COVID-19 Updates

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. All of our most recent updates are posted below.

Fall Update for Education Programs

ACMC continues to bring safe learning opportunities to students during the 2020–2021 academic year! Virtual Composition classes are in session this fall as part of the Young Artists Academy, and ensemble coaching is in the works for the spring. Our faculty is working with students in our In-School Program virtually and in-person at outside locations, taking all necessary precautions. ACMC is currently producing educational videos as a virtual option for our School Concerts program; these videos will soon be available on our website to all schools and individuals as a…

Virtual Concerts Continue This Fall

The Austin Chamber Music Center is presenting brand new content as part of its virtual series, Chamber Connect. The new Fall Sessions will feature works by Bach, Schubert, Glass, Rachmaninov, Carlos Simon, and more. These evocative and thought-provoking programs will be recorded especially for the ACMC audience. The sessions include pre-concert talks as well as a live Zoom chat between the artists and the audience members. Each online event takes place on a Saturday at 7:30 PM CT: the first program, Kindred Spirits, on September 26; the second, be still…

Update for Beethoven & the Infinite Ticketholders

ACMC has finalized our plans to finish out the 2019–2020 Tribute season, and we will present the Attacca Quartet virtually on September 12. To cap off our season of “big birthdays and big ideas,” the 2019 Grammy®-winning Quartet will take us on our Beethoven & the Infinite journey, featuring the String Quartet in E-Flat Major, Op. 127. Their performance will be recorded especially for Austin Chamber Music patrons. In addition to a stellar performance, the event will feature behind-the-scenes discussions on the music and the lives of our artists. If…

2020 Virtual Festival Announcement

Artistic Director Michelle Schumann has created a Festival plan that maintains our wonderful ACMC spirit while keeping everyone safe and healthy. We will move online for the Austin Chamber Music Festival, where, from June 27 through August 8, we will present a weekly series of  curated performances. Dr. Schumann will lead all of these musical features with narrative, interviews, and behind-the-scenes tidbits. Our world-class artist lineup includes: Pacifica Quartet, Anton Nel, the Butler Trio, a Black Artists & Composers program, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Duo Sonidos (a collaboration…

The Blue Bash Gala – Now Free Online

ACMC is bringing our biggest event of the year, The Blue Bash, to your living room on Saturday, May 9 at 8 PM CT! Join Artistic Director Michelle Schumann along with the incredible Graham Reynolds and two ACMC alumni, composers Diana Burgess and Noah Simon, for performances and a look at how composition plays into our educational programs. Register to receive the access link. It is free to attend. Please consider making a donation to support ACMC during our biggest fundraiser of the year, made all the more important at…

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…

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…

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…

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
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