“Sonic partnerships.” If we had to describe the return of Austin’s Fusebox Festival in 2022 after its pandemic interruption, a plethora of sound performances and projects emerging from very unique partnerships leads to such a description.
An all-night vigil, fairytales and a DACAMERA performance: Houston Chamber Choir’s Big Spring Season
As he planned out the Houston Chamber Choir’s season, artistic director Robert Simpson figured on two must-haves: a return visit by guest conductor María Guinand, the Venezuelan he calls “a joy generator”; and a performance of Sergei Rachmaninoff’s All-Night Vigil, the soulful a cappella work the choir was rehearsing when the covid-19 shutdown silenced it in March 2020.
Opera’s grandeur will at last come back to the Winspear Opera House on Feb. 18, when TDO revives its production of Giacomo Puccini’s Madame Butterfly (through Feb. 26).
In time, a diamond is created. Incidentally, as Fort Worth Opera steps into its 75th season in the wake of a pandemic, the Diamond Anniversary designation is perhaps more appropriate than ever imagined.
Bushman and three other San Antonio musicians—pianist Daniel Anastasio, cellist Ignacio Gallego and violinist Sarah Silver Manzke—joined forces in 2018. To symbolize their group’s roots in the city, they dubbed it Agarita, taking the name from a shrub that’s native to San Antonio and the Hill Country.