Chamber Connect: Fall Sessions

be still and know

Saturday, October 17 at 7:30 p.m. | Virtual Concert

Exquisitely composed pieces of passion and beauty, this program will feature piano trios by Schubert, Rachmaninov, and Carlos Simon take you to a place of connection and meaning. 


Trio élégiaque No. 1 in G Minor | Sergei Rachmaninov (1873-1943)

Piano Trio in E-flat Major, Op. 148, D. 897, "Notturno" | Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

be still and know | Carlos Simon (b. 1986)


  • Patrice Calixte, violin
  • Prudence McDaniel, cello
  • Michelle Schumann, piano

Canadian violinist Patrice Calixte began the violin at the age of eight. He has performed as a concertist all over the Quebec province as well as around very experienced orchestra musicians throughout his music studies. Patrice worked with orchestras in Québec and Ontario, including the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, Orchestre Symphonique de Québec and Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestra. He was then hired in the first violin section of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra where he stayed for two years.

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Prudence McDaniel is the cellist with the award-winning Marian Anderson String Quartet. She has more than 20 years of orchestral and freelance experience, having performed with organizations such as Houston Symphony and New York Philharmonic. Prudence has been the featured soloist with several regional orchestras and has been recorded for broadcast in Portugal and on WQED-FM. She is the cell instructor at Temple College, and a lecturer in the Department of Visual and Performing Arts & Kinesiology at Blinn College on the Bryan, TX campus. 

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Hailed for her “sensitive, flexible, and tempestuous dexterity” (Fanfare Magazine), pianist Michelle Schumann has built a reputation for evocative and moving performances. Since 2006, Michelle has served as Artistic Director of the Austin Chamber Music Center, where she “is fearlessly expanding our definition of chamber music” (Austin American-Statesman). Her brand of performance includes an enthusiastic interplay with the audience and her trademark includes bringing diverse music together under a blanket of narrative events.

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Access to ACMC's Chamber Connect: Fall Sessions is free, but you must register online to recieve login information for all three live broadcasts with interviews and chats with the artists. 

KMFA Classical 89.5 is a proud to be a media partner for the Chamber Connect: Fall Sessions. 

Event Details

Ticket Information

  • Cost: FREE

Presenter Details

  • Name: Austin Chamber Music Center
  • The Austin Chamber Music Center (ACMC) is dedicated to serving Central Texans by expanding knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of chamber music through the highest quality instruction and performance.