Video concert will feature chamber works selected and introduced by our principal players

Dear <<First Name>>:

We hope you're enjoying the incredibly beautiful spring weather these past couple of weeks (and some much-needed rain)! We took advantage of this better weather to record Go to the Principals' Office, rescheduled from February courtesy of the Austin Snowpocalypse™ of 2021. Tickets are on sale now (click here) and are available for as little as $1 through our "pay as you can" ticket pricing. The video will premiere Saturday, May 15th at 7:30pm CDT, and will be available for at least a month. We hope you'll join us!

For this program we decided to turn our principal players loose and let them pick the music. They've selected a sonic smörgåsbord from Germany, Italy, England, Austria, and France by some of your favorite composers, and a few you might not know yet. Before we perform each piece, the player who made the selection will introduce it and talk to you for a couple of minutes about why they chose as they did. You'll learn more about us individually, and be entertained all at the same time!

We're also finishing up preparations for the final concert of our season, Schütz & Giggles. Tickets aren't on sale just yet, but they will be in a couple of weeks. This will be the final program of our tenth season and will feature music by Heinrich Schütz and his contemporaries. If you've never heard music from 17th-century Germany, you'll definitely want to check this out (and if you do know Schütz's music, you already know why you'll not want to miss this)!

We hope to see you in a couple of weeks for Go to the Principals' Office, and in June for Schütz & Giggles! Many of you have asked about next season; while we aren't completely sure what it will look like just yet, as soon as we do, you'll be the first to know. We're thinking we will be able to return to in-person performances, but we'll also likely have some sort of video option available for those who might not yet be ready to venture out. So much of what we will be able to do will hinge upon funding, and the public health situation in August. Stay tuned for more details soon, either right here in our email newsletter, or by following us on social media.

Musically yours,

Billy Traylor – Artistic Director
Stephanie Noori – Concertmaster
Chelsee Sandaker – Ensemble Administrator
James Moran – President, Board of Director 

Sinfonie, Te Deum laudamus, and Te æternum patrem from the Te Deum in D major by Michel-Richard de Lalande, from "Louis, Louis" at Northwestern State University on September 4, 2018 — Click image for video.
What's New With ABO

Schütz & Giggles

June 12, 2021 — 7:30pm

Heinrich Schütz was the greatest German composer before JS Bach; his music deftly combines the passion of Italy with the craftsmanship of Germany, bringing a new brilliance and emotional depth to the music he created for Lutheran worship. His contemporaries were just as enamored with this new Italian style, and they followed his lead. Works by Schütz, as well as Schmelzer, Scheidt, Praetorius, and Buxtehude.

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ABO is now on Spotify!

Over the summer we began uploading some audio from our archives onto the streaming service Spotify. With an audience from around the globe, Spotify will allow us to reach listeners from not only Central and South Texas, but thousands of miles away! Music that was performed for the first time in centuries for you can now be heard by music-lovers everywhere. We're also on YouTube – check out our profile for videos of French, Latin American, and early Italian music!

ABO Spotify profile

ABO is supported in part by
the City of Austin Economic Development Department
Cultural Arts Division


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