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Austin Symphony picks 8 for Texas Young Composers Prize

11:24 am Apr. 25, 2018

Each year, the Austin Symphony holds the well-regarded Butler Texas Young Composers Competition. The best pieces can be heard during the Texas Young Composers Concert, to take place on June 16 at the Long Center for the

Setting the highest standards for the Art Dinner at Laguna Gloria

2:21 pm Apr. 21, 2018

Etherial location. Elegant crowd. Exquisite cuisine. Excellent art.

For the past five years, the Art Dinner at Laguna Gloria has benefited the Contemporary Austin. Hosts expertly employ the arboreal setting on the grounds of the Clara Driscoll villa to create an elevated atmosphere at

Austin Symphony posts decisive new season

1:02 pm Mar. 11, 2018

As Austin Symphony reveals its new season, Music Director Peter Bay talks about a decisive change in direction.

“We are just going to play the pieces we ought to play,” Bay said over soup at Zax restaurant. “We

Longtime Austin Symphony manager Ken Caswell dies

6:06 pm Feb. 15, 2018

Kenneth “Ken” Caswell, who managed the Austin Symphony from 1980 to 1998, has died.

“The entire Austin Symphony family is saddened by the passing of former executive director, Ken Caswell,” said Anthony Corroa. “Ken was a kind and

How Austin Opera got its groove back

7:42 pm Jan. 25, 2018

Start with the Opera ATX project, which reaches out to new audiences with fresh material in unexpected venues. The first effort will be “Soldier Songs” by David T. Little. This multi-media experience mixes video, rock, opera and theater to