Entries by Judlyne Lilly

The Merry Music Month of May

Amid the graduations, weddings, and other joyous events, celebrate with music of all genres this month. There’s the Big Sing from Conspirare, the ERA Project from LOLA, the Here Be Monsters one day new music festival and a free stream of the Dallas Opera’s 2022/23 season.  Have fun and enjoy. 

Wildflower for Mothers and Mother Earth

A Grammy nominated Harpists is releasing a new piece of music in celebration of Mother’s Day (May 14th) and Mother Earth. Yolanda Kondonassis has added Wildflower to her digital album Five Minutes For Earth.  It was composed for her by Cuban virtuoso trumpeter and composer Arturo Sandoval.  There’s also a music video of Wildflower. It’s part […]

Music From The Milky Way and Beyond

The universe sings.  Or at least it provides data that’s music to the ears of NASA scientists working at the Chandra X-ray Observatory in Cambridge, MA.  By a process of Sonification these scientists/technicians/musicians translate data into sound.  More specifically music, which is now on an album called Universal Harmonies. Dr. Kimberly Arcand, a visualization scientist […]

The Draylen Mason Fellows Program

It’s almost time to choose another class of Draylen Mason Fellows at Austin Soundwaves. Hermes Camacho, the Development and Operations Director of Austin Soundwaves says they’re looking for applicants who are not only musical but are socially conscious in the way Draylen Mason was before he was killed by a package bomb in 2018. The […]


If you’ve never seen a show called Now Hear This, now may be the time.  It’s a program featuring a modern look at classical composers from many years ago and those making music today. Host Scott Yoo says the show was born 5 years ago in Austin after a concert with UT Music Professor Bion […]

A Season Of Being UnConducted

Who needs a conductor?  Not Austin Unconducted.  It’s a string ensemble that works with its members to choose the music they’ll play in any given concert.  Co-founder Luis Bellorin and the rest of the group is preparing now for their season finale concert.  It’ll be at the Draylen Mason at KMFA on April 6th.