Thank you to everyone who came out to the May New Music Mixer! You can listen to more of Michael's music on his website.

KMFA and Sightlines are proud to present the New Music Mixer, a monthly happy hour series for classical music nerds and newbies alike at Friends and Allies Brewing. Join us for our next event with featured composer Michael Alec Rose, who will be visiting Austin for a special premiere with Austin Camerata. Kick back, enjoy $1 off your pint, and geek out over your love of new music!

If the main parking lot is full, additional parking is available behind the brewery. Turn in off of Springdale close to Airport at Dimension Gallery and go all the way back past Brothers Produce to the back lot. There is a paved walkway around the right side of the building to the front entrance.

Event Details

Ticket Information

  • Cost: FREE

Presenter Details

  • Name: Michael Alec Rose
  • Michael Alec Rose is a composer of symphonic, chamber, piano, vocal, wind ensemble, ballet, and theater music.  His music has been performed widely in the United States, as well as in Europe and South America. With renowned violinist Peter Sheppard Skaerved, he co-directed six rounds of an International Exchange Program between Vanderbilt and the Royal Academy of Music, London (2005-2016), culminating in the premiere of Il Ritorno: Perambulation for Solo Violin, sponsored in part by the Dartmoor National Park Authority (June, 2016).  This piece appears on a CD of works for solo violin and violin-viola duo, released last November on the Métier label. 

    A retrospective of Rose’s song cycles and solo piano music (“News of the Universe”) was presented at the National Opera Center in New York in 2015.  In October 2017, Rose’s Sixth Quartet (Rousseaux) and Fourth Viola Sonata (Canticle) were premiered.  A solo piano suite, Musica senza rumore, inspired by paintings in the Doria Pamphilj Gallery in Rome, has been picked up by the Rome Chamber Music Festival (premiere TBA).  Another new piece inspired by artworks is Rose’s Three Interventions, commissioned by Austin Camerata for their collaboration with the Blanton Museum of Art (May 2018 premiere).  On academic leave last fall, Rose completed his music-theatre version of Sylvia Townsend Warner’s novel Lolly Willowes for a group of wonderful singers and players in Houston, who will premiere the show in April, 2019, with the blessing of the author’s estate.

    Rose’s first book, Audible Signs: Essays from a Musical Ground, was published by Continuum Bloomsbury Books in 2010. His essays have appeared in Brooklyn Rail and Literary Imagination.  He has received 30 ASCAP Plus awards.  Rose teaches at Vanderbilt University's Blair School of Music.  He has won three university-wide teaching awards at Vanderbilt, including a Chair of Teaching Excellence.

Venue Details

  • Address: 979 Springdale Rd #124
  • City: Austin
  • State: TX
  • Zip: 78702