A Message Regarding
June 2020 Programs

Dear ABO Family:

We hope everyone is continuing to be safe and healthy as we navigate what is our new reality. We're writing to you to give you an update on the status of our June programs.

Out of an abundance of caution, and because of social distancing measures currently in place in Austin and San Antonio, we have made the difficult yet perhaps unexpected decision to cancel Early Music Idol, originally scheduled for June 6 and 7. We are incredibly saddened by this turn of events and wish there had been a way to share this music with you, but we feel that even performing to an empty hall and broadcasting the concert would be too risky given that this program had a large vocal component.

A few audience members had already purchased tickets; we will be contacting those of you who did in the upcoming days via email regarding refunds.

We will be deciding in the next ten days about our April performance that had been rescheduled for July. As soon as a decision is made regarding that, we will let you all know.

These are difficult times for everyone, and nonprofit arts organizations are particularly vulnerable. This difficulty is amplified for smaller, younger organizations like ABO that do not have a large endowment or cash reserves yet built up, so we ask that you keep us in your thoughts as this crisis continues to play out. It is also a difficult time for our musicians, nearly all of whom have been put out of work since March. We can all use much of your moral support and as many of your positive thoughts as you can give!

We look forward to the next time we can all join together to enjoy the music that we all love so much. Please take care and stay healthy, and we hope to be together with you all as soon as is safely possible.

Musically yours,

Billy Traylor – Artistic Director & Founder
Stephanie Noori – Concertmaster
Hannah McGinty – Chorusmaster
Chelsee Sandaker – Ensemble Administrator

ABO's "Masterless Mistresses," performed at Our Lady of the Atonement Church in San Antonio on Feb. 15th (includes closed captions) — Click image for video.
Upcoming Performances

Early Music Idol


Vote on the merits of four up-and-coming (read: little-known) Baroque composers to pick the next Early Music Idol! Local early music celebrity judges will plead the case of composers you’ve probably never heard of, but should have! Will the winner be the Frenchman, the Englishman, the German, or the Spaniard? You make the call!

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Los Elementos
July 11-12 (tentative)

In 1718, Antonio de Literes composed Spain’s first all-sung, Italianate opera. In this one-act chamber opera, the four Classical elements—Fire, Air, Earth, and Water—find themselves alone in a garden in the pre-dawn hours arguing until...

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


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