Flamenco Takes Center Stage at The Long Center

Our brains tend to pigeonhole concepts into strict categories. So while we don’t classify flamenco as classical music, that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have a long history. In fact, ‘flamenco’ as a musical term is older than ‘classical music’ as a musical term. “Flamenco is a phenomenally rich form of cultural expression,” writes Matthew Hinsley, […]

Anton Nel, Beethoven and his Hamburg Steinway

Anton Nel is one of the most recognizable names in the Austin classical music scene. He arrived in Austin as a young 23-year-old to take up a faculty position at the University of Texas. This was followed by professorships at the Eastman School of Music and the University of Michigan. He returned to Austin and […]

Texas Early Music Project Highlights Five Hundred Years of Sephardic Music

As distinctively Western European as we might think it is, classical music did not get shaped in a silo. Culture absorbs and exudes. That’s one of the hallmarks of the Silk Road Project by cellist Yo-Yo Ma. Highlighting a fusion of different musical traditions that could be found along the Silk Road trade route. Culture […]

Bion Tsang on 10 Years at the Butler School of Music

It was Bion Tsang’s debut with the Austin Symphony Orchestra in Dvořák’s Cello Concerto last season that earned him the 2012 Austin Critic’s Table Award for Outstanding Symphonic Performance. Luke Quinton at the Statesman wrote that his interpretation “kept the crowd on the edge of its seat” and Robert Faires at the Chronicle poetically envisioned […]

Win Tickets to Flamenco Guitar Virtuoso Grisha Goryachev

FlamencoAustin is set to open on Thursday, September 13 with a performance by flamenco guitar virtuoso Grisha Goryachev. The Austin Classical Guitar Society and The Long Center have teamed up to present this tuneful salute to the fiery musical influences of Spain. For this special appearance, Grisha will be joined by Belgian talent Jerome Mouffe […]

Austin Marathon: John Cage Edition

Austinites have been celebrating American composer John Cage’s birthday with a special tribute every year since 2000. And they have Austin Chamber Music Center director Michelle Schumann to thank for that. She has been the driving force in producing, performing and directing the annual Happy Birthday, Mr. Cage! concerts. This year is special. It’s the […]