In our Chamber Chat video series, Austin Chamber Music Center’s Artistic Director Michelle Schumann and guests discuss the stories behind the music of our 2014/2015 concerts!
Artistic Director and award-winning pianist Michelle Schumann and virtuoso vibraphonist Graeme Francis talk about how exciting it is to re-unite four years after their highly successful “Out of the Bach’s” program.
In this episode, Michelle and Graeme discuss why these two instruments are meant to be together and the connection between Baroque and modern music. They also offer up some audio-visual spoilers that will make this concert a unique adventure.
Artistic Director Michelle Schumann chats with violinist Rachel Shapiro and cellist Alan Richardson of the Aeolus Quartet. They discuss their upcoming concert and why audiences should really be excited to hear Arnold Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht. They discuss how surprisingly accessible and emotionally beautiful this piece is and why you won’t want to miss it. You’ll also learn why Haydn is Alan’s favorite composer and the journey a young quartet takes when performing Beethoven.
Peter asks Michelle about her theories and ideas behind this weekend’s La Lune concert. They delve into the backdrop of each piece’s composition, French melodies, and the formation of the “Mommy Trio:” Michelle, Sandy Yamamoto, and Amy Levine-Tsang.
Austin Chamber Music Center’s Artistic Director Michelle Schumann returns to the Chamber Chat video series with ACMC’s new Executive Director Peter Helf.
They discuss their first season together, Moon and Stars, why one of the most iconic pieces in classic music is rarely performed, and Moscow String Quartet’s connection to Shostakovich.