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Festival Preview: Austin Chronicle

For the 2020 Austin Chamber Music Festival, You Provide the Chamber With the annual event online in your home, chamber music doesn’t get any more intimate By Robert Faires, Austin Chronicle, June 26, 2020 If this were any ordinary summer, Austinites could count on finding…

2019 Pride Concert Preview: Sightlines

Singing Pride: The work of LGBTQ composers celebrated in a free concert By Sightlines,  July 6, 2019 For 11 years, the Austin Chamber Music Festival has presented a free concert that celebrates the creative contributions of LGBTQ composers. Composer Russell Reed curated and presented the…

Black Composers Concert Preview: Sightlines

A Concert of African Diaspora Composers, from the 18th Century to contemporary Puerto Rico For this year’s award-winning Black Composers Concert, curator Artina McCain taps composers of African descent from Europe, Central and South America, the Caribbean, and the United States. By Dana Wen, February…

Review: Beauty on Water

Review: Beauty on Water ‘Beauty on Water’ Kicks off Season for Austin Chamber Music Center by Rebecca Johnson, Arts Around Austin, October 3, 2018 This past Saturday, I checked out Austin Chamber Music Center’s season opener, “Beauty on Water” at Northwest Hills United Methodist Church. It…

Review: 2018 Austin Chamber Music Festival

Review: 2018 Austin Chamber Music Festival How the Attacca Quartet, Emerson Quartet, and invoke played by Robi Polgar, Austin Chronicle, July 17, 2018 This year’s Austin Chamber Music Festival features three weeks of what Artistic Director Michelle Schumann calls “hardcore chamber music,” as a stellar…

Pride Concert Preview: Sightlines

Julius Eastman to The Fullest For its annual Pride Concert, Austin Chamber Music Festival presents “Femenine,” a masterpiece of the late queer, Black composer who was once all but forgotten By Jeanne Claire van Ryzin, Sightlines, July 5, 2018 When minimalist composer Julius Eastman died…

Festival Overview: Austin Chronicle

Chargaux at the 2017 Austin Chamber Music Festival This dynamic Brooklyn-based string duo proves that the Austin Chamber Music Festival has many more colors than its name suggests By Robert Faires, Austin Chronicle, July 7, 2017 Tight shot of a violin and a viola –…

Festival Overview: Austin American-Statesman

Austin Chamber Music Festival reveals stories in the songs By Michael Barnes, Austin American-Statesman, July 5, 2017 The latest trend in chamber music — storytelling — might also be the most ancient cultural practice in human history. Yet as Michelle Schumann, artistic director of the…

Blue Bash Review: Austin 360

Enraptured by chamber music at the Blue Bash By Michael Barnes, Austin 360, June 12, 2017 Listen closer. Chamber music demands it. You will be rewarded beyond measure. I’ve been away from live chamber music for a while. I’m back. Never going away again. The…

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