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Humor, Introspection, Ecstasy
UT Composer Dan Welcher is one step away from greatness.
"...had the bright idea of getting UT composition professor Dan Welcher to take a little trip to New York..."

April 13, 2001 Music Feature by Robert Faires

One Holiday, Two Gifts, 100 Years
Dan Welcher's pair of Yuletide operas shows what a difference a century makes
"...is presenting a pair of operas by Austin composer Dan Welcher, both set during the Yuletide season. The first,..."

April 22, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Watchmen on the Walls of Freedom
UT composer Dan Welcher commemorates JFK: The Voice of Peace 40 years after the President's scheduled visit to Austin.
"...This weekend, Austin waits no longer. Through local composer Dan Welcher's JFK: The Voice of Peace, being performed by..."

Nov. 7, 2003 Music Feature by Robert Faires

Man With the Light Touch
Peter Bay leads the Austin Symphony with the finesse of Astaire
"...to be floating. He doesn't wrestle the music; he dances on top of it – and not in the..."

Nov. 16, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Outside the Bachs
Classical sounds new when Austin artists do the composing
"...of all kinds, art songs, operas, cantatas, scores for dance and theatre works, soundtracks for films – several hundred..."

May 1, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

UT New Music Ensemble
This program of fresh work proved again why NME is one of Austin's hidden gems
"...up-and-comer, and a celebrated string quartet by NME Director Dan Welcher...."

Feb. 18, 2011 Arts Review by Michael Kellerman

Austin Symphony Orchestra: How Much Is That Symphony in the Window?
Two new symphonies will premiere in ASO's next season, but how are those costly commissions being paid for?
"...local composer and Austin Arts Hall of Fame member Dan Welcher, courtesy of classical station KMFA 89.5FM, where Welcher..."

July 4, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Making It Happen
The 2007 class of the Austin Arts Hall of Fame
"...forward without prompting and do the work necessary for dance, theatre, classical music, and visual arts to take root..."

June 1, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin Symphony Orchestra With Sarah Chang
A rich concert that showed how much Peter Bay's time on the podium has meant to ASO
"...and unity than with a new work, and in Dan Welcher's Symphony No. 5, ASO faced not only a..."

May 8, 2009 Arts Review by Robert Faires

New Sounds of the Season
Christmas cheer for the ear from UT Wind Ensemble, Austin Symphony Orchestra, and Conspirare
"...everything produced by Austin's creatives. The stream of art, dance, theatre, comedy, music, poetry, and prose turned out on..."

Dec. 12, 2014 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

New Music Ensemble
Three artists reunite on an opera they first worked on together 30 years ago
"...an opera about a lunatic monarch? That would be Dan Welcher, composer, teacher, and founder of the New Music..."

Sept. 26, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Blue Rhapsody
The kickoff to the Austin Chamber Music Center's 12th festival was as much theatre as it was concert
"...to vocalist Mela Dailey for the world premiere of Dan Welcher's "Four Personal Ads." Commissioned by Peter Bay, Austin..."

July 18, 2008 Arts Review by Michael Kellerman

Della's Gift and Holy Night
The two lovely new operas 'Della's Gift' and 'Holy Night' offer us intimate examinations of love of Christmastime
"...poverty that wears them down day by day. Composer Dan Welcher draws deeply from the music of the day,..."

April 29, 2005 Arts Review by Robert Faires

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
"...pulsing quality that appeals to New Music Ensemble director Dan Welcher: "There's always a sense of internal division. I..."

April 25, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

All Over Creation: One Movement Ends, and One Begins
As one chamber music ensemble takes its final bow, another makes its start
"...musicians but also fine local composers, commissioning music from Dan Welcher, Kathryn Mishell, and Kevin Puts, and devoting its..."

March 16, 2012 Arts Column 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
"...1) 'THE TRASH PROJECT' (FORKLIFT DANCEWORKS) Allison Orr's epic team-up with Solid Waste Services yielded..."

Jan. 1, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Superlatives
The 2008-2009 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...with the induction of Bonnie Cullum, Mary Margaret Farabee, Daniel Johnson, Alexandra Nadal and Eugene Slavin, Sylvia Orozco, and..."

June 5, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

UT Faculty Composers: All-stars take the field
A concert of works by Donald Grantham, Russell Pinkston, Bruce Pennycook, Dan Welcher, and Yevgeniy Sharlat will be a veritable home-run derby of music by UT's compositional heavy hitters
"...School of Music this Sunday: Heavy hitters Donald Grantham, Dan Welcher, Russell Pinkston, Bruce Pennycook, and Yevgeniy Sharlat are..."

March 23, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Applause! Applause!
Austin Critics Table nominations, 2004-2005
"...to recognize the year's most exceptional work in theatre, dance, classical music, and visual art. The nominations for the..."

May 27, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Articulations
Robert Faires corrects an omission in his review of The Cry Pitch Carrolls and tells you where to find an umbrella.
"...Congratulations to composer Dan Welcher and radio station KMFA 89.5FM. They've just been..."

Dec. 17, 1999 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Cream of the Crop
Nominations for the 2005-2006 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...to recognize the year's most exceptional work in theatre, dance, classical music, and visual art. The nominations for the..."

May 19, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Art Fun in the Summertime
May
"...Annual Tapestry Tap Jam Our most joyful and eclectic dance company hosts its annual salute to National Tap Day,..."

May 21, 1999 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Austin Arts Hall of Fame Class of 2016
These inductees – Ballet Austin's Cookie Ruiz and Stephen Mills, and the Austin Symphony Orchestra's Peter Bay – are cultural heroes who lead by example
"...the institutions and provided the support that allowed theatre, dance, classical music, and the visual arts to take root..."

May 6, 2016 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Creation
Texas Choral Consort's performance of Haydn's masterwork reawakened one's sense of life in all its immense variety
"...Here was an opportunity to set aside the myriad mundane distractions of existence and concentrate on the heavens and..."

Aug. 22, 2014 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Think 'New' Music
eighth blackbird helps Texas Performing Arts change how we regard classical
"...rock and hip-hop using technology and fusing music with dance and theatre to speak to the jeans-wearing, iPhone-toting, wired-to-the-new..."

Jan. 25, 2013 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Graduating, With Honors
Local awards are nice, but Austin artists are being recognized nationally all the time now
"...• Choreographer and dancer Deborah Hay was among the first 21 artists in..."

June 1, 2012 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Texas Performing Arts
A major grant lets UT's arts presenter boost the profile of classical music
"...of music, as well as the new theatre, new dance, and new art that's created here. The Mellon grant..."

July 1, 2011 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin Arts Hall of Fame: Class of 2007
The Austin Critics Table has named the sixth group of individuals to be inducted into the Austin Arts Hall of Fame
"...Dan Welcher (University of Texas, KMFA 89.5FM) – composer, educator,..."

April 20, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Give 'Em a Hand
The nominees for the 2009 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...critics has recognized the year's most exceptional achievements in dance, classical music, the visual arts, and theatre. The nominations..."

May 15, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Your Menuhin Winners
Fukuda, Waarts take first in young violinist competition
"...Other prize winners in the Junior division were: • Daniel Lozakovitj, 12, of Sweden, Second ($5,000); • Ludvig Gudim,..."

March 4, 2014 Arts Post by Robert Faires

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