2010 Austin Chamber Music Festival Schedule

The 14th annual festival of chamber music stretches across four weeks, with an opera, eight major concerts, eight free concerts, and nine Behind the Scenes events with festival artists. For more information, call 454-0026 or visit www.austinchambermusic.org.

Friday, July 9-Sunday, July 11

The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat

Friday and Saturday, 7:30pm; Sunday, 3pm, St. Martin's Lutheran Church, 606 W. 15th

Michael Nyman's chamber opera, based on the book by Oliver Sacks, presented in partnership with Austin Lyric Opera. Sold out.

Thursday, July 15

Free Concert: Escher String Quartet

Noon, Central Presbyterian Church, 200 E. Eighth

Behind the Scenes With Cavani String Quartet

1pm, Brentwood Christian Sch., 11908 N. Lamar

Friday, July 16

Behind the Scenes With the Bad Plus
The Bad Plus
The Bad Plus

1pm, Brentwood Christian Sch., 11908 N. Lamar

Cavani String Quartet

7:30pm, Bates Recital Hall, 2350 Robert Dedman

Performances of Beethoven: String Quartet No. 2, Szymanowski: String Quartet No. 2, and Brahms: Piano Quintet in F minor, w/ Michelle Schumann, piano.

Saturday, July 17

The Bad Plus

7:30pm, Bates Recital Hall, 2350 Robert Dedman

Original compositions by the band that combines avant-garde jazz with rock and pop influences.

Sunday, July 18

Brentano String Quartet

7:30pm, Bates Recital Hall, 2350 Robert Dedman

Performances of Haydn: String Quartet No. 67, Beethoven: String Quartet No. 12, and Hartke: Night Songs for a Desert Flower.

Monday, July 19

Behind the Scenes With Brentano String Quartet

1pm, Brentwood Christian Sch., 11908 N. Lamar

Free Kids Concert: Escher String Quartet

1:30pm, Settlement Home Foster Care, 1600 Payton Gin

Tuesday, July 20

Behind the Scenes With Faculty Artists

1pm, Brentwood Christian Sch., 11908 N. Lamar

Wednesday, July 21

Master Class With Escher String Quartet

11:40am, Brentwood Christian Sch., 11908 N. Lamar

Free Concert: Escher String Quartet

7pm, Querencia Retirement Communities, 2500 Barton Creek Blvd.

Thursday, July 22

Free Concert: Carpe Diem String Quartet

Noon, Central Presbyterian Church, 200 E. Eighth

Behind the Scenes With Raul Jaurena and the Texas Tango Five
Raul Jaurena
Raul Jaurena

1pm, Brentwood Christian Sch., 11908 N. Lamar

Second Annual Gay Pride Concert

7:30pm, St. James Episcopal Church, 1941 Webberville Rd.

Friday, July 23

Behind the Scenes With Claremont Piano Trio
Claremont Piano Trio
Claremont Piano Trio

1pm, Brentwood Christian Sch., 11908 N. Lamar

Raul Jaurena and the Texas Tango Five

7:30pm, First Unitarian Church, 4700 Grover

An all-Piazzolla program featuring music for quintet, led by the bandoneón player in Piazzolla's original band.

Saturday, July 24

Claremont Piano Trio

7:30pm, First Unitarian Church, 4700 Grover

Performances of Beethoven: Piano Trio No. 1, Fauré: Piano Trio, and Brahms: Piano Trio No. 2.

Sunday, July 25

Der Golem

7:30pm, First Unitarian Church, 4700 Grover

Carpe Diem String Quartet and clarinetist Paul Green perform the suite from the film score composed by Betty Olivero for the legendary silent film by Paul Wegener.

Monday, July 26

Free Kids Concert: Escher String Quartet

12:45pm, Armstrong Community Music Sch., 901 Barton Springs Rd.

Behind the Scenes With Carpe Diem String Quartet & Paul Green

1pm, Brentwood Christian Sch., 11908 N. Lamar

Tuesday, July 27

Behind the Scenes With Escher String Quartet

1pm, Brentwood Christian Sch., 11908 N. Lamar

Wednesday, July 28

Master Class With Escher String Quartet

11:40am, Brentwood Christian Sch., 11908 N. Lamar

Thursday, July 29

Free Concert: Student Chamber Music Highlights

Noon, Central Presbyterian Church, 200 E. Eighth

Behind the Scenes With Faculty Artists

1pm, Brentwood Christian Sch., 11908 N. Lamar

Free Concert: Adult Chamber Music Showcase & Chamber Orchestra

7:30pm, St. James Episcopal Church, 1941 Webberville Rd.

Friday, July 30

Escher String Quartet

7:30pm, First Unitarian Church, 4700 Grover

Performances of Haydn: String Quartet No. 30 ("The Joke"), Bartók: String Quartet No. 6, and Beethoven: String Quartet No. 7.

Saturday, July 31

Festival Finale With Kelly Willis

7:30pm, Brentwood Christian Sch., 11908 N. Lamar

Singer-songwriter Kelly Willis joins students from the Austin Chamber Music Summer Workshop for an evening of down-home country collaboration.

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