End of year Giving
Please help us to fUnd the remainder of our 2017-2018 season with a tax deductible donation to Panoramic Voices!
All told, it costs over $200,000 to run this organization each year, most of which goes towards putting on our varied and innovative performances, many of which are provided at no cost to the audience. In 2017, Panoramic Voices performed in only one concert (Bach in B Minor) that charged for tickets.
Panoramic Voices hosted the third annual Indie Orchestra Night, a collaborative concert experience joining a 100-voice choir, orchestra, and several Austin bands in an unforgettable evening of music and food for an only in Austin experience, presented by KUTX.
This year, ION was a benefit for the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians. Guest artists for ION 2018 included Big Bill, Calliope Musicals, Dustin Welch (and friends), Moving Panoramas, Nakia and Star Parks.
Beat the Rush is a performance series that features live music inspired by visual art on view.
Curated by Brent Baldwin, director of Panoramic Voices, The Normans featuring Panoramic Voices, presented the music of Bauhaus & Love and Rockets, inspired by the museum’s exhibition, “Dancing with Death.”
This performance included the world premiere Joel Love’s The Elephant in the Dark
The Blanton presented a compelling and timely new installation of SoundSpace, our acclaimed music series. SoundSpace: Refugees features works written by, performed by, or depicting the experience of refugees. These performances occured throughout the museum in galleries featuring art that touch on refugee themes.
SoundSpace is organized for the Blanton by Artistic Director Steve Parker, who notes “Music and art cross national boundaries all the time. These creative works by refugees and about refugees’ stories can help reframe our ongoing public conversation about the role of immigrants and refugees in our daily lives.”
The program included the world premiere of a new work by Brent Baldwin, featuring Panoramic Voices, Nakia, and dancers Hassan Christopher and Alexa Capareda.
For this installment of Beat the Rush, the Blanton's monthly series of free live music, Panoramic Voices premiered a new choral work by composer Travis Weller and conducted by Artistic Director Brent Baldwin. The music featured performers Line Upon Line and members of the New Music Co-op. Held in the Blanton's atrium, the concert enabled audience members to move and experience the music from multiple perspectives and truly explore how "the world must be strange in other ways."