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2008 Austin Chamber Music Festival Schedule
"...(Albeniz, Bach, Villa-Lobos) 7:30pm, Northwest Hills United Methodist Church, 7050 Village..."

July 11, 2008 Arts Feature

Bats Left, Sings Right
With help from Esther's Follies, Austin Lyric Opera turns Strauss' Viennese waltz into a Texas two-step
"...has become a yellow rose of Texas, hailing from Luckenbach. Arias pay tribute to the restorative qualities of the..."

May 30, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Lasting Commitments
The 2008 class of the Austin Arts Hall of Fame
"...University of Texas and artistic director of the Victoria Bach Festival. Joe R. & Teresa Lozano Long..."

May 23, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Playing Through
Tiger Woods is to golf what Shakespeare is to theatre
"...This is a once-in-a-lifetime genius. You weren't around when Bach was performing his concertos, when Shakespeare was staging his..."

April 11, 2008 Column by Thomas Hackett

Red Dirt Country
Johnny Solinger's pie in the sky
"...Replacing Sebastian Bach was no small chore, so the New Jersey boys..."

April 8, 2008 Music Post by Margaret Moser

Slow Motion Sound
"...up in an age when you can listen to Bach and listen to Radiohead, and that’s just the way..."

March 15, 2008 Music Post by Austin Powell

Vitality: A Baroque Thanksgiving: Music to give thanks by
Opening your concert season on Thanksgiving weekend might seem odd, but it's worked out well for Chamber Soloists of Austin
"...14 musicians will participate in Vitality, playing pieces by Bach, Vivaldi, and Telemann, two of whom were employed as..."

Nov. 23, 2007 Arts Feature by Barry Pineo

Man With the Light Touch
Peter Bay leads the Austin Symphony with the finesse of Astaire
"...The Austin Symphony Orchestra performs the Bach Magnificat and Beethoven's Seventh Symphony Nov. 16 and 17,..."

Nov. 16, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Conspirare: My favorite year
In a banner year, Conspirare signs with the prestigious Harmonia Mundi label and plans a powerful Long Center debut with the Verdi Requiem
"...bringing up some musicians and vocalists from the Victoria Bach Festival, where he's also the artistic director, to perform..."

Aug. 31, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

'Les Enfants Terribles'
"...Jean-Pierre Melville? Besides an enveloping tide of Vivaldi and Bach? Cocteau has the answer: "Beauty enjoys immense privileges --..."

July 27, 2007 Screens Review by Raoul Hernandez

And the Award Goes to ...
The 2006-2007 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...Achievement in Cooperative Music-makingSt. Cecilia Music Series for the Bach Christmas OratorioTakin' It to the Streets AwardMeredith Powell and..."

June 8, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Nominations for the 2006-2007 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...Nuevo Tangos of Astor Piazzolla, Austin Chamber Music CenterChoral ConcertBach: Christmas Oratorio, St. Cecilia Music Series..."

May 18, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Ah, Wilderness!
Ah, Wilderness!, Eugene O'Neill's only comedy, is given a lavish treatment at the Mary Moody Northen Theatre, resulting in a dream production full of bright, endearing charm
" like listening to the stentorian clarity of a Bach fugue played on a jangling player piano. Despite this,..."

April 20, 2007 Arts Review by Iris Brooks

Plays Well With Others
Why Michelle Schumann is meant to be running the Austin Chamber Music Center
"...played two other festivals this summer, too: the Victoria Bach Festival and the Snake River Chamber Music Festival in..."

Sept. 8, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Black Belly of the Tarantula
" a row: Barbara Bouchet, Claudine Auger, and Barbara Bach quiver throughout, awash in giddy anxiety, anticipating everything bad..."

Aug. 11, 2006 Screens Review by Marc Savlov

TCB scales the Wall of Sound festival at Fort Worth's Ridglea Theater
"...with a robotic, caffeinated upstairs set that indirectly evoked Bach, hip-hop, and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah as the..."

April 14, 2006 Music Column by Christopher Gray

A Shostakovich Primer
"...piano, the Preludes and Fugues, which were inspired by Bach, are a good place to start. [Shostakovich: 24 Preludes..."

Dec. 30, 2005 Arts Feature

Shostakovich 100 Schedule
"...on piano, on a program with works by Telemann, Bach, and Bartok. Feb. 11, 8pm, at First Presbyterian Church,..."

Dec. 30, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Color and Brightness
Gift guide
" sometimes; then again, our parents' generation read Richard Bach. It'd be nice to be a seagull, but my..."

Dec. 16, 2005 Books Feature by Nora Ankrum

The Essential Chopin: A Genius Displaced
In advance of her Oct. 30 program, the Essential Chopin, pianist Mary Robbins talks about Chopin and Mozart, and what makes for essential Chopin
"...When he was a little boy, Chopin slept with Bach and Mozart under his pillow. For his funeral, he..."

Oct. 28, 2005 Arts Feature by Barry Pineo

May I Have the Envelope, Please?
The 2004-2005 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...Miró Quartet (Yamamoto, Gindele, with Gregory Allen)Choral ConcertPathways to Bach, Texas Early Music ProjectOperaDella's Gift/Holy Night, UT Opera TheatreSinger,..."

June 10, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Applause! Applause!
Austin Critics Table nominations, 2004-2005
"...Pathways to Bach, Texas Early Music ProjectOpera..."

May 27, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Hark! The Herald Organ Sings
New UT faculty members and exceptional organists Gerre and Judith Hancock give the mighty Visser- Rowland organ a workout with their own holiday concert
"...husband. He'll be performing works by Messiaen and J.S. Bach, topping them all off with an improvisation on Joy..."

Dec. 17, 2004 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

It Is Risen
The newly restored 'Heaven's Gate' plays the Paramount
"...much more complicated, of course (we recommend reading Steven Bach's Final Cut for the whole giddily ridiculous picture), but..."

Nov. 5, 2004 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

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
"...Concerto for Orchestra summarizes a lifetime of musical influences: Bach, folk music, and cutting-edge orchestral modernism. It's a huge..."

Sept. 17, 2004 Arts Review by Jerry Young

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
"...Bach: Mass in B Minor, Conspirare..."

May 14, 2004 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin Symphony With Ilya Gringolts
Austin Symphony's return to Mahler's Fifth Symphony under the baton of Peter Bay revealed a mature and confident orchestra pulling itself up another notch
"...the opening of the second movement. Like Beethoven's Ninth, Bach's unaccompanied violin sonatas, and a good basketball game, Mahler's..."

April 23, 2004 Arts Review by Jerry Young

When Wagner Became WAGNER
With 'The Flying Dutchman,' Richard Wagner made opera bigger than big
"...on the stage. "It is not as mathematical as Bach or as measured as Mozart, but he resets form..."

March 26, 2004 Arts Feature by Jerry Young

Roll Over, Beethoven
An interview with Francis Preve, laptop composer and producer
"...there a new kind of bar for the next Bach? Preve and I mixed it up a bit. Here's..."

March 26, 2004 Screens Feature by Courtney Fitzgerald

Long Stories Short
The Cinematexas INternational Short Film Festival
"...1," however, that stands as Fischinger's masterpiece. Set to Bach's Brandenburg Concerto and painstakingly shot in stop-motion, this 12-minute-long..."

Sept. 12, 2003 Screens Feature by Kimberley Jones

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