Classical

Texas Public Radio Classical Music blog and other stories.

One of the world's best-known opera stars, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, has announced that she will never sing in public again — bringing a long, storied career to a close.

SOLI Chamber Ensemble

Have you been toiling away at your instrument, waiting for your moment to shine? Are you a fan of modern music? Well then, your opportunity is now, as Texas Public Radio and SOLI Chamber Ensemble team up to present the first annual SOLI OPEN MIC. NIGHT at Jazz TX, on Monday, November 6!

SOLI will warm up the crowd for you, and then its’s your turn on stage as we listen to the many talented performers that South Texas has to offer.

The intrepid pianist Marc-André Hamelin has a reputation for embracing the toughest, strangest music. His new recording of For Bunita Marcus by Morton Feldman is a fine example. For nearly 75 minutes the music never rises above a whisper and the damper pedal is always pressed down, allowing single notes to ring out into vast, silent spaces.

The military has more than 130 bands with more than 6000 musicians. But their cost – about a half-billion dollars a year – has made them a target for budget cutters in Congress and at the Pentagon.

OPERA San Antonio

OPERA San Antonio is about to stage its first production in the upcoming season.  

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