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 from the North Door performance venue and streamed on the Long Center’s Facebook page.
The free show starts at 8 p.m. May 23. Tune in at facebook.com/longcenter/
Both are compositions are by Montopolis founder, pianist Justin Sherburn. Recently, the ensemble rehearsed in person, with musicians in masks and sitting six feet apart while in the cavernous backstage area of the Long Center.
“The Legend of Big Bend” weaves history, poetry, and personal stories into music inspired by the geologically dramatic national park along the Rio Grande River. Actor Jared Austin narrates the journey accompanied by the breathtaking photography of Chirstopher Zebo.
“The Living Coast” is a nature film, storytelling, and live music performance that explores the Texas gulf coast. Narrated by environmental scientist Megan O’Connell and accompanied by director Anlo Sepulveda’s stunning video of the Texas Coast.
The performance is sponsored by University of Texas at Austin, Planet Texas 2050, and generously funded by Mid-America Arts Alliance, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the state arts agencies of Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas.