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All 'Round Republic Square
A new context of major civic buildings may yet make a people place of our historic downtown park
"...ropes and bungee cords for aerial techniques, set to Mozart; more at"

Sept. 1, 2006 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

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
"...more Shostakovich (String Quartet No. 3) and a little Mozart and del Aguila. Tuesday, July 11, at Congregation Agudas..."

June 30, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Mozart! (Like You've Never Heard It Before)
Austin choral ensemble Conspirare marks Mozart's 250th birthday with the newly finished version of his 'Mass in C Minor' in the concert Mozart! (Like You've Never Heard It Before)
"...What do Franz Kafka, Franz Schubert, Charles Dickens, and Mozart have in common? I mean, besides the fact that..."

June 16, 2006 Arts Feature by Barry Pineo

Golden Hornet Project
Since Mozart isn't writing any new chamber music, the Golden Hornet Project is picking up the slack with concerts of new works for small ensembles by local composers
"...The drag about all that great chamber music that Mozart wrote is that there isn't any more of it..."

May 26, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Elvis Costello & the Austin Symphony Orchestra
Live Shot
"...successfully re-envisioned "Watching the Detectives." Middle encore "Alison" was Mozart for the pop-music beautiful. Not one rocker will begrudge..."

April 14, 2006 Music Review by Raoul Hernandez

Austin on Authorship
"...voice. It's like hearing an aria and knowing it's Mozart. There is this singular presence there, a life force..."

March 31, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

A Dream Pursued
The Young Eight is showing the world of classical music what it means to be young, gifted, and black
"...who look like them pulling those bows and making Mozart or Vivaldi – or William Grant Still or George..."

Feb. 24, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Diverse Diversions
"...compositions on the instrument are said to have influenced Mozart...."

Feb. 24, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Shostakovich 100
The year-long celebration Shostakovich 100 continues, and here's where to get your fix of the Russian composer's music through the rest of this winter
"...String Quartet No. 1, plus a string quartet by Mozart and a piano quintet by Dvorak. Sun., March 12,..."

Feb. 24, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Mozart's Birthday
With a special lecture and three concerts of his music in Austin, Wolfgang Amadeus won't be hurting for recognition of his 250th birthday this week
" over with be commemorating this significant anniversary of Mozart's birth with a wealth of concerts and special events...."

Jan. 27, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Our Shostakovich Year
On the centenary of Dmitri Shostakovich's birth, Austin arts groups join forces to throw the Russian composer a yearlong party
"...but 2006 is also the 250th death anniversary of Mozart. I'd think it'd be a lot easier to do..."

Dec. 30, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Shostakovich 100 Schedule
"...finalist Roberto Plano on a program with works by Mozart and Dvorak. March 12, 7:30pm, at Congregation Agudas Achim,..."

Dec. 30, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
This Chinese film presents an uncharacteristically romantic look at the Cultural Revolution.
"...claiming that his favorite sonata is a Party anthem: "Mozart Is Thinking of Chairman Mao." Enter the village seamstress..."

Dec. 9, 2005 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

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
"...On Sunday, Oct. 30, pianist Mary Robbins of A. Mozart Fest will present a program of mazurkas, nocturnes, the..."

Oct. 28, 2005 Arts Feature by Barry Pineo

2005 ACL Music Fest Preview
All 'picks' no 'sleepers' for the Austin City Limits Music Festival, one blurb at a time
"...Brave Combo stretches that designation to encompass everything from Mozart's "Rondo a la Turca" to "Louie, Louie." – Greg..."

Sept. 23, 2005 Music Feature

Bargains in the Mist
Where to find the missing link
"...w/ three purple monkeys playing music – $6.99Five OceansMini Mozart Monkey – Sock monkey – $34Goodie Two ShoesTurquoise Blouse..."

Aug. 5, 2005 Features Feature

Whispers of Heaven
With Whispers of Heaven, choreographer Sally Jacques invites us to steep in visions of loveliness in a hard place, to ease into beauty as we would a hot bath
"...toward the romantic and melodic, with contributions from Britten, Mozart, and Massenet, and pieces such as Lennon and McCartney's..."

June 24, 2005 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Applause! Applause!
Austin Critics Table nominations, 2004-2005
"...Veritably Vienna, A. Mozart FestChoral Concert..."

May 27, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Marriage of Figaro
Austin Lyric Opera offered something to delight everyone with its funny and excellent 'Marriage of Figaro'
"...a perfect opera? Well, perhaps not, although many think Mozart's comic opera, The Marriage of Figaro – replete with..."

May 6, 2005 Arts Review by Robi Polgar

Unsung Hero
Behind the music of 'The Marriage of Figaro' is a man named Lorenzo da Ponte
", and two names leap to mind: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, who wrote the music to the opera; and Pierre-Augustin..."

April 29, 2005 Arts Feature by Dan Dietz

Za vashe zdorov'ye, Shostakovich!
Fifteen local arts organizations work together to celebrate Shostakovich's 100th birthday
"...opera, dance, and films, from the likes of A. Mozart Fest, Austin Chamber Music Center, Austin Children's Choir, Austin..."

March 18, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Culture Flash!
ALO has blood on the tracks in 2006, and Salvage Vanguard lands a new office
"...he'll close next season as this season with a Mozart, but next year's will be on a darker note:..."

March 11, 2005 Arts Column by Robert Faires

The Boulez Project
In concept, the Boulez Project was somewhat provocative, but in performance, it was carelessly assembled
"...enough. "Bernstein was playing just old favorites, Beethoven and Mozart, what people wanted to hear. I think Boulez was..."

March 4, 2005 Arts Review by Jerry Young

Index to Idioms
Deb Margolin's Index to Idioms played with our assumptions about familiar expressions and used episodes from her life to give them new meanings
"...chess to the Doors' "Riders on the Storm," and Mozart composed a soundtrack to the mess of children's scurrying..."

Feb. 25, 2005 Arts Review by Heather Barfield Cole

The Concerts
"...a time when he looked to the music of Mozart and Haydn's age for inspiration. The suite gives some..."

Feb. 11, 2005 Music Feature

Five Degrees from Beethoven
UT pianist Anton Nel, figuratively descended from a line of teachers beginning with Beethoven
"...van Beethoven, who for his part was taught by Mozart's composer friend, and rival, Joseph Haydn. Before that, the..."

Feb. 11, 2005 Music Feature by Graham Reynolds

Austin Symphony Orchestra With Peter Serkin
Despite not always fully engaging with soloist Peter Serkin, the Austin Symphony Orchestra was clear, tidy, and provided some sweeping music
"...explains how, in trying to characterize a program of Mozart, Rachmaninoff, and Michael Torke, Austin Symphony conductor Peter Bay..."

Jan. 28, 2005 Arts Review by Jerry Young

In Memoriam: Bill Fagan
"...sweater-clad host of Mr. Esther's Neighborhood to Wolfgang I'm-a-genius Mozart to the blond third of Peter, Paul, and Mounds...."

Jan. 14, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Veritably Vienna
A. Mozart Fest's Veritably Vienna concert showed that violinist Uli Speth and pianist Mary Robbins know the benefits of collaboration in Mozart's violin sonatas
"...From the first few notes of Mozart's Sonata in E-Flat Major, K. 380, it was apparent..."

Nov. 12, 2004 Arts Review by Jerry Young

In Other Election News ...
Nader still off Texas ballot, Pete Sessions' naked butt, sexing up GOTV, and more
"...BookPeople (603 N. Lamar); Thursday, Oct. 21, 5:30pm at Mozart's Coffee Roasters (3825 Lake Austin Blvd.), and Saturday, Oct...."

Oct. 15, 2004 News Feature

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