Panoramic Voices thanks all the singers, instrumentalists, guest artists, collaborators, donors and business sponsors that helped make our 2018-2019 season a success. We are looking forward to sharing information on our upcoming season with you soon!
2018-2019 Season Highlights
In Bloom, a collaboration between Austin Soundwaves, Panoramic Voices, composer James W. Parker and author Paola Caballero Daza, was an immersive sound installation that allowed audiences to examine our relationship with the natural world and question traditionally conceived ideas of control. The audience experienced the blooming of several flowers as a spatial experience instead of a temporal one. Improvising musicians were spread out along a circular path in small groups, each group representing a progressive stage in the blooming of the flower. The audience was given the choice as to how fast they move through the installation, what direction they move through it, and at what points they choose to start and stop, allowing each individual to control how they view each event.
The 4th collaboration between Panoramic Voices’ singers and orchestra in which rock, pop, country, rap, and other musicians from the community and beyond are showcased. Year after year, this collaboration proves that musicians across genres shine when they bring their styles and talents together. Presented by KUTX, this concert featured:
Again this year, ION was a benefit for the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians, with a portion of ticket sales supporting HAAM's work providing access to affordable health care for Austins low-income, working musicians, with a focus on prevention and wellness.
Hosted by the Blanton Museum of Art, Beat the Rush is a series of free gallery concerts in which musicians perform in response to the paintings, drawings, and sculptures on display. In December, Panoramic Voices with The Invincible Czars returned, with special guests for a rocking holiday extravaganza!
Choral/orchestral music with rich poetry, as cast through the musical lenses of Ralph Vaughan Williams, John Corigliano, Randall Thompson, and Dana Falconberry. These selections represented some of Brent Baldwin's musical favorites in celebration of his 10 years as Artistic Director. A portion of the proceeds from the performance benefited the SIMS foundation.
New Music Co-op (NMC) presented their first ever concert in a quintessential format: the string orchestra. The centerpiece of the program was Arvo Pärt's "Fratres" -- a classic work of late 20th century music minimalism
Long time co-op member Brent Baldwin conducted the ensemble and contribute a piece to the program - Song Without Words, featuring guest chorus Panoramic Voices.