 p.m. Saturday. Classes, readings, performances and other events are being planned. For more information, visit fwcac.com and west-7th.com.
— Gaile Robinson
3 Overlord: Criterion Collection on Blu-ray: Once you see director Stuart Cooper’s masterful Overlord, it’s hard to shake. Stitching a fictional, filmed-in-1975 narrative about a young soldier’s experiences from basic training through to D-Day into real World War II archival footage, Cooper constructs a film as heartbreaking as it is harrowing. Newly issued by the Criterion Collection on a sparkling new Blu-ray edition, in stores Tuesday, the disc includes several insightful supplements, detailing exactly how Cooper blended fact and fiction to create his indelible achievement.
— Preston Jones