Festival 2011

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Miro String Quartet

with Tom Burritt, marimba

Friday, July 8, 7:30

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Bates Recital Hall, Butler School of Music

PUTS Credo
TORKE Mojave
GLASS String Quartet No. 5

“…explosive vigor and technical finesse…”
New York Times
“…a thrilling fervor…”
Washington Post

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Saturday, July 9, 7:30 PM


Bates Recital Hall, Butler School of Music

Secret Voices Music from las Huelagas c. 1300
Gloryland Sacred Music from the American Folk Tradition

“faultless… translucent”
-Washington Post

“…polish, dynamic suppleness and warmth of tone…”
-New York Times

Vienna Piano Trio

with Naomi Seidman, flute and Nathan Williams, clarinet

vienna piano trioSunday, July 10, 7:30 PM

vienna piano trio

Bates Recital Hall, Butler School of Music

BEETHOVEN Piano Trio, Op. 1, No. 3
TORKE _Telephone Book__
BRAHMS _Piano Trio, Op. 8

“…an electrifying performance…”
-New York Times

-Radio Bayern 4 Klassik


Friday, July 15, 7:30 PM


Continental Club, 1315 South Congress Avenue

“…freakishly talented…”
-All About Jazz

“Kneebody is the future”
-LA Music Scene

“Post-bop,indie-rock and hip-hop without seeming to give much thought to the borders.”
-New York Times

Bandini-Chiacchiaretta Duo

Saturday, July 16, 4:00 & 7:30 PM

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Mexican American Cultural Center

Featuring music by, Maximo Diego Pujol, Angel Villodo, Paulo Bellinatt, and Astor Piazzolla

“…languid and ecstatic…”
-Arturo Messina

“all the pathos and magical atmosphere that only tango can convey”
-Sandra Cervone

In collaboration with the MACC and Austin Classical Guitar Society

Chiara String Quartet

Sunday, July 17, 7:30 PM

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First Unitarian Universalist Church

HAYDN String Quartet, Op. 54, No.2
BRAHMS String Quartet, Op. 51, No. 2
“highly virtuosic, edge-of-the-seat playing”
-The Boston Globe

“…bathing in an emotional, warm glow”
-New York Times

Celebrate Michael Torke

Festival Artists with Young Artists

Friday, July 22, 7:30 PM


First Unitarian Universalist Church

Two Girls on a Beach, Music on the Floor, & Fiji for small ensemble
“vibrant, appealing and well-wrought music”
-New York Times

“brimming with witty details, psychedelic colors, and rhythms so giddy you couldn’t have previously imagined them”
-The Philadelphia Inquirer

Tokyo String Quartet Festival Finale

with Michelle Schumann, piano

Aeolus String Quartet opening

Saturday, July 23, 7:30 PM

tokyo string quartet

Bates Recital Hall, Butler School of Music 2406 Robert Dedman Drive

TORKE Corner in Manhattan
MOZART String Quartet, D Minor, K. 421
DVORAK String Quartet, Op. 96 “American”
SCHUMANN Piano Quintet

“…Fit, classy, seasoned, impeccable…”
-The Globe and Mail

“You can count on not much more than one hand the string quartets that are considered capable of creating magical and soul-moving experiences. The Tokyo Quartet is certainly one.
-The Dominion Post

FREE Concerts & Presentations

ACMC is proud to present FREE community concerts and presentations during the Austin Chamber Music Festival featuring festival artists, workshop faculty, and workshop students.

Behind the Scenes with the Artists:

all presentations at 12:25 pm at Brentwood Christian School unless otherwise noted
Behind the Scenes with the Artists:

(all presentations at 12:25 at Brentwood Christian School)

  • Aeolus String Quartet: Thursday, July 7
  • Vienna Piano Trio: Friday, July 8
  • Miro String Quartet: Monday, July 11
  • Graeme Francis Jazz Trio: Tuesday, July 12
  • Austin Piazzolla Quintet: Thursday, July 14
  • Kneebody: Friday, July 15
  • Chiara String Quartet: Monday, July 18
  • Faculty Artists: Tuesday, July 19
  • Michael Torke: Thursday July 21
  • Tokyo String Quartet Masterclass: Friday, July 22

All Other Free Concerts and Events:

FREE Concerts and Events:

  • Central Presbyterian Noonday Series, Julia Cory with Michelle Schumann: Thursday, July 7, 12pm
  • Masterclass with Aeolus String Quartet: Wednesday, July 13 and July 20, 11:40 am, Brentwood Christian School
  • Retirement Outreach with Aeolus String Quartet: Wednesday, July 13, 7:30 pm, Querencia Retirement Community
  • Central Presbyterian Noonday Series, Aeolus String Quartet: Thursday, July 14, 12pm
  • 3rd Annual Gay Pride Concert: Thursday, July 14, 7:30 pm, St. James Episcopal Church
  • Kids Concert with Aeolus String Quartet: Monday, July 18, Armstrong Community Music School 12:30 pm
  • Retirement Outreach with Aeolus String Quartet: Wednesday, July 20, 7:30 pm, Westminster Retirement Community,
  • Central Presbyterian Noonday Series, Student Chamber Music Highlights, Thursday, July 21, 12pm
  • Adult Chamber Music Showcase & Chamber Orchestra: Thursday, July 21, 7:30 pm, St. James Episcopal Church

*all times, dates, and places, are subject to change.

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