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December 15, 2018

Why Bernstein Matters in 2018

The classical music world is fond of celebratory anniversaries. And with 2018 the 100th anniversary of famed American conductor and composer Leonard Bernstein’s birth,...

Austin Celebrates Leonard Bernstein’s 100th En Masse

Austin joins the centenary of Leonard Bernstein's birth this year in a manner most fitting for a city and arts community defined by its...

‘Empress of Gulf Coast Soul’ Barbara Lynn Wins NEA National Heritage...

Beaumont R&B legend Barbara Lynn — aka "the Empress of Gulf Coast Soul" — has received a NEA National Heritage Fellowship. Lynn, who was born...

In a Political World, Density512 Persists

When was the last time you gained a new political perspective without a screen eight inches from your face? Austin-based music collective Density512 intends to...

An Uncompromising Classic Restored: ‘Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach’

It’s been called “the strangest and most uncompromising of all musician biopics,” an  “impossible documentary” and “film almost unlike any other.” Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle...

Michael Alec Rose Composes Music to Intervene in the Museum

Yes, Michael Alec Rose composed “Three Interventions” as a musical response to three works of art in Blanton Museum. And yes, Rose intended the...

Much More Than a Lark: A Fugazi Opera Sans the Fugazi...

Punk music without the music, as it turns out, is still pretty punk. “It’s All True,” an opera from the Brooklyn-based experimental performance group Object...

Austin Opera Appoints Artistic Advisor for 2018-2019 Season

Austin Opera has named Timothy Myers as its artistic advisor for the 2018-19 season. Myers will work with General Director and CEO Annie Burridge on casting,...

A Musical Tool for Change: New Database of Women Composers Launched

Several years ago when composer Rob Deemer was writing regularly for online platform NewMusicBox, he noted the number of articles and discussions online about the plight of...

Stuart Hyatt pens a suite for Cave Without a Name

Sound-based artist Stuart Hyatt was searching the Texas Hill Country last year for a new project, audio recorder in hand, making tape of animals...