Austin Chamber Music Festival

The finest local, emerging, and international-touring chamber artists, ACMC energizes the community with chamber music for three weeks every July.

The Austin Chamber Music Festival takes over the classical music world in Austin every July. By presenting the finest local, emerging, and international-touring chamber artists, ACMC energizes the community with chamber music for three weeks.

The 2022 Festival will take place July 8–24. See the program for each concert below. All events to take place at Bates Recital Hall, except The Tale of the Fox on July 24, taking place at AFS Cinema.

We are closely monitoring the pandemic and its impact on in-person events. With the health and safety of our community in mind, ACMC has updated our COVID-19 guidelines in accordance with City of Austin and CDC. View all recent updates to our programming by visiting our COVID-19 Response page.

Peter Bay & Festival Chamber Orchestra
7:30 PM; Friday, July 8, 2022
($25 – $55)
12:00 PM; Monday, July 11, 2022
(Free – $40)
The opening night of the 2022 Austin Chamber Music Festival features the finest players in the city led by Maestro Peter Bay and Concertmaster Patrice Calixte. The ensemble will perform music by Bach, Bologne, and a Mozart concerto featuring pianist Michelle Schumann.
Merz Trio
7:30 PM; Saturday, July 9, 2022
($25 – $55)
12:00 PM; Monday, July 11, 2022
(Free – $40)
Merz Trio leads us through a whirlwind of pieces about play and juxtapositions of opposites: the blend of joy and nostalgia in Brahms's C Major Trio and Ravel's La Valse; the bittersweet melancholy of Fauré's late Trio, and those moments in Shostakovich and Enescu when the sardonic is the deeply felt.
The Winter's Tale
3:00 PM; Sunday, July 10, 2022
($25 – $55)
12:00 PM; Monday, July 11, 2022
(Free – $40)
Austin Chamber Music Center and Austin Shakespeare present a special blend of music with prose in their fifth annual collaboration, setting live chamber music to scenes from this Shakespearean work.
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
7:30 PM; Friday, July 15, 2022
($25 – $55)
12:00 PM; Monday, July 18, 2022
(Free – $40)
ACMC takes you to NYC for a program featuring some of the world’s finest chamber musicians. The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center will present favorite works for winds and piano, including Poulenc’s Sextet, Beethoven’s Quintet for Piano and Winds, and music by Reicha, Ligeti, and Françaix.
Andre Hayward & Friends
7:30 PM; Saturday, July 16, 2022
($25 – $55)
12:00 PM; Monday, July 18, 2022
(Free – $40)
Jazz meets classical in a concert curated by trombonist and bandleader Andre Hayward. Presented by ACMC in collaboration with Golden Hornet.
Pacifica Quartet
3:00 PM; Sunday, July 17, 2022
($25 – $55)
12:00 PM; Monday, July 18, 2022
(Free – $40)
The multiple Grammy-winning Pacifica Quartet will join the Festival to perform works by Haydn, Higdon, and Dvorák.
Book of Longing
7:30 PM; Friday, July 22, 2022
($25 – $55)
12:00 PM; Monday, July 25, 2022
(Free – $40)
ACMC presents Book of Longing, a song cycle by Philip Glass based on the poetry and artwork of Leonard Cohen. Conductor Andreas Mitisek returns to the Festival to lead eight instrumentalists as well as singers from Austin's own LOLA.
Boyd Meets Girl
7:30 PM; Saturday, July 23, 2022
($25 – $55)
12:00 PM; Monday, July 25, 2022
(Free – $40)
Both acclaimed soloists in their own right, Boyd Meets Girl pairs Australian classical guitarist Rupert Boyd with American cellist Laura Metcalf. The duo performs an eclectic and engaging range of repertoire, from Bach to Beyoncé.
Invoke: The Tale of the Fox
3:00 PM; Sunday, July 24, 2022
($25 – $55)
12:00 PM; Monday, July 25, 2022
(Free – $40)
Alt-classical favorites Invoke return to the Austin Chamber Music Festival for a new collaboration with AFS Cinema and the ACMC Workshop. The quartet will perform an original live score to The Tale of the Fox, the first fully animated feature film by 20th-century stop-motion animation pioneer Ladislas Starevich.

Past Festival Events

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Festival Piano Quartet
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Artina McCain & Friends
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Artisan Quartet
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Schumann Chamber Players

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