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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

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
"...John Adams' name is on everyone's lips these days, but if you think all the chatter is about Paul..."

April 25, 2008 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

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

UT College of Fine Arts: Dempster named dean
After running UT's College of Fine Arts for a year, interim Dean Doug Dempster has gotten the job for keeps
"...At last, Doug Dempster can take that pesky "interim" out of his job title. The University of Texas professor..."

Dec. 21, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Songs of a New Race, Sung Again
A celebration of African-American chamber music from the Austin Chamber Music Center and Huston- Tillotson College
" celebrate the rich and varied – and too often ignored – history and culture of African-Americans. With that..."

Feb. 4, 2005 Arts Feature by Barry Pineo

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

UT Symphony
After a season of auditioning conductors to find a new Director of Orchestral Activities, the UT School of Music has named Gerhardt Zimmermann to the post
"...The UT School of Music has spent the past season auditioning..."

May 19, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Twang Twang Shock-A-Boom ‘Cutz’ New Music
Chris Searles revisits the cult local trio’s salad years
"...Searles explains. “I came up with the name as musical onomatopoeia during a particularly boring class at UT, and..."

Dec. 10, 2013 Music Post by William Harries Graham

UT Wind Ensemble
The ghost of Gershwin plays live in Austin
"...You don't have to be much of a classical music junkie to have heard George Gershwin's..."

March 22, 2013 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

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
"...Now that the hordes of visiting music-makers have left for their respective homes, we..."

March 23, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Cream of the Crop
Nominations for the 2005-2006 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...Local critics have put their heads – and pens – together to recognize..."

May 19, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

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

June 30, 1995 Arts Feature

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

Faster Than Sound – The Music Relief Magic Number: $20 Million
Music Makes Austin budget proposal warns full-capacity touring won't return until 2022
"...the first federal stimulus, the CARES package, for local music venues. New COVID-19 relief from Washington incoming, Austin's music..."

April 30, 2021 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

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

Bach Vocal Music: His wondrous way with the human voice, exhibits A and B
Bach is in the air most splendidly this week, in concerts by La Follia and UT's Chamber Singers that testify anew to the composer's magnificent way with the human voice
"...The first week of Lent needn't be all sackcloth and ashes, not when..."

Feb. 23, 2007 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

Invasion of the Amazing Colossal Artists
In the final days of October, Central Texas plays host to the winner of the 1992 Nobel Prize in Literature, Derek Walcott; winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize in Music, John Corigliano; and two-time finalist for both the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the PEN / Faulkner award, Russell Banks.
"...Austin is no longer the rarity it once was, but having three show up here the same week still..."

Oct. 26, 2001 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The San Marcos Music Scene Runs Deep
ACL Fest hip-hop headliners Brockhampton might just be the tip of the iceberg from our neighbors south on I-35
"...exhibition center acts as a headquarters for local artists of the small college town. Bumping through the speakers was..."

Aug. 3, 2018 Music Feature by Jeremy Steinberger

100 Local SXSW Music Acts
A-Z list of 100 Austin acts showcasing at the Fest
"...on, Austin's Ortiz brothers continue to stoke the fires of hard rock and heavy blues, taking a louder and..."

March 17, 2017 Music Feature by The Music Staff

'The Fall of the House of Usher': When Debussy was a Poe boy
With UT's hosting of the Debussy International Congress comes a Halloween treat: an operatic adaptation based on Edgar Allan Poe's 'The Fall of the House of Usher'
"...Tired of the same old haunted mansions with chain-saw psychos and..."

Oct. 27, 2006 Arts Feature by Barry Pineo

Playback: Bombs, Beto, and the Biggest Music Stories of 2018
“Playback” recaps the news, trends, and controversies of the year. Outrage level: high.
"...shipping explosive devices around Austin. Not since Charles Whitman's UT shooting terrorized the state capital had locals felt so..."

Dec. 14, 2018 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Deep in the Mozart of Texas
This summer, the Austrian American Mozart Academy, an international program that provides aspiring professional singers with training and performance experience in Mozartian opera, relocates to, of all places, Austin, Texas.
"...American Mozart Academy, an international program that provides aspiring professional singers with training and performance experience in Mozartian opera,..."

Aug. 9, 2002 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

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
"...a major boost to its holdings by Latin American authors, Nobel laureates, and the most influential literary figures of..."

Nov. 25, 2014 Books Post by Robert Faires

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

Jan. 4, 2008 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

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

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