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July 7, 2020

Annie Gosfield Writes Music for Heavy Machinery, Radio Static, Noisy Trucks...

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The whine of a violin evokes the high-pitched hum of an industrial saw. Drums beat a pounding tattoo, echoing the rumble of massive equipment....

New KMFA Music Studio to be Named for Draylen Mason

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  KMFA, Austin's classical music radio station, will name the 135-seat music studio in its new building for Draylen Mason, the 17-year-old instrumentalist and composer...

With the Multi-media ’39 Inside,’ the Plight of Undocumented Migrants is...

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  On July 23rd, 2017, a blisteringly hot day in San Antonio, the local police identified a suspicious semi-trailer in a Walmart parking lot. Inside,...

Fusebox Festival, Austin Opera, Among Performing Arts Groups Taking Programming Online

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Performing arts organizations around the world are scrambling to figure how to keep going when the very essence of their artistic pursuit  — gathering...

The Purity of Play in Yevgeniy Sharlat’s “Spare the Rod!”

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Yevgeniy Sharlat was busy in 2013 facing the greatest challenge a composer can endure — raising two toddlers. “They took over our lives, of...

Twenty-five Years Strong, the Miró Quartet is a Living Tradition

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Having to share a birthday with one of history’s most-favored composers would understandably give most people a quarter-life crisis. But not the Miró Quartet. On...

For Its Latest Fest of Mini-Operas, One Ounce Celebrates Female Opera...

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One Ounce Opera launches its Fifth Annual Fresh Squeezed Ounce of Opera festival. And in a One Ounce Opera first, all four micro-operas performed on...

With a Surge in Listenership, KMFA Launches New Program

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Who said radio is out-of-date and irrelevant? Since stay-at-home orders were issued in Austin in March, KMFA Classical 89.5 has seen a surge in the...

Austin Symphony will go virtual for half its upcoming season

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Half of the Austin Symphony Orchestra's next season will go virtual, with no live audiences returning to the Long Center for the Performing Arts...

Graham Reynolds dives into “The Marfa Country & Western Big Band...

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West Texas has a hold on Graham Reynolds' musical imagination. In 2013, the Austin-based composer and band leader launched "The Marfa Triptyph," an ambitious project...

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