Laurie Anderson, C!RCA, Grupo Corpo and More Highlight UT's Texas Performing Arts 2012-13 Season


Texas Performing Arts continues a legacy of presenting world-class performances to the University of Texas at Austin and Central Texas audiences with the unveiling of its most ambitious and diverse season to date. The 2012-2013 season highlights talent from around the world in an eclectic mix of music, theatre, dance, and conversation.

From an evening with performance artist Laurie Anderson, to multi-Grammy Award winning Latin Jazz pianist Chucho Valdés, to Australia’s contemporary circus C!RCA, the 2012-2013 season boasts an eclectic mix of artists and performances. The season also includes return engagements by some of Texas Performing Arts’ most innovative artists, including master storyteller Mike Daisey, 2012 Grammy Award-winning new music sextet eighth blackbird, Brazilian dance company Grupo Corpo, and The National Theatre of Scotland, who played to sold-out audiences during the past two seasons.

Thanks to a generous multi-year grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Texas Performing Arts’ classical music programming is stronger than ever. This season, Mellon funding supports world premiere performances of a drum kit opera by John Luther Adams for Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche and a double string quartet for the Miró and Shanghai Quartets written by Butler School of Music composer Dan Welcher. Mellon funding also helps Texas Performing Arts celebrate the centennial of the Paris premiere of Igor Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring with the Joffrey Ballet performing the piece with recreated original sets and costumes accompanied by The University of Texas Symphony Orchestra.

“Texas Performing Arts continues to strengthen our bond with the UT and Central Texas community,” says Texas Performing Arts Director and Associate Dean Kathy Panoff. “Presenting partners like Fusebox Festival, KUT-FM, L/G Style Magazine, the Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies, The Texas Tribune, and the Austin Classical Guitar Society have allowed us to collectively further the creative culture of Austin.”

Four (or more) performance subscription packages are now on sale starting at $22.00, and this year you may choose one Broadway show as part of your Texas Performing Arts subscription, including Disney’s THE LION KING! Becoming a subscriber not only ensures great seats for each subscription performance, but also offers a host of additional benefits including15% off ticket prices to all season performances, preferred seating in advance of the general public, flexible ticket concierge service, free and easy ticket exchanges, access to the exclusive subscriber hotline; an invitation for 2 to the Texas Performing Arts’ season preview party, and guest passes to Bass Concert Hall’s Texas Inner Circle Lounge.

To subscribe to the 2011-2012 Texas Performing Arts Season or to join Texas Inner Circle, please visit or call 512.471.4454. For more information on group discounts, please visit the website above or call 512.471.0648.

Texas Performing Arts continues to the best of touring Broadway in Bass Concert Hall with partner Broadway Across America – Austin. The sensational 2012-2013 Broadway season includes ROCK OF AGES (September 25 – 30, 2012) at The Long Center for the Performing Arts), BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL (December 11-16, 2012), Disney’s THE LION KING (January 16 – February 10, 2013), MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET (April 9-14, 2013), and PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT (May 8-12, 2013). For more information or to subscribe to the 2012-2013 Broadway Across America – Austin season, please visit or call 800.731.SHOW (7469) Monday through Friday from 10am to 5pm.


The Infamous Stringdusters
September 06, 2012
Bass Concert Hall | 8 PM

Presented in partnership with the Cactus Cafe

This Grammy-nominated super-group is tearing up the newgrass concert and festival scene! The live Stringdusters experience is anti-formulaic, groove friendly, and mind-expanding. It’s not your granddaddy’s bluegrass; unless your granddaddy was Jerry Garcia.

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