February 4, 2023

Taylor Mac, Kronos Quartet on TPA’s 2018-2019 season


Performance artist and recent MacArthur genius grant winner Taylor Mac brings his genre-bending show “A 24-Decade History of American Music” to Texas Performing Arts’ McCullough Theatre in September, one of the first shows in an intriguing season.

Then in March, Grammy-winning Kronos Quartet team up with Oscar-nominated filmmaker Sam Green multimedia “live documentary” performance piece that blends live music and narration with archival footage to tell the remarkable four-decade story of the groundbreaking quartet.

Kathy Panoff, Texas Performing Arts Director, announced the new season yesterday at an event held on the Bass Concert Hall stage.

In January TPA received a $500,000 Mellon Foundation grant for The Power of Protest: Arts and Civil Disobedience,” a three-season series of performances, artists’ residencies, lectures, and community conversations.

The 2018-2019 season is the first of “Power of Protest.”

Renowned early music interpreter and performer Jordi Savall brings his new multicultural program, “The Routes of Slavery.”

In March, Grammy Award-winning drummer, Ulysses Owens Jr. leads the production “Songs of Freedom,”  a program celebrating the music of Joni Mitchell, Abbey Lincoln, and Nina Simone.

Mexico City’s “Teatro Línea de Sombra brings its play “Amarillo,” the story of a man who departs Mexico for a land of dreams — Amarillo, Texas — but vanishes before reaching his destination.

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“Amarillo,” Teatro Linea de Sombra

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