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Texas Commission on the Arts
Texas Touring Roster for performances from September 1, 2016-August 31, 2018

2016-2018
Texas Touring Roster

Adler & Hearne

Adler & Hearne

From Texas’ upper east side, award-winning performing songwriters Lynn Adler and Lindy Hearne (self-proclaimed "organic song farmers") tour nationally, serving up seasoned original songs mixed with fresh harvests of homegrown music in a soulful genre they define simply as "folk jazz." In concert, they blend their voices and instruments in a spirited signature sound that reflects the duo's second-nature connection through song. Their favorite places to plant songs in peoples' hearts include community concert halls, festivals, schools and libraries, songwriting workshops, and venues of all description that provide an opportunity to have a meaningful connection with a listening audience. Texas threads throughout Adler & Hearne's repertoire, which includes historically based tributes to earlier times, children's songs, love songs, and story songs (of course), plus musical tributes to current events, and modern day spirituals steeped in dry wit. From classrooms to concert stages, Lynn and Lindy enjoy a warm and humorous audience rapport, and pride themselves on their multi-generational appeal. Their latest CD, "Second Nature" (September 2014 release), was recorded in Dripping Springs, TX with producer Lloyd Maines, and new recordings are on the horizon!

contact
Lynn Adler
PO Box 979
Winnsboro, TX  75494

phone 214/952-6086
fax /
e-mail lynn.adler.songfarmer@gmail.com
public performance/concert $600 - $2400
school performance $400 - $1600
optional service commissioned song $2500 - $5000
website http://www.adlerandhearne.com

 

Chaski

Chaski

Chaski is what you get when you take a virtuosic flute/harp duo, add a colorful collection of flutes and harps from around the world, and explore music to include them all. For almost 30 years Chaski has toured with repertoire ranging from the Mozart Flute/Harp Concerto, to Bolivian huayños, Scottish strathspeys, tunes from Playford's "The English Dancing Master" (published in 1651), and world premieres of new works. Chaski frequently works in collaboration with solo artists, choirs, and, most recently, with a modern dance company, accompanying the dancers and performing alongside them. Touring offerings include: (1) choral collaboration- Chaski specializes in accompanying the choral works of acclaimed Argentine composer Ariel Ramírez, including Misa criolla, Navidad nuestra, and Misa por la paz y la justicia; (2) modern dance collaboration- Chaski joins award-winning modern dance company Psophonia onstage for an interactive music/dance performance. (3) concerts- Chaski performs from its eclectic, multi-genre repertoire. Concert programs may include Latin American and Celtic folk music, contemporary works, and early music. Chaski: flutes, harps, & the whole world to play in!

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Adrienne Inglis
PO Box 29807
Austin, TX  78755

phone 512/762-1153
fax /
e-mail info@chaskimusic.com
public performance/concert $2400 - $6000
school performance $600 - $2400
optional service choral concerts $1200 - $6000
optional service lecture-demo $600 - $2400
website http://www.chaskimusic.com

 

Del Castillo

Del Castillo

Del Castillo has become a symbol of the cross-cultural power of music with their eclectic blend of flamenco, rock, Latin, blues, and world music. They have been described as a "cross between Paco de Lucia and Yngwie Malmsteen," or a "Latinized Allman Brothers Band." Their shows consist of passionate material including fresh-faced flamenco, many originals, classics given a new coat of paint, and jamming with the enthusiasm of a band that is comfortable together, but years away from feeling tired. They have received numerous awards, and their music has appeared in a dozen major films and TV shows. Del Castillo can tour as a full-blown electric band, or as a somewhat stripped- down acoustic band. They can offer workshops in guitar playing, songwriting, and percussion.

contact
Nancy Fly
6618 Wolfcreek Pass
Austin, TX  78749

phone 512/288-2023
fax /
e-mail nfly@nflyagency.com
public performance/concert $3500 - $10000
school performance $800 - $2000
website http://www.delcastillomusic.com

 

Line Upon Line Percussion

Line Upon Line Percussion

Formed in 2009, line upon line percussion is committed to seeking new ways for percussion instruments to advance contemporary art music by performing newly commissioned works alongside existent masterpieces, for adventurous and curious listeners. To date, the ensemble has commissioned and premiered a dozen new works for percussion. In 2011, the Austin-based trio released a disc of commissioned, homegrown music and premiered their award-winning project, "seeing times are not hidden," a site-specific work for custom chimes. April 2013 brought the North American premiere of Hugues Dufourt's massive, evening-length masterpiece, "Erewhon." After nominations in 2011 and 2012, the trio was named Best Ensemble by the Austin Critics' Table in 2013. line upon line percussion's programs primarily consist of new works for percussion trio (written specifically for the group) alongside staples from the repertoire. The ensemble also aims to assemble well-balanced programs demonstrating the wide range of colors, textures, and timbres that percussion offers.

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Matthew Teodori
PO Box 49890
Austin, TX  78765

phone 512/944-5785
fax /
e-mail lineuponlinepercussion@gmail.com
public performance/concert $1500 - $3000
school performance $600 - $1200
website http://lineuponlinepercussion.org

 

Mid-Texas Symphony Chamber Players

Mid-Texas Symphony Chamber Players

Under the baton of Maestro David Mairs, the 36-year-old Mid-Texas Symphony enjoys an outstanding and growing regional reputation. The Mid-Texas Symphony Chamber Players, composed of the most outstanding players in the Mid-Texas Symphony, presents engaging, high quality chamber concerts, educational concerts, and specialized events. Concertmaster Craig Sorgi serves as Artistic Director of the Mid-Texas Symphony Chamber Players, planning concerts that meet the specific requests of the presenting organization. Other musicians, as required by repertoire, include Mid-Texas Symphony Assistant Concertmaster Laura Scalzo, Windecker Chair violist Eliza Thomason, cellist Ryan Murphy, principal oboe Jennifer Berg, and principal clarinet Vanguel Tangarov, among others. The Mid-Texas Symphony Chamber Players present chamber concerts featuring the best of the standard chamber literature and specially created programs. Whether performing works from Thomas Jefferson's music library (in a library) or helping celebrate Canyon Lake Reads with works by composers mentioned in the community's chosen book, the MTS Chamber Players present programs that are engaging, connect with audiences, and meet the presenter's objectives. Interesting, witty commentary to great music performed at the highest level.

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Patricia Schofield
PO Box 3216 TLU
Seguin, TX  78155

phone 830/372-8089
fax 830/372-8112
e-mail mts@tlu.edu
public performance/concert $2000 - $5000
school performance $500 - $1500
website http://www.mtsymphony.org

 

Joel Laviolette and Rattletree

Joel Laviolette and Rattletree

"Sound, Energy and Enormous Instruments. Amazing!" (WWOZ, New Orleans) begins to describe the full sensory experience created by Joel Laviolette and Rattletree. With performances that range from high-energy multimedia events (Rattletree) to traditional acoustic engagements (Kupira Marimba), each show is customized to the needs of the event--fusing giant African marimbas (wooden xylophones) with electronica, world percussion, cutting-edge video projection, and choreographed dance. Composed of Austin’s finest percussionists, all of the musicians in the Rattletree family have been hand-selected and trained by Laviolette, who has over 20 years experience teaching and performing traditional Zimbabwean music around the world. Joel Laviolette and Rattletree offer a multimedia performance of Zimbabwean marimba mixed music with electronica, featuring visual projection, and choreographed dance. Kupira Marimba is a high-energy fully acoustic family-friendly Zimbabwean-style band, with an optional educational component offered. Kupira Trio provides an eclectic blend of marimba music and intricate mbira (Zimbabwean thumb-piano) melodies--perfect for galas, museums, and conventions. Another option is solo mbira: often described as "musical rain," mbira is perfect for quiet listening environments, including libraries, galleries, weddings, and cocktail receptions.

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Rakefet Laviolette
300 Crockett St. #112
Austin, TX  78704

phone 512/417-2041
fax /
e-mail booking@rattletree.com
public performance/concert $2000 - $8000
school performance $1800 - $8000
optional service Kuipra Marimba Trio $1000 - $2500
optional service solo workshop/lecture $500 - $1800
website http://www.rattletree.com

 

Tejas Brothers

Tejas Brothers

When rock 'n' roll meets Tex-Mex in a honky tonk that is home to the blues, you get the Tejas Brothers. This quartet absolutely disregards any notions of staying within a certain "genre." If it feels good, and makes people happy, it ought to be a Tejas Brothers song. Shows are family-friendly and focus on the idea that we only live once, and we should all get the most out of life. In 2013, the Dallas Observer Music Awards named the Tejas Brothers "Best Country Act." Their latest CD, "Live a Little More," was produced by Lloyd Maines. In 2009, they had the #7 album on the Americana Radio Airplay Charts. The Tejas Brothers is a four-piece band comprising accordion, upright bass, guitar, and drums. Shows can be acoustic or electric, and up to two hours in length. The Tejas Brothers' repertoire of original and cover songs include: Boogie Woogie Mamacita (original); I Can't Sleep (original); Don't Be So Mean (original); Seven Spanish Angels; Hey Baby Que Paso; Crying Time; and El Sapito. Production and lights for venues of up to 250 people can be provided.

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Brooks Kendall
2505 Scenic View Court
Granbury, TX  76048

phone 817/573-6100
fax 817/977-6307
e-mail brooks@kenran.com
public performance/concert $2000 - $6000
school performance $1500 - $4000
website http://www.tejasbrothers.com

 

Texas Guitar Quartet

Texas Guitar Quartet

The Texas Guitar Quartet members bring their unique passions and talents to an ensemble dedicated to presenting chamber music of the highest quality. The quartet has developed an exciting repertoire by commissioning new works and creating their own arrangements and compositions. Recently, the quartet commissioned Tracks, a major new work by composer Peter Lieuwen. They have also premiered works by Andrew Dickinson, Alfredo Barros, Mark Anthony Cruz, and Joseph Williams II. Their daring arrangements, such as Beethoven’s Egmont Overture, offer fresh perspective on works from other repertoires and push the boundaries of the medium. Touring repertoire includes Symphony No. 40, K. 550 by W. A. Mozart; Egmont Overture, Op. 84 by Ludwig van Beethoven; Pavane pour une enfante défunte by Maurice Ravel; Red by Joseph Williams II; and Tracks by Peter Lieuwen.

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Alejandro Montiel
27261 Orth Lane
Conroe, TX  77385

phone 713/705-8139
fax /
e-mail almontiel@sbcglobal.net
public performance/concert $3200 - $4000
school performance $3200 - $4000
website http://www.txgq.net

 


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