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November 19, 2019

Body Noises: Austin Composers and Medical Scientists Collaborate on “Biosounds” Performance

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Although the Blanton Museum of Art and Dell Medical School stand only blocks apart, visitors to the University of Texas’s vast campus might be...

Does Austin have a new festival of new opera? Almost

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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

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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...

How Graham Reynolds Built a Bridge Between Musical Genres

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When Graham Reynolds first arrived in Texas in 1993, working alongside country musicians seemed the furthest thing from possible. “Country music was such a world...

Austin composers take a joy ride for “Traffic Jam”

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  Somehow, nine Austin composers have become automotively gridlocked in a parking garage downtown. It's the return of Steve Parker and Collide Arts’ "Traffic Jam," a...

Singing Pride: The work of LGBTQ composers celebrated in a free...

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For 11 years, the Austin Chamber Music Festival has presented a free concert that celebrates the creative contributions of LGBTQ composers. Composer Russell Reed curated...

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

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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

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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”...

Why Bernstein Matters in 2018

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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,...

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...