The Beauty of the World

Sat. Apr 2, 2016 at 7:00pm CDT
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The Beauty of the World

Scottish Rite Theater at 207 W 18th St, Austin, TX 78701

Nina McIntire, originally trained as a concert violinist at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, is also a modern concert pianist.  In her new multimedia show, "Ivory Fantasy", McIntire integrates many musical genres, including classical, jazz, rock, and pop, to create a revolutionary contemporary style.  She accompanies her piano performance on-stage with vivid and colorful visuals. The videos, created by Nina, are inspired by her composition and meant to intensify and expand the musical emotion.

McIntire has always emphasized the importance of reaching a wide audience.  Her innovative compositions and her joy in creating and performing them will speak to young and old alike, removing the divide between classical and contemporary popular music.  Known as the Ivory Enchantress, McIntire has successfully performed for diverse audiences in Finland, Russia, Germany, and the United States.

Aileen Adler has been playing and performing the Theremin, the world’s first electronic instrument, for over 20 years. Invented in 1920 by Russian physicist Lev Sergeyevich Termen (or Leon Theremin), the Theremin produces many tones and dynamics, from the vocal effects of a singer to the sounds of a violin. Because the Theremin performer manipulates electromagnetic fields to create sound, never touching the instrument, performance is as fascinating for live audiences to watch as to hear.

Trained as a violinist and as a vocalist, Adler strives to present the Theremin as a diverse and viable musical instrument, adapting its “other world” sound to many styles, from the classical tradition to jazz. “Theremin for the Masses” is her self-produced 13 song compilation.  It documents part of her long journey with this amazing instrument, which includes recording as well as live performance for theaters, clubs, schools, and streets and teaching others to play.  Adler also enjoys explaining the Theremin’s scientific technology, its rich musical history – and even its espionage history!  For over twenty years she has delighted audiences with her experimental voyages through many musical genres.

This event is made possible with the support of the City of Austin’s Cultural Arts Division, the Texas Commission on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, Musical Bridges around the World, Great Promise for the American Indian, and Russian Speakers of Austin. Please join us!

Tickets (at the door):

  • Adults: $20

  • Seniors: $10

  • Students and children under 12: free (and most welcome)

Information: 512.656.6865;

Free Parking’s available immediately to the east of the theater at 18th & Colorado.
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Austin Scottish Rite Theater 207 W 18th St.
Austin, TX 78701
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