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Austin Chamber Music Center’s My Life
This concert of works by Brahms, Smetana, and Fujiwara contrasted autobiographical stories told within music by young composers and mature ones
"...that have been honed by a lifetime of making music...."

Jan. 27, 2017 Arts Review by Robi Polgar

Austin Chamber Music Center Chamber of Diversity
"...by Ken Hunt The office of the Austin Chamber Music Center sits atop a hair salon in..."

June 30, 1995 Arts Feature

Austin Chamber Music Center: Is that a bow in your pocket, or ... ?
For ACMC's next concert, Hot Enough for Ya, the aim is clear: Let's talk about sex
"...For its most recent series, the Austin Chamber Music Center invited audiences into a raucous concert..."

Nov. 9, 2007 Arts Feature by Michael Kellerman

Austin Chamber Music Center Performathon
Hundreds of chamber musicians fill Dell Hall with nine full hours of classical sounds
"...Getting a nine-hour fix of live popular music is no problem in Austin. Scarcely a weekend goes..."

April 29, 2011 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

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
"...the globe. Make whatever assumptions you choose about the music made with these instruments and the musicians who play..."

July 7, 2017 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin Chamber Music Festival 2010
There's no better way to get to know a musician than chamber music
"...By the time the 2010 Austin Chamber Music Festival wraps up, its audiences will have..."

July 30, 2010 Arts Feature by Michael Kellerman

Austin Chamber Music Festival 2010
Week two brings to Austin two eminent string quartets and a rockin' jazz trio
"...Throughout the year, the Austin Chamber Music Center celebrates the traditions of chamber music..."

July 16, 2010 Arts Feature by Michael Kellerman

2012 Austin Chamber Music Festival
Michelle Schumann's cause for excitement
"...Schumann is pretty effusive by nature. Still, when the Austin Chamber Music Center artistic director declares she's giddy about..."

June 29, 2012 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin Chamber Music Festival 2010
The chance to connect with professional musicians is at the heart of the festival
"...At first glance, the Austin Chamber Music Festival seems easy to grasp: 10 concerts..."

July 23, 2010 Arts Feature by Michael Kellerman

Austin Chamber Music Festival
As the Austin Chamber Music Festival marks its 10th summer of celebrating the intimate joys of chamber music, it will be the last for Felicity Coltman as Austin Chamber Music Center director
"...to Felicity Coltman. It's been the season of the Austin Chamber Music Festival, a time when the director of..."

June 30, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin Chamber Music Festival: St. Lawrence String Quartet
This concert was a lesson in active listening from an active, assured, exceptional ensemble
"...Austin Chamber Music Festival: St. Lawrence String QuartetBates Recital Hall,..."

July 21, 2017 Arts Review by Robi Polgar

Austin Chamber Music Festival: The aria of Anne Frank
For the first time in its 11-year history, the annual Austin Chamber Music Festival will present an opera: the Texas premiere of Grigori Frid’s The Diary of Anne Frank
"...Most of the year it's known as the live music capital of the world, but when it comes to..."

July 13, 2007 Arts Feature by Barry Pineo

2008 Austin Chamber Music Festival Schedule
"...Welcher's Four Personal Ads) 7:30pm, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Saturday, July 12..."

July 11, 2008 Arts Feature

A Guide to Austin Classical Music
The virtuosi who know the score and make beautiful music happen here
"...word "classical" throw you. In the context of classical music in Austin, it doesn't mean formal. It doesn't mean..."

April 26, 2019 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Why Chamber Music?
For the folks who play it, it's the intimacy and democracy and unity and fun
"...I speak not of songbirds, of course, but of chamber musicians...."

July 11, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin Chamber Musical Festival Sixth Annual Pride Concert
Was G.F. Handel on your Gaydar?
"...On the list of gay and lesbian composers whose music is celebrated in the Austin Chamber Music Festival's annual..."

July 11, 2014 Arts Feature by Natalie Zeldin

Words and Music
This year's Austin Chamber Music Festival and Austin Classical Guitar summer series really get lit
"...time you combine words or literature or plays and music, they enhance each other in such a special way...."

July 8, 2016 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Robert Faires' Top 10 Classical Music / Dance Treasures of 2016
The richest work in dance and classical music this year ran the gamut from a dance in a backyard pool to an opera about Cold War brainwashing
"...1) THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE (Austin Opera) The gamble of mounting a new opera based..."

Dec. 30, 2016 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Austin Arts Hall of Fame Class of 2016
These inductees – Ballet Austin's Cookie Ruiz and Stephen Mills, and the Austin Symphony Orchestra's Peter Bay – are cultural heroes who lead by example
"...That the vitality of Austin's cultural scene is owed to its leaders – those..."

May 6, 2016 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Top 10 Dance/Classical Music Treasures of 2015
Leaving deep impressions from 2015's dance and classical music works were the unexpected elements, like screen doors, trees, and car horns
"...1) Miró Quartet (UT Butler School Of Music)..."

Jan. 1, 2016 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

High Plains Chamber
The Harrington String Quartet, which makes its third appearance with the Austin Chamber Music Center's annual summer festival in July, is based in Amarillo, and though that may not seem like a likely spot for a chamber music ensemble, the members of the Harrington Quartet feel quite at home on the range.
"...Amarillo doesn't have the musical mystique of its neighbor Lubbock -- no Buddy Holly..."

July 11, 2003 Arts Feature by Jerry Young

Top 10 Musical Triumphs, Plus Evidence That Austin Is Innovating the Classical World
Chronicle Arts writer Michael Kellerman recalls 2008, in classical music
"...1) Blue Rhapsody (Austin Chamber Music Center) The temptation was strong to top..."

Jan. 2, 2009 Arts Feature by Michael Kellerman

The Long Center: Who's playing
Austin's new performing-arts center releases the performance schedule for its first few months
"...The countdown to the grand opening of Austin's new performing-arts center has passed the 80-day mark, and..."

Jan. 11, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin's Throwing a Big Bash for Beethoven in 2020
The classical community is lighting 250 candles for this musical superhero
"...want to party in 2020? Then get to wherever Austin's classical musicians are, because they have a serious shindig..."

Jan. 10, 2020 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Top 10 Dance and Classical Music Wonders of 2008
Chronicle Arts Editor Robert Faires recaps 2008 in dance and classical music
"...1) Cult of Color: Call to Color (Ballet Austin) The dense, deeply personal mythology of visual artist Trenton..."

Jan. 2, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin Arts Groups
A dozen culture providers have been very nice, according to the NEA
"...first-ever show of support from the NEA and to Austin Lyric Opera and the Austin Chamber Music Center for..."

Dec. 25, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Top 10 (+1) Dance/Classical Music Treasures of 2012
In 2012, dance memorably explored profound topics, and classical embraced Charlie Brown and George Washington
"...Allison Orr, of the Creator as a dancer and musicmaker...."

Jan. 4, 2013 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Top 10 Dance and Classical Music Treasures of 2010
Music and movement in 2010 made the mundane sacred and the serious silly
"...2) 'L'ÉTOILE (THE STAR)' (AUSTIN LYRIC OPERA) How often does opera look and play..."

Jan. 7, 2011 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin's Classical Music Preview 'Tis the Season
I've written about the
"...Austin classical music scene for almost 10 years now, and..."

Nov. 17, 1995 Arts Feature

Top 10 Classical Music Treasures of 2011
Ancient voices, singing strings, and lots of Bach made 2011 a fine year for ears
"...& NOW' (Conspirare) This breathtaking survey of early choral music in four concerts over three days was a massive..."

Jan. 6, 2012 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

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