Texas Lens: Arts Pedestrians
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Texas Lens: Arts Pedestrians

“Where are you going?” asked Dallas’s favorite classical DJ Amy Bishop, as I was heading…

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A brief survey of experimental music in Houston
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A brief survey of experimental music in Houston

This article is a patch, some spackling, experimental music duct tape on the rickety machinery…

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Brahms at the Bar: Dallas’s Open Classical Re-frames Music Experience
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Brahms at the Bar: Dallas’s Open Classical Re-frames Music Experience

It’s a Tuesday night at Buzzbrews Kitchen in Dallas’ Uptown neighborhood, where tattooed waitresses with…

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Youth, Talent & Energy: KINETIC concludes its season at the MATCH
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Youth, Talent & Energy: KINETIC concludes its season at the MATCH

KINETIC, the conductorless ensemble directed by Natalie Lin, closes its third season with Musical Madness…

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Music Fit for a Queen or Two—Ars Lyrica’s Regal Offering
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Music Fit for a Queen or Two—Ars Lyrica’s Regal Offering

Matthew Dirst, artistic director of Ars Lyrica Houston, has an unerring ability to put together…

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Mystery Sonatas and a Celebratory 50th Anniversary Season Ahead for Houston Early Music
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Texas Lens: Art Pilgrims
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Texas Lens: Art Pilgrims

Defying Categorization: Jamie Barton Returns to HGO
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Defying Categorization: Jamie Barton Returns to HGO

“I say this with absolute ultimate pride: I introduced Christine Goerke to Dubsmash at Mai’s…

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Imaginary Concerts & Charged Objects: Marfa Myths/Hyperobjects at Ballroom Marfa
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Imaginary Concerts & Charged Objects: Marfa Myths/Hyperobjects at Ballroom Marfa

Listening Rituals: Hans Tutschku at the Moody Center
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Listening Rituals: Hans Tutschku at the Moody Center

In the liner notes for an upcoming CD on GRM, Paris, composer Hans Tutschku -…

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Up to the Challenge: New leadership helps Fort Worth Opera revamp
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Up to the Challenge: New leadership helps Fort Worth Opera revamp

When the Fort Worth Opera Festival unveiled its plans for this year’s edition, the repertoire…

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Rising Talent & Veterans: Next Season at Chamber Music Houston
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Rising Talent & Veterans: Next Season at Chamber Music Houston

When the Rolston String Quartet first flashed onto Chamber Music Houston’s radar screen, the young…

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Texas String Divas
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Texas String Divas

For classically-trained string players, the traditional route to making a living as a professional musician…

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Film Fusion: ‘Sunken Garden’ at Dallas Opera
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Film Fusion: ‘Sunken Garden’ at Dallas Opera

A war has been waging for centuries: words versus music…which is more important in opera?

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KINETIC: Painting an English Landscape
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KINETIC: Painting an English Landscape

Thoughtful, incisive programming has been KINETIC's strong suit since its inception in 2015.

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Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen: A Countertenor to Encounter
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Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen: A Countertenor to Encounter

The Ivy Leaguer tore up his career plan. For his first two years at Princeton…

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Shaping the Future: ROCO Connects Through Commissioning
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Shaping the Future: ROCO Connects Through Commissioning

The numbers are in: 76 world premieres (33 for the full chamber orchestra and 43…

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Da Camera’s Beethoven For All: All for Beethoven
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Da Camera’s Beethoven For All: All for Beethoven

In 1988, for the first time in Houston, the entire cycle of Beethoven string quartets…

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Fun at the Laupera: <em>Traci and Tony’s Unusual New Year’s Eve</em> at Rec Room
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Fun at the Laupera: Traci and Tony’s Unusual New Year’s Eve at Rec Room

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