Menace in Macrame: Hansel and Gretel at the Rec Room
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Menace in Macrame: Hansel and Gretel at the Rec Room

“This is the future of art, where would you see something like this in Houston?…

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The Excitement of Shift: Joseph Keckler Comes to the Long Center
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The Excitement of Shift: Joseph Keckler Comes to the Long Center

Last April, as the evening weekend revelries began at Fusebox, Austin’s annual cross-disciplinary arts festival,…

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Close to the Ground: Lily Cabatu Weiss Leads the Dallas Arts District Forward
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Close to the Ground: Lily Cabatu Weiss Leads the Dallas Arts District Forward

Wonder & Adventure: Bach Society Houston Charts New Adventures
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Wonder & Adventure: Bach Society Houston Charts New Adventures

Rick Erickson, director of Bach Society Houston (BSH), has had a lifelong love affair with…

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In This Petri Dish: Day for Night Festival Immerses Houston In Art, Music, Activism
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In This Petri Dish: Day for Night Festival Immerses Houston In Art, Music, Activism

Day for Night, the music and art festival now entering its third year, has caused…

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Doomed Love: <em>La Traviata</em> at Dallas Opera
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Doomed Love: La Traviata at Dallas Opera

The Dallas Opera’s superb production of the world’s most frequently performed opera, Giuseppe Verdi’s La…

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The Show Must Go on…Somewhere Else: The Post-Harvey Scramble for Space
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The Show Must Go on…Somewhere Else: The Post-Harvey Scramble for Space

Onward: HGOco Finds Its Groove with Carleen Graham
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Onward: HGOco Finds Its Groove with Carleen Graham

Carleen Graham has a big job. One year after taking the helm as director of…

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A Decade of Surprises: The Refined and Undefined Appeal of Luminaria
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A Decade of Surprises: The Refined and Undefined Appeal of Luminaria

San Antonio’s expansive, one-night-only arts festival is turning 10 this year. In a city that…

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Aperio presents (M)iyamoto is Black Enough—the Poetry of Revolution
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Aperio presents (M)iyamoto is Black Enough—the Poetry of Revolution

The words, and the music that gave it voltage, burned, leaving a searing mark on…

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Drumming up New Work: Austin’s line upon line Focuses on Commissioning
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Drumming up New Work: Austin’s line upon line Focuses on Commissioning

From woodwind trios to massive orchestras, most musical groups can prepare for a concert in…

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Vocal Heroics: Clifton Forbis Returns To Dallas Opera
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Van Cliburn Winner Yekwon Sunwoo Returns to Texas
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Van Cliburn Winner Yekwon Sunwoo Returns to Texas

The first time Yekwon Sunwoo vied in the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, the judges…

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A Heroic Launch: Glass Opens Aperio’s Big Season
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A Heroic Launch: Glass Opens Aperio’s Big Season

Against significant odds--flood damage at the Hobby Center and other Theater District performing arts venues,…

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New Horizons: Apollo Chamber Players Celebrates its 10th Anniversary
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New Horizons: Apollo Chamber Players Celebrates its 10th Anniversary

Apollo Chamber Players plays a Harvey Relief Concert on Sept. 8 at the Match in…

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The Sound of Things: Alyce Santoro and Bohyun Yoon at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
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Invoke String Quartet Brings “Folky Classical” to Austin
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Invoke String Quartet Brings “Folky Classical” to Austin

Take one look at Invoke’s website and it’s clear they’re not your typical classical string…

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Celestial Music: Houston Symphony’s Composer in Residence Jimmy López Premieres New Work
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Celestial Music: Houston Symphony’s Composer in Residence Jimmy López Premieres New Work

Jimmy López got hooked on classical music when he was 12, thanks to J.S. Bach’s…

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Pioneers and Visionaries: Houston Chamber Choir’s 22nd Season
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Pioneers and Visionaries: Houston Chamber Choir’s 22nd Season

Each season, Simpson invites a prominent guest conductor to work with the choir on an…

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Collaborative Spirit Defines Musiqa’s 2017-2018 Season
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Collaborative Spirit Defines Musiqa’s 2017-2018 Season

Tony Brandt, co-founder and artistic director of Houston's leading new music ensemble Musiqa, knows exactly…

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Lynn Lane’s Transitory Sound and Movement Collective is Making Shifts in Houston
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Lynn Lane’s Transitory Sound and Movement Collective is Making Shifts in Houston

Texas New Music Ensemble Focuses on Lone Star Composers
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Texas New Music Ensemble Focuses on Lone Star Composers

Texas composers have a champion in Chad Robinson, founder and artistic director of Texas New…

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Defining Home: Da Camera’s 30th Season
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Defining Home: Da Camera’s 30th Season

Da Camera has flourished because of the entrepreneurial spirit and open-mindedness of its hometown of…

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Year of the Woman: Ars Lyrica’s Upcoming Season Celebrates Artful Women
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Year of the Woman: Ars Lyrica’s Upcoming Season Celebrates Artful Women

It's the first time Matthew Dirst, Founder and Artistic Director of Houston's leading early music…

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From punk rockers to presidents: The rebels at ROCO announce new season
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From punk rockers to presidents: The rebels at ROCO announce new season

The conductor nearly chickened out. Planning the concert that will open the River Oaks Chamber…

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Jazz on/in/and Film at the MFAH
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Jazz on/in/and Film at the MFAH

In a year, a very small number of “jazz films” can or will be released…

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On Key and Offbeat: Austin’s Lone-Star Station KMFA Turns 50
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On Key and Offbeat: Austin’s Lone-Star Station KMFA Turns 50

When it comes to Austin’s 50-year-old radio station, KMFA Classical 89.5, it’s almost better defined…

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Victoria Bach Festival: A New Era
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Victoria Bach Festival: A New Era

For one week each June, the picturesque South Texas city of Victoria, population 65,000, rolls…

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Texas Early Music Project Bridges Past and Present
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Texas Early Music Project Bridges Past and Present

Iberian monophony, Notre Dame polyphony, Medieval mystery plays, Renaissance madrigals, Baroque operas, French virelai, Spanish…

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Soli Chamber Ensemble Concludes Season Under the Ligurian Sun
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Soli Chamber Ensemble Concludes Season Under the Ligurian Sun

The shift may not have been conscious, violinist Ertan Torgul says, but he sees it…

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Fire & Water: HGO Triumphs with <em>Götterdämmerung</em>
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Fire & Water: HGO Triumphs with Götterdämmerung

Houston Grand Opera has done it! The realization of Richard Wagner's epic Ring Cycle, the…

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Houston Welcomes New Music Ensemble Loop38
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Houston Welcomes New Music Ensemble Loop38

Traditional tunes, rhythms and harmonies played no role. Instead, the chamber ensemble offered up an…

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Nameless Sound Brings Amina Claudine Myers to Houston
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Nameless Sound Brings Amina Claudine Myers to Houston

Usually, when we introduce an artist in a piece of writing, we write “singer” or…

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Pop Culture Invasion: ROCOmoji for the Win
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Pop Culture Invasion: ROCOmoji for the Win

Savvy concert goers can count on ROCO (River Oaks Chamber Orchestra) to keep up with…

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Sing Me Another: Gabriel Kahane at Aperio
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Color into Sound: Loop38 at Turrell Skyspace
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Color into Sound: Loop38 at Turrell Skyspace

When soft twilight yields to clear night, the Turrell Skyspace at Rice University is illuminated…

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Small But Mighty: Fort Worth Opera Moves Forward With World Premiere
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Small But Mighty: Fort Worth Opera Moves Forward With World Premiere

Belt-tightening is all too familiar in the arts, but it doesn’t mean a group’s vision…

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Haunted Melodies: <em>Turn of the Screw</em> at The Dallas Opera
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Haunted Melodies: Turn of the Screw at The Dallas Opera

Benjamin Britten’s opera Turn of the Screw, which first premiered in 1954, is not simply…

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Hiding in Plain Sites: CounterCurrent Artists Reveal Stories throughout Houston
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Hiding in Plain Sites: CounterCurrent Artists Reveal Stories throughout Houston

In 2014, the University of Houston Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts blazed a…

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Young & Outstanding: Houston’s WindSync & Kinetic Team Up
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Young & Outstanding: Houston’s WindSync & Kinetic Team Up

WindSync seems plenty youthful when you look at a photo, but let’s take another vantage…

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