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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…

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 –…

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 July 5, 2018 When minimalist composer Julius Eastman died in…

Festival Review: St. Lawrence String Quartet

Austin Chamber Music Festival: St. Lawrence String Quartet This concert was a lesson in active listening from an active, assured, exceptional ensemble By Robi Polgar, Austin Chronicle July 21, 2017 What is “active listening”? A lesson: As explained – nay, taught – by Geoff Nuttall,…

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 Tight shot of a violin and a viola – standard-issue instruments in every orchestra…

Blue Bash Review: Austin 360

Enraptured by chamber music at the Blue Bash By Michael Barnes 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 Blue Bash,…

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