The Aeolus Quartet, the resident graduate string quartet at the Butler School of Music was awarded the grand prize at the Plowman Chamber Music Competition this weekend in Columbia, Missouri. The competition, co-presented by the Missouri Symphony Society, the Odyssey Chamber Music Series, The University of Missouri School of Music, and First Baptist Church of Columbia, is one of the most prestigious chamber music competitions in the nation. The grand prize includes a cash award of $3500. The quartet's winning program included String Quartet no. 4 by Bla Bartk and String Quartet, op. 13 by Felix Mendelssohn.
College of Fine Arts News
Not many people have the pleasure of going to work each day and making imagined contraptions functional, creating life-sized toys and trick furniture or perfecting optical illusions.
Over the past three decades, Texas Performing Arts has sold more than six million tickets to more than 4,500 performances. We currently employ a professional staff of 60 in our administrative offices and production shops and annually hire 90 part-time student workers. We are the largest performing arts organization in Central Texas, and we are proud to serve The University of Texas and the surrounding communities.
From the Texas premieres of Rappahannock County and The Infernal Comedy starring John Malkovich, to an evening with four-time Grammy Award-winning soprano Dawn Upshaw, to a return engagement by the National Theatre of Scotland performing the state premiere of Long Gone Lonesome, the 2011-2012 Texas Performing Arts Season continues to bring world-class entertainment experiences to Central Texas audiences.
From 3000 applicants, Stuart and Webster were selected in the areas of Anthropology and Cultural Studies and Fine Arts Research respectively.
Memorial celebration of Kelly's life and art will be held April 23, 5-7 p.m. at Austin Museum of Art-Laguna Gloria
Exhibition closes March 12
Landmarks Purchases ‘Circle with Towers’ from Madison Square Park Conservancy
Jules Buck Jones (M.F.A., Studio Art, 2008) first solo exhibition at Champion, Animal Again, is comprised of new works on paper, video, and a massive installation, all of which extend his investigation into the concepts of wildlife, natural science, mythology, and abstraction. Animal Again builds on Jones earlier work by bringing together both drawing and sculpture – choppier, heavier marks abstract the mask-like animal forms.
Animal Again will be on view from February 25 through March 19, 2011.
Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 11-6 PM.
Broadway performer and multiple Tony Award nominee leads Dietz’s comedic play in Denver