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Interviews with performing artists, chats with ACMC’s Artistic Director, and more

Vieuxtemps & the Romantics

In this week’s Chamber Chat, we’ll delve into why our Valentine’s Weekend program will be our most emotionally charged concert of the season. Learn about the virtuosity and drama of Vieuxtemps, the holy aura of Beethoven, and the “heart-on-sleeve” romanticism of Fauré. Friday night and Saturday…

Reicha & the Inner Circle

In this week’s Chamber Chat, Michelle Schumann discusses friendship. Learn about the friendship between Beethoven and Anton Reicha that influenced their music making, and about one piece that Michelle’s friend, award-winning Austin composer Graham Reynolds, wrote for her. Hear this music live on January 18…

Crumb & the Innovators

Venture inside a piano to learn a few modern techniques from Michelle Schumann. She’ll also discuss your next season concert, Crumb & the Innovators, and what makes each piece on the program so experimental for its time. Hear these innovative works by George Crumb, Dmitri…

Clara & the Phenomena

Learn about one of the finest pianists of her time from our own Michelle Schumann. Michelle chats about Clara Schumann’s ingenuity and uniqueness, and about the music by Brahms and Beethoven that will be paired with her Piano Trio next weekend. Discover these influential works live…

Festival Focus: Beijing Guitar Duo

Selections from Austin Classical Guitar’s interview with Beijing Guitar Duo member Meng Su. What do you enjoy the most about performing? I really like performing, it’s part of my life, I mean it’s something I got really used to when I was a kid. And…

The Melting Pot Spotlight: KASA Quartet

We spoke with this month’s featured artists KASA Quartet about their new Marvin Hamlisch project. Learn about their collaboration with the Hamlisch family to honor one of America’s most beloved and highly acclaimed composers, and about how the quartet interprets music from around the globe. KASA, the…

Nostrovia Spotlight: Misha Rachlevsky

Since 1991 Misha Rachlevsky has led the Russian String Orchestra in performances throughout Moscow and the globe. Learn about his early years in Moscow before becoming an internationally-acclaimed violinist and conductor (despite disliking practice!) in our recent interview. Where did you grow up, and how…

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