AUSTIN BAROQUE ORCHESTRA PRESENTS
GO TO THE PRINCIPALS' OFFICE
Saturday, May 15 at 7:30 p.m. | Online Concert
Ten years ago, Austin Baroque Orchestra's original plan was to form a chamber ensemble – the orchestra and choir bit ended up happening somewhat on its own! To commemorate the midpoint of its tenth season, ABO will return to the original conception of the organization in a program of chamber music curated and performed by seven of its principal players.
They have selected a smörgåsbord of chamber music from all over Europe, and will present each piece with an introduction by the player who selected it. They will explain why they chose it, their favorite things about it, and make note of points to keep an ear out for. It promises to be an entertaining and educational event that provides insight about each musician's individual tastes in music!
Saturday, May 15, 2021 — 7:30pm CDT
Please note that this is not a live, in-person concert but instead a professionally recorded concert video.
Ticket prices are reduced from those of in-person concerts. Suggested ticket prices are $20 (General), $15 (Senior), and $10 (Young Adult).
Pay-as-you-can pricing is also available; patrons are asked simply to enter in an amount that works for them, with no questions asked and no judgment passed. ABO believes the arts are our collective cultural heritage and should be available to all regardless of financial means.
In place of ABO's usual informal pre-concert talk, the program will be interspersed with commentary from musicians, where they discuss the pieces they selected for this program and what led to their selection.
- Date: Saturday, May 15
- Time: 7:30 p.m. CST
- Website: https://austinbaroqueorchestra.org/events/principals/
- Cost: Pay What You Can/$10-$20 Suggested Donation
- Name: Austin Baroque Orchestra
Embarking upon its tenth full concert season, the Austin Baroque Orchestra & Chorus seeks to immerse its audiences in the sound world of the past by performing high-quality music from the sixteenth, seventeenth, eighteenth, and early nineteenth centuries using replicas of period instruments and historically-informed performance techniques.
Through innovative and carefully curated programming and thoughtful, approachable program notes, ABO hopes to educate those in Central and South Texas about the music of the Renaissance and the Baroque and Classic eras through an annual season of diverse presentations of orchestral, choral-orchestral, and chamber works. These programs consist of repertoire from Renaissance motets to large-scale Baroque cantatas, and from Classic-era chamber music to larger orchestral works such as symphonies and concerti. A particular specialization for the ensemble is the music of colonial Latin America, repertoire that is performed annually and typically consists of one or more Texas, US, and/or modern world premieres. Preceding each concert is an informal and informative talk about the music led by founder and artistic director, Billy Traylor.