Eklektikos host John Aielli shares his picks for this weekend in Austin
Texas Early Music Project – An Early Christmas 2021
Saturday, December 11, 2021 at 7:30 pm & Sunday, December 12, 2021 at 3:00 pm
Redeemer Presbyterian Church, 2111 Alexander Avenue
We explore the intangible essence of Christmas as TEMP puts its unique stamp on beautiful and joyful carols, motets, dances, and traditional songs with innovative arrangements for solo voices, small chorus, harp, violin, flute, mandolin, viols, and lutes.
Austin Symphony Orchestra with Chorus Austin – Handel’s Messiah
Tuesday, December 7, 2021 8:00PM
Join your Austin Symphony Orchestra, accompanied by Chorus Austin, for our annual holiday tradition of Handel’s Messiah. This night of musical magic will comfort you through its familiarity and fill you with the joy of rediscovery. This year’s performance will be held at Riverbend Centre. Let the Austin Symphony Orchestra begin your winter celebrations with a performance full of rejoicing!
Conspirare with – Conspirare Christmas
Sun, Dec 5, 2021 3:30 PM / Mon, Dec 6, 2021 7:30 PM
Victoria ISD Fine Arts Center / The Long Center
Conspirare Christmas reinvents the traditional holiday concert with an eloquent collage of musical genres curated by Conspirare Artistic Director Craig Hella Johnson. Guest artist Isaac Cates & Ordained join Grammy-winning Conspirare for this Austin holiday favorite!
KUT & KUTX Holiday Sing-Along
Saturday, December 4 @ 6 p.m.
The annual KUT & KUTX Holiday Sing-Along and downtown tree lighting is back – live and in-person this year!