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When Max Was Emperor

Musical Splendor for the Holy Roman Court
Texas Early Music Project
Oct 8 at 7:30pm | Oct 9 at 3pm
 
Redeemer Presbyterian Church
2111 Alexander Ave
Austin, TX

This Land Sings

The University of Texas New Music Ensemble
Oct 24 7:30pm
 
Bates Recital Hall
Butler School of Music 
2406 Robert Dedman Dr.
Austin, TX

In This Land Sings, composer Michael Daugherty has created an original musical tribute to the singer-songwriter and political activist Woody Guthrie (1912–1967). Traveling the backroads of America from coast to coast with a guitar and harmonica, Woody Guthrie performed folk songs of love, wandering and social justice during the Great Depression and the Second World War. Daugherty has composed his own original songs and instrumental interludes that give haunting expression, ironic wit and contemporary relevance to political, social and environmental themes from Guthrie’s era.

ROCO Unchambered:

Kristin Wolfe Jensen, bassoon
River Oaks Chamber Orchestra
Nov 4 at 7:30pm
 
MATCH (Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston)
3400 Main St.
Houston, TX

Kristin Wolfe Jensen, ROCO’s Principal Bassoonist, curates a program centered around gratitude for educators across the world, featuring chamber music for double reeds, and an interactive Q&A. This heartfelt, vibrant program will also include a ROCO World Premiere Co-Commission by Kate Pukinskis for bassoon, oboe, and voice!

VAMP

Nov 5 at 8pm
 
KMFA 89.5
Draylen Mason Studio
41 Navasota St.
Austin, TX

VAMP is a vocal quintet of formidable female artists touting a motley songbook and a bold red lip. This will be the quintet's very  first concert open to the public!

Proving Up

Butler Opera Center
Feb 16 & 18 at 7:30pm | Feb 19 at 4pm
 
McCullough Theatre
2375 Robert Dedman Dr.
Austin, TX

by Missy Mazzoli
Royce Vavrek, libretto

Playing Zegner Sister, Taller