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THE BAD PLUS About these artists

“Better than anyone at mixing the sensibilities of post-60’s jazz and indie rock…..”
– The New York Times



The Bad Plus will perform original compositions from the upcoming Fall 2012 release on Entertainment Music One tentatively titled “Made Possible”.

JUPITER STRING QUARTET About these artists

“From beginning to end, they played as if they were on fire, with passion and energy galore.“– Kansas City Star


String Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 33 No. 2, “The Joke” | Franz Josef Haydn
String Quartet No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 7 | Bela Bartok
String Quartet in D Major, Op.44, No. 1 | Felix Mendelssohn


“Stoltzman is the preeminent soloist on the clarinet today. He is a musician of flawless taste, one with few rivals anywhere on any instrument.“-Washington Post

“You only have to listen to her once to know that playing music is what Michelle Schumann is meant to be doing. When she’s at the piano, she doesn’t just make sounds with it; she coaxes feelings from it, vivid emotions in cascading rhythms and artfully shaded tones.“-Austin Chronicle

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Sonata in D Major for Viola da Gamba, BWV 1028 | Johann Sebastian Bach
Fantasiestücke, Op. 73 | Robert Schumann
Sonata for Clarinet and Piano, Op.120/1 | Johannes Brahms
In the Mornin’ | Charles Ives
Serenity | Charles Ives
New York Counterpoint | Steve Reich
Three Preludes | George Gershwin | arr. Jay Gach
“Gershwin!” | arr. Frank Bennett

BRASIL GUITAR DUO About these artists

“The maturity of musicianship and the technical virtuosity displayed…is simply outstanding.”
– Classical Guitar Magazine


Zita | Astor Piazzolla
La Poule* | Jean Phillipe Rameau
Les Cyclops | Jean Phillipe Rameau
Preludes and Fugue in C-sharp Minor, Op. 199 | Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
Valsa e Posludio | Douglas Lora
Prelude from Bachianas No. 4* | Heitor Villa-Lobos
7 Aneis* | Egberto Gismonti
Casa Forte* | Edu Lobo/Joao Luiz
Zanzibar* | Edu Lobo/Joao Luiz
Djavan’s Portrait | Joao Luiz
Zanzibar* | Joao Luiz
A Fala da Paixao* | Egberto Gismonti
Forrobodo * | Egberto Gismonti
Bate-Coxa | Maximiliano Pereira

*arranged by Joao Luis

CLAREMONT PIANO TRIO About these artists

“…they play with an uncommon ferocity.” – The New York Times


Piano Trio in C Major, K. 548 | Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Trio (2012) | Sean Shepherd
Piano Trio in D Minor, Op.49 | Felix Mendelssohn

FINE ARTS QUARTET About these artists

“As fine a string quartet sound as can be heard from an American group today.”
– San Francisco Chronicle


String Quartet in F Major, Op. 74, No. 2 | Franz Josef Haydn
String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 41, No. 1 | Robert Schumann
Quintet for Piano and String Quartet in A Major, Op. 81 | Antonin Dvorak

MOTHER FALCON About these artists

“Mother Falcon has distinguished itself as the local purveyor of chamber pop and yes, perhaps more.” – Austin Chronicle



THIRD COAST PERCUSSION About these artists

“…sonically spectacular…” – Chicago Tribune


Fractalia | Owen Clayton Condon
Mallet Quartet | Steve Reich
Third Construction | John Cage
Common Patterns in Uncommon Time | David Skidmore


“IF any artists were destined to collaborate, it was surely this pair.”
– The New York Times


This evening’s performance will be announced from the stage, giving the artists the opportunity to share the context of the program, and allowing the music to flow seamlessly from one genre to the next. The artists’ selection may be drawn from the following composers:

Stravinsky | Janacek | Herrmann | Arcade Fire | Radiohead | Mahavishnu
John McLaughlin Martinu | Cocteau Twins

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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.

To learn more about these artists, click on their names.

FREE Concerts:

Thursday, June 28, 12:05 pm ~ Noontime in the City
Central Presbyterian, 200 E. 8th Street Graeme Francis and Michelle Schumann

Thursday, July 5, 12:05 pm ~ Noontime in the City
Central Presbyterian, 200 E. 8th Street
Cruz-González Duo ( Victor Correa Cruz and Paloma González ) and Colin Ferguson

3 Sketches from “Porgy and Bess” for Violin and Piano | George Gershwin
Sonata Parodia “Mr. Scrooge” for Piano Trio * | Samuel O. Douglas
Sonata “Pimpante” for Violin and Piano | Joaquín Rodrigo
Piano Trio Op. 50. Finale | Enrique Granados

  • World Premiere. Dedicated to the Laertes Piano Trio

Thursday, July 5, 7:30 pm ~ 4th Annual Pride Concert
St. James Episcopal Church, 1941 Webberville Road
with Festival Artists

Wednesday, July 11, 7:30 pm ~ Outreach Concert
Querencia Retirement Community, 2500 Barton Creek Blvd
Cruz-González Duo ( Victor Correa Cruz and Paloma González )

PROGRAM – “Feeling Spain”
Romanza| Enrique Granados
Spanish Dance no. 5 “Andaluza”
Variaciones Clásicas Op. 72| Joaquín Turina
“Fantasía Hispalense”| Antón García Abril
“Sevilla” | Isaac Albéniz
“Romanza Andaluza” | Pablo de Sarasate
Dance from “La Vida Breve”| Manuel de Falla
Malagueña| Pablo de Sarasate
Gypsy Airs

Thursday, July 12, 12:05 pm ~ Young Artist Showcase
Central Presbyterian Church, 200 East 8th Street

Thursday, July 12, 7:30 pm ~ Adult Artist Showcase
St. James Episcopal Church, 1941 Webberville Road

Behind the Scenes with the Artists:

All of the following presentations will be from 12:25 pm -1:10 pm at Brentwood Christian School, 11908 N. Lamar Boulevard, in the Center for Sciences & Arts Building

Thursday, June 28 ~ Jupiter String Quartet
Friday, June 29 ~ The Bad Plus
Monday, July 2 ~ Cruz-González Duo ( Victor Correa Cruz and Paloma González )
Tuesday, July 3 ~ Faculty Artists
Thursday, July 5 ~ Waterloo Sound Conspiracy
Friday, July 6 ~ Claremont Piano Trio
Monday, July 9 ~ Graeme Francis Trio (Graeme Francis
Tuesday, July 10 ~ Faculty Artists
Thursday, July 12 ~ Mother Falcon
Friday, July 13 ~ Third Coast Percussion

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


Monday, July 9, 6 pm & Wednesday, July 11, 11:40 am
with Victor Correa-Cruz & Paloma González of the Cruz-González Duo
both Masterclasses will be held at the Brentwood Christian School, 11908 North Lamar Boulevard

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