The Austin Baroque Orchestra & Chorus will present a five-concert series in 2015-16 comprised of over two centuries' worth of works for orchestra and chorus. From concerti to Matins responsories, suites to motets, and a Mozart Mass setting, there will be something for every early music lover! In addition to our home venue of First Presbyterian Church in Austin, we'll also be appearing at Mission Concepción and the Old Ursuline Academy Chapel of the Southwest School of Art, both in San Antonio.|
Concert 1: August 22 & 23, 2015 - "Music Fit For a King (or Queen)": Music inspired by or written for nobility, including works of Purcell, Vivaldi, and Dauvergne, along with Haydn's Symphony no. 85, called "La Reine" because it was Marie Antoinette's favorite.
Concert 2: October 3 & 4, 2015 - "Les goûts réünis pt. 1: Gli italiani": Dazzling and virtuosic 17th-century chamber music from Italy, including works by Monteverdi, Merula, Uccellini, Cazzati, Biber, Falconieri, and more.
Concert 3: November 14 & 15, 2015 - "A Tale of Three Cathedrals": 18th-century Mexican sacred music for choir, soloists, and orchestra drawn from the cathedral archives of Mexico City, Durango, and Oaxaca, including several Texas premieres.
Concert 4: February 20 & 21, 2016 - "Les goûts réünis pt. 2: Les français": Graceful and charming music from the French baroque, including works by Lully, Marais, Charpentier, Boismortier, and others.
Concert 5: May 28 & 29, 2016 - "Magnificent, Miraculous, Magical Mozart": works by the Wunderkind of Salzburg, including the Symphony no. 40, the Bassoon Concerto in B-flat featuring ABO bassoonist Elizabeth Hardy, and the Coronation Mass, featuring soprano Meredith Ruduski.
For more information about these and other performances, visit our website (http://austinbaroqueorchestra.org).
First Presbyterian Church (View)
8001 Mesa Drive
Austin, TX 78731
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