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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Dallas Winds Celebrates 30 Years With More to Come
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Dallas Winds Celebrates 30 Years With More to Come

Kim Campbell thinks back to when he freelanced as a trombonist in North Texas orchestras.

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Classical Road Trip: Texas Ensembles Tour the Globe
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Classical Road Trip: Texas Ensembles Tour the Globe

With the recession in the rearview mirror, Texas groups are hitting the road again as…

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Young and Determined in Peter Pan Nation: Walker Lukens Navigates Work/Music/Fun in Austin
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Young and Determined in Peter Pan Nation: Walker Lukens Navigates Work/Music/Fun in Austin

When he returned to Texas almost three years ago, Walker Lukens quit hedging his bets.

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Texas Music Festival Reaches New Heights of Excellence
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Texas Music Festival Reaches New Heights of Excellence

The 26th annual Texas Music Festival (TMF) is wrapping up its summer season at the…

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Sound Explorations
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Sound Explorations

Another World at Da Camera/Houston Chamber Choirs’ Sacred Visions
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Another World at Da Camera/Houston Chamber Choirs’ Sacred Visions

Japanese Inspired Sonic Brush Strokes Succeed at Aperio’s Season Closer
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Japanese Inspired Sonic Brush Strokes Succeed at Aperio’s Season Closer

Aperio's “Silences” program offered a refreshing reminder that vignettes have power, too.

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On the hunt for excellence
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On the hunt for excellence

Stephen King trains the next generation of opera singers at HGO and Rice University

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Music for All: A Conversation with Andrés Orozco-Estrada
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Music for All: A Conversation with Andrés Orozco-Estrada

Houston Symphony’s new music director Andrés Orozco-Estrada has just concluded his first season with as…

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Full Blown Fury
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Full Blown Fury

Music for Clouds
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Music for Clouds

Imaginary Values presents Keith Rowe / Kjell Bjorgeengen + Rick Reed + and performance of…

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The World Comes to Houston
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The World Comes to Houston

Composers and Performers Come Together at Soli Chamber Ensemble
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Composers and Performers Come Together at Soli Chamber Ensemble

The Soli Chamber Ensemble has never given its audience an experience quite like this.

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Shifting Focus: Two Star Symphony at Mid-Career
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Shifting Focus: Two Star Symphony at Mid-Career

Jerry Ochoa, Jo Bird, Margaret Lejeune and Debra Brown of Two Star Symphony. Photos by…

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DIY In Dallas
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DIY In Dallas

Love, Brutality, Sacrifice, and Regret: Houston Grand Opera’s Vivid Die Walküre
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Fusing Opera and Mariachi: HGO presents El Pasado Nunca Se Termina
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Fusing Opera and Mariachi: HGO presents El Pasado Nunca Se Termina

Merging Music: Dallas Symphony’s Soluna Festival Takes Flight
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Merging Music: Dallas Symphony’s Soluna Festival Takes Flight

Ars Lyrica Closes the Season with Alexander’s Feast
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Ars Lyrica Closes the Season with Alexander’s Feast

Nancy Wozny visits with Ars Lyrica artistic director Matthew Dirst on Handel, Baroque dance and…

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“A Living, Breathing, Human Journey”
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The Little Prince & More
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The Little Prince & More

Performania: Impresarios Among Us
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Great Heights of Music
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Great Heights of Music

Commissioning in Texas: ROCO
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Commissioning in Texas: ROCO

Houston-based River Oaks Chamber Orchestra (ROCO) has commissioned 43 works in their ten-year history

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Listening to the 1960s
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The A+C Top Ten:  January
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The A+C Top Ten: January

Our top picks for visual and performing arts events across Texas for January 2015.

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16 Standouts of the Fall 2014 Season
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16 Standouts of the Fall 2014 Season

Another year has come and gone on the Texas cultural landscape and I was there…

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