Update regarding ACMC Education Programs

The spring semester of the Young Artists Academy is scheduled to continue virtually on Saturdays, starting April 11. Students have all been contacted directly with details.

Our School Concerts and In-School Coaching sessions are currently suspended with schools being closed indefinitely; we hope to provide virtual resources to participating schools in the coming weeks, and will reach out to them directly.

The following educational events have been suspended:

  • Adult Academy Masterclass, April 5
  • In-School Program Collaborative Concert, May 3
  • Adult Academy Outreach Concert, May 6
  • Collaborative Chamber Music Concerts, May 9
  • Adult Academy Final Concert, May 9

The Austin Chamber Music Center is committed to paying our contracted faculty in full through the end of the semester. Please consider making a donation to support our efforts to continue serving our community with chamber music during quarantine restrictions.

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Introducing New Virtual Series, Chamber Connect

Although our in-person performances have been suspended for the safety of our community, the Austin Chamber Music Center is excited to share with you our new virtual chamber music series, Chamber Connect. Please join us on YouTube Premieres on Saturdays at 8 PM. If you have a Google or YouTube account, you can interact with the performing artists and your chamber music friends during the watch party. If you do not have an account, you can still enjoy the video and view the comment feed.

Visit our Chamber Connect page to watch past installments or to request a reminder for an upcoming Saturday evening!

Update regarding Beethoven & the Infinite

We remain committed to presenting our season finale, Beethoven & the Infinite, if and when possible. We hope patrons will consider holding on to tickets until we make a final decision, which should happen no later than mid-April. In the event that we do cancel, we will send a form to select from the following options with respect to tickets:

  • Convert your tickets into a donation to ACMC. Your fully tax-deductible donation will help keep us afloat during this challenging time.
  • Exchange your tickets for an upcoming performance. We are happy to exchange your tickets for another performance later this year once our summer and fall events have been confirmed.
  • Receive a refund.

We were also looking forward to announcing our 2020-2021 season this weekend. We’ll put that on hold for now as we navigate the next several weeks. Know that Michelle has some very special things in store for our 40th anniversary!

You can hear Attacca Quartet, as well as other artists from our 19–20 season and from our faculty, on our new Spotify playlist: ACMC Artists. Our staff has been enjoying the playlist as we work from home, and we hope you will too!

Updates Regarding COVID-19 and Spring Event Programming

In accordance with CDC recommendations, we are suspending our upcoming concert programming through May. We are in the process of exploring live virtual “watch parties” and other alternative ways to deliver you chamber music content.

The event and concert programming affected are:

  • Final Season Concert: Beethoven & the Infinite, March 27 & 28
  • A Moveable Feast at Esquina Tango, April 18
  • The Blue Bash, May 14

Decisions will be made about rescheduling concerts in the upcoming weeks. If you have purchased a ticket to either Beethoven & the Infinite, A Moveable Feast, or the Blue Bash we will reach out to you with details. For ACMC educational program participants, Jeni Gossard will be contacting you with updates. During the suspended educational programming, we are committed to paying our contracted faculty in full to ensure that they can continue to make ends meet.

We will continue to monitor and comply with all recommendations from public officials and will keep you informed as necessary here as well as via email and social media. Our staff will be working from home for the time being but please don’t hesitate to contact us via email or by leaving a voicemail on our main office line: 512-454-0026.

During this period of uncertainty, we hope that you are using chamber music as a distraction. Stay on the lookout for new content from us in the coming weeks!