Festival Focus: Peter Bay & Festival Chamber Orchestra

Notes from ACMC Artistic Director Michelle Schumann

What’s great about it: Opening the Festival with our chamber orchestra is always the most celebratory thing!  We celebrate Austin’s superlative local talent, led by the incomparable Peter Bay, and always program music that is sure to bring a wide grin to all faces.  This year we’re excited to feature Austin’s most dashing violinist, Patrice Calixte, in a virtuosic role as concertmaster and soloist.

Why you should go: The music… always the music!  It’ll be a divine treat to hear Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in its original instrumentation—its effervescence and charm never fails to impress.  And, I’m super excited to juxtapose Mozart’s A Major Piano Concerto with the A Major Violin Concerto by Joseph Bologne, the Chevalier de Saint-Georges.  Joseph Bologne and Mozart met in Paris in 1778 and both had profound influences on each other.  You’ll love hearing these works and the stories behind them.

You’ll love it if you love: Highly energetic and joyous chamber music, played by an excited and exuberant group.  This concert always hits a high note!

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Michelle and the rest of the ACMC team are looking forward to sharing these concerts with you, starting THIS weekend! Check out the full lineup on our Festival page and reserve your tickets now! If you’re buying tickets for three events or more, don’t forget to order our flexible discount packages.

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