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September 19, 2018

Matthew Steinke Resurrects the Genius of an Unknown Inventor

If you were to die today, what would the objects you leave behind say about your life — and how would those object sound? Matthew’s...

New Music Mixer: Cassie Shankman keeps it eclectic

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...

‘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...

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

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

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 Opera fires artistic director over charges of inappropriate behavior

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...

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...

The etiquette box: The culture of classical music needs redress

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...

With “American Postcards” Invoke quartet explores snapshots of history

Austin’s Invoke isn’t your average string quartet. Not content to limit themselves to the typical pair of violins with a viola and cello, they’ve explored the...

Julius Eastman to The Fullest

When minimalist composer Julius Eastman died in 1990, the 49-year-old had been homeless for nearly a decade. He'd long lost most of his possessions,...