Eklektikos host John Aielli gives you his picks for this weekend and beyond
The Austin Symphony – HEMISPHERIC SOUNDS
Friday, March 11, 2022 8:00PM
Beethoven’s famous Emperor Piano Concerto will be performed at the hands of Stewart Goodyear, proclaimed “a phenomenon” by the Los Angeles Times. The concert opens with Lyric for Strings by Pulitzer Prize winner George Walker, considered one of America’s greatest composers. William Grant Still’s expressive 5th Symphony, Western Hemisphere, paints a beautiful picture as he describes it as, “when the new day dawns, the lands of the Western Hemisphere are raised from the bosom of the Atlantic.”
GEORGE WALKER – Lyric for Strings
WILLIAM GRANT STILL – Symphony No. 5, Western Hemisphere
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN – Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major, Op. 73, Emperor
UT Austin Symphony Orchestra- BEETHOVEN SYMPHONY NO. 9 *SOLD OUT*
Fri. Mar 4 – Sat. Mar 5, 2022Fri. Mar 4, 2022, 7:30 – 8:30 pmSat. Mar 5, 2022, 7:30 – 8:30 pm
WITH UT COMBINED CHOIRS
FARKHAD KHUDYEV, CONDUCTOR
Rebecca Davis, soprano
Page Stephens, mezzo soprano
Ben Gulley, tenor
Donnie Ray Albert, baritone
Antone’s – The Rock and Roll Playhouse Plays Music of Grateful Dead for Kids and More
Sun, March 6, 2022, 12:00 PM CST / Doors at 11:00 AM
Limited seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. We recommend guests arrive early for the best chance of securing a table, chair, or barstool. Antone’s is ADA compliant and handicap accessible.
Antone’s offers valet parking seven nights a week for $12. The valet stand is located next door at 301 E 5th, in the Eddie V’s driveway.
Emo’s – 40th Annual Austin Music Awards
Tuesday, March 8, 2022
The Society for the Preservation of Texas Music, The Austin Chronicle, and Capital Metro present the 40th Annual Austin Music Awards on Tuesday, March 8, 2022 – doors at 7pm, show at 7:55pm sharp – benefitting the Sims Foundation.
MONEY CHICHA with Gina Chavez and Kiko Villamizar
GREYHOUNDS with CAROLYN WONDERLAND and special guests
SIR WOMAN with special guests
THE JAMES HAND TRIBUTE with Beth Chrisman, Corey Baum, Jake Penrod, Speedy Sparks
Nanci Griffith Tribute
WE DON’T RIDE LLAMAS
Austin Classical Guitar Society – Austin Now: DREAMS & WONDERS with Matthew Hinsley and Friends
March 5 at 4:30 pm / March 5 at 8 pm / March 6 at 4:30 pm
Our very own Matt Hinsley will be joined by globe-trotting Lebanese vocalist Bouchra Hachem and guitarist William Flores, Sergeant in the US Army Band and an alum of ACG’s education programs, sharing their reflections on the past and hopes for the future.
After purchasing a ticket, you will receive a confirmation email with the link to view the performance. A few days before the concert, you will receive a reminder with the link and concert program.
La Folia Austin Baroque – The Concert Spirituel
March 5-6, 2022
The Concert Spirituel was begun in 1725 in Paris to offer entertainment when other venues such as the opera were officially closed for religious holidays. It soon became one of the most popular concert series throughout Europe. Because the programs were preserved, we know what pieces were performed , and we will perform some of the most popular of these in this program.
Featured are the Corelli Christmas concerto, excerpts from Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, grand motet movements by Mondonville and De Lalande, Telemann, Mozart, and Haydn.