International recording and performing artist Celil Refik Kaya is one of two three-time prizewinners of the Guitar Foundation of America International Guitar Competition, is the youngest First Prize Winner of the JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition, and is a recording artist with Naxos Records. Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra conductor JoAnn Falletta commends Mr. Kaya as a superb musician in every sense. Numerous critics from around the world applaud Mr. Kaya’s playing as being seemingly effortless. The guitar virtuoso wowed host John Aielli in Studio 1A before playing a show Friday, February 1, at the Austin Scottish Rite Theater.
On January 25th and 27th, Beerthoven will be paying tribute to music of Jewish decent. The music will be performed by Pianist Xin Chang, Baritone David Small (the Professor of Voice of the University of Texas), Cellist Seth Russel, and Clarinetist Luz Sarmiento. Beerthoven is partnering with the Austin Saengerrunde, the singing society that is a tribute to its German roots. The program will feature songs composed by Jewish people who were impactful on German music such as Kindertotenlieder by Gustav Mahler, as well as songs written by those detained in the Theresienstadt concentration camp.
Scroll down to hear their live session in Studio 1A. Tickets are available here.
Density512’s Mad King weaves a tale of monarchy, madness, anachronism, and palace intrigue. Witness a head of state, King George III, train birds to sing and deteriorate into a disturbing state of insanity in Peter Maxwell Davies’s masterpiece of musical-monodrama Eight Songs for a Mad King. Discover the sweet counterpoint of Musica quince vocum attributed to the princess nun Leonore D’Este (1515-1575). Contemplate the connection with your darker self in Peter Maxwell Davies’s Tenabrae Super Gesualdo, an ode to the composer and Prince of Venosa who famously murdered his wife and her lover. Not for the faint of heart, Mad King is sure to be a thrill.
Sunday, December 16, 2018
4:00 PM 6:00 PM
916 Springdale Rd #101
The Watchmaker’s Song is an interactive re-imagination of the story of The Nutcracker. Guests are offered cocktails and hors d’oeuvres as they are subsequently immersed in this holiday tale. Attendees will enter the 19th century shaded acre property of the Neill-Cochran House Museum, accompanied by a live jazz rendition of the original Tchaikovsky music. This version of the story engages the audience in traditional components of the Nutcracker Ballet while also incorporating elements of the original story written by E.T.A. Hoffman. Guests will enjoy a party and performances on the lawn first, and then they are invited inside the house to enjoy the magical components of the story, watching several live installations of cultural music and dance.
Choose from four showings: Thursday December 13th at 6:30pm & 8pm, and Friday December 14th at 6:30pm & 8pm. Grab tix HERE!
Host: John Aielli
Producer: Jack Anderson
Engineer: Cliff Hargrove
Austin Chamber Music presents A Charlie Brown Christmas Saturday, December 8 at 3:30 & 7:30 PM at the Stateside Theatre
Join the Austin Chamber Music Center for a live concert of all of your favorite tunes from this holiday classic! Celebrate the season with the original Charlie Brown music of Vince Guaraldi featuring pianist Michelle Schumann, bassist Utah Hamrick, drummer Scott Laningham, and special guests—plus, the chance to meet Snoopy in the lobby! Bring your family to this Austin tradition and get in the holiday spirit!
Host: John Aielli
Producer: Deidre Gott
Broadcast Engineer: Cliff Hargrove