Slow Listening: union

The return of Slow Listening, finally! This breathtaking six minutes brought to you by Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, William Christie, Peter Sellars, and a company of players and singers. And most of all, Handel. Because: I’m immersed in Handel at the moment. LHL is one of the greatest artists I have … Continue Reading →


The singers and coaches of the Butler Opera Center, together with the collaborative pianists from Anne Epperson’s studio, performed a recital of Richard Strauss’ Lieder at UT tonight. It was an enormous, challenging program, from the earliest songs to the Vier Letzte Lieder, from beloved favorites to rarely performed treasures. It … Continue Reading →

Big and Bright

I’m reeling (in a good way) from a jaw-dropping, soul-embiggening trio of performances here in my adopted home state. In a span of five days, I heard music at the Houston Grand Opera, at a chapel on the Trinity University campus in San Antonio, and in UT Austin’s own Bates … Continue Reading →