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Austin's Cultural Makeover: The Next Stage
How much closer we are to getting the cultural wonderland we imagined 10 years ago
"...In the Nineties, Austin's cultural scene could afford to dream big. The city..."

Sept. 7, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The 2002 Austin Critics Table Awards
On Monday, June 3, the Austin Critics Table handed out its annual awards for outstanding achievements in the Austin arts in a ceremony at the Capitol City Comedy Club.
"...On Monday, June 3, the Austin Critics Table handed out its annual awards for outstanding..."

June 7, 2002 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

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

April 26, 2019 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin's Classical Music Preview 'Tis the Season
I've written about the
"...Austin classical music scene for almost 10 years now, and..."

Nov. 17, 1995 Arts Feature

Austin Chamber Music Festival: The aria of Anne Frank
For the first time in its 11-year history, the annual Austin Chamber Music Festival will present an opera: the Texas premiere of Grigori Frid’s The Diary of Anne Frank
"...of the world, but when it comes to July, Austin might be more appropriately called the chamber music capital..."

July 13, 2007 Arts Feature by Barry Pineo

Austin Arts Hall of Fame Class of 2005
The Austin Critics Table has named six inductees for the 2005 class of the Austin Arts Hall of Fame
"...The Austin Critics Table has named the fourth group of individuals..."

April 15, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin Critics Table Awards 2013
Arts writers raise their glasses to outstanding art in list of nominees
"...creative projects recognized in the nominations for the 2013 Austin Critics Table Awards. Earlier this month, a batch of..."

May 24, 2013 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

2010 Austin Chamber Music Festival Schedule
"...of chamber music stretches across four weeks, with an opera, eight major concerts, eight free concerts, and nine Behind..."

July 9, 2010 Arts Feature

Live Music for Opera and Ballet
"...months I've been privileged to attend stunning productions by Austin Lyric Opera and Ballet Austin here at the Long..."

May 15, 2009 Postmarks

Austin Critics Table Winners 2000-01
"...On Sunday, June 10, the Austin Critics Table presented its annual awards for outstanding achievements..."

June 15, 2001 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

2012-13 Austin Critics Table Awards
June 3, 2013. 21 photos.
"...Music composition professor Donald Grantham, newly inducted into the Austin Arts Hall of Fame..."

June 4, 2013 Photo Gallery

2012 Austin Critics Table Awards
Giving a lot of sweet bouquets (and taking their sweet time doing it)
"...you get older seemed in full force as the Austin Critics Table marked its 20th year of presenting annual..."

June 8, 2012 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin Symphony Orchestra: Commission fever
ASO has commissioned a new orchestral work from composer Christopher Theofanidis
"...special. Conspirare is rolling out the powerful Verdi Requiem. Austin Lyric Opera is leading off with opera's bad girl,..."

Oct. 26, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin's Cultural Makeover
Which arts facilities from the boom years were built, which weren't built, and why
"...Now, most of the time when arts groups in Austin talk about buildings, they mean old storefronts and warehouses..."

Feb. 20, 2004 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin Theatre Critics Table 1999-2000 Winners
The Austin Theatre Critics Table presented its eighth annual awards for achievement in the Austin arts in a lively ceremony at the Continental Club
"...On Monday, May 29, the Austin Theatre Critics Table presented its eighth annual awards for..."

June 2, 2000 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin Symphony Orchestra
ASO performs Verdi's 'Requiem' to honor JFK in the hall he never reached on Nov. 22
"...To Austin. That's right. That evening, the president was going to..."

Nov. 1, 2013 Arts Feature by Natalie Zeldin

Playback: Austin Scared Stupid
Once again, everything hits at once
"...days are packed. As it happens so often in Austin, everything hits at once...."

Oct. 25, 2013 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

2012 Austin Critics Table Awards
For the 20th time, a big hand for the nominees if you please
"...– has managed it for this long, but the Austin Critics Table is marking its 20th year of commending..."

May 25, 2012 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin Arts Hall of Fame: Class of 2008
The seventh group of inductees includes individuals from the fields of architecture, comedy, music, and patronage
"...The Austin Critics Table has named the seventh group of individuals..."

April 25, 2008 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
"...The Austin Critics Table has named the sixth group of individuals..."

April 20, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin Arts Hall of Fame: Class of '05
"...The Austin Critics Table has named the fourth group of individuals..."

May 27, 2005 Arts Feature

Austin Arts Hall of Fame
Class of 2004
"...The Austin Critics Table has decided on the third group of..."

May 14, 2004 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin Arts Get Going in 1995 Forward Motion
"...it hasn't been all bad -- certainly not in Austin. Believe it or not, our city actually led the..."

Jan. 5, 1996 Arts Feature

How Local Opera Company LOLA Made the Play Lardo Weeping Sing
Peter Stopschinski’s 17-year journey to bring Terry Galloway’s outsized, outspoken agoraphobe to the stage
"...a fat lady like none you've seen hits the operatic stage, thanks to Austin company LOLA...."

March 8, 2019 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Song of Life on Death Row
How Dead Man Walking came to be an opera -- and to be produced in Austin before almost every other city in the world -- reveals the great risks and rewards in developing new works for the modern operatic stage.
"...lungs and heart. It's an unlikely setting for an opera, even one that deals, as so many operas do,..."

Jan. 10, 2003 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

New Territories
Austin Lyric Opera Ventures Into the Frontier Once More
"...illustration by Robert Faires Something in America America loves..."

Jan. 3, 1997 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Bats Left, Sings Right
With help from Esther's Follies, Austin Lyric Opera turns Strauss' Viennese waltz into a Texas two-step
"...masters of mockery at Esther's Follies get to poke opera in the eye with a sharp stick...."

May 30, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Sexy Beast
With a bold new take on Andre Previn's operatic adaptation of A Streetcar Named Desire, Austin Lyric Opera has a remarkable opportunity to lead the operatic pack and show the world the stuff it's made of.
"...Get Brad Dalton talking about the operatic version of A Streetcar Named Desire and pretty soon..."

Jan. 18, 2002 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Best Produce Aisle Aria
Austin Lyric Opera at Central Market
"...Tosca is one of the most popular operas performed in the United States and has done much..."

Sept. 12, 2014 Best of Austin Feature

Best Missionary for the Arts
Joseph McClain, Austin Lyric Opera
"...that belongs to and can speak to everybody, and Austin Lyric Opera's Joe McClain has those qualities in spades...."

Oct. 5, 2001 Best of Austin Feature

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