April 19, 2021

For composer Russell Podgorsek, music is potent — and playful

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Russell Podgorek’s office at the University of Texas’ Butler School of Music might be the key to understanding his compositional style. The working space...

Austin Opera Appoints Artistic Advisor for 2018-2019 Season

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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,...

Big Bang: The Kraken Quartet launches the Austin Percussion Festival

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  When you’re balancing band practice, dictation exams, and recitals, it can be easy to forget that the primary verb in playing music is play. To...

What is Steve Parker actually doing?

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Steve Parker is waiting for grackles. Wearing an un-self conscious outfit of sandals, floppy hat — and 2008 vintage alt classical group "Bang On...

So what does a giraffe on horseback salad sound like?

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  The movie that never happened finally has the soundtrack that never happened either. "Giraffes on Horseback Salad" is a recently published graphic novel from local author,...

This year, ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ concert is free

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For nine years now, Austin Chamber Music's holiday concert of Vince Guaraldi's "Charlie Brown Christmas" music has been a fan favorite. While Guaraldi's smooth jazz...

A new opera reconsiders the myth of Orpheus

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The tragic love story of Orpheus and Eurydice has been celebrated by musicians in many a musical form. But what about Orpheus's affair with fellow...

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

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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...

Film review: Classic ‘Heartworn Highways’ gets a virtual release

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“Heartworn Highways,” a remarkable documentary about the country music outlaws of Austin in the 1970s, is getting new life as it starts streaming again...

“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...

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