Tetractys New Music | Austin, TX


Tetractys Composer Portrait: The Music of Nina Young
8:00 PM20:00

Tetractys Composer Portrait: The Music of Nina Young


Since the beginning, we have always valued the importance of new music written by living composers. For our third composer portrait, we're beyond thrilled to feature the music of one of today's most exciting and dynamic composers and new Austin resident, Nina C. Young.

On the program is Nina’s l'heure bleu for flute and viola, Sun Propeller for violin and electronics, Memento Mori for String Quartet, and an excerpt from Making Tellus: An Opera for the Anthropocene.

Performing on the concert is Nick Goodwin, Alex Smith, invoke, Katherine Altobello, Shelley Auer, and Tim O'Brien.

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Tetractys Spring Show: Feat. The Kraken Quartet
8:00 PM20:00

Tetractys Spring Show: Feat. The Kraken Quartet


For the final concert of our third season, Tetractys is excited to present our 11th commission composed by Austin's genre-crossing  percussion and electronic group, The Kraken Quartet.

Alongside their music, the show will also include Nina Young's Bayu-bayu, Joe Williams' Nude No. 5, and Quinn Collins' The land we stand on is ours

Performances by
Christabel Lin, Evan Sankey, Stephen Krishnan, Tim Shuster, Nick Galuban

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Tetractys x Golden Hornet
2:00 PM14:00

Tetractys x Golden Hornet


Golden Hornet's Young Composer Concert invites Austin-area youth ages 12–18 to compose original pieces of music with the guidance of a professional mentor and as part of a collective production team. A professional ensemble then performs student pieces, with the participant work reaching new audiences—such as those listening to KMFA and KUTX

For 2018, we are collaborating with the Austin Symphony and 250 other artists to celebrate the great Leonard Bernstein through Bernstein 100 Austin

Students selected to participate will receive various benefits for their contributions. The third annual rendition of this concert will take place on March 25, 2018.


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Tetractys Composer Portrait: The Music of Sam Lipman
2:00 PM14:00

Tetractys Composer Portrait: The Music of Sam Lipman


Join us for our second composer portrait—featuring the music of composer Sam Lipman.



Birds of Paradise for soprano saxophone
Shawna Pennock, soprano saxophone

Film Excerpts: 

  • Tributaries: produced/directed by Dwight Adair

  • Glow: produced/directed by Andrew Allen

  • Southwest Of Salem: produced/directed by Deborah Esquenazi


Chiaroscuro for clarinet and piano
Nick Galuban, clarinet
Robert McDonald, piano

Homecoming for pierrot ensemble plus percussion and soprano

Nick Goodwin, flute; Nick Galuban, clarinet; Kendall Floyd, percussion; Robert McDonald, piano; Nick Montopoli, violin; Matt Armbruster, cello; Abigail Jackson, soprano

Jazz Tunes: 

  • Moanin' by Bobby Timmons
  • Skylark by Johnny Mercer and Hoagy Carmichael
  • This I Dig Of You by Hank Mobley

Sam Lipman, tenor saxophone, Chris Maresh, bass, Brannen Temple, drums

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