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Butler School of Music: For this John Adams, a King
UT honors the Nixon in China composer with an award for his notable musical work and three concerts featuring his compositions
"...in a tricorner hat, you haven't been inside the Butler School of Music at the University of Texas. There,..."

April 25, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Butler School of Music
The UT chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota is collecting donations for Sheryl Stack
"...The Butler School of Music at the University of Texas is..."

Feb. 26, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Butler School of Music
Two concerts – one by Harvey Pittel, one for the late Rose Taylor – pay tribute to 'living in a song'
"...A pair of lives spent living in a song – that's what's..."

Jan. 24, 2014 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

UT School of Music
Ernest and Sarah Butler make the largest-ever donation to a music school at a public university
"...Of the many beautiful sounds heard around the University of..."

March 28, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Dan Welcher Leaves Butler School Over Sexual Misconduct Charges
Article cites multiple instances of inappropriate behavior
"...In the wake of an online article detailing repeated instances of inappropriate sexual..."

Oct. 2, 2019 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Margaret Perry: A Life of Music
Classical community honors the late educator in concert Friday
"...for her memorial service: No photos, no speeches, just music. Considering how she'd devoted her life to music, that..."

May 23, 2018 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Music to Celebrate Women By
Butler School marks Intl. Women's Day with all-star concert
"...we have just the event for you: The University of Texas' Butler School of Music is bringing together some..."

March 7, 2018 Arts Post by Robert Faires

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

April 26, 2019 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Seeds of Inspiration
The 2012 class of the Austin Arts Hall of Fame
"...the question that inevitably comes up whenever two members of Austin's creative community connect. We stay so active here..."

June 1, 2012 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Update: Fate of UT's Fine Arts Library
Provost OKs recommendations to preserve, upgrade fifth floor
"...For months, the fate of the Fine Arts Library at the University of Texas..."

April 11, 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 on a tale of..."

Dec. 30, 2016 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Playback: Bombs, Beto, and the Biggest Music Stories of 2018
“Playback” recaps the news, trends, and controversies of the year. Outrage level: high.
"...Draylen Mason woke up that Monday morning one of us: a musician, an Austinite, a person with a..."

Dec. 14, 2018 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

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

The Archive of the Patriarch
Ransom Center acquires Gabriel García Márquez papers
"...authors, Nobel laureates, and the most influential literary figures of the 20th century. The UT-Austin humanities research library and..."

Nov. 25, 2014 Books Post by Robert Faires

Music in Architecture – Architecture in Music
More songs about buildings and space
"...The old maxim that compares writing about music to dancing about architecture implies some sort of inherent..."

Oct. 21, 2011 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Sehr Flash: Fiction Becomes Music
Austin composer Russell Podgorsek teams with lit journal NANO Fiction to create short short stories with original scores
"...you like a soundtrack when you're reading? Does some music help to set the atmosphere, to enhance the mood..."

Oct. 16, 2015 Arts Feature 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
"...in sync with both the notes and playful spirit of the Austrian composer's scores that it felt as if..."

Jan. 3, 2014 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

'Creativity in the Face of Death: The Contemporary Resonance of Terezín'
UT symposium honors and ponders art created in the Nazi concentration camp
"...Art existing in the midst of genocide is a paradox that the mind is hard-pressed..."

Oct. 5, 2012 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Changes at UT’s Fine Arts Library Cause a Rift in the College of Fine Arts
Showdown on the fifth floor
"...A tale of two floors: On one, rows and rows of books..."

March 30, 2018 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Top 10 Dance and Classical Music Treasures of 2010
Music and movement in 2010 made the mundane sacred and the serious silly
"...with choral works that opened one to the fullness of creation, including a "Deutsche Motette" by R. Strauss, breathtaking..."

Jan. 7, 2011 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Another Round of Praise
Nominations for the 2007-2008 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...For the 16th year, an informal affiliation of local arts critics have joined to recognize the year's..."

May 9, 2008 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..."

Jan. 2, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Think 'New' Music
eighth blackbird helps Texas Performing Arts change how we regard classical
"...So the crowd is filing out of Dell Hall after the latest Austin Symphony concert, with..."

Jan. 25, 2013 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
"...1) 'SOLO SYMPHONY' (Forklift Danceworks) A revelation – of the dance at the heart of an orchestral conductor's..."

Jan. 4, 2013 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
"...cars, Graham Reynolds' funky and tender score, and, best of all, thousands of Austinites crowding onto the Austin Studios..."

Jan. 1, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin Opera Takes Aim at the Election With Its Adaptation of The Manchurian Candidate
Composer Kevin Puts and librettist Mark Campbell shoot to thrill in their opera based on Richard Condon's Cold War classic
"...In this most unconventional of election years, why not have an unconventional opera, one..."

Sept. 16, 2016 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
"...RESPONSE: POLYPHONY THEN & NOW' (Conspirare) This breathtaking survey of early choral music in four concerts over three days..."

Jan. 6, 2012 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Possibility of Failure
Pulitzer or not, composer David Lang won't play it safe
"...for the Pulitzer Prize or for the increased presence of his work in concert halls. It's just that, he..."

April 30, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

'Tenebrae – Shadows of France'
Ensemble VIII gets dark
"...in like a lion – hell, a whole pride of big cats, in terms of major events – I'd..."

March 2, 2012 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

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