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Renowned composer and educator Kent Kennan has died, longtime Paramount Theatre manager Paul Beutel calls it quits, and Vincent Kitch signs on as the city of Austin's cultural arts program manager.
"...Austin's master of counterpoint and composer of renown has died...."

Nov. 7, 2003 Arts Column by Robert Faires

2000 Kids Summer Fun Guide
"...AUSTIN CHILDREN'S MUSEUM "OLOGY" CAMPS This is just too cool...."

May 5, 2000 Features Feature

ARTS Center Stage making the Big Decision: What architect is going to transform Palmer Auditorium into the Long Center for the Performing Arts.
"...the Sioux City Art Center in Sioux City, Iowa, Symphony Center in Chicago, or LG Kangnam Art Hall in..."

Nov. 12, 1999 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Waves Coming to Shore
No artist in the last 50 years has combined dance, theatre, music, scenery, and costume into epic spectacles like Pina Bausch, and as this German visionary returns to Austin Dawn Davis explores her work and her impact on the city's Johnson / Long Dance Company.
"...universities including the University of Texas and performed in Austin three years ago, and thousands of carnations in the..."

Oct. 22, 1999 Arts Feature by Dawn Davis

How to Hire an Architect
"...the small organizations, from the three big organizations [Ballet Austin, Austin Lyric Opera, and Austin Symphony], three architects, [scenic..."

Oct. 15, 1999 Arts Feature by Robi Polgar

Art Fun in the Summertime
"...Three nights of new plays by member playwrights of Austin Script Works, a support organization for committed dramatists. Two..."

May 21, 1999 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Bay Gets the Baton
"...Well, the fat lady has finally sung in the Austin Symphony Orchestra`s long, long search for a new conductor...."

Dec. 19, 1997 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Independence Day at Vic Mathias Shores
"...Independence Day celebration with the Austin Symphony Orchestra at Auditorium Shores on July 4, 2015..."

July 6, 2015 Photo Gallery

Local Game Music Gets Orchestrated
Wing Commander get the Austin Civic Orchestra treatment this weekend
"...The Austin Civic Orchestra kicks off its season this weekend by..."

Sept. 26, 2014 Screens Post by James Renovitch

Austin Symphony Orchestra With Anton Nel
This concert of music by neglected composer Edward Burlingame Hill returned some lost gems to the concert hall
"...Which is just what the Austin Symphony Orchestra's first concert of 2014 held – not..."

Jan. 17, 2014 Arts Review by Robert Faires

The Week in Gaming Events
You will have to leave the house
"...not be the week to venture into the oppressive Austin sun. But, if you like a little classical music,..."

June 15, 2012 Screens Post by James Renovitch

All Over Creation: Hit Where You Live
A recital at a holiday soiree confirms there's no place like home for art
"...Butler School of Music, fresh from soloing with the Austin Symphony – seated at the Steinway, merrily playing away..."

Dec. 23, 2011 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Anne Akiko Meyers
The world-class violinist pays a record price for a world-class violin
"...than balanced by the thrill of her new one. Austinites will have a chance to hear it live in..."

Nov. 5, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Elvis Costello & the Austin Symphony Orchestra
Live Shot
"...Elvis Costello & the Austin Symphony Orchestra..."

April 14, 2006 Music Review by Raoul Hernandez

Glen Campbell & the Austin Symphony
Live shot
"...Glen Campbell & the Austin Symphony..."

Feb. 25, 2005 Music Review by Margaret Moser

Austin Jazz & Arts Festival
Live Shot
"...Austin Jazz & Arts FestivalSymphony Square, October 20 Rain was..."

Oct. 25, 2002 Music Review by Michael Chamy

Classical Musicians and Their Instruments
Photo Essay by Bret Brookshire
"...Fedson Delaine Fedson is principal harpist with the Waco Symphony and performs with the Austin Chamber Ensemble. She has..."

Nov. 17, 2000 Arts Feature

KMFA's Residency Program Gives Composers the Keys to the Station
Recapping Clarice Assad's booked-up week of improvisation in Austin
"...Enthusiastically participating in a series of rhythmic exercises, 37..."

July 7, 2023 Music Feature by Wayne Lim

Crucial Concerts for the Coming Week
Arya’s Weyes Blood aftershow, celebrating SPOT, Urban Cultural Fest, and more
"...mirrors the winding path she took from Belgrade to Austin, where she began her career in 2019. Away from..."

March 31, 2023 Music Column by Angela Lim

Five Orchestral Performances to Get You Hooked on Classics
Expand your musical horizons with these really old-school grooves
" can get your audio sophistication polished in style. Austin Symphony Orchestra: The Music of John Williams..."

Feb. 24, 2023 Arts Column by Wayne Alan Brenner

We Have an Issue: Ice Ice Baby
Beat the record-breaking heat with our cover story about Casey’s New Orleans Snowballs
"...Austin Music Census: A new census gathers data on what..."

July 15, 2022 Column by Kimberley Jones

Composer Nathan Felix Transitions to Video During Quarantine
Short, simple films of mundane tasks analyze human condition
"...sound proved mind blowing. “I wanted to compose a symphony the first time I heard one,” recalls the Austinite..."

July 17, 2020 Music Post by Nataleah Small

Robert Faires' Top 10 Joys in Dance and Classical in 2019
It was a year in which the bold and the beautiful made strong impressions in dance and music
"...1) SILENT NIGHT (Austin Opera) This rich staging of the Puts/Campbell Pulitzer winner..."

Dec. 20, 2019 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

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

Community: Summer Snapshot
Parades, rides, races, and more
"...Keep Austin Weird Fest & 5k This is a race we..."

May 19, 2017 Arts Feature

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
"...1) THE MENUHIN COMPETITION Austin got to host this massive international violin competition the..."

Jan. 2, 2015 Arts Feature by Natalie Zeldin

The Rite of Spring
Ballet Austin's triple bill melded classicism, romance, and biology to striking effect
"...Balanchine's 1956 "Allegro Brillante," which opened Ballet Austin's Rite of Spring triple bill, has been in the..."

Feb. 22, 2013 Arts Review by Jonelle Seitz

Think 'New' Music
eighth blackbird helps Texas Performing Arts change how we regard classical
" filing out of Dell Hall after the latest Austin Symphony concert, with most people still grinning from guest..."

Jan. 25, 2013 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Top 10 Ensembles of 2012
The year's most memorable groupings in classical music, dance, and theatre
"...the group's artists, we have – right here in Austin – a musical force that is on its way..."

Jan. 4, 2013 Arts Feature by Adam Roberts

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