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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
"...1) Miró Quartet (UT Butler School Of Music)..."

Jan. 1, 2016 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Review: 2018 Austin Chamber Music Festival
How the Attacca Quartet, Emerson Quartet, and invoke played
"...This year’s Austin Chamber Music Festival features three weeks of what Artistic..."

July 17, 2018 Arts Post by Robi Polgar

Chargaux at the 2017 Austin Chamber Music Festival
This dynamic Brooklyn-based string duo proves that the Austin Chamber Music Festival has many more colors than its name suggests
"...the globe. Make whatever assumptions you choose about the music made with these instruments and the musicians who play..."

July 7, 2017 Arts Feature 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

Austin Chamber Music Center Performathon
Hundreds of chamber musicians fill Dell Hall with nine full hours of classical sounds
"...Getting a nine-hour fix of live popular music is no problem in Austin. Scarcely a weekend goes..."

April 29, 2011 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

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's Classical Music Preview 'Tis the Season
I've written about the
"...Austin classical music scene for almost 10 years now, and..."

Nov. 17, 1995 Arts Feature

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
"...father and come with him. We heard only the music, but that was enough to convey the gravity of..."

Aug. 10, 2018 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Top 10 (+1) Dance Classical Music Treasures of 2013
In 2013, dance and classical music were distinguished by their breadth of expression and eloquence
"...the Austrian composer's scores that it felt as if music and movement flared from the same creative spark...."

Jan. 3, 2014 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Top 10 (+1) Dance/Classical Music Treasures of 2012
In 2012, dance memorably explored profound topics, and classical embraced Charlie Brown and George Washington
"...Allison Orr, of the Creator as a dancer and musicmaker...."

Jan. 4, 2013 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin Chamber Music Center: Is that a bow in your pocket, or ... ?
For ACMC's next concert, Hot Enough for Ya, the aim is clear: Let's talk about sex
"...For its most recent series, the Austin Chamber Music Center invited audiences into a raucous concert..."

Nov. 9, 2007 Arts Feature by Michael Kellerman

Top 4 Classical Music Forces (and Visual-Art Event) of 2004
"...Honestly, when it comes to classical music in Austin, rare is the occasion that does..."

Jan. 7, 2005 Arts Feature by Robi Polgar

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

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
"...Top 10 Things to Happen to Classical Music in 2014..."

Jan. 2, 2015 Arts Feature by Natalie Zeldin

Austin Classical Organizations
Classical companies respond to the economic crisis before the fat lady can sing
"...one group that isn't breaking out the violins is Austin's classical music community. Instead, a couple of our most..."

Jan. 23, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

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

July 8, 2016 Arts Feature

Austin Chamber Music Center Chamber of Diversity
"...by Ken Hunt The office of the Austin Chamber Music Center sits atop a hair salon in..."

June 30, 1995 Arts Feature

2012 Austin Chamber Music Festival
Michelle Schumann's cause for excitement
"...Schumann is pretty effusive by nature. Still, when the Austin Chamber Music Center artistic director declares she's giddy about..."

June 29, 2012 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Top 10 Dance and Classical Music Wonders of 2008
Chronicle Arts Editor Robert Faires recaps 2008 in dance and classical music
"...1) Cult of Color: Call to Color (Ballet Austin) The dense, deeply personal mythology of visual artist Trenton..."

Jan. 2, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin Chamber Music Festival
As the Austin Chamber Music Festival marks its 10th summer of celebrating the intimate joys of chamber music, it will be the last for Felicity Coltman as Austin Chamber Music Center director
"...to Felicity Coltman. It's been the season of the Austin Chamber Music Festival, a time when the director of..."

June 30, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Top 10 Dance/Classical Music Treasures of 2014
It was a year in which the personal shone through in dance and classical works small and large
"...Amadeus' final work given spectacular new life by 33 musicians and 150 voices fusing Mozart with music by 10..."

Jan. 2, 2015 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Top 10 Classical Music Treasures of 2011
Ancient voices, singing strings, and lots of Bach made 2011 a fine year for ears
"...& NOW' (Conspirare) This breathtaking survey of early choral music in four concerts over three days was a massive..."

Jan. 6, 2012 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Top 10 Dance and Classical Music Wonders of 2007
Chronicle Arts Editor Robert Faires recaps 2007 in dance and classical music
"...1) Waiting for the Barbarians (Austin Lyric Opera) Mounting the American premiere of a new..."

Jan. 4, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Top 9 Dance and Classical Music Treasures of 2009
Uncommon beauty and power danced a potent duet in the music and movement of 2009
"...and tender score, and, best of all, thousands of Austinites crowding onto the Austin Studios tarmac to celebrate and..."

Jan. 1, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Top 10 Dance and Classical Music Events of 2005 That Engaged and Endure
'Chronicle' Arts Editor Robert Faires lists his favorite performances of dance and classical music from 2005
"...conducted by Jerry Junkin, captured in a profusion of musical styles and sonic extremes, from deafening roars to muted..."

Jan. 6, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Top 10 Dance and Classical Music Events That Made 2006 a Year to Remember
"...Patterson and Eric Midgeley in Director's Choice: Evolution (Ballet Austin) In the first section of Stephen Mills' "Desire/Three Movements"..."

Jan. 5, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Think 'New' Music
eighth blackbird helps Texas Performing Arts change how we regard classical
"...is 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

Finding the Funny in Serious Music
When Igudesman & Joo play classical, they really play
"...Classical music can be funny...."

Jan. 21, 2013 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Words and Music
This year's Austin Chamber Music Festival and Austin Classical Guitar summer series really get lit
"...time you combine words or literature or plays and music, they enhance each other in such a special way...."

July 8, 2016 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Fast Forward Austin
This is not your standard music festival – you'll hear sounds you've never heard before
"...So it's Saturday, and you're at a music festival. You're in a bar Downtown, where you've shown..."

April 11, 2014 Arts Feature by Natalie Zeldin

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