Akropolis Reed Quintet
Saturday, January 14
Exploding with infectious energy and intensity, the Akropolis Reed Quintet takes listeners on extraordinary musical adventures, offering audiences, presenters, and music students of all ages engaging, exemplary performances of both new and traditional repertoire.
Concert brought to you by the Central Texas Orchestral Society
Under the Influence
Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764) Selections from Suite in E Minor "Le Rappel des Oiseaux" (1724) arr. Raaf Hekkema 12' I. Le Rappel des Oiseaux II. Gigue en Rondeau III. La Villageoise IV. Tambourin
Marc Mellits (1966) Splinter (2014) 18'
George Gershwin (1898-1937)
An American in Paris (1928) arr. Raaf Hekkema 18'
Ely, who is the 2016 Official State Musician of Texas and was recently inducted into the Texas Heritage Songwriters Association Hall of Fame (along J.D. Souther, Roy Orbison and Will Jennings), is riding high on the waves of critical praise for Panhandle Rambler.
Bob Scneider and HisMoomlight Orchestra featuring the Tosca String Quartet
7:30PM Friday, February 10
Bob Schneider has been the singer and main songwriter on nearly 30 studio albums, and he has been named Musician of the Year six times at the Austin Music Awards. Considering the renowned strength of the music scene in Austin, that’s saying something. His artistry coupled with his movie-star looks and boyish charm makes it a wonder he’s not a household name around the rest of the country the way he is in Austin.
The Tosca String Quartet is Leigh Mahoney (violin), Tracy Seeger (violin), Ames Asbell (viola), and Sara Nelson (cello). They began in 1996 as members of the Tosca Tango Orchestra, a seven-piece ensemble that captivated the Austin, Texas, live music scene in the late 1990’s. The tango nuevo orchestra performed new compositions by composer and bandleader Glover Gill (along with a few Astor Piazzolla covers) and released six albums. In 2000, the group gained an international following with soundtrack and on-screen work in Richard Linklater’s arthouse hit film Waking Life, and an appearance by invitation at the 5th World Tango Summit in Argentina. The quartet continues to perform with Gill and his group, Glovertango, whenever possible.
Valentine's Dinner option by Pignetti's.