Austin Chamber Music Festival

Energizing the Austin community every summer with local, emerging, and international-touring chamber artists.

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

The 2024 Festival will take place over the course of three weekends, June 7–July 14, at UT Austin’s Bates Recital Hall. Save 35% on tickets with early bird packages for all 9 concerts—available this month only! Individual tickets and flexible discount package options for 3+ concerts will be available starting March 1.

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Philip Setzer
Emerson Quartet's Philip Setzer
7:30 PM; Friday, June 7, 2024
Kick off the Austin Chamber Music Festival with Philip Setzer, founding violinist of the nine-time Grammy-winning Emerson String Quartet. This chamber music legend is joined by fellow violinist Sandy Yamamoto and pianist Michelle Schumann for a program featuring Franz Schubert, Béla Bartók, Edvard Grieg, and Setzer’s own “Elegy.”
The Sound of Science with Jeffrey Zeigler
7:30 PM; Saturday, June 8, 2024
Dexterous cellist formerly of the Kronos Quartet, Jeffrey Zeigler performs The Sound of Science, a project originally produced by Graham Reynolds and his music laboratory, Golden Hornet. This multimedia program features seven renowned composers from around the globe, who have each created a unique soundscape inspired by a scientist of their choosing.
American String Quartet with Anton Nel
3:00 PM; Sunday, June 9, 2024
Honoring their 50th Anniversary Season, the American String Quartet returns to the Austin Chamber Music Festival for a celebratory concert with long-time collaborator and legendary pianist, Anton Nel. The quartet performs a riveting program featuring Ludwig van Beethoven and Dmitri Shostakovich and will be joined by Nel in the exuberant Piano Quintet by Robert Schumann.
Pedro Giraudo Tango Quartet
7:30 PM; Friday, June 21, 2024
Pedro Giraudo and his tango superstars take us on a tour of Astor Piazzolla’s music, showing the transformation of tango from small cafes, bars and dance halls into the world of the concert hall. Piazzolla’s legacy of composing tango as concert music opened the door to the classical world, and to leading contemporary composers and performers like Pedro Giraudo himself, who continue to evolve tango even further into the world of chamber music.
Duo Mantar
7:30 PM; Saturday, June 22, 2024
Austin Chamber Music Center in partnership with Austin Classical Guitar presents Duo Mantar. Described as “visceral and imaginative” and “transcendental and exuberant,” the two virtuosi that make up Duo Mantar will perform music for guitar and mandolin by Astor Piazzolla and Yehezkel Braun, a world premiere of Avner Dorman’s
Peter Bay & Festival Chamber Orchestra
3:00 PM; Sunday, June 23, 2024
The hand-sculpted Festival Chamber Orchestra celebrates Austin's own fabulous talent, providing the quintessential Austin Chamber Music Festival experience. Austin Symphony Maestro Peter Bay leads the ensemble. The program includes music by Gerald Finzi (the ethereal “Eclogue”) and Divertimenti by Einojuhani Rautavaara and Mozart. Austin Chamber Music Center's own Michelle Schumann will top off the concert with a performance of Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 11 in F Major.
Takács Quartet with Michelle Schumann
7:30 PM; Friday, July 12, 2024
In their 49th season, the world-renowned Takács Quartet joins the Austin Chamber Music Festival to perform works by Dvorak alongside a new work written for them by Nokuthula Ngwenyama. “Flow” is an exploration and celebration of the natural world which promises to be transcendent for audiences. Also featured is Anton Dvorak’s spectacular Piano Quintet in A Major in collaboration with ACMC Artistic Director and award-winning pianist, Michelle Schumann.
Daniel Fears
7:30 PM; Saturday, July 13, 2024
An evening of stories, songs, strings, and soul: Austin-based musician Daniel Fears pairs classical training with the R&B universe as he lifts up all music fans alike with a sound that soars. Featuring world premieres performed by Fears and his 10-piece string ensemble. Presented in collaboration with Golden Hornet.
Trio Bohémo
3:00 PM; Sunday, July 14, 2024
Fresh from debut performances at the Vienna Musikverein and Wigmore Hall in London, the prize-winning Trio Bohémo perform for the first time at the Austin Chamber Music Festival featuring works by Franz Schubert (the epic Piano Trio in E-flat), Marios Christou, and Dvorak’s legendary “Dumky” Trio.

Past Festival Concerts

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Emerson String Quartet
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Schumann Chamber Players
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TY & Strauss Duo
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Sara Sant'Ambrogio & Michelle Schumann
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Peter Bay & Festival Chamber Orchestra
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Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
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Ephraim Owens Quintet with Special Guests
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Miró Quartet

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