February 7, 2023

More Music for James Turrell Skyspace

UT Landmarks plans 'Songs in the Skyspace' concerts for the spring


There’s lots more music planned for “The Color Inside,” James Turrell’s skyspace atop the University of Texas’ Student Activity Center.

Landmarks, UT’s public art program, has announced its spring semester lineup of “Songs in the Skyspace,” free Sunday night concerts presented inside Turrell’s permanent open-air light installation. The concerts feature either vocal music or acoustic guitar music.

The latest lineup includes, among others, celebrated and intrepid mezzo-soprano Liz Cass, a ukulele ensemble and Stephanie Bergara, lead singer of Selena tribute ban Bidi Bidi Banda.

The concerts are free, but given the intimate size of “The Color Inside,” reservations are required. You can make reservations at

Spring 2020 “Songs in the Skyspace” schedule:
Feb. 2: Stephanie Bergara (Bidi Bidi Banda)
Feb. 16: Texas Songhorns (A Cappella)
Feb. 23: Absolute Pitch  (A Cappella)
Mar. 1: Liz Cass (Opera singer and director of Armstrong Community Music School)
Mar. 8: Austin Classical Guitar
— Spring Break Closure —
Mar. 29: Beauties and the Beat  (A Cappella)
Apr. 5: Absolute Pitch (A Cappella)
Apr. 12: Austin Ukestra (Ukulele)
Apr. 19: Austin Classical Guitar
Apr. 26: Beauties and the Beat (A Cappella)
May 3: Texas Songhorns (A Cappella)
May 10: Noteworthy A Capella (A Cappella)
May 17: Austin Soundwaves

Landmarks’ digital playlist program continues too. Curated by Austin musicians, composers, radio personalities and others from themusic scene, Listening to Landmarks” Spotify playlists are inspired by works from the Landmarks collection.

For the December playlists, Molly Burch crafted a list based on by Anita Weschler’s Victory Ball and Stephanie Bergara responded to José Parlá’s Amistad América.

Jeanne Claire van Ryzin
Jeanne Claire van Ryzin
An award-winning arts journalist, Jeanne Claire van Ryzin is the founder and editor-in-chief of Sightlines.

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