To beer or not to beer?
Beer! Always beer. On Sunday, April 17th at 3pm, the Beerthoven Concert Series will present The Taming of the Brew: classical songs and instrumental works inspired by William Shakespeare!
Beerthoven welcomes the return of Baritone Austin Bradley, along with Soprano Natalie Cummings and pianist Hansol Kang. The program will feature Beethoven's Tempest Sonata for solo piano, art songs by Strauss, Finzi, Verdi, and others, as well as costuming and dramatic readings by Austin Shakespeare's Jennifer Davis.
Come sample English beer and snacks and mingle with the performers during intermission on Saengerrunde Halle's rooftop patio.
As usual, all is included with admission! This is a ShakesBeerthoven you won't want to miss!
- Cost: $10-$25
- Phone: 5412619839
- Name: Beerthoven Concert Series
The Beerthoven Concert Series is a down-to-earth, approachable celebration of classical song and chamber music; a quirky mixture of Oktoberfest and Bach Fest, often in unique and intimate settings. Beerthoven finds its inspiration from the musical and festive events at the Austin Saengerrunde as well as the private “salon” concerts of Beethoven’s own time. All Beerthoven events feature snacks, drinks, and live classical music, all included with admission. There is no backstage area here; audience members may even find themselves standing in line for beer with the performers.
Beerthoven began in 2014 as an auxiliary of the Austin Saengerrunde, combining the club's love of great German music and great German beer. Recently, Beerthoven has begun to broaden its reach in the community by joining the Austin Creative Alliance and attracting many fans from outside of the Saengerrunde. The Saengerrunde continues to serve as the primary venue and major sponsor of Beerthoven.
We seek to promote a greater spirit of community through the enjoyment of music. A special effort is made at Beerthoven events to make them free of unnecessary rules and formalities to which the audience must adhere. It is our hope that we might reach an audience that has or may develop an appreciation for classical music but would be unlikely to visit a traditional concert hall.
Beerthoven especially celebrates classical song and chamber music (for small ensembles of two or more). Programming is intentionally diverse in tone, instrumentation, and featured performers. Beerthoven supports local artists by offering fair compensation and a unique performance venue.
- Address: 1607 San Jacinto Blvd
- City: Austin
- State: Texas
- Zip: 78701