Eklektikos host John Aielli gives you his picks for this weekend and beyond
The Rosette – AUSTIN GUITAR QUARTET
Thursday April 21, 2022 at 7:30pm CDT (Doors 7pm)
“Our spring Play Series concludes with a concert featuring the members of the Austin Guitar Quartet. We’ll be swept away with gorgeous music arranged in solos, duos, & quartets by Chad Ibison, Janet Grohovac, Stephen Krishnan, and Dragos Ilie. Join us for a night with four of our city’s most brilliant guitarists.”
Bates Recital Hall – SEASON FINALE with Jorge Caballero & Miró Quartet
Sunday, May 8th, 2022 at 4:30pm CDT
“We close out our season with some of our dearest friends, the brilliant Jorge Caballero from Peru and Austin’s own internationally acclaimed string ensemble, the Miró Quartet!
This concert has it all – solos, quintets, a giant guitar orchestra, the premiere of a dazzling new work by Clarice Assad, and the 10 year anniversary performance of one of our most ambitious projects, Austin Pictures, by Joe Williams. Join us for this celebration of joy and beauty!”
First English Lutheran Church – Musique Pour le Coucher du Roi
Saturday, April 30 at 7:30pm
“Only the best French musicians were members of the musique de chambre, Louis XIV’s personal, private retinue of musicians who performed for him in his personal chambers. Louis’s highly choreographed day was capped off by the coucher, a set of ceremonies that surrounded the king’s evening meal and bedtime. There was always music involved, and over the years the coucher brought together such illustrious musicians as Lully, Marais, Couperin, and Rebel, who performed their compositions for the music-obsessed Sun King. We’ll recapture what a musical evening in Louis’s innermost chambers may have been like, presenting music by the king’s favorites in sets interspersed with brief readings from diaries written at Versailles during Louis’s life. Join us – it’ll be très magnifique!”
Bass Concert Hall – An evening with David Sedaris
Apr 29, 2022, 8:00 PM
“Join best-selling author and NPR contributor, David Sedaris for an evening featuring all-new stories, an audience Q&A, and a book signing. With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, Mr. Sedaris has become one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers. The great skill with which he slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness proves that Sedaris is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today. David Sedaris returns to the road following the release of his most deeply personal and darkly hilarious collection, Calypso. Sedaris sets his formidable powers of observation toward middle age and mortality. Make no mistake: these stories are very, very funny-it’s a book that can make you laugh ’til you snort, the way only family can. Sedaris’s powers of observation have never been sharper, and his ability to shock readers into laughter unparalleled.”
The Railhouse Bar – Jason D. Williams at The Railhouse Bar!
Saturday, April 16, 2022, Doors at 7:00 PM
“Son of Hank & Marie Williams, Jason began playing the piano at the age of three.
After many youthful years of playing, without any formal training, Jason headed down the road of success at 18.
From Memphis to New York and Boston, Jason has traveled the entire country and most of the world. Jason’s talent has been admired by the greatest piano players in the music business. Elton John, Billy Joel and Jerry Lee have all been awestruck by his raw energy and incredible talent.
Jason plays more than 200 dates a year for more than 100.000 enthusiastic listeners. In his spare time Jason enjoys nature and is an avid birder. He can often be found exploring his more than 100 acre farm located in Arkansas.
Jason’s talent is truly one of a kind. His style goes from Boogie Woogie Rock & Roll to the most difficult Classical Contralto. Whatever the age, Jason’s ability to entertain is a crowd pleaser.”
Kenny Dorham’s Backyard – The Backyard TRILL OUT with Bun B
Wed April 20 @ 3:00-11:00 pm
“Come TRILL on the GREEN!
Bun B takes the stage at the first-ever 420 Trill Out & Backyard Barbecue in ATX. Be prepared for good food, free drinks, and live music.
Bun B is the surviving member of the legendary Port Arthur duo UGK (his partner, Pimp C, is now deceased). Bun B has been experiencing a prolific creative period, with an abundance of guest appearances and a new hit album, Trill, which has been certified gold since its release in 2005.”
Lark & Owl Booksellers – Lark & Owl Presents: An Evening with Sara Hickman
Fri, Apr 29, 2022, 7:00 PM CDT
“Please join us for a very special evening as we welcome Sara Hickman to Lark & Owl Booksellers. We are long-time fans of Sara and we cannot wait to hear her music in the bookstore! You’re in for a treat, for sure.”
Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater – Citizen Cope
Fri, April 22, 2022, Doors at 6:30pm
“You’re invited to party on the plaza, presented by PNC Bank! Join us steps away from the venue gates on PNC Plaza at ACL Live for pre-show festivities featuring live music by Katrina Cain, a FREE exclusive tote bag for each attendee, complimentary bites by Tacodeli and Tiff’s Treats (while supplies last), additional menu for purchase from W Austin, and full bar service available from 6:00PM-8:30PM. Get $10 Pre-Show Party on PNC Plaza tickets here!”
KMFA & First Unitarian Church – Fan Favorites
Friday, April 22, 2022 and Saturday, April 23, 2022 at 7:30 PM
“Fan Favorites explores some of the most virtuosic and dramatic music ever written for strings and piano by Beethoven and Tchaikovsky. Subject to availability, $12 Student Rush (with student ID), $30 General Admission, and $45 Premium tickets may be purchased at the box office on the evening of the Saturday night concert. If you prefer to watch the livestream, please select a virtual ticket. Virtual tickets are available on a sliding scale and include on-demand access through May.”
Moody Amphitheater at Waterloo Park – MXTX: A Cross-Border Exchange
April 16, 2022 7:00 pm
“MXTX was born in the wake of the 2016 U.S. elections with the impetus to repel intolerance, in full alignment with Austin, Texas based Golden Hornet’s mission of collaborative creations and adventurous programming with a commitment to justice and innovation. A curated, gender-balanced project involving more than forty DJ-producers and composers from both Texas and Mexico, MXTX’s multifaceted and dynamic creative output includes live performances, an open-source audio sample library, and the highly anticipated studio album MXTX: A Cross-Border Exchange (out April 1, 2022 on Six Degrees Records).”