Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 3:30 & 7:30 PM
Stateside at the Paramount
Join the Austin Chamber Music Center for a live music performance featuring all of your favorite tunes from the holiday classic—and more, including Snoopy! Bring your family to this Austin tradition and get in the holiday spirit!
Christmas is coming | Vince Guaraldi
What Child is This? | Traditional/Vince Guaraldi
O Tannenbaum | Traditional/Vince Guaraldi
The Great Pumpkin Waltz | Vince Guaraldi
Heartburn Waltz | Vince Guaraldi
Thanksgiving Theme | Vince Guaraldi
My Little Drum | Traditional/Vince Guaraldi
Christmastime is Here | Vince Guaraldi
Cast Your Fate to the Wind | Vince Guaraldi
Greensleeves | Traditional/Vince Guaraldi
Charlie Brown Theme | Vince Guaraldi
Peppermint Patty | Vince Guaraldi
Linus and Lucy | Vince Guaraldi
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing | Felix Mendelssohn
Skating | Vince Guaraldi
Christmastime is Here (instrumental) | Vince Guaraldi
The Christmas Song | Mel Torme/Vince Guaraldi
Christmas is Coming | Vince Guaraldi
Michelle Schumann, piano
Utah Hamrick, bass
David Sierra, drums
Plus special guests to be announced!
Hailed for her “sensitive, flexible, and tempestuous dexterity” (Fanfare Magazine), pianist Michelle Schumann has built a reputation for evocative and moving performances. Since 2006, Michelle has served as Artistic Director of the Austin Chamber Music Center, where she “is fearlessly expanding our definition of chamber music.” (Austin-American Statesman). Her brand of performance includes an enthusiastic interplay with the audience and her trademark includes bringing diverse music together under a blanket of narrative events.
Schumann is artist-in-residence and professor of piano at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. She received a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin and additionally holds a Performance Diploma from the Vienna Conservatory.
David Sierra was introduced to the drum set at the age of 7 by his brother Chris. The two had a rock band together for several years, playing at local Austin clubs such as Emo’s and Antone’s. David studied Jazz at The University of Texas at Austin and received the honorary Eleanor Alexander Stribling Award for Excellence in Jazz Studies. He has toured the U.S. with several bands, performed on many albums, and has won awards in both classical and jazz performance. David lives in Austin, where he works with multiple bands and composes music with his brother. He believes that making music is a gift that comes with the responsibility to share, inspire, heal, and bring joy to all people.
Dr. Utah Hamrick is a jazz educator who holds a bachelor’s degree in Music Education and master’s in Bass Performance from Central Michigan University, and a DMA in Jazz Performance from the University of Texas. He currently performs with the Austin Symphony Big Band; Magnificent 7; Monster Big Band; Strings Attached; and various Austin and San Antonio artists, such as composer Graham Reynolds.
For ten years Dr. Hamrick taught at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Under his direction, the jazz ensemble received numerous recognitions, including Outstanding Collegiate Band at the Sam Houston State Jazz Festival and an invitation to perform at the 2016 TMEA conference. Dr. Hamrick was previously a bass instructor at Austin Community College and band director in the Ubly, Michigan Community Schools. In 2015 Dr. Hamrick joined the faculty at Texas State School of Music in San Marcos.