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October 23, 2020

Austin Opera fires artistic director over charges of inappropriate behavior

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Austin Opera has terminated its employment contract with Richard Buckley, the organization's longtime artistic director and its principal conductor citing charges of inappropriate behavior. In...

Annie Burridge rethinks opera for a city at the “intersection of...

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When Annie Burridge first assumed the position of General Director and CEO of Austin Opera just a little over a year ago, she says...

New Music Mixer: Cassie Shankman keeps it eclectic

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Toward the end of our conversation, composer Cassie Shankman tells me: “I can tell what I’m doing is what I should be doing, because...

Sightlines and KMFA launch New Music Mixer series

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Sightlines is teaming up to KMFA 89.5 FM to launch the New Music Mixer, a monthly happy hour series for alt classical music superfans, musicians...

Texas Performing Arts nets $500,000 Mellon grant for arts and civil...

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Texas Performing Arts has been awarded a $500,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for "The Power of Protest: Arts and Civil Disobedience," a three-season...

Sarah Mendelsohn named first sound-artist-in-residence at the Blanton Museum of Art

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California sound artist Sarah Mendelsohn has been named the first sound-artist-in-residence at the Blanton Museum of Art. The new residence is part of the Blanton's...

Line Upon Line finds its context

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With a poof of talcum powder, Line Upon Line percussion ensemble opened its season in September. It was a slow pour of powder actually, part...

What is Steve Parker actually doing?

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Steve Parker is waiting for grackles. Wearing an un-self conscious outfit of sandals, floppy hat — and 2008 vintage alt classical group "Bang On...

The etiquette box: The culture of classical music needs redress

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At Austin’s Central Presbyterian Church for a recital by world-renowned violinist and teacher Miriam Fried, I was immediately struck by a note in the...

From Prokoviev to Pussy Riot

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Our collaboration with KMFA 89.5 brings this interesting interview with the adventurous new recording project by cellist Matt Haimovitz and pianist and radio host...

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