"...ToscaDell Hall at the Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Feb..."
"..."If you work with them, you can't go back," grins Voxtrot frontman Ramesh Srivastava about the four professionals in Tosca String Quartet. After recording a track for the band's Your Biggest Fan EP, Tosca returned to the indie-pop quintet and splayed beautiful depth all over their debut full-length..."
"...Rostam Batmanglij’s lilting, classical string arrangements are one the hallmarks of Vampire Weekend. The composer performs tonight at the Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz with the Tosca String Quartet, which premieres new works by Golden Hornet Project’s Graham Reynolds and Peter Stopschinski, along with Sam Arnold and Will Taylor...."
"...--Sam Martin TOSCA: ROMAN SUNRISE..."
"...The full orchestra will include musicians from the Austin Symphony Orchestra, the Austin Lyric Opera, and the UT School of Music. Charter members of the orchestra included many Golden Arm Trio veterans along with the Tosca String Quartet, an offshoot of tango ensemble Tosca that played a selection of Reynolds and Stopschinski string compositions at the Hyde Park Theatre in June..."
"...Host Reynolds shakes hands with a multitude of well-wishers and friends, as Keith gingerly points out some newly acquired sore spots to his girlfriend, and the Tosca String Quartet readies for its turn at center stage. Another Saturday night soirée in the City of Music...."
"...Malachi's Wesley Bray at Stubb's, August 16. photograph by John Carrico TOSCA..."
"...For such a conspicuous concert, Byrne hired the string section from Tosca, Austin's award-winning tango ensemble...."
"...Tosca/Alberto & YasminThe Ritz/El Sol y la Luna, January 4 At 7pm on a Thursday evening, the night Austin's weekend begins, Sixth Street is still a sleeping giant: lights out, doors closed, a slice of Roppolo's because Hoek's is just coming to life. Upstairs at the Ritz, it's even sleepier, the stage empty and Tosca himself -- longtime local accordionist Glover Gill -- entertaining a couple of people at the bar..."
"...Kathryn Eader, The Secret Garden/Tosca/Merrily We Roll Along..."
"...To carry off its theme, the center has engaged Austin's Tosca String Quartet, which has shaped a unique and inventive career of its own that extends beyond the normal boundaries of chamber music. As Schumann reminds us: "Tosca has been there, onstage with David Byrne, amidst thousands of screaming fans – much like the crowds Liszt drew at his prime in the 19th century..."
"...The sweat and fury of intensive prerecording rehearsals coupled with the finesse of producer Victor Van Vugt (Nick Cave, Depeche Mode) and the beauty of Austin string quartet Tosca (see "Tosca: Indie Rock's Orchestra") has hardened Voxtrot for a full-frontal attack on a fickle yet adoring media and burgeoning international following. Creeping out from the copious lyrics and ethereal arrangements is the unblinking eye of invincibility...."
"...With the 10th anniversary of Slacker behind him, it's time for director Richard Linklater to look toward the future, and he's doing that with Tosca along for the ride. The local string quartet has provided the working soundtrack, composed mostly of Glover Gill originals, for Linklater's new film Waking Life, which has been picked up by Fox Searchlight with hopes of a New York/L.A./Austin release sometime this fall..."
"...Erickson's jagged sentiments don't even begin to cover the void that would exist should the Hole ever get filled in, so here's to at least 26 more years of truckin' for Texas' rowdiest, raunchiest historical site. --Christopher Gray Tosca String Quartet Plays The Music Of Graham Reynolds And Peter Stopschinski..."
"...Next stop: Tosca, who are plying their exquisite melancholy in the ramshackle red funk of the Ritz Lounge. The septet would fit cleanly into the finest recital halls, but somehow tonight's match is perfect..."
"...This year, Big Star's legend gets added perspective with a SXSW documentary about the band called Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me (see "The Ballad of Big Star," Screens, March 9) combined with a performance of Third/Sister Lovers by a band featuring "musical director" Chris Stamey, as well as members of REM, the Posies, and more. The performance gets a local infusion through the Tosca String Quartet, who've been practicing along with the album since Stamey first got in contact with them in the fall to prepare...."
"...So with chamber music in full flower, it seems an apt time to ask what it is that makes the music so enduring and why musicians are so devoted to it. Offering their takes are two artists with notable experience in the field and enthusiasm for it: Michelle Schumann, artistic director of the Austin Chamber Music Center and award-winning pianist who has performed at Tanglewood, the Banff festival of Music and Sound, and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and Ames Asbell, founding member of the Tosca String Quartet and a nationally renowned violist who has accompanied David Byrne on two world tours..."
"...Tosca String Quartet & Lambchop..."
"...Together, they hatched the idea of this cross-disciplinary ensemble developing programs of shorter works from Stravinsky and Brahms to Costello and, well, Deemer, as well as from Balanchine to Robbins to Justin, and touring them nationally and internationally. Joining ARE's roster of artists for its inaugural season of concerts at One World Theatre, free performances for students of the American Ballet Theatre Summer Intensive at UT, and a summer tour to Amsterdam and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival are the Tosca String Quartet, pianist Michelle Schumann, and 10 dancers from across the country...."