August 4, 2021

Asking the unspoken questions in “Soldier Songs”

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American perceptions of war are often built on hot takes, gruesome images, and untruthful power fantasies. But what are the words of the soldiers...

Graham Reynolds’ Water Science

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Though widely known for his narrative-based music — sweeping scores for films, theater and ballets, or the jewel-like chamber opera "Pancho Villa From a...

New Music Mixer: Innversion Ensemble

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Austin’s Inversion Ensemble is a choral collective made up of composers and singers who perform innovative choral works and to encourage the creation of...

Black Voices concert streams free at Austin Chamber Music Festival

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The Austin Chamber Music Festival's "Black Voices" concert will be streamed live 7:30 p.m. July 3. And like all of the festival's offerings, the...

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...

For Its Latest Fest of Mini-Operas, One Ounce Celebrates Female Opera...

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One Ounce Opera launches its Fifth Annual Fresh Squeezed Ounce of Opera festival. And in a One Ounce Opera first, all four micro-operas performed on...

A Mad Leader Sings — And Shrieks Like a Bird

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Most Americans are probably familiar with King George III as a figure from childhood history textbooks. As the ruler of Great Britain during the...

Following Instinct with the Kraken Quartet

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It's not often you’ll find yourself with the urge — and societal permission — to head-bang at a percussion ensemble performance, but if you...

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...

Steve Parker Wins $15,000 Tito’s Art Prize

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Austin artist Steve Parker has been awarded the $15,000 Tito's Prize, an annual award established by arts organization Big Medium with funding by the...

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