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UT Chamber Singers/Austin Vocal Arts Ensemble: Vox Americana redux
American choral music earns more big love in 2007 with back-to-back concerts of American vocal works by the UT Chamber Singers and the Austin Vocal Arts Ensemble
"...weekend sees not one but two concerts by local ensembles spotlighting choral works from the land of the free..."

March 30, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Songs of Love and Loss
This ambitious Austin Vocal Arts Ensemble program was like a tale of two choirs
"...Originally founded as the Austin Handel-Haydn Society, the Austin Vocal Arts Ensemble merged in..."

April 30, 2010 Arts Review by Michael Kellerman

First Night Austin
This New Year's Eve, why not join the throngs at this free arty party on the streets?
"...eggnog, why not join the throngs at First Night Austin? The free New Year's Eve street party has a..."

Dec. 25, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Chorus Austin
With choral conductor Ryan Heller, Austin's gain is not necessarily Portland's loss
"...It's often said that Austin and Portland, Ore., are very similar cities. Well, in..."

Oct. 16, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

There's No Place Like Home for the Holidays
A concert that showed how far the Capital City Men's Chorus has come in 20 years
" season by returning to the scene of the vocal ensemble's very first concert...."

Dec. 26, 2008 Arts Review by Michael Kellerman

Fall Arts Issue Critics Picks
From the arts harvest, our critics pluck choice treats
"...With the autumn comes the feast, in the arts as well as in the harvest. This season is..."

Sept. 14, 2012 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin Music Awards’ Message of Love
35th annual local prom sets a new standard
"...historical performances, the emotional core of the 35th annual Austin Music Awards show occurred early. As the “Femmes for..."

March 13, 2017 Music Post by Doug Freeman

Fast Forward Austin 3
New music marathon blows the roof off Scottish Rite today
"...just a day. But make no mistake, Fast Forward Austin packs tons of mind-blowing sound into eight hours –..."

April 6, 2013 Arts Post by Robert Faires

A Guide to Austin Classical Music
The virtuosi who know the score and make beautiful music happen here
"...throw you. In the context of classical music in Austin, it doesn't mean formal. It doesn't mean stodgy. It..."

April 26, 2019 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
" On Saturday, May 1, nominations for the 2003-2004 Austin Critics Table Awards, covering the period from May 1,..."

May 14, 2004 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Ensemble VIII
Austin's new professional chorus is the perfect size for singing early music
"...the Forty Acres leading the Chamber Singers and Choral Arts Society, and despite a less than hospitable economic climate..."

May 13, 2011 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Harmonia Ariosa
Texas Early Music Project delivered a magical night of live music and discovery
"...For more than two decades, TEMP has been Austin's ambassador to lesser-known medieval, Renaissance, and baroque music, celebrating..."

Feb. 5, 2010 Arts Review by Michael Kellerman

The Butler Opera Center production achieves real magic, most notably a triumphant performance in the title role
"...a signature time for the tragic opera heroine in Austin, with Zach Theatre's Bess and Austin Lyric Opera's Carmen...."

April 25, 2008 Arts Review by Michael Kellerman

The Magic Flute
ALO opens its 25th season with a magical revival of Mozart's opera
"...Dell Hall at the Long Center, 701 W. Riverside, Through Nov. 13 Running time: 2 hr., 45 min...."

Nov. 11, 2011 Arts Review by Adam Roberts

Review: Austin Opera’s Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Sharp Sondheim staging could benefit from some musical raggedness
"...It was also only a matter of time before Austin Opera would give it a go. its first musical..."

Feb. 1, 2023 Arts Post by Bob Abelman

The Crucible
St. Ed's stages a chilling version of Arthur Miller's indictment of McCarthyism
"...the Mary Moody Northen Theatre, hysteria looms ominously over Austin. The good folks over at St. Edward's University have..."

Feb. 24, 2012 Arts Review by Jillian Owens

A magnificent-looking and intelligent staging of Tom Stoppard's masterpiece
"...This Austin Shakespeare production certainly looks magnificent, with jaw-dropping scenic design..."

Feb. 10, 2012 Arts Review by Jillian Owens

A Christmas Carol: The Musical
Though touching, this homespun production was inconsistent
"...A Christmas Carol: The MusicalGeorgetown Palace Theatre, 810 S. Austin Ave., Georgetown, 512/869-7469, Through Dec. 30 Running time:..."

Dec. 23, 2011 Arts Review by Jillian Owens

A Behanding in Spokane
This black comedy delivers everything you expect from a Hyde Park Theatre show
"...In my 25 years of watching Austin theatre, I've seen some great sets, and Paul Davis'..."

May 6, 2011 Arts Review by Barry Pineo

Dialogues of the Carmelites
Austin Lyric Opera meets the challenge of Poulenc's work with economy and emotive power
"...across thousands of heads bobbing in rhythm to the Austin Reggae Festival just down the lawn, the sound reverberating..."

April 24, 2009 Arts Review by Michael Kellerman

The Baroque Festival Concert II
Despite many glorious moments in St. Cecilia Music Series' Baroque Festival Concert II, there was evidence throughout that the musicians may have taken on too much
"...Baroque Festival meant a whirlwind, three-concert weekend for the Austin-based musicians and their colleagues from around the country who..."

Dec. 10, 2004 Arts Review by Jerry Young

Magic Time
Oh, the sights you'll see at First Night Austin
"...see it on Dec. 31. That's when First Night Austin unleashes dozens of area artists on the heart of..."

Dec. 28, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Moving Toward the Light
On the heels of its balletic colleagues, Chrous Austin melds music and movement to voice the unutterable
"...Those who did not attend Ballet Austin's remount of Light/The Holocaust & Humanity Project last weekend..."

March 30, 2012 Arts Feature by Adam Roberts

Director Don Toner announces a new theatre company for himself, David Stevens announces his departure from Chorus Austin, and UT's Department of Art & Art History announces a rare meeting of critical minds.
"...friends at their home to announce the formation of Austin Playhouse, a new company for which Toner will serve..."

Nov. 10, 2000 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Sad songs for local choral companies -- Austin ProChorus ends its song and Chorus Austin lets go its executive director -- but a sweet tune for Arts Center Stage: a million-dollar donation from Southwestern Bell.
"...The week has been an especially tough one for Austin's vocal ensembles. An ambitious experiment on the city's choral..."

April 19, 2002 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Southwest Voices
Chorus Austin's showcase of new choral work by Texas composers proved there is plenty of homegrown talent to celebrate
"...local ... listen local? Southwest Voices, presented by Chorus Austin's Austin Vocal Arts Ensemble, encouraged us to do just..."

May 23, 2014 Arts Review by Natalie Zeldin

"...pianist Timothy Lovelace, will be held at the Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Rd. Sponsored by Mu Phi..."

March 14, 1997 News Feature

The Last Shall Be First
New Year's Eve becomes a cultural extravaganza with First Night Austin
"...2005 will be the first night of First Night Austin, and the arts scene is eager to see just..."

Dec. 30, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Mozart Requiem Undead Receives an Encore
This Austin-generated reinvention comes to Bass Concert Hall
"...hodgepodge of variously completed sections with scattered notes for vocal parts, instrumentation, and orchestration. Süssmayr wove a complete version..."

Sept. 16, 2016 Arts Feature by Robi Polgar

Culture Flash!
Last call for changes to the city arts funding guidelines, another cool two million for the Long Center, Sally Jacques gets touched by an angel, more Austin artists do New York, and another honor for Conspirare
" to review the recommended changes to the Cultural Arts Funding Program Guidelines before they go to the Austin..."

July 8, 2005 Arts Column by Robert Faires

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