Music

Texas New Music Ensemble Focuses on Lone Star Composers

Texas composers have a champion in Chad Robinson, founder and artistic director of Texas New Music Ensemble (TNME). Concluding its 4th season, TNME will highlight its unique mission and growing accomplishments with its annual celebratory summer concert on Aug. 12th at MATCH. ...

Jazz on/in/and Film at the MFAH

In a year, a very small number of “jazz films” can or will be released — there’s just (unfortunately) not that many to be made. So, during Jazz on Film, a yearly festival curated by Peter Lucas, now in its fifth year, there are some repetitions from previous years. ...

Victoria Bach Festival: A New Era

For one week each June, the picturesque South Texas city of Victoria, population 65,000, rolls out its red carpet and welcomes some of the finest professional musicians from around the country to take part in the Victoria Bach Festival (VBF)....

Texas Early Music Project Bridges Past and Present

Iberian monophony, Notre Dame polyphony, Medieval mystery plays, Renaissance madrigals, Baroque operas, French virelai, Spanish villancico, Italian frottola, Scottish ballades, Sephardic love songs, and much more—early music encompasses a dazzling wealth of forms and styles. ...

Soli Chamber Ensemble Concludes Season Under the Ligurian Sun

The shift may not have been conscious, violinist Ertan Torgul says, but he sees it clearly. After 20-plus years of performing new music, San Antonio's Soli Chamber Ensemble is gravitating toward composers who bridge genres —mixing the classical tradition with jazz, rock or whatever else resonates with them. To them, music is music....