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 […]

Chorus Austin Ready for Russian Challenge

Chorus Austin opens its 48th season this weekend with a towering work in the Russian canon: Rachmaninoff’s All-Night Vigil. The work consists of settings of texts from the Russian Orthodox Church’s All-night vigil ceremony, which includes Vespers (as the work is sometimes referred to). The work got its premiere in 1915 in Moscow and just […]

Austin Classical Music Organizations Slowly Climbing Out of Economic Hole

A clear picture is starting to emerge when diving into the public tax records of Austin’s classical music organizations, and it mirrors the rest of the country: economic recovery is happening, but slowly. The website GuideStar offers the past three years of IRS Form 990 for all registered non-profits. The most current year available is […]