Dominika Dancewicz

POLISH-BORN HOUSTON violinist Dominika Dancewicz is on a mission. A highly respected instrumentalist, educator, and founding member of the Axiom Quartet, Dancewicz is also a strong advocate for the culture of her native country. “It’s not just sausage and kolaches,” says Dancewicz.

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Photo by Fay Fox

NEW YORK-BASED TENOR Matthew Polenzani, who makes his Houston Grand Opera debut Friday, Jan. 27, singing the title role in Jules Massenet’s three-hankie opera Werther, sounds remarkably pleasant for someone speaking by phone from a car while stuck in Houston’s notorious rush-hour traffic.

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Music Director Juraj Valcuha (photo by Luciano Romano) and bassoonist Rian Craypo

THE POWER OF music lies in its capacity to provoke extreme reactions in a listening audience. Which is a polite way of describing what composer Philip Glass repeatedly endured early in his career, when audiences threw tomatoes at him and his musicians.

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