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Austin Symphony roars through ‘Mighty Russians’

10:00 am May. 21, 2018

It started off tentatively and ended magnificently.

“The Mighty Russians, Part II,” a full banquet of symphonic music, opened with Tchaikovsky‘s short Piano Concerto No. 3. Soloist Olga Kern, a dazzling presence onstage at the Long Center for

Critics name finalists for 2018 Austin arts awards

7:45 am May. 14, 2018

It’s time. The Austin Critics Table Awards nominations came out this morning.

The gathered minds invented new categories, both under the heading of Theater: Periphery Company, recognizing the theatrical body of work by companies outside of Austin proper,

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