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November 23, 2020

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...

“Bernstein100Austin” Event Grants Its Proceeds to Collaborators

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The Austin production in June of Leonard Bernstein’s "MASS: A Theatre Piece for Singers, Players, and Dancers" was such a financial success, there's more...

A Musical Map of Resilience: Jordi Savall’s ‘The Routes of Slavery’

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The idea of ignoring an entire peoples’ humanity is, and will always be, a monstrous paradox. And yet, when Portugal's first mass slaving expedition...

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...

Small Moments of Life in the Face of “Everest”

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Austin Opera scales the musical and dramatic peaks of the sleek, tension-filled "Everest"

Grageriart Goes Shopping

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In 2016, Austin composer Peter Stopschinski headed to Melbourne, Australia, where his arrangement of Verdi's opera 'Macbeth,' aka 'The Scottish Opera,' was premiered. Stopschinski's partner,...

José Martínez: Music from things that shouldn’t be together, but are

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José Martínez is an Austin-based percussionist and a composer whose main musical interest is, as he describes it, "the idiosyncratic synthesis of timbral examination,...

Henna Chou: Sound That is Supposed to Be

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Henna Chou is the consummate collaborator. The Austin-based cellist, guitarist, keyboardist, arranger and sound artist is the featured musician at the July 17 New Music...

Wired sounds: Not your typical audiobooks

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

Nathan Felix pivots the release of a new opera to digital,...

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In a time when the possibility of connection feels as small and far-reaching as a single room, it is surprising when a work of...

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