Free Season Kick-Off Concert

2023–2024 Season: In Quotes

Sponsored by Lorraine H. and John G. Wang

Kick off ACMC’s 2023–2024 Season with a FREE concert! The program features Michelle Schumann and the Artisan Quartet, performing music by Mozart and Brahms.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791)Piano Quartet No. 1 in G Minor, K. 478
Johannes Brahms (1833–1897)Piano Quintet in F Minor, Op. 34
Patrice Calixteviolin
Mariama Alcântaraviolin
Bruce Williamsviola
Douglas Harveycello
Michelle Schumannpiano

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Piano Quartet No. 1 in G Minor, K. 478 | Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791)

  • Allegro
  • Andante
  • Rondo

Piano Quintet in F Minor, Op. 34 | Johannes Brahms (1833–1897)

  • Allegro non troppo
  • Andante, un poco Adagio
  • Scherzo. Allegro
  • Finale. Poco sostenuto – Allegro non troppo

Patrice Calixte, violin | Mariama Alcântara, violin | Bruce Williams, viola | Douglas Harvey, cello

Michelle Schumann, piano

Artisan String Quartet

With a shared passion for classical music and an unwavering commitment to artistic excellence, the Artisan String Quartet captivates audiences with their breathtaking performances and profound musical interpretations.

Patrice Calixte, the first violinist of the quartet, brings an unparalleled depth of emotion to each piece with his rich and expressive playing. Mariama Alcântara, the second violinist, adds a captivating warmth and lyrical quality to the ensemble’s sound. Bruce Williams, the quartet’s violist, possesses a unique ability to create a rich and resonant tone that forms the backbone of the ensemble’s sound. Completing the ensemble is Douglas Harvey, the quartet’s cellist. His powerful yet sensitive approach to the cello lends the ensemble a solid foundation and a compelling presence on stage.

Together, Patrice, Mariama, Bruce, and Douglas form the Artisan String Quartet—a harmonious blend of talent, passion, and dedication.

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Michelle Schumann

Hailed for her “sensitive, flexible, and tempestuous dexterity” (Fanfare Magazine), pianist Michelle Schumann has built a reputation for evocative and moving performances. Since 2006, Michelle has served as Artistic Director of the Austin Chamber Music Center, where she “is fearlessly expanding our definition of chamber music” (Austin-American Statesman). Her brand of performance includes an enthusiastic interplay with audiences, bringing diverse music together under a narrative blanket. She was named “Best Classical Musician” in the Best of Austin 2019 Readers Poll by the Austin Chronicle.

Schumann is Professor of Piano at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. She received a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin and additionally holds a Performance Diploma from the Vienna Conservatory.

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