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Awards and Reviews


Texas Early Music Project and has been honored and delighted to take home many awards and to receive rave reviews over the years. We appreciate all the people who have contributed their talent and energy to TEMP, and the support of our audiences who have made it all possible.

"Well, you could have knocked me over with a well-placed trill."
- Daniel Johnson, Artistic Director

 





NEW!
2014

Our Telemania! performances have been nominated for an Austin Critics Table award for Best Chamber Performance in the Classical Music category.


Read the review article, “Review: Texas Early Music Project’s ‘Telemannia’,” by Austin American-Statesman’s Luke Quinton.

See The Austin Chronicle article, “Table Banquet: The nominees for the 2013-2014 Austin Critics Table Awards,” by Robert Faires for the full list of nominations.

 


2013

Our program TEMP Goes to the Opera: Aires and Arias from the 16th to the 18th Centuries is selected as a Critics’ Pick.
See Arts scene: Critics picks for Sept. 15-21 by Austin American-Statesman’s Jeanne Claire van Ryzin.



TEMP artists Stephanie Prewitt and Brett Barnes are featured in the article Van Ryzin: For Austin’s professional classical vocalists, the holidays are time to sing — again and again by Austin American-Statesman’s Jeanne Claire van Ryzin.


Our Joyous Noël! program is listed as a holiday concert suggestion. See Your guide to holiday fun in Austin, from the silly to the sublime by Austin American-Statesman’s Jeanne Claire van Ryzin.

 

2012
“Extraordinarily creative and remarkably relevant, TEMP says that Hildegard’s music resonates through the centuries and invites the public to experience history from an auditory perspective.”
Shelly Seale, Contributor to CultureMap Austin
Read the full article, “Texas Early Music Project brings old-school classical music to Austin,” showcasing our Living Waters: Works of Hildegard von Bingen program.



Our program The Tudors: From Henry to Elizabeth is listed as a Critics’ Pick in The Austin Chronicle Fall Arts Issue: “Fall Arts Issue Critics Picks From the Arts Harvest, our critics pluck choice treats” by Robert Faires, Wayne Alan Brenner, Adam Roberts, Dan Solomon, and Elizabeth Cobbe.



Our program Noches, Noches: Sephardic Songs of Love & Life is previewed on ATXclassical by Marc van Bree: Texas Early Music Project Highlights Five Hundred Years of Sephardic Music.


“…the highlight of the concert for me was the gorgeous “Seven Rejoices of Mary,” a traditional Irish carol arranged by Johnson.…Indeed, it provided one of the night’s most recognizable and soulful offerings.”
Adam Roberts, Arts Contributor for The Austin Chronicle
Read the full Austin Chronicle review of our Christmas concert, “Noël: An Early Christmas Eurotour,” by Adam Roberts.
 


2011

Our program Yule, Britannia! Christmas Music in the British Isles is listed as a holiday concert suggestion. See “Your Holiday Season Arts Planner” by Austin American-Statesman’s Jeanne Claire van Ryzin.

 

2010
“For more than two decades, TEMP has been Austin's ambassador to lesser-known medieval, Renaissance, and baroque music, celebrating with each performance a spirit of discovery for performer and listener alike.”
Michael Kellerman, Arts contributor for The Austin Chronicle
Read the full Austin Chronicle review of our Harmonia Ariosa program featuring Laurie Young Stevens and Friends: “Harmonia Ariosa: Texas Early Music Project delivered a magical night of live music and discovery,” by Michael Kellerman.


“Harmonies had a richness and depth all evening, and the instrumentalists showed brilliant control, dynamics and sensitivity.…the ensemble seemed confident and relaxed, which made it a pleasure to watch.”
– Luke Quinton, Arts contributor for the Austin American-Statesman
Read the full Austin American-Statesman review of our Convivencia: The Three Worlds of Renaissance Spain program: “Review: Texas Early Music Project’s ‘Convivencia’,” by Luke Quinton.

 


2009

Artistic Director, Daniel Johnson is inducted into the Austin Arts Hall of Fame by the Austin Critics Table!

“…an early-music specialist of international renown [Daniel Johnson] has been and remains the foremost cultivator of our taste in the music of the medieval, Renaissance, and baroque periods…he has ensured that [early music] will be heard and treasured for generations.”
Robert Faires, Arts Editor for The Austin Chronicle
Read the full Austin Chronicle article, “The Game-Changers: The 2009 class of the Austin Arts Hall of Fame,” by Robert Faires.

See the Class of 2009 as announced by Robert Faires of The Austin Chronicle. See also the article Superlatives: The 2008-2009 Austin Critics Table Awards by Robert Faires.

 

2008
“Daniel Johnson loves early music’s purity of sound and intimacy, and he’s not alone.”
Robert Faires, Arts Editor for The Austin Chronicle
Read the full Austin Chronicle article, “Early to Rise,” highlighting Artistic Director, Daniel Johnson, and the early years of TEMP.
 


2006

Austin Critics Table awards Best Choral Concert to the Schola Cantorum of St. Mary’s Cathedral and TEMP for the concert Monteverdi’s Vespers of the Blessed Virgin, 1610.

“For Jeffrey Jones-Ragona and Daniel Johnson, performing Monteverdi’s divine ‘Vespers of 1610’ in its entirety at St. Mary’s Cathedral is a dream come true.”
Robert Faires, Arts Editor for The Austin Chronicle
Read the full Austin Chronicle article, “Monteverdi’s ‘Vespers of 1610’: Heaven, I’m in Heaven,” by Robert Faires.


2005

Austin Critics Table awards Best Choral Concert to TEMP for the concert Pathways to Bach.


Visit our Pathways to Bach CD page to listen to selections and purchase a CD from this award-winning concert!



Our CD The Bonny Broom and Other Scottish Ballads is listed as a holiday gift suggestion: “Artful Presents: Local gift suggestions from the Art Elf Prize Patrol” by Robert Faires.
 


2004

TEMP concertmistress Laurie Young Stevens is named Best Instrumentalist by the Austin Critics Table. 


Read the Austin Chronicle article, “The Human Touch: Laurie Young Stevens finds the passion and flash in baroque music,” by Robert Faires.

 


2003

Austin Critics Table award for Best Chamber Concert goes to TEMP for Veris Dulcis [Music of Medieval Germany: Hildegard von Bingen and the original “Carmina Burana.”]

TEMP artist Jenifer Thyssen wins the Austin Critics Table award for Best Female Singer.

Austin Critics Table nominates
Daniel Johnson for Best Male Singer.

Read the Austin Chronicle review of TEMP’s March 29th performance, “ Veris Dulcis: Music of Medieval Germany,” by Robi Polgar.


See also Jerry Young's Austin Chronicle article, "Back to Josquin" featuring our concert Return to the Renaissance: Motets & Chansons by Josquin & Isaac.

 

2002
“Only Danny [Johnson] would mix Gregorian chant with ‘Classical Gas’ with fiddle tunes and do it in a way that the audience sees the connections.”
Laurie Young Stevens, Baroque violinist
Read the full Austin Chronicle article, “Collegia Musikum: The Texas Early Music Project’s Mid-Winter festival,” along with the accompanying “Daniel Johnson’s Early Music Primer,” by Robi Polgar.

“Exquisite pain and longing were brought to exquisite life in the enrapturing voices and instruments of T.E.M.P. singers and musicians in this concert of music you’d have heard (or sung) had you lived in the north of Italy at the time.”
Robi Polgar, Arts Contributor for The Austin Chronicle.
Read the full Austin Chronicle article, “Una Panthera: Music from the Trecento and Early Renaissance Italy,” by Robi Polgar.
 


2001

TEMP artist Stephanie Prewitt is awarded Best Female Singer by the Austin Critics Table for TEMP’s Medieval Songs program, Mirie it is!: Early Middle English Songs.


Listen to Stephanie Prewitt and TEMP Artistic Director, Daniel Johnson, sing “Stond wel moder under rode” from the Mirie it is! program. This selection is available on our CD recording Sacred: Music of the Divine from Medieval to Baroque.

TEMP is nominated in the Chamber Concert and Opera categories for the Medieval Songs program Mirie it is!: Early Middle English Songs and the production of Henry Purcell's opera, King Arthur.

See The Austin Chronicle article, “Austin Theatre Critics Table 2000-2001 Nominations,” for the full list of nominations and the article “Austin Critics Table Winners 2000-01,” by Robert Faires for the full list of winners.

 

2000
“Daniel Johnson and the Texas Early Music Project Baroque Orchestra imbue the music with spirit and class, and the singers relish the material, their voices bobbing and bouncing and ever so lightly riding it into the heavens.”
Robert Faires, Arts Editor for The Austin Chronicle
Read the full Austin Chronicle article, “Alcina: Mystery Pageant,” by Robert Faires.

“We wanted to raise the public awareness that quality period performances of early music were available in our community on a much bigger scale, that people didn't have to go elsewhere to hear this important and increasingly popular music.”
–Artistic Director, Daniel Johnson, and Administrative Coordinator, Wendy Brockett
Read the full Austin Chronicle article, “PostFest: Organizers of Three Recent Arts Festivals Pass on Lessons Learned,” by Robert Faires.
 

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