If a lot of acts today are considered genre-bending, The Forgotten Prophets are tying genres in knots using only their tongues, while doing backflips through flaming hoops over shark-infested waters. James Anderson (violin), Chris Bell (guitars), Jonathan Geer (piano, keyboards), Aaron Lack (drums, percussion), Pat Harris (bass), and Steve Schwelling (drums, percussion) put a focus on blending classical and popular music in a way that will make everyone want to listen. Part of the reason that they can pull that off is because they’re all ridiculously talented; each member has at least one degree in music, and have they’ve all been playing music in Austin for decades. The Forgotten Prophets came into Studio 1A to show us some of their new stuff, check it out below!
– James Parker
2/12 REVEL Unclassified @ 4th Tap Brewing Company, noon.
Austin may be labeled as the live music capital of the world, but as we’ve learned recently that title doesn’t necessarily extend to all forms of music. Hear No Evil is trying to change that. Made up of an all-star cast of Butler School of Music Alums and Students, the group strives to shake the stigma against contemporary classical music by presenting the music in a more relevant setting. Think less Carnegie Hall, more the North Door, where they’ve played to sold out crowds. This isn’t “Bleep-Fart” music that is hard to listen too and not even that interesting, this is vibrant, dynamic music written by the young up and coming composers of our time. Hear No Evil has made a special effort to commission and perform new works from Austin composers in an effort to encourage the fledgling central Texas contemporary music scene; last season they performed 15 works by local composers. A subset of Hear No Evil stopped by Studio 1A to share some of the music from their upcoming concert, check it out below!
– James Parker
2/10, 2/12 Beerthoven Concert Series: Ghost in the Machine, Saengerunde Hall
The more things change in Austin, the more one thing stays the same: John Aielli. Come celebrate John’s 50 years on KUT and KUTX on Tuesday, March 7th at Hogg auditorium as we fete him with an all-star concert featuring Bob Schneider, Shinyribs, Hayes Carll, Carrie Rodriguez, Nakia, Tony Kamel of Wood and Wire and more. The show starts at 7:30 with your emcee Jaston Williams and the house band of Graham Reynolds. Learn more and get your tickets at HERE. Brought to you by People’s Rx and KUTX.
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Hogg Auditorium is located on the University of Texas campus at 2300 Whitis Ave (just east of Guadalupe on 24th street)
How to get here:
Hogg is easily accessible using Capital Metro north & south bound routes including the 1, 801, 803 and various others.
Please consult their website for times, fares and stops. If you are taking cab or a ride sharing service the closest intersection to be dropped off is the east side of 24th & Guadalupe.
Special seating needs:
If you require special seating (wheel chair access) please reach out to Amy Chambless at 512-475-6515.
Accessible seating for people with disabilities along with companion seats are available.
Parking on campus is by permit only. If you do not have a UT Austin permit you can not park on campus. We do suggest using the closest parking garages including
Hogg is an older building and does not have up to date restrooms. Think the small restrooms at the Paramount Theater if you have attended a show there.
Because of this we will allow you to leave and use the restrooms in the nearby Texas Union. We will have ushers to guide you and you will be allowed re-entry via wristband or hand stamp.
Please keep this in mind it is not ideal but it’s where we are at the moment.
The Cactus Bar staff will have a full bar. The bar will be CASH ONLY.
ATMS are located nearby in the Union and on Guadalupe. We will have a great selection of local brews along with hard liquor selections and wine.
NO ALCOHOL CAN BE TAKEN OUTSIDE THE VENUE.
The University of Texas at Austin is a Tobacco Free Campus.
Please refer to the University policy here http://sites.utexas.edu/tobaccofree/faq-2/ for any questions.
This is a reserved seating show.
You should have received your ticket via the confirmation email. If you need it resent please contact Amy Chambless at 512-475-6515 (please note we will be setting up the show all day).
We will also have a master list of all tickets purchased and can check you off of that as well. Please have your ID out and ready for that when we come by.
UT Austin Hogg ushers will help you find your seats if you have any questions.
If you are sitting on the balcony please do not place items on the balcony railings!
We do not want to have items like cell phones, drinks or purses falling and hitting patrons below.
If you’re interested in classical music and have been anywhere near Austin in the past 20 years, chances are you’re well aware of Anton Nel. Even though Nel is originally from South Africa, we claim him as one of Austin’s classical music gems; he just celebrated his 20th year of teaching at the University of Texas. A celebrated interpreter of Beethoven, Nel also shows his reach in his approach to contemporary music as well. He famously premiered David Del Tredici’s “Virtuoso Alice” and Stephen Paulus’ Piano Concerto. He’s won an enormous amount of awards, performed at countless summer festivals, and played numerous solo and chamber concerts all over the world. We’re lucky to have him in Austin. Anton stopped by Studio 1A to give us a preview of his concert coming up next week, listen below!
– James Parker
1/29 – The Long Center Presents Anton Nel, 3 p.m.
Have you ever wondered what would happen if a classical string quartet got lost in the Appalachian mountains and liked it so much they decided to stick around? That’s more or less what happened to Invoke, a “string quartet” based in Austin. I use the term string quartet loosely because half the time it’s a traditional string quartet, two violins, a viola, and cello, but the other half of the time one of the violins and the viola get tossed out the window and replaced with a banjo and a mandolin. The group, made up of Zachariah Matteson, Nick Montopoli, Karl Mitze, and Geoff Manyin, is equally at home performing contemporary string quartet music in a concert hall and playing original fiddle tunes at the Cactus Café. They’ve made the rounds at festivals and residencies for their classical work, but at the same time retaining their unique bluegrass sensibilities. Their 2015 release “Souls in the Mud” features that classical-folk hybrid style, fusing a 16th-century motet with Appalachian fiddle music. Thier upcoming release, “Furious Creek” Promises more of the same, but with even more raucous energy. Invoke came by Studio 1A to show us some classical works from an upcoming concert, as well as some of their original tunes. Check out their performance below!
– James Parker
1.29.17 – Classical Chamber Concerts, 4:00