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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

Robert Faires' Top 10 Classical Music / Dance Treasures of 2016
The richest work in dance and classical music this year ran the gamut from a dance in a backyard pool to an opera about Cold War brainwashing
"...a West Campus mansion, seeing and revisiting five original dance/music collaborations set in different rooms made this a movable..."

Dec. 30, 2016 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 I..."

Nov. 17, 1995 Arts Feature

Top 4 Classical Music Forces (and Visual-Art Event) of 2004
"...Honestly, when it comes to classical music in Austin, rare is the occasion that does..."

Jan. 7, 2005 Arts Feature by Robi Polgar

Attention Classical Music Lovers: McCulloh's Back
"...I'm very happy that I can purchase classical music CDs again. Thanks to the original article, "Life..."

Aug. 12, 2003 Postmarks

Top 10 Things to Happen to Classical Music in 2014
The year saw Austin go big in classical with big-name artists and competitions coming to town, and big crowds, too
"...Top 10 Things to Happen to Classical Music in 2014..."

Jan. 2, 2015 Arts Feature by Natalie Zeldin

Top 10 (+1) Dance Classical Music Treasures of 2013
In 2013, dance and classical music were distinguished by their breadth of expression and eloquence
"...the Austrian composer's scores that it felt as if music and movement flared from the same creative spark...."

Jan. 3, 2014 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Top 10 (+1) Dance/Classical Music Treasures of 2012
In 2012, dance memorably explored profound topics, and classical embraced Charlie Brown and George Washington
"...Allison Orr, of the Creator as a dancer and musicmaker...."

Jan. 4, 2013 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Top 10 Dance and Classical Music Treasures of 2010
Music and movement in 2010 made the mundane sacred and the serious silly
"...3) ANNE AKIKO MEYERS/ANTON NEL (BUTLER SCHOOL OF MUSIC) Beethoven. Gershwin. New work with electronics. Is there anything..."

Jan. 7, 2011 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Top 10 Dance and Classical Music Wonders of 2008
Chronicle Arts Editor Robert Faires recaps 2008 in dance and classical music
"...4) Music of John Adams (UT New Music Ensemble) A vigorous..."

Jan. 2, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Top 10 Dance and Classical Music Wonders of 2007
Chronicle Arts Editor Robert Faires recaps 2007 in dance and classical music
"...Conspirare's National Endowment for the Arts-funded symposium on American music saw 14 choirs massed in the Riverbend sanctuary, and..."

Jan. 4, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Top 10 Dance/Classical Music Treasures of 2014
It was a year in which the personal shone through in dance and classical works small and large
"...Amadeus' final work given spectacular new life by 33 musicians and 150 voices fusing Mozart with music by 10..."

Jan. 2, 2015 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Top 10 Classical Music Treasures of 2011
Ancient voices, singing strings, and lots of Bach made 2011 a fine year for ears
"...& NOW' (Conspirare) This breathtaking survey of early choral music in four concerts over three days was a massive..."

Jan. 6, 2012 Arts Feature 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
"...the French Revolution was exquisitely staged and sung, its music and drama building as one to a theatrically stunning..."

Jan. 1, 2010 Arts Feature 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
"...conducted by Jerry Junkin, captured in a profusion of musical styles and sonic extremes, from deafening roars to muted..."

Jan. 6, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Top 10 Dance and Classical Music Events That Made 2006 a Year to Remember
"...that aims to give equal weight to dance and music served up both masterfully in its debut, most pleasurably..."

Jan. 5, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Classical Music Is for Sissies
Are you listening to serious composers again? That's so gay...

March 28, 2007 Qmmunity Post by Kate Getty

Finding the Funny in Serious Music
When Igudesman & Joo play classical, they really play
"...Classical music can be funny...."

Jan. 21, 2013 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Think 'New' Music
eighth blackbird helps Texas Performing Arts change how we regard classical
"...shows more concern for dated formalities than for the music itself. I don't know, those two may be lovely..."

Jan. 25, 2013 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Life After the Classical Section
For two decades, he was the man Austin turned to when it wanted the best classical music on vinyl or disc, but the closing of Wherehouse Records has left Russell McCulloh with nowhere to sell Bach, Brahms, or Beethoven.
"...Taxidermy Studio." Store regulars could guess the author: the classical guy, Russell McCulloh...."

June 27, 2003 Arts Feature by Jerry Young

Music From the Inside Out
Documentary filmmaker Daniel Anker spent five years with the Philadelphia Orchestra as they toured, rehearsed, and waxed poetic about the purpose of music in their lives.
"...Directed by: Daniel Anker. Sure, my experience with playing music began and ended with the sixth grade, a French..."

April 14, 2006 Movie Review by Toddy Burton

How About Some Music a Little out of the Ordinary This Weekend?
It’s not only rock & roll, but we fucking love it
"...Classical? Some of it...."

Aug. 25, 2016 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Robert Faires’ Top 10 Dance and Classical Joys of 2018
In this year’s dance and classical offerings, extraordinary depictions of loss and suffering continue to haunt
"...energy and excitement of his peers debuting their new music...."

Dec. 28, 2018 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Music to Chortle By
Whenever Steve Saugey and Lyova Rosanoff are at the keyboards, musical shenanigans are the natural order, especially when these two pianist-parodists are spoofing classical music through one of their Forbidden Classics programs.
"...thundering sounds that lead people to call works by classical composers "serious music," a new tune wriggles its way..."

Jan. 11, 2002 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Herb Alpert’s School of Music
Trumpeter’s alums include Waylon, Satchmo, and Karen Carpenter
"...but he also became a major force in the music industry itself. Now 80, he performs at the One..."

Sept. 24, 2015 Music Post by Greg Beets

Words and Music
This year's Austin Chamber Music Festival and Austin Classical Guitar summer series really get lit
"...time you combine words or literature or plays and music, they enhance each other in such a special way...."

July 8, 2016 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Review: 2018 Austin Chamber Music Festival
How the Attacca Quartet, Emerson Quartet, and invoke played
"...This year’s Austin Chamber Music Festival features three weeks of what Artistic Director Michelle..."

July 17, 2018 Arts Post by Robi Polgar

Chargaux at the 2017 Austin Chamber Music Festival
This dynamic Brooklyn-based string duo proves that the Austin Chamber Music Festival has many more colors than its name suggests
"...the globe. Make whatever assumptions you choose about the music made with these instruments and the musicians who play..."

July 7, 2017 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Mo' Music Interview: Jace Clayton
An interview with the creator of the Julius Eastman Memorial Dinner
"...but quickly fell in love with his experimental, minimal music and confrontational, fiercely queer personality. Admiration turned into inspiration..."

March 7, 2014 Qmmunity Post by Rob Cohen

All Over Creation: Classical Alchemy
How Austin is transmuting the music of old into dance, art, and comedy
"...I used to think that classical music had a locked atomic structure – you know,..."

Sept. 30, 2011 Arts Column by Robert Faires

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