Sophia Glimson will once again dazzle audiences with her piano and harpsichord prowess on October 11th with her performance of J.S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations.
Her 2001 performance of The Goldberg Variations, often considered the most ambitious harpsichord piece ever written, earned Glimson the Austin Critics Table’s Mount Everest award. The Austin-American Statesman hailed her musicianship as “refreshing and thought-provoking.”
In addition to performing, Glimson also works as the associate professor of piano at The University of Texas’ Butler School of Music.
Synth-pop group Knifight are making waves in the Austin music scene.
This Austin five-piece’s dark and murky timbre booms with heart-palpitating rhythm. In addition to performing as official showcasing SXSW artists several years in a row, Knifight has opened for Future Islands, White Denim, and The Octopus Project. Their electronic ornamentations and pounding beats will play the Austin Ventures Stage at the Austin City Limits Festival on October 11th.
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical theatre masterpiece Evita continues its run at the ZACH Theatre until November 1st. Telling the story of Eva Peron’s rise to power as Argentina’s first lady, Evita’s score captivates audiences with its combination of rock, pop, and musical theater influences. ZACH’s production features Broadway veteran Madeline Trumble as Eva Peron, Matthew Redden as Juan Peron, and Andrew Foote as Che.
Tickets can be purchased online or at the ZACH Theatre box office.
With syrupy sweet vocals that effortlessly sweep in and out of a floating falsetto, Anthony da Costa has made quite a name for himself. At only 23 years old, he’s already won the Falcon Ridge and Kerrville Folk Festival songwriting competitions and opened for acclaimed musicians Loretta Lynn, Suzanne Vega, and Judy Collins. Da Costa is also the guitarist for the band Nancy and Beth that features actresses Megan Mullally and Stephanie Hunt.
Da Costa will bring his sincere singer/songwriter serenades to The Cactus Café at 8:00 every Monday night in October.
Catch Catfish Monroe at the Smith Family Chapel at the Riverbend Centre in Austin on October 4 for a special album release party!
Self-described as pure Americana music, Catfish Monroe was founded by lead singer and songwriter Aaron Goldfarb. The group released their latest project “Pickin’ Tunes” on September 27, but are celebrating at their album release show.
Tickets for the event are available online, and 20% of the proceeds will go to benefit the Capital Area Food Band of Texas.