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

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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 www.texasperformingarts.org 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 www.BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com/Austin or call 800.731.SHOW (7469) Monday through Friday from 10am to 5pm.

TEXAS PERFORMING ARTS 2012-2013 SEASON:

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.

Austin’s Wood and Wire opens the performance.

Mike Daisey
The Agony and The Ecstasy of Steve Jobs
September 13-15, 2012
McCullough Theatre | 8 PM

Presented in partnership with Fusebox Festival and the Department of Theatre and Dance

"Master storyteller" Mike Daisey returns to the Texas Performing Arts stage with his hit monologue exploring our love affair with electronic devices and the human cost of creating them.

Laurie Anderson
Dirtday!
September 20 & 21, 2012
McCullough Theatre | 8 PM

Presented in partnership with The Texas Tribune, the Department of Art + Art History, and the Visual Arts Center

Continuing her groundbreaking work with voice filters, storytelling, and music, performance artist Laurie Anderson gives us a look at contemporary life in America.

Edgar Meyer, double bass
SEP 22, 2012
McCullough Theatre | 8 PM

Presented in partnership with the Butler School of Music BassFest; DaXun Zhang, Assistant Professor of Double Bass, Director

Grammy Award-winning bassist and MacArthur Genius Grant recipient Edgar Meyer returns to Texas Performing Arts in an intimate solo performance.

Texas Premiere
Shanghai Quartet
Haochen Zhang, piano
September 26, 2012
McCullough Theatre | 8 PM

Presented in partnership with the Butler School of Music

Texas Performing Arts presents the world-renowned Shanghai Quartet in concert with pianist and Van Cliburn International Competition gold medalist Hoachen Zhang. The program includes the Texas premiere of Dance Capriccio by composer Bright Sheng.

WORLD PREMIERE BY DAN WELCHER
Miró Quartet
Shanghai Quartet
September 28, 2012
McCullough Theatre | 8 PM

Support for this performance is provided by the Mellon Foundation, the College of Fine Arts, and the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost

The Miró and Shanghai quartets join together for the world premiere performance of a double string quartet by UT faculty composer Dan Welcher.

Terezín
Creativity in the Face of Death

Creativity in the Face of Death, a three-day symposium of music and dance performances, photo exhibitions, and panel discussions, will explore the enduring influence of music and art created by prisoners at Terezín, the “model ghetto” created by the Nazis near Prague in late 1941.

Sponsored by the Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies

Forbidden Music –
Music from Terezín
Daniel Hope, music director
With
Daniel Hope, violin
Jeffrey Kahane, piano
Benny Kim, violin
Eric Kim, cello
David Small, baritone

Miró Quartet
Daniel Ching, violin
Will Fedkenheuer, violin
John Largess, viola
Joshua Gindele, cello

October 09 & 10, 2012
McCullough Theatre | 8 PM

Sponsored by the Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies

Presented in partnership with the Butler School of Music and the Jewish Community Association of Austin

Texas Performing Arts brings you two concerts curated by world-renowned violinist and musical archivist Daniel Hope. Together they present a remarkable story about the power of music.

Spectrum Dance Theater
Donald Byrd, choreographer and director
The Theater of Needless Talents
Music by Erwin Schulhoff
October 11, 2012
Bass Concert Hall | 8 PM

Sponsored by the Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies

Presented in partnership with the Department of Theatre and Dance and the Jewish Community Association of Austin

Made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project

Presented in partnership with the Department of Theatre and Dance and the Jewish Community Association of Austin

The Theater of Needless Talents is a powerful work combining modern dance, theatrical vignette, cabaret, live music, and commentary exploring the connections between the Holocaust and present day sufferings of prejudice, oppression, and persecution. The score will be performed live by students from the Butler School of Music.

NEFA (New England Foundation for the Arts)

Grupo Corpo
October 18 & 19, 2012
Bass Concert Hall | 8 PM

Presented in partnership with the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies, the Department of Theatre and Dance, and L Style G Style

ArtesAméricas performance

By popular demand, Brazil’s “leading ambassadors of contemporary dance” return to Texas Performing Arts for two nights only. If you witnessed their 2009 performance, you can attest to the passion, beauty, and originality of this company.

The Planets
An HD Odyssey
The University of Texas Wind Ensemble
Jerry Junkin, director

Women of the UT Chamber Singers
James Morrow, director

Women of the UT Concert Chorale
Suzanne Pence, director

October 21, 2012
Bass Concert Hall | 7 PM

Support for this performance is provided by the Mellon Foundation, the College of Fine Arts, and the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost.

Presented in partnership with the Butler School of Music

Experience a powerful performance of composer Gustav Holst’s The Planets paired with spectacular film taken from NASA missions. In addition to The Planets, the program will include Ron Nelson's exciting Rocky Point Holiday and Drum Music by John Mackey, featuring faculty percussion soloist Tom Burritt.

Les Violons Du Roy
Emmanuel Pahud, flute
OCT 26, 2012
Bass Concert Hall | 8 PM

Presented in partnership with the Butler School of Music

Celebrated flutist Emmanuel Pahud joins the 15-piece ensemble Les Violons du Roy for an extraordinary evening of chamber music.

Rahim Alhaj, oud
Issa Malluf, percussion
with Bereket UT Middle Eastern Ensemble
October 27, 2012
Bates Recital Hall | 8 PM

Presented in partnership with the Butler School of Music and the Austin Classical Guitar Society

Composer and virtuoso of the Iraqi oud (the grandfather of all stringed instruments), Rahim AlHaj and percussion prodigy Issa Malluf join UT’s Middle Eastern Ensemble, Bereket, for an evening of new and traditional Middle Eastern music.

Bill Cosby
October 28, 2012
Bass Concert Hall | 6:30 & 9 PM

One of America’s most beloved entertainers makes a return to the Bass Concert Hall stage for an evening of classic stand-up.

Gilberto Gil
For All
October 30, 2012
Bass Concert Hall | 8 PM

Presented in partnership with KUT’s Horizontes and the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies

ArtesAméricas performance

Multi-Grammy winning Latin superstar and social activist Gilberto Gil returns to Texas Performing Arts with a program that pays homage to baião music pioneer Luiz Gonzaga.

Cameron Carpenter, organ
November 02, 2012
Bates Recital Hall | 8 PM

Presented in partnership with the Butler School of Music and L Style G Style

Texas Performing Arts presents “the most controversial organist alive!” Cameron Carpenter’s flamboyant style, dazzling performances, and profound musical intelligence have completely changed the game of his instrument.

An Evening with Frank Rich & Fran Lebowitz
A State of the Union Conversation
November 14, 2012
Bass Concert Hall | 8 PM

Sponsored by the Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies

Presented in partnership with The Texas Tribune

Just a week after the 2012 presidential election, Texas Performing Arts presents a compelling ‘State of the Union’ conversation with two of America’s most respected writers and social commentators.

Chucho Valdés Quartet
November 15, 2012
Bass Concert Hall | 8 PM

Presented in partnership with KUT Music and the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies

ArtesAméricas performance

Hailed as “the dean of Latin jazz” and “one of the world’s great virtuosic pianists” by The New York Times, multi-Grammy Award winner Chucho Valdés leads an all-new band delivering his distinct Afro-Cuban jazz sound.

Glenn Kotche, percussion
featuring On Fillmore with Darin Gray, bass
I l i m a q
November 29, 2012
McCullough Theatre | 8 PM

Support for this performance is provided by the Mellon Foundation, the College of Fine Arts, and the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost
Presented in partnership with the Butler School of Music and Fusebox Festival

World-premiere! This drum kit opera by John Luther Adams, written for percussionist Glenn Kotche of Wilco, is an ambitious work for solo percussion, recorded soundscape, and electronic processing.

Cristina Pato and the Migrations Band
December 01, 2012
Bass Concert Hall | 8 PM

Presented in partnership with KUT Music

After touring with Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble, Cristina Pato “the Galician Bagpipe Diva” returns to Texas Performing Arts for an evening with her Migrations Band.

The Manhattan Transfer
Swings the Holidays
December 19, 2012
Bass Concert Hall | 8 PM

Presented in partnership with KLRU

Celebrate the season with this twelve-time Grammy-winning jazz vocal group, performing an evening of well-loved holiday classics.

Texas Performing Arts and Fusebox Festival present:
The National Theatre of Scotland
The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart
January 16 – 20, 2013
Somewhere In Austin

Presented in partnership with the Department of Theatre and Dance

After two seasons of sold-out performances, the company returns with The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart, an evening of anarchic theatre, live music, and strange goings-ons.

Recommended for ages 14+.

eighth blackbird
Fractured Jams
January 28, 2013
McCullough Theatre | 8 PM

Arnold Schoenberg’s
Pierrot Lunaire
February 04, 2013
McCullough Theatre | 8 PM

Support for this performance is provided by the Mellon Foundation, the College of Fine Arts, and the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost

Presented in partnership with the Butler School of Music and Fusebox Festival

Grammy Award-winning eighth blackbird returns for ten days of residency activities bookended by two concerts: Fractured Jams, featuring works by Glass, Mantovani, and Bermel, and Schoenberg’s cabaret-opera Pierrot Lunaire.

Joe Lovano and Dave Douglas Quintet
Sound Prints
February 15, 2013
Bass Concert Hall | 8 PM

Presented in partnership with KUT Music and the Butler School of Music

Grammy-winning saxophonist and composer Joe Lovano and two-time Grammy nominated trumpeter Dave Douglas bring their all-star ensemble Sound Prints to the Bass Concert Hall stage for an evening of powerhouse jazz.

The Knights
with Wu Man, pipa
February 19, 2013
Bass Concert Hall | 8 PM

Presented in partnership with the Austin Classical Guitar Society, the Butler School of Music, and the Asian American Cultural Center

Renowned pipa virtuoso Wu Man unites with progressive classical ensemble The Knights for an evening of classic and contemporary chamber orchestra works.

Jeremy Denk, piano
February 27, 2013
Bass Concert Hall | 8 PM

Presented in partnership with the Butler School of Music and the Steinway Gallery

Hailed as one of the “great pianists of this generation,” Jeremy Denk has steadily built a reputation with an unusually broad repertoire. Program to include works by Liszt and Brahms.

This performance marks the concert debut of The Cornelia, TPA’s new Steinway concert grand, a gift from the Mary Potishman Lard Trust and the Friedman children in honor of their mother Cornelia C. Friedman.

Masters of Tradition
February 28, 2013
Bass Concert Hall | 8 PM

Presented in partnership with KUT’s Across the Water

Texas Performing Arts presents traditional Irish music at its finest with seven of today’s most compelling artists.

CRUMBS from the TABLE of joy
by Lynn Nottage
March 01 – 09, 2013
B. Iden Payne Theatre

Presented by the Department of Theatre and Dance

The UT Department of Theatre and Dance presents Lynn Nottage’s comedic yet poignant story of a family seeking a fresh start in 1950’s Brooklyn.

The Joffrey Ballet
Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rite of Spring)
March 05 & 06, 2013
Bass Concert Hall | 8 PM

Support for this performance is provided by the Mellon Foundation, the College of Fine Arts, and the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost

Presented in partnership with the Butler School of Music and the Department of Theatre and Dance

The University of Texas Symphony Orchestra joins the world famous Joffrey Ballet for a spectacular evening of classical dance and music, highlighted by a performance of the 100 year-old masterpiece, Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring.

Teatrocinema
Sin Sangre (Without Blood)
March 21 – 23, 2013
McCullough Theatre | 8 PM

Presented in partnership with the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies and the Department of Theatre and Dance

ArtesAméricas performance

US Premiere! Chile’s Teatrocinema creates an ingenious fusion of cinema and theatre with a seamless blend of live action and film projection.

Performed in Spanish with English supertitles.

Dafnis Prieto
Si o Si Quartet
March 24, 2013
McCullough Theatre | 7 PM

Presented in partnership with KUT Music

Recently named a MacArthur Fellow, drummer Dafnis Prieto represents the present and future of Afro-Cuban jazz with his unique, culture-bending sound.

Meryl Tankard’s
The Oracle The Rite of Spring)
April 06, 2013
Bass Concert Hall | 8 PM

Presented in partnership with the Department of Theatre and Dance

Experience the sensual and intense solo dance work of Paul White, set to the infamous Stravinsky ballet The Rite of Spring.

Dawn Upshaw, soprano
Stephen Prutsman, piano
April 07, 2013
Bates Recital Hall | 8 PM

Presented in partnership with the Butler School of Music

Four-time Grammy Award-winning soprano Dawn Upshaw is known for a diverse repertory that ranges from classic works to the freshest sounds of today.

Maria Schneider, piano
with the UT Jazz Orchestra
April 13, 2013
Bates Recital Hall | 7:30 PM

Presented in partnership with the Butler School of Music

Grammy Award-winning arranger, composer, and big-band leader Maria Schneider joins the UT Jazz Orchestra as part of the Butler School of Music’s annual Longhorn Jazz Festival.

Alison Balsom, trumpet
and the Scottish Ensemble
April 16, 2013
Bass Concert Hall | 8 PM

Presented in partnership with the Butler School of Music

Virtuoso trumpeter Alison Balsom joins the versatile and ambitious chamber music outfit, the Scottish Ensemble, for an elegant evening of classical bliss.

A Conversation with Tony Kushner
April 22, 2013
Bass Concert Hall | 8 PM

Sponsored by the Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies

Presented in partnership with the Department of Theatre and Dance and
L Style G Style

Texas Performing Arts presents a conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and screenwriter Tony Kushner, best known for his two-part epic, Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes. This is a unique opportunity to explore the mind of a literary genius.

c!rca
in Circa
April 27, 2013
Bass Concert Hall | 8 PM

Presented in partnership with L Style G Style

Burlesque meets daredevil acrobatics, physical theatre, and contemporary dance to make C!RCA a “breathtaking, beautiful, and sexy” phenomenon.

Not recommended for audiences under 12.

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