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Apollo Chamber Players - Jennifer Higdon

Apollo Chamber Players

American Legends

Featuring World Premiere of Jennifer Higdon 20x2020 Commission and Trailblazing Pianist Lara Downs

Apollo's Bold Frontiers season and 20x2020 project triumphantly conclude with a commission by the world’s most performed living composer, Pulitzer Prize and two-time Grammy winner Jennifer Higdon. The new string quartet is thematically connected to Higdon’s Grammy-winning opera, Cold Mountain, with a mélange of bluegrass and Appalachian fiddle styles.

Trailblazing pianist Lara Downes joins Apollo for the Southwest Premiere of Florence Beatrice Price’s newly discovered Piano Quintet in A Major. Finally, we come full circle and reflect on the voyage of discovery our commissioning project has granted with the commission that launched 20x2020.Read more

Montopolis: The Living Coast

Montopolis - The Living Coast

Orchestral rock group Montopolis performs "The Living Coast", a gorgeous nature film, dynamic storytelling and live music experience that explores the Texas gulf coast.  Montopolis features members of the Austin Symphony Orchestra and Texas' best rock musicians touring with  environmental scientist Wendy Gordon as narrator.  This show is a love letter to the region as well as an opportunity to discuss broader environmental challenges.  All ticket sales donated to the Citizens' Environmental Coalition and the Matagorda Bay Foundation.Read more

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