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Natalie Zeldin

31 articles

Texas Early Music Project's Convivencia Re-Envisioned

Spanish Christian music, Sephardic Jewish song, and al-Andalus melodies meld in this special concert

Arts Feature, Sep. 3, 2015

A Hole in His Heart

Baritone Morgan Smith reveals how he becomes that lover we love to hate, Don Giovanni

Arts Feature, Apr. 23, 2015

Symphony No. I-35

Finally, a Traffic Jam we can enjoy, thanks to composer Steve Parker

Arts Feature, Apr. 9, 2015

The Ascent of Mandolin

The next step in Avi Avital's mission to convert the world to mandolin: Vivaldi

Arts Feature, Feb. 26, 2015

Top 10 Things to Happen to Classical Music in 2014

The year saw Austin go big in classical with big-name artists and competitions coming to town, and big crowds, too

Arts Feature, Dec. 31, 2014

The Sarajevo Haggadah

This compelling performance for accordion and piano was equal parts music and prayer

Arts Review, Nov. 26, 2014

Roll Over, Beerthoven

Saengerrunde Hall's new series turns classical music's "Three Bs" into brezels, bier, and bowling

Arts Feature, Oct. 30, 2014

Give and Tech

How musical innovators Laurie Anderson and the Kronos Quartet made Landfall together

Arts Feature, Oct. 9, 2014

Cavatina Duo

The performance by this guitar-flute duo was equal parts intensity and grace – with rich and complex musicianship

Arts Review, Jul. 17, 2014

Austin Chamber Musical Festival Sixth Annual Pride Concert

Was G.F. Handel on your Gaydar?

Arts Feature, Jul. 10, 2014

American Roots: Music of the Moravians

This concert of music from the pacifist community offered a meaningful alternative to the usual July Fourth celebration

Arts Review, Jul. 3, 2014

Southwest Voices

Chorus Austin's showcase of new choral work by Texas composers proved there is plenty of homegrown talent to celebrate

Arts Review, May. 22, 2014

Fast Forward Austin

This is not your standard music festival – you'll hear sounds you've never heard before

Arts Feature, Apr. 10, 2014

'17th Century Masterworks From Eastern Europe'

Move over, Queen! La Follia digs up some Bohemian rhapsodies you've never heard before.

Arts Feature, Apr. 3, 2014

Menuhin Competition 2014 Closing Concert

The Cleveland Orchestra and three violinists gave performances that had the crowd on its feet after every piece

Arts Review, Mar. 6, 2014

Cleveland Orchestra

Orchestrating the transportation of 100 musicians and their instruments involves a lot of logistics

Arts Feature, Feb. 27, 2014

Don Carlo

Verdi wrote an opera lover's dream, and Austin Lyric Opera realized it with an all-star cast

Arts Review, Nov. 27, 2013

Aeolus String Quartet

Former graduate string quartet at UT has graduated to teaching and a bustling career

Arts Feature, Nov. 21, 2013

Austin Symphony Orchestra

ASO performs Verdi's 'Requiem' to honor JFK in the hall he never reached on Nov. 22

Arts Feature, Oct. 31, 2013

A Woman in Morocco

Butler Opera Center makes the most of Daron Hagen's new opera, which stuffs a lot of high drama into one story

Arts Review, Oct. 31, 2013

Austin Symphony Orchestra

Conductor Peter Bay spices up the symphonic menu with some new compositions

Arts Feature, May. 30, 2013

Body & Soul

The flamenco artists worked to build the energy and tension throughout, but that goal proved hard to achieve

Arts Review, May. 23, 2013

After the Battle

Photojournalists capture life 'In War's Wake' at DAC

Arts Daily, May. 18, 2013 11:00 AM


Austin Lyric Opera closed its season with a haunting and powerful production of Gounod's devilish work

Arts Review, May. 2, 2013

Austin Lyric Opera

What the 'Faust' – an opera with a nightclub scene?

Arts Feature, Apr. 25, 2013

String Theory

Generous performances from violinist Stephanie Sant'Ambrogio and pianist Gregory Allen made this an impressive recital

Arts Review, Apr. 18, 2013

Fit for a King: J.S. Bach's Musical Offering

La Follia's well-crafted program of music by Bach exposed the energetic and dynamic Baroque spirit

Arts Review, Apr. 11, 2013

Texas Young Composers Concert

For the third time, the Austin Symphony gives Texas composers under 18 a chance to be heard

Arts Feature, Mar. 28, 2013

UT Wind Ensemble

The ghost of Gershwin plays live in Austin

Arts Feature, Mar. 21, 2013

'Beat the Rush'

Butler School of Music's new concert series connects great music with great art

Arts Feature, Mar. 13, 2013

Austin Symphony Orchestra

Yolanda Kondonassis joins ASO to show there's much more to harps than angel strumming

Arts Feature, Mar. 7, 2013

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