Silent Films Out Loud: Buster Keaton

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Silent Films Out Loud: Buster Keaton

Posted by on Jun 12, 2019

Taking on this season of summer blockbusters with a “Buster” of their own, Silent Films Out Loud returns for a third time to pair the original scores of Austin composers Jackie Myers, David Biller and Dave Madden with the short films of Buster Keaton. The pioneering pictures include 1920’s Neighbors and two releases from 1921 – The Goat and The High Sign – enhanced by a live orchestra to accentuate each action, sync with every stunt, and get in on each gag. Local orchestra Density512 is on board once again to complement the cinematic spectacle and give star billing alongside Keaton to the varied styles and sounds of each composer.

Density512 presents: Evan Lawson’s Orpheus

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Density512 presents: Evan Lawson’s Orpheus

Posted by on Jun 6, 2019

In collaboration with prismatx ensemble Monteverdi. Lully. Telemann. Rameau. Gluck. Haydn. Offenbach. Stravinsky. Glass. The tragic love story of Orpheus and Eurydice has been celebrated by musicians for as long as we have had means to do so. But what about Orpheus’s affair with fellow argonaut, Caläis? In a preview of our upcoming prismatx series (creating music inspired by art), Density512 presents Evan Lawson’s Orpheus, a new opera inspired by this little-known love triangle and a reaction to the censorship of queer elements in Greek mythology.

Host: John Aielli

Producer: Diedre Gott

Engineer: Cliff Hargrove

 

The Selfless Lovers 5.30.19

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The Selfless Lovers 5.30.19

Posted by on May 30, 2019

The Selfless Lovers are a high-octane modern rock and roll band with heavy soul, funk and blues influences. The group is fronted by band-leader and multi-instrumentalist, Nik Parr. Known for their blistering live shows and charismatic stage presence, The Selfless Lovers are a fan favorite.

With over 70 performances across Texas in 2018, and appearances at Stubb’s, Antone’s, The Continental Club, The Scoot Inn, and Mohawk in the past year, The Selfless Lovers are quickly establishing themselves as a must-see Austin act. The band plays Stubb’s indoors TONIGHT!

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Host: John Aielli

Producer: Diedre Gott

Engineer: Cliff Hargrove

Austin Camarata Festival 5.20.19

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Austin Camarata Festival 5.20.19

Posted by on May 22, 2019

The Austin Camerata Music Festival presents its third season, which runs from May 18-24. Austin Camerata emphasizes innovative ways of performing classical music, focusing on collaborations with other artistic mediums including dance and storytelling.

FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS:

Camerata at the Capitol, Texas State Capitol Rotunda, Saturday, May 18 at 12 pm – Austin Camerata returns to the State Capitol to delight audiences with flamenco dance, a string orchestra, and the opportunity to “conduct us!” at this free performance!

Children’s Concert at Cepeda Branch of Austin Public Library, Thursday, May 23 at 10:15 am – Austin Camerata brings music and storytelling to life for elementary school audiences. Stories include “Ferdinand the Bull” and “I know a shy fellow who swallowed a cello.” The performance is free to attend and open to all ages.

Rhapsodic at ImagineArt Gallery, Friday, May 24 at 7:30 pm – This variety show explores vibrant folk cultures and their wide-ranging influence on classical music. The performance includes Spanish music for cello and flamenco dance, a story for klezmer duo and narrator, and chamber music inspired by Turkish and Romani traditions. The program concludes with a performance by the festival string orchestra. Ticket prices include admission and complimentary food and drink from area retailers and restaurants.

Austin Camerata is a sponsored project of Austin Creative Alliance. To find out more, visit www.austincamerata.com.






Producer: Deidre Gott

Engineer: Cliff Hargrove

Host: John Aielli

LuluFest/Peggy Stern 5.8.19

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LuluFest/Peggy Stern 5.8.19

Posted by on May 9, 2019

The third annual LuluFest will take place on May 17 and 18 in Austin. The focus of this two-day event will be women bandleaders — both seasoned and up-and-coming, who are making their music the focus of their lives, and will feature instrumentalists as well as vocalists.

The festival will be modeled after Ritenuto’s Wall Street Jazz Festival in Kingston, NY. which for 12 years produced a yearly festival of women-led bands, “where the traditions meet the progressives, and all the leaders are women.” LuluFest has expanded on that idea, to encompass not only jazz, but Latin and western swing, thereby giving it a broad appeal to the greater Austin audience.

Peggy Stern

Peggy has composed, played, recorded, and toured in a wide variety of situations: from solos to octets to jazz choruses. Her compositions range from highly original pieces to reharmonized jazz standards. “Everything she writes wants to dance, ” says Ken Dais of Jazziz.

May 17 at Parker Jazz Club
May 18 in Jones Auditorium, Ragsdale Center, on the St. Ed’s campus