The Houston Chamber Choir’s annual showcase of high school choirs was mere days away, and artistic director Robert Simpson was making the rounds of the featured schools to touch base.
Remember the age-old maxim, Know Thyself? Dallas’ Quinn Mason is crystal clear on his identity as a composer.
From Storms to Sunshine: Dallas Symphony Orchestra performs works by Saint-Saëns, Xi Wang and Sophia Jani
Nobody can say whether Camille Saint-Saëns had an extramusical topic in mind when he cast his “Organ” Symphony as a journey from storms to blazing sunshine.
The Bach Society Houston will offer this season’s audiences some of its namesake’s profoundest music. But even the iconic Bach doesn’t live by devoutness alone.
As the head of Austin’s Texas Performing Arts, Bob Bursey plays a leading role in the state’s cultural scene. But he makes no bones about one thing.
After 15 years of mixing the sounds and traditions of classical music with those of musical styles from around the world, the Apollo Chamber Players are opting this season for a different focus: as the main concert series’ label puts it, “Silenced Voices.”
CREATIVE TEAM JAKE HEGGIE, GENE SCHEER, AND JAWOLE WILLA JO ZOLLAR TAKE ON CIVIL WAR HISTORY IN HOUSTON GRAND OPERA’s ‘INTELLIGENCE’
Jake Heggie visited the Smithsonian Institution a few years ago for a performance of his Iconic Legacies, a song cycle evoking four U.S. first ladies.
Hot-button issues may have dominated the headlines out of Austin, but the Texas Legislature this past spring made a quiet move that some of us will appreciate: It expanded the Texas State Artists Award program, which includes the poet laureate and such, to include a slot for a classical musician.
Houston’s ROCO chamber orchestra has introduced so many new works, and featured so many composers and performers from diverse backgrounds, that its founder sees no point in reciting the numbers.
The canvas’ title, Sogni Dorati, translates from Italian as “golden dreams.”
For a while, many dancers and choreographers had no other outlet: The pandemic shutdowns cut them off from live audiences, so they showcased their work to online viewers on video.