October 21, 2021

A Year In: Carla McElhaney, musician

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The series ‘A Year In’ catches up with artists now that the coronavirus pandemic has passed its one-year mark. Carla McElhaney is a multi-faceted musician, a...

City affirms plans for music-focused arts center in East Austin

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The Austin City Council recently approved a resolution that "reaffirms" the city's commitment to its African American Cultural Heritage District in East Austin, a...

A New Musical Homage to Jay DeFeo’s Monumental Painting, “The Rose”

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In the 1950s, Bay Area artist Jay DeFeo was a pivotal figure in San Francisco's lively and ultimately influential community of artists, poet, and jazz...

In an Unpredictable World, Monks Jazz is Always Improvising

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On the Tuesday before Christmas, the Mitch Watkins & Dianne Donovan Quintet live-streamed an intimate 90-minute set from East Austin Piano Shop. It looked...

With a Surge in Listenership, KMFA Launches New Program

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Who said radio is out-of-date and irrelevant? Since stay-at-home orders were issued in Austin in March, KMFA Classical 89.5 has seen a surge in 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...

Renowned Trumpet Player Billy Ray Hunter joins Butler School of Music

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Billy Ray Hunter, principal trumpeter for the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, will join the faculty of the University of Texas Butler School of Music. A native...

Montopolis to livestream multimedia shows “The Living Coast” and “The Legend of...

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Austin orchestral rock group Montopolis will present their popular multimedia concerts “The Living Coast” and “The Legend of Big Bend” in a live stream performance...

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...

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,...

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