A History in Fragments: Jazz on Film at MFAH
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A History in Fragments: Jazz on Film at MFAH

If there is a history of jazz, it’s forever incomplete, like archeologists finding fragments of…

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Old Yet New: Ars Lyrica’s Fresh Take on Vivaldi and Next Season’s News
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Old Yet New: Ars Lyrica’s Fresh Take on Vivaldi and Next Season’s News

Maybe you’ve heard Antonio Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons umpteen times. Nevertheless, Ars Lyrica wants to…

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Classics & Connections: The Dallas Opera’s 2016/17 Season
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Classics & Connections: The Dallas Opera’s 2016/17 Season

The Dallas Opera's 60th season is back to basics, with three classics of the Western…

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Collaboration Defines Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s SOLUNA Festival
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Collaboration Defines Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s SOLUNA Festival

Collaboration happens in the arts, especially in the performing arts, whether the artists involved enjoy…

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Houston Symphony’s Musical Ambassador Carlos Andrés Botero Creates Value and Connections
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Houston Symphony’s Musical Ambassador Carlos Andrés Botero Creates Value and Connections

The Houston Symphony’s Sunday matinee was coming up, and a couple of hundred early birds…

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Sight of Sound
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Sight of Sound

The Masque of the Red Death
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Musiqa at FotoFest and More
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Musiqa at FotoFest and More

Composer Marcus Maroney saw an impetus for his own creativity in Edward Burtynsky’s dramatic photographs.

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Unforced Time: Nameless Sounds Brings Australia’s The Necks to the MATCH
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Unforced Time: Nameless Sounds Brings Australia’s The Necks to the MATCH

Women at the Podium: The Dallas Opera Institute for Women Conductors
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Women at the Podium: The Dallas Opera Institute for Women Conductors

Last year, the Dallas Opera embarked on a 20-year plan to change the world of…

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Fort Worth Opera Comes Into its Own
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Fort Worth Opera Comes Into its Own

There’s a lot for the Fort Worth Opera Festival to celebrate this year: the company…

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Eric Whitacre at Dallas Winds
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Eric Whitacre at Dallas Winds

Eric Whitacre is proof that there are advantages to breaking some rules – his path…

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Pushing Music Forward: <em>No Idea</em> Expands to Houston
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Pushing Music Forward: No Idea Expands to Houston

No Idea Festival, founded by Chris Cogburn in 2003, has been around for a while,…

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Compose It: How Graham Reynolds became Austin’s go-to composer for theater, dance and film
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Compose It: How Graham Reynolds became Austin’s go-to composer for theater, dance and film

Even if you’re unfamiliar with Graham Reynolds’ name, you’ve probably heard his work — he…

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Playing the Block: Maria Chavez at Marfa Myths
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Playing the Block: Maria Chavez at Marfa Myths

Marfa Myths is the devil-may-care response to the revelry of SXSW. Curated by Ballroom Marfa…

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Houston Chamber Choir’s Spring Season
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Houston Chamber Choir’s Spring Season

Robert Simpson sums up what keeps him going: “I’m always excited about whatever is over…

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New Music in Dallas: Voices of Change Lives Up to its Name
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New Music in Dallas: Voices of Change Lives Up to its Name

Playing in the Dallas Symphony, Dallas Opera Orchestra and other ensembles offers plenty of fulfillment.…

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Weaving Narratives of Music and Art: Jennie C. Jones at the CAMH
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Weaving Narratives of Music and Art: Jennie C. Jones at the CAMH

Music, much like visual art, has long been a tool used to comment and reflect…

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Performania: Small Scaling the Arts
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Performania: Small Scaling the Arts

here's something about do-ablity that is making me a more eager watcher these days. Perhaps…

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The A+C Top Ten: February 2016
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The A+C Top Ten: February 2016

Merging Music & Literature: A <em>Proust Sonata</em> at Da Camera
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Merging Music & Literature: A Proust Sonata at Da Camera

Sarah Rothenberg, artistic director of Da Camera and Houston’s great maestro of performances that blend…

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Ambition, Excellence & Optimism: WindSync’s Big Vision
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Ambition, Excellence & Optimism: WindSync’s Big Vision

It has been six years since bassoonist Tracy Jacobson ran through the halls of Shepherd…

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Light & Love: Conspirare Pays Tribute to Matthew Shepard
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Light & Love: Conspirare Pays Tribute to Matthew Shepard

It has been seventeen years since the nearly lifeless body of Matthew Shepard was found…

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Music & Milestones: Dallas Bach Society’s Spring Season
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Music & Milestones: Dallas Bach Society’s Spring Season

Sure, J.S. Bach is the most revered composer of his time. But the society goes…

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A Baroque Zarzuela at Orchestra of New Spain
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A Baroque Zarzuela at Orchestra of New Spain

The hole in the history books made no sense. Spanish music had flourished during the…

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What We Loved & More:  A + C Writers Look Back at 2015 and Ahead to 2016
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What We Loved & More: A + C Writers Look Back at 2015 and Ahead to 2016

Apollo Chamber Players Explore Texas Roots
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Apollo Chamber Players Explore Texas Roots

Like many new musicians, when he left Rice University with his Master’s degree of music,…

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Opera in the Desert: Fire Island Opera Festival in Marfa
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Opera in the Desert: Fire Island Opera Festival in Marfa

If you took the Santa Fe Opera’s summer performance schedule and, while you were busy…

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Seeing With the Heart: <em>The Little Prince</em> Charms at HGO
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Seeing With the Heart: The Little Prince Charms at HGO

For a long time after its world premiere in 2003, I hoped Houston Grand Opera…

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Musical Explorers: Aperio Turns Ten
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Musical Explorers: Aperio Turns Ten

As artistic director of Aperio:Music of the Americas Michael Zuraw has sifted through hundreds of…

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Ancient Airs: New York Baroque Dance Company Performs with Dallas Bach Society and Ars Lyrica
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Ancient Airs: New York Baroque Dance Company Performs with Dallas Bach Society and Ars Lyrica

There are two opportunities in Texas to experience the wonder of Catherine Turocy's New York…

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Not Your Average Conductor: A Visit with Austin Symphony’s Peter Bay
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Not Your Average Conductor: A Visit with Austin Symphony’s Peter Bay

Peter Bay became Music Director and Conductor of the Austin Symphony Orchestra in 1998.

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Song of Houston: Story of HGOco
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Song of Houston: Story of HGOco

In the September world premiere of O Columbia, the new chamber opera from HGOco, a…

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Young, Bold & Conductorless: KINETIC Launches their First Season
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Young, Bold & Conductorless: KINETIC Launches their First Season

Houston, meet KINETIC, a new conductorless ensemble founded by two accomplished young musicians: New Zealand…

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Dream Team: Terrence McNally and Jake Heggie Collaborate on Great Scott at Dallas Opera
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Dream Team: Terrence McNally and Jake Heggie Collaborate on Great Scott at Dallas Opera

In his new work, an opera singer would perform the national anthem at the Super…

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Ars Lyrica’s Four Seasons in One
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Ars Lyrica’s Four Seasons in One

Antonio Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons may be the most famous violin music there is.

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Winds on the move: Meet Houston Symphony’s newest reed tunesmith
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Winds on the move: Meet Houston Symphony’s newest reed tunesmith

Mark Nuccio, who joined the New York Philharmonic in 1999 as associate principal and solo…

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Must Hear: Season Standouts of the Fall Texas Music Season
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Must Hear: Season Standouts of the Fall Texas Music Season

Terrence McNally no doubt ranks as Corpus Christi’s leading contribution to the American arts world.

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The Importance of New Music
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The Importance of New Music

A Hunchback, a Queso Fountain and a Whale: Spring/Summer Season Standouts
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A Hunchback, a Queso Fountain and a Whale: Spring/Summer Season Standouts

The Spring/Summer season has come and gone, and there were plenty of outstanding performances and…

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