A don’t miss new music event!
In 2016, the Inaugural Fresh Squeezed Ounce of Art Song earned two Austin Critics Table Award Nominations, and was featured in TRIBEZA Magazine’s Insider’s Guide to Austin’s Hidden Gems:
“Long before the three-minute pop song arose, there was the classic art song — a short segment of poetry sung to piano accompaniment. (Imagine Brahms and Debussy as Bieber predecessors.) Bringing back the art song…, One Ounce Opera presents brand new pieces from emerging composers….take in the soaring vocals and unique creations.” –TRIBEZA, Nov 2016
Delight in the beauty and power of the human voice with new poetic songs that explore the complexities and simplicities of our time -- including a few roaring laughs. Performances by One Ounce Opera Members Chelsea DeLorenz, Jake Jacobsen, Elise Leung Kotara, Brian Minnick, Maureen Papovich, Amy Selby, Julie Silva, Rebekah Smeltzer Staley, and Veronica Williams, with Tyler Mabry at the piano.
Hear them breathe life into this year’s winning crop of poetic songs on Friday, November 3rd at 8pm:
Music Like a Curve of Gold by Juliana Hall, poetry by Sara Teasdale
The Creatures: a Bestiary by Steven Serpa, poetry by Jeffery Beam
Up for #1 by Michael Scherperel
When Matter Touches Antimatter by Rodney Rawlings
Songs of Remembrance and Resistance by Kevin March
Banjo and Shadows by Douglas Fisk, poetry by Carl Sandburg
Ne'er Part I by Marc Hoffeditz
Tickets $20, with a pay-what-you-wish option. Central Presbyterian Church, 200 E 8th St in Downtown Austin. Complete information found at http://oneounceopera.com/events/2nd-annual-fsoas/
- Date: November 3, 2017
- Time: 8:00 p.m.
- Venue: Central Presbyterian Church
- Website: http://oneounceopera.com/events/2nd-annual-fsoas/
- Cost: $20 online, with a pay-what-you-wish option. $25 at the door.
- Name: One Ounce Opera
There is a movement to revitalize opera across the globe, but no one is doing it quite like One Ounce Opera (OOO). From premiering a Frankenstein-esque vaudevillian transgender operetta in a Hyde Park living room, to rogue bits of Verdi in a Red River club, One Ounce Opera presents opera as accessible, contemporary, and mainstream through thoughtful programming in non-traditional locations.
The company truly believes the classical voice is a timeless vehicle for powerful storytelling. OOO’s team of professional singing artists incubate, create, and produce opportunities to inject “ounces” of opera and classical references into the social consciousness, utilizing cross-genre collaborations, pop-culture references, a bit of improvisation, and the simple beauty of the human voice.
In the past few years, OOO has become a champion of new works and working composers/librettists, founding a new music series and competition. The Fresh Squeezed Ounce of Opera series happens every spring, and is the first micro- opera competition and festival in the state of Texas. The company also produces the Fresh Squeezed Ounce of Art Song series in the fall, showcasing OOO ensemble members and up-and-coming composers, whose winning vocal chamber works are selected and performed by the company.
Founded in 2012 by Julie Fiore, the award-winning collective has been featured on KVUE, KMFA, KUTX, KOOP, KVRX, on Austin 360 and in the Austin Chronicle, Statesman, and TRIBEZA magazine, and performed as part of Beerthoven, EAST, Fusebox, SoundSpace at the Blanton, HONKTX!, during SXSW, PRIDE Austin, and the Downtown Tree Lighting. For a full list of past and future productions, see our EVENTS page. OOO is a member of OperaAmerica and a sponsored project of the Austin Creative Alliance.
- Address: 200 E 8th St
- City: Austin
- State: TX
- Zip: 78701