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Austin Classical Guitar's i/we
Events such as this concert are using sound and music to share the experiences of refugees
"...schedule read: "Help us welcome the newest Texans." Some Austin arts organizations have been doing just that with events..."

July 28, 2017 Arts Feature by Molly Kendrick

Austin Classical Guitar's dream
The quality of the music in this concert was exceptional, but what made it special was the quality of the listening
"...pursued still hanging in the air, there came the guitar of Alejandro Montiel playing Franz Schubert's "Erlkönig." There were..."

Aug. 10, 2018 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Austin Classical Guitar Narratives Series
"...Austin Classical Guitar gets into summer reading in a big..."

July 8, 2016 Arts Feature

A Guide to Austin Classical Music
The virtuosi who know the score and make beautiful music happen here
"...Don't let the word "classical" throw you. In the context of classical music in..."

April 26, 2019 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Thousand-String Guitar
Austin gets the world jazzed about classical guitar
"...of the season to be in a classroom at Austin High, polishing their skills at making music...."

June 18, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Top 10 Dance/Classical Music Treasures of 2015
Leaving deep impressions from 2015's dance and classical music works were the unexpected elements, like screen doors, trees, and car horns
"...passion at 9,000 rpms. 2) Season of Innocence (Ballet Austin II)..."

Jan. 1, 2016 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin Chamber Music Center Performathon
Hundreds of chamber musicians fill Dell Hall with nine full hours of classical sounds
"...fix of live popular music is no problem in Austin. Scarcely a weekend goes by here without some festival..."

April 29, 2011 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The 2014-15 Austin Critics Table Awards
Top honors to Salvage Vanguard's Thr3e Zisters, LOLA Austin's Femme Bohème, and Texas State's Kiss Me, Kate
"...It was four for Thr3e at the Austin Critics Table Awards on Monday night, with Salvage Vanguard..."

June 5, 2015 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Robert Faires’ Top 10 Dance and Classical Joys of 2018
In this year’s dance and classical offerings, extraordinary depictions of loss and suffering continue to haunt
"...1) "FOUR MORTAL MEN" (Ballet Austin) Stephen Mills' elegy for dancers he knew in Eighties..."

Dec. 28, 2018 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Austin Arts Hall of Fame Class of 2016
These inductees – Ballet Austin's Cookie Ruiz and Stephen Mills, and the Austin Symphony Orchestra's Peter Bay – are cultural heroes who lead by example
"...That the vitality of Austin's cultural scene is owed to its leaders – those..."

May 6, 2016 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin Arts Give Harvey Relief
Comedy and classical music benefits raise $280K for Houston
"...Stand-up comics and classical musicians aren't the first folks you turn to during..."

Sept. 14, 2017 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Brazilian Guitar Quartet: Capturing the Unexpected
Bringing this famed musical foursome to town is the latest feather in the cap of the Austin Classical Guitar Society
"...For most of us noninstrumentalists, the word "guitar" evokes the sounds and images of popular music: folksingers..."

July 25, 2008 Arts Feature by Barry Pineo

All Over Creation: Classical Alchemy
How Austin is transmuting the music of old into dance, art, and comedy
"...I used to think that classical music had a locked atomic structure – you know,..."

Sept. 30, 2011 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Austin Critics Table Awards 2013
Arts writers raise their glasses to outstanding art in list of nominees
"...creative projects recognized in the nominations for the 2013 Austin Critics Table Awards. Earlier this month, a batch of..."

May 24, 2013 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Top 10 Dance and Classical Music Treasures of 2010
Music and movement in 2010 made the mundane sacred and the serious silly
"...2) 'L'ÉTOILE (THE STAR)' (AUSTIN LYRIC OPERA) How often does opera look and play..."

Jan. 7, 2011 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

For the 2020 Austin Chamber Music Festival, You Provide the Chamber
With the annual event online in your home, chamber music doesn't get any more intimate
"...If this were any ordinary summer, Austinites could count on finding relief from the hellish march..."

June 26, 2020 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin Creative Alliance's Summit Report
The service organization moves beyond talk with four ideas on how the city can expand its cultural infrastructure
"...Kraka-thoom!!! Rapidly rising rents force Austin theatres, galleries, and live music clubs to shut their..."

April 15, 2016 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Robert Faires' Top 10 Dance and Classical Treasures of 2017
Much outstanding new dance and music this year took its cue from the world around us and pressing social issues
"...REDUX: A TALE OF BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (Ballet Austin) In a world of midnight intensity and unease, choreographer..."

Dec. 29, 2017 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin Critics Table Nominations, 2003-2004
The full list of nominations for the 2003-2004 Austin Critics Table Awards, recognizing outstanding achievements in local theatre, dance, classical music, and visual art
"...recognize the year's most exceptional work in theatre, dance, classical music, and visual art. On Saturday, May 1, nominations..."

May 14, 2004 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

2012 Austin Critics Table Awards
For the 20th time, a big hand for the nominees if you please
"...become an institution – lauding exceptional achievements in dance, classical music, and the visual arts as well as drama...."

May 25, 2012 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin Critics Table Awards 2014-2015
"...Artist of the Year Margo Sawyer at the 2014-15 Austin Critics Table Awards on June 1, 2015..."

June 2, 2015 Photo Gallery

Austin Critics Table Nominations, 2002-2003
The full list of nominations for the 2002-2003 Austin Critics Table Awards, recognizing outstanding achievements in local theatre, dance, classical music, and visual art
"...For the 11th time, Austin Critics Table has found a whole lot to like..."

May 9, 2003 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

99 Austin Acts at SXSW Music
Support the home team!
"...Out of the City. The shift allowed the decadelong Austin scene veteran to fully embrace brooding indie rock, full..."

March 16, 2018 Music Feature

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week
Music we’re playing
"...2018-19, one iteration of debut LP Night Glitter from Austin imprint Nine Mile Records spins smoky blue vinyl, a..."

June 12, 2020 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

The Austin Music Awards’ Ecstatic Experience
Thirty-four awards and six musical sets in 211 minutes
"...where music does the talking, words buoyed the 2017/18 Austin Music Awards as loud as its potent soundtrack. Wednesday..."

March 1, 2018 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Playback: The FAQs of Austin Music 2015
Q: Is Austin still the "live music capital of the world"?
"...drill: condense the highlights, controversies, trends, and deaths of Austin's musical landscape into a summary of significance that inspires..."

Dec. 25, 2015 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Drums & Tuba Reunite in Austin
Homegrown breakouts’ prep first local show in over a decade
"...Drums & Tuba, a breakout act from Austin’s creatively crazed underground scene of the Nineties, is reassembling..."

Sept. 5, 2017 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

SXSW Music: 2015/16 Austin Music Awards
Robert Plant crowns magnum opus roots pull
"...Thematically, the 34th Austin Music Awards boasted “Deep Roots, Living Legends,” but the..."

March 17, 2016 SXSW Post by Doug Freeman

Playback: Austin Music's Cooperative Future
Could music collectives make Austin the next Music Row?
"...There's no quick fix for the arduous grind of Austin's music industry, where the pay's low, the rent's high,..."

Aug. 21, 2015 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

10 Freaks and Geeks to Redefine Austin Music
Local passion projects with singular visions
"...to celebrate, but he won't leave San Marcos for Austin. "I don't want to tell too many reasons why..."

Sept. 2, 2016 Music Feature by Greg Beets

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