Support music education in Central Texas at our most magical evening of the year!
We will share a story of Mastery and Mentorship featuring cellist extraordinaire Amy Levine-Tsang and one of her students, ACMC Young Artist Andre Plackis. Amy’s mentorship to young cellists in Austin has been second to none and we’ll experience the care, patience, expertise, and humor she has brought to Andre and others through stories and music, including works by Beethoven and Chopin. Joining them is cellist Diana Burgess and ACMC Artistic Director Michelle Schumann for Popper’s Requiem for three cellos and piano. The evening will be led by one of Austin’s most beloved classical music ambassadors, host of KMFA’s “Midday Oasis” Dianne Donovan, who has her own amazing story to tell.
Montreal-born Dianne Donovan lives and loves music. As midday announcer on KMFA, she shares her joy and passion of classical music, along with interesting tidbits of information on the composers and their music. She uses her natural curiosity and interest in the artistic process when she conducts both live interviews and those for the show she hosts, produces, and edits, Classical Austin. A veteran broadcaster, Dianne still hosts a jazz show for CKUA, in Canada. When she’s not talking music, she’s singing it with: The Beat Divas, The Austin Jazz Workshop, various other settings in Austin. She has been the featured singer with “Gary Guthman’s Tribute to Harry James Symphony Pops Concert” and has been a featured singer on numerous Canadian television and radio programs. She has collaborated writing music for television and an animated short. Dianne has two jazz CDs to her credit and is currently writing music for her next recording.