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Austin Symphony Orchestra With Emanuel Ax
The music made by the ASO and its guest pianist too often sounded disconnected
"...Austin Symphony Orchestra With Emanuel AxDell Hall at the Long..."

Jan. 20, 2012 Arts Review by Adam Roberts

Austin Symphony Orchestra With Joshua Bell
Bell's prowess as a violinist recalled the song of the mockingbird
"...Austin Symphony Orchestra With Joshua BellDell Hall at the Long..."

Sept. 16, 2011 Arts Review by Robert Faires

The Smothers Brothers
Tom, the elder Smothers Brother, talks about comedy, his heroes, and politics
"...Prior to their appearance at Dell Hall with the Austin Symphony Orchestra, Tom Smothers spoke to the Chronicle about..."

Oct. 23, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Culture Flash!
Conspirare CD sells big, ASO executive director leaves, and learn to advocate for the arts
"...For more information, contact Janet Seibert at 974-7860 or"

Sept. 26, 2008 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Austin Symphony Orchestra With Leila Josefowicz
Peter Bay programmed a rich, innovative concert to kick off ASO's 98th season
"...Austin Symphony Orchestra With Leila Josefowicz..."

Sept. 26, 2008 Arts Review by Michael Kellerman

Golden Hornet Project
Since Mozart isn't writing any new chamber music, the Golden Hornet Project is picking up the slack with concerts of new works for small ensembles by local composers
"...many of them, like Reynolds and Stopschinski, drawn from Austin bands and the contemporary music scene. And far from..."

May 26, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Don't Talk During Performances
"...time in perhaps three years, I went to an Austin Symphony Orchestra concert last Saturday, attracted by the presence..."

March 21, 2005 Postmarks

New Worlds
Schedule of events
"...Peter Bay conducts the Austin Symphony Orchestra with guest pianist Benjamin Pasternack in performances..."

Nov. 12, 2004 Arts Feature

Austin Symphony Orchestra with Pinchas Zukerman and Amanda Forsyth
In ASO's season opener, Peter Bay did justice to Verdi, Brahms, and Bartók while maintaining the enthusiasm of his orchestra and its audience
"...Austin Symphony Orchestra With Pinchas Zukerman and Amanda ForsythBass Concert..."

Sept. 17, 2004 Arts Review by Jerry Young

A Night in Vienna
Friendship was the theme of the Budjanova Chamber Orchestra's A Night in Vienna, which was dedicated to the memory of Danielle Martin, the late UT professor whose life touched many of those at the concert
" the Budjanova Chamber Orchestra, an all-strings ensemble, with Austin Symphony Orchestra's Peter Bay guest conducting. The first part..."

May 28, 2004 Arts Review by Robi Polgar

Austin Symphony With Norman Krieger
On the first anniversary of the American-led invasion of Iraq, the Austin Symphony offered a pleasing variety of views of the American landscape through music by 20th-century composers
"...Austin Symphony With Norman KriegerBass Concert Hall, March 19..."

March 26, 2004 Arts Review by Robi Polgar

Naked City
Poor ticket sales forces the Austin Symphony to cancel its New Year's Eve celebration; ARTS Center Stage is floating a new parking proposal for the community events and performing arts centers, and the Eastwoods neighborhood association is angered over the city's approval of a fraternity site plan to build a sports court.
"...Kitchen spent a year and a half planning the Austin Symphony's New Year's Eve gala, but dismal ticket sales..."

Dec. 17, 1999 News Feature by Amy Smith

How the Red River Cultural District Was Made
Decades of off-kilter activity and music activism culminate in our current concert hub
"...presents a focal point for the current era of Austin music activism. The local title earns name-drops in discourse..."

Jan. 31, 2020 Features Feature by Rachel Rascoe

Faster Than Sound: The College Kids Are Alright
First-ever KVRX Fest offers a buzzing platform for indie artists, Symphony Square, and industry-aspiring students. Also, Broken Spoke daughter Ginny White-Peacock needs "robot legs."
"...UT Austin's "none of the hits, all the time" aficionados, KVRX..."

May 17, 2019 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Allison Orr Named 2018 USA Fellow
Honor for Forklift Danceworks founder comes with $50K grant
"...Orr has spent most of her two-decade career in Austin, making dances with people who are not typically considered..."

Jan. 16, 2018 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Robert Faires' Top 10 Classical Music / Dance Treasures of 2016
The richest work in dance and classical music this year ran the gamut from a dance in a backyard pool to an opera about Cold War brainwashing
"...1) THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE (Austin Opera) The gamble of mounting a new opera based..."

Dec. 30, 2016 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Local Composer Peter Stopschinski Releases 50 Free Albums in One Summer
That’s just the kind of guy he is
"...can be as fun as being right. Winter in Austin is a fox. Summer in Austin is a giant,..."

Aug. 19, 2016 Arts Feature by Kirk Lynn

Top 10 (+1) Dance Classical Music Treasures of 2013
In 2013, dance and classical music were distinguished by their breadth of expression and eloquence
"...6) BRAHMS: 'PIANO CONCERTO NO. 1' (Austin Symphony Orchestra) A wide-ranging tour as fraught with hazards..."

Jan. 3, 2014 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Power to the People
Cue the linemen! 'Trash Project' choreographer Allison Orr is making Austin Energy dance
" it again, albeit with a different city department, Austin Energy, whose employees are the focus for PowerUP, premiering..."

Sept. 20, 2013 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Great Artdoors
Summer's here, and the time is right for outdoor performances all over Central Texas
"...Artesi, Patricia Bennett, and "a different adoptable guest from Austin Dog Rescue each weekend as the incorrigible canine, Crab."..."

May 17, 2013 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Trash Dance
The process used by Austin choreographer Allison Orr to create this dance piece for garbage trucks and sanitation workers is revealed in this fascinating documentary record.
"’s trash may be another man’s treasure, it takes Austin-based choreographer Allison Orr to demonstrate that one city’s trash..."

May 3, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Long Center for the Performing Arts: Light that first candle!
As the performing arts venue turns one, Marvin Hamlisch sings "happy birthday" to it
"...pretty well. Let's see ... Yo-Yo Ma and the Austin Symphony Orchestra. Sir James Galway and the Austin Symphony..."

March 20, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Learning Curve
Lessons from the Long Center's first six months
"...out what kind of cultural facility they wanted for Austin, carefully crafting it through the design and construction and..."

Oct. 3, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Music Is Pretty Much Incessant
P. Kellach Waddle, the River City's 'educated hillbilly,' composes himself a life
"...Take a good look at the Austin-based classical composer P. Kellach Waddle. His long hair curls..."

April 20, 2007 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Starry Eyes
Roky Erickson's monumental comeback
"...Erickson and his backing band were performing at the Austin Music Awards." – Texas Monthly, December 2001..."

Dec. 30, 2005 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

After a Fashion
Stephen sure is getting around, hobnobbing with the bigwigs and taking in all of the faboo fall fashion fetes
"...just ask Tara Reid. Last Wednesday was the Women's Symphony League Luncheon at the Hilton. I sat at the..."

Oct. 7, 2005 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

May I Have the Envelope, Please?
The 2004-2005 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...On Monday, June 6, the Austin Critics Table handed out its annual awards for outstanding..."

June 10, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

So Long, Palmer
Before spring is out, contractors will begin tearing down old Palmer Auditorium so it can be become the Long Center for the Performing Arts
"...2007, when Bass Concert Hall will be closed to Austin Lyric Opera, Ballet Austin, and the Austin Symphony. With..."

April 8, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Our readers talk back.
" was for me to be invited to the Austin Music Awards to accept an award!..."

March 25, 2005 Column

Arts Bullets
It's Edinburgh for 'Bolero,' the Big Apple for 'Flawed' and 'St. Enid,' and AMOA for PR guy David Wyatt
"...The symphony's loss is the museum's gain. David Wyatt, who's been..."

June 18, 2004 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

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