Entries by Judlyne Lilly

The First Ever Open House At The Long Center in Austin, Texas

The Long Center is celebrating its 15th anniversary with something they’ve never done before.  They’re throwing open the doors of the performing arts facility for the First Annual Teresa Lozano Long Community Day. Dr. Long broke racial barriers at the University of Texas back in the 1950’s. She and her husband Joe have funded many scholarships, […]

Langston Lee.  Winner Of The Jimmys

Remember the name Langston Lee.  You most likely will be hearing about this 18 year old from Rouse High School in Leander, Texas.  He is the first winner of “The Jimmys”, a national high school musical competition,  to represent the local version, the Heller Awards For Young Artists in their first year of eligibility. 

The National Opera House Is Coming Together.

There’s good news about the progress of the once dilapidated National Opera House in Pittsburgh. And We Honor Andre Watts We honor the life and career of Pianist Andre Watts with good friend and colleague Norman Krieger. There’s a new debut album from Sphinx Virtuosi called Songs for Our Times.  Bass player Joseph Conyers is […]

Carnegie Hall Kids

With summer almost over and school starting soon, there’s one more fun item that your children might appreciate. Teachers can take advantage of it too.  It’s Carnegie Hall Kids.  This voluminous website offers games, quizzes, musical maps and more for children to play with.  Carnegie Hall Education Director Sarah Johnson says if the kids get […]

The Nightingale

This next book on the summer reading list comes with its own soundtrack amid a story based on a Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale. It’s The Nightingale, a book with music and other 21st century upgrades from the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra or ROCO in Houston.  ROCO Founder Alecia Lawyer says The Nightingale isn’t just […]

Mozart In Motion

This is another addition to your summer reading list.  There are hundreds of books about Mozart but the author of Mozart In Motion has a different take.  Author Patrick Mackie takes us time traveling through the swirl that was Mozart’s short life.

PanelPicker Time At SXSW

It’s PanelPicker time for SXSW 2024.  That’s when the festival calls for applications for those wanting to present a panel discussion.  Last year in what’s believed to be the first time, there was a classical music panel. Artists & out of London is now looking for classical musicians to appear on the planned 2024 panel […]

Let Your Heart Be Broken

Over the next few weeks, I’ll be featuring my summer reading list on Staccato.  The first one is about composer Tina Davidson, whose complicated life can be heard in her music.  Her biological Mother adopted her in Sweden back in the 1950’s but never told her.  There are other surprising revelations as well in Davidson’s […]

Honoring Fathers With Music On Father’s Day

Next week is Father’s Day. The Austin Symphonic Band is honoring Dads with a Father’s Day concert on June 18th at the Zilker Hillside Theater.  Cellist Bion Tsang is honoring his late father with a new album he named Cantabile.  It’s dedicated to the music they enjoyed together.  Tsang says he’s hoping his father Paul […]