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UT Wind Ensemble
The ghost of Gershwin plays live in Austin
"...places: United Airlines advertisements, a gold medal-winning Olympic figure-skating routine, a riff in an Electric Light Orchestra song, and..."

March 22, 2013 Arts Feature by Natalie Zeldin

New Wind to Blow Through Austin
Internationally recognized composer John Corigliano has chosen the UT School of Music to premiere his Symphony No. 3 for Wind Ensemble.
"...of The Red Violin) and who made a major contribution to contemporary opera with his 1991 work The Ghosts..."

Dec. 26, 2003 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

A 'Culture of Excellence' at UT Inc.
The Commission of 125 report calls for a first-class (and blue-chip) university
"...a report released with great fanfare (courtesy of the UT Wind Ensemble) in a presentation ceremony on the South..."

Oct. 8, 2004 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

New Sounds of the Season
Christmas cheer for the ear from UT Wind Ensemble, Austin Symphony Orchestra, and Conspirare
"...just how naughty or nice everyone is all year, but even he can't keep track of everything produced by..."

Dec. 12, 2014 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

A Score Is Born
UT midwifes a new symphony by John Corigliano
"...of saxophonists just a few rows from the stage. About a third of the 75 or so players in..."

Feb. 11, 2005 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,..."

Jan. 25, 2013 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

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

Another Round of Praise
Nominations for the 2007-2008 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...Elephant's Graveyard, UT Dept. of Theatre & Dance..."

May 9, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Five Faces of Frankenstein
This Halloween, Austin serves up five freaky takes on Mary Shelley's mad doctor and his monster
"...resemblance to the tortured twentysomething med student and well-spoken, Milton-spouting monster in her 1818 novel. Do you like your..."

Oct. 23, 2015 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Circus Maximus
The UT Wind Ensemble's premiere of John Corigliano's Circus Maximus' was more than a concert; it was an event
"...better term) classical music besieged by fans seeking his autograph. But it isn't every night that an ensemble at..."

Feb. 25, 2005 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Top 10 Dance and Classical Music Events of 2005 That Engaged and Endure
'Chronicle' Arts Editor Robert Faires lists his favorite performances of dance and classical music from 2005
"...1) Circus Maximus (UT Wind Ensemble) The premiere of John Corigliano's work for..."

Jan. 6, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Culture Connectors
The 2013 class of the Austin Arts Hall of Fame
"...owed not only to the creative types working today but also those individuals of earlier times whose initiative and..."

May 31, 2013 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Applause! Applause!
Austin Critics Table nominations, 2004-2005
"...Local critics have put their heads – and pens – together to recognize..."

May 27, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Jennifer Higdon, American Voice
One of this nation's most acclaimed and active composers, on our rich melting pot of music
"...Bernstein. (That's what happens when you hit 100 birthdays.) But this week in Austin, Lenny has to cede his..."

Sept. 28, 2018 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

May I Have the Envelope, Please?
The 2004-2005 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...On Monday, June 6, the Austin Critics Table handed out its annual awards for outstanding achievements in the Austin..."

June 10, 2005 Arts Feature 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

Give 'Em a Hand
The nominees for the 2009 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...The Idiot, UT Department of Theatre & Dance..."

May 15, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Outside the Bachs
Classical sounds new when Austin artists do the composing
"...Beethoven, Brahms, and Bach have to be busting the buttons off their embroidered tailcoats at the way Austin not..."

May 1, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

'Copland and Mexico'
Five-day concert series highlights this composer and orchestral music south of the border
"...Copland" conjures misty Appalachian valleys and broad Midwestern prairies, but this composer whose music is so identified with the..."

March 21, 2014 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

In Memoriam: Nelson Patrick
Remembering Nelson G. Patrick, a man who devoted 70 years of his life to the education of Texas' young musicians
"...Patrick was hired by Dean E. William Doty of UT's College of Fine Arts. For the next 42 years,..."

Aug. 13, 2004 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
"...The idea originated with Butler School of Music alumnus Russell Podgorsek, who has experience..."

Oct. 16, 2015 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

'Creativity in the Face of Death: The Contemporary Resonance of Terezín'
UT symposium honors and ponders art created in the Nazi concentration camp
"...– loved ones, neighbors, your race – are being ruthlessly, systematically exterminated? What flame of inspiration can be kept..."

Oct. 5, 2012 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Early to Rise
Daniel Johnson loves early music's purity of sound and intimacy, and he's not alone
"...rebel. And he certainly doesn't sound like a rebel. But don't be fooled by the middle-age placidity, the casual..."

Dec. 12, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Art Par Excellence
The nominees for the 2014-15 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...the Austin Critics Table have agreed on the most outstanding work in dance, classical music, visual art, and theatre..."

May 20, 2015 Arts Post

A Dream Pursued
The Young Eight is showing the world of classical music what it means to be young, gifted, and black
" the blur of black tuxedoes and formal gowns. Outside of the rare string-slinging superstars such as Yo-Yo Ma..."

Feb. 24, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

More budgetary bloodshed in the UT College of Fine Arts, as Daniel Johnson, nationally renowned early music specialist and director the UT Early Music Ensemble for 17 years, has been cut loose from the School of Music.
"...UT Releases Early-Music Director..."

Aug. 22, 2003 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Austin Critics Table Nominations, 2002-2003
The full list of nominations for the 2002-2003 Austin Critics Table Awards, recognizing outstanding achievements in local theatre, dance, classical music, and visual art
" from May 1, 2002 to April 30, 2003. Contributing nominations were Austin American-Statesman staff reporters Michael Barnes and..."

May 9, 2003 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Strong and Talented and Young
Austin's Raw Paw collective inhales life, exhales art
"...hyper-aware of searching for a larger purpose, of figuring out how to make our own way in reality," says..."

Dec. 26, 2014 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

2007-2008 B. Iden Payne Award Nominations
The full list of honorees for the Austin Circle of Theatres' annual theatre honors

Oct. 3, 2008 Arts Feature

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