A blog about Austin’s arts scene with news, reviews and recommended happenings.

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

Your input needed for Texas Medal of Arts Awards

2:12 pm Mar. 7, 2018

Since 2001, the Texas Cultural Trust, an advocacy group, has been honoring our state’s luminaries through the Texas Medal of Arts. The laurels are bestowed every other year at one of the most glamorous galas in

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

10 big Austin arts stories from the past 7 days

5:07 pm Oct. 1, 2017

En route between two glorious musicals — “A Chorus Line” at Texas State University and “Singin’ in the Rain” at Zach Theatre — on Saturday, my traveling companions paused to consider the American-Statesman arts coverage