Asking the unspoken questions in “Soldier Songs”

American perceptions of war are often built on hot takes, gruesome images, and untruthful power fantasies. But what are the words of the soldiers...

Kronos Quartet searches for utopia in “A Thousand Thoughts”

On March 27, in Austin, Kronos Quartet will remind you that all music is temporary, and that everything will eventually end in oblivion —...

Does Austin have a new festival of new opera? Almost

There's no wrist band, but there is a "Five Weeks of Opera" punch card. And if the trio of Austin arts leaders behind the...

One Ounce Opera’s festival of micro-operas offers fresh musical stories

For Julie Fiore, opera is so much more than hours-long epic tales of centuries past. The Austin-based soprano believes it’s a powerful medium for...

Alone with the audience: “Lardo Weeping” is opera in the making

In a dizzy leap of virtuosic singing and theatrical performance, mezzo-soprano Liz Cass sings the heck out of "Lardo Weeping," an inventive new opera...

Wired sounds: Not your typical audiobooks

The traditionally passive act of reading is finally getting the jolt of suspense — and individual direction — that you never knew it needed. “Wires”...

A Concert of African Diaspora Composers, from the 18th Century to...

Last year, the Boyd Vance Theatre at the George Washington Carver Museum was so packed that ushers had to cart in extra chairs. The...

A New Musical Homage to Jay DeFeo’s Monumental Painting, “The Rose”

In the 1950s, Bay Area artist Jay DeFeo was a pivotal figure in San Francisco's lively and ultimately influential community of artists, poet, and jazz...

Reaching Across the Trench: Austin Opera performs “Silent Night”

Hating your enemy is easy. But for one night 100 years ago, singing with them was even easier. "Silent Night," Jan. 26-Feb. 3 at the...

A Socratic Lullaby: Golden Hornet’s “The Sound of Science”

Golden Hornet’s newest project is equal parts hopeful, transcendental, and depressing — which is everything you could ever want out of music or science. “The...