Happy New Year! We hope you're all keeping warm and safe with all of the crazy winter weather we've had in Central Texas lately!
It's time to learn what happened When Freddie Met Frankie! Frederick the Great was the most musically talented monarch to ever reign, and his buddy Voltaire (birth name: François-Marie Arouet) was one of the most brilliant minds of the French Enlightenment. While they hit it off strongly at first, their relationship wasn't always a bed of roses. This program will feature music by some of Freddie's favorite composers juxtaposed with commentary from Frankie's pithy pen, and short anecdotes about Freddie's life, personality, and habits.
Concerts are Saturday, January 20th at 7pm in Austin (Redeemer Presbyterian Church, map) and Sunday, January 21st at 4pm in San Antonio (Mission Concepción, map).
In other exciting news, our friends at KMFA 89.5FM, Austin's all-Classical radio station, will be broadcasting a recording of our October concert, For All the Saints, on Friday, January 19th at 6pm. If you're in the Austin listening area you can turn your dial to 89.5 FM, or if you're outside our area, visit KMFA's website (link) to catch their live-stream. This concert of 18th-century Latin American music was one of our best performances ever, and will be turned into a CD this spring!
We hope to see you on the other side of this icy weather, and look forward to welcoming you this weekend for beautiful music from Frederick the Great's court
Billy Traylor, Artistic Director & Founder
Stephanie Raby, Concertmaster
James Moran, President, Board of Directors
Stephen Falk, Secretary-Treasurer