The virtuosi who know the score and make beautiful music happen here By Robert Faires, Fri., April 26, 2019 Tweet print write a letter Austin Symphony Orchestra (Photo by Robin Rowell) Don't let the word "classical" throw you. In the context of classical music in Austin, it doesn't mean formal. It doesn't mean stodgy. It doesn't mean stiff and lacking a pulse. Classical music may be stuffy and inert to the point of lifelessness elsewhere, but here it's alive, as alive as any other kind of music grouped under the banner of the Live Music Capital. The organizations and ensembles dedicated to the classical music of the past animate it with passion and virtuosity – and not just in concert halls and churches; they bring Bach to bars and Brahms to brewpubs. And most every group in the classical camp is also keen on new classical music – works made for today. Concerts are programmed with symphonies and suites and art songs composed in the last 25 years by artists who are … [Read more...] about A Guide to Austin Classical Music
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Chamber, symphony and choral music fills concert halls throughout region. Here are some highlights: Ran Dank: The pianist performs Frederic Rzewski’s 1970s-era work, “The People United Will Never Be Defeated,” 36 variations on a political song popular in Chile before the overthrow of Allende; the program begins a four-day series of politically themed music presented by San Francisco Performances’ Pivot program. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 24, $40. Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., www.sfperformances.org Kronos Quartet: The San Francisco new music group and collaborators (including East Bay music students) play music commissioned in its “Fifty for the Future” series. 8 p.m. Jan. 25. $24-$68. Zellerbach Hall, near Bancroft Way and Dana Street, UC Berkeley campus, www.calfperformances.org Quantopia: The Evolution of the Internet: In collaboration with internet archive and data artist Greg Niemeye, Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky created a multimedia work also … [Read more...] about Winter 2019 Arts Preview: Classical
By Heide Janssen | Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: June 15, 2017 at 1:25 pm | UPDATED: June 16, 2017 at 10:06 am We asked graduating high school seniors to share with us their post-graduation plans for the fall. We heard from 214 instrumental music students. Some plan to go to work and some are taking a gap year, but most are off to college, to study everything from instrumental performance to elementary education to computer science. We’ve listed them by the school they will attend, including their major and minor fields of study, statements about how the arts have influenced their plans, and their reason for choosing the institute they’ll be headed to. $ = scholarship received Ashley Teves, Tesoro – UC Irvine: computer science (Photo courtesy of Ashley Teves)Michael Gonzales, Huntington Beach – Cal State Fullerton: business administration (Photo courtesy of Michael Gonzales) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsEmily Hong, Capistrano Valley – Harvard … [Read more...] about Where are 2017 Orange County instrumental music students going to college?