A Charlie Brown Christmas 2021

A celebration of all of your favorite tunes from the holiday classic!

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Join the Austin Chamber Music Center for a live music performance featuring all of your favorite tunes from the holiday classic—and more, including Snoopy! Bring your family to this Austin tradition and get in the holiday spirit! Tickets on sale to the general public on Thursday, September 16 at 10 AM.

Program

Christmas is coming | Vince Guaraldi (1928–1976)
What Child is This? | Traditional/Vince Guaraldi
O Tannenbaum | Traditional/Vince Guaraldi
The Great Pumpkin Waltz | Vince Guaraldi
Heartburn Waltz | Vince Guaraldi
Thanksgiving Theme | Vince Guaraldi
My Little Drum | Traditional/Vince Guaraldi
Christmastime is Here | Vince Guaraldi
Linus and Lucy | Vince Guaraldi
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing | Felix Mendelssohn (1809–1847)
Skating | Vince Guaraldi
The Christmas Song | Mel Torme/Vince Guaraldi

Michelle Schumann, piano
Utah Hamrick, bass
David Sierra, drums
Plus special guests to be announced!

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 the audience and her trademark includes bringing diverse music together under a blanket of narrative events.

Schumann is artist-in-residence and 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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Utah Hamrick

Dr. Utah Hamrick is a jazz educator who holds a BME and MM in Performance from Central Michigan University and a DMA in Jazz Performance from the University of Texas. He is the Director of Jazz Studies at Texas State University, where he conducts the Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Lab Band, as well as teaching jazz bass, history, and pedagogy. Utah has been a freelance bassist in central Texas for the last 18 years, performing with a wide range of ensembles including numerous jazz groups and the Austin Symphony. For the last eleven years Utah has been performing with composer Graham Reynolds, and has also performed with Houston Person, Byron Stripling, Larry Ham, Bill Watrous, Tommy Igoe, and Willie Nelson.

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David Sierra

David Sierra was introduced to the drum set at the age of 7 by his brother Chris. The two had a rock band together for several years, playing at local Austin clubs such as Emo’s and Antone’s. David studied Jazz at The University of Texas at Austin and received the honorary Eleanor Alexander Stribling Award for Excellence in Jazz Studies. He has toured the U.S. with several bands, performed on many albums, and has won awards in both classical and jazz performance. David lives in Austin, where he works with multiple bands and composes music with his brother. He believes that making music is a gift that comes with the responsibility to share, inspire, heal, and bring joy to all people.

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