Eklektikos host John Aielli’s picks for this weekend and beyond!
Austin Civic Orchestra
JUNE 10 | 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Join the Austin Civic Orchestra for this free concert at the Zilker Hillside Theater. This year we feature the music that made a successful transition from the stage as a musical to a full screen movie. Bring your blanket or low chair with plenty of water to sit on the hillside in the setting sun to enjoy the concert.
The ADDERLEY Foundation presents OLIVER! performed by The ADDERLEY Conservatory students.
Friday, June 3, 2022 7:00PM, Sunday, June 5, 2022 2:00PM, Sunday, June 5, 2022 6:00PM
Tapestry Dance Company presents Soul 2 Sole “Friends in Time” Concerts
Friday, June 10, 2022 8:00PM, Saturday, June 11, 2022 8:00PM
Tapestry Dance Company presents its annual festival of rhythm with the 22nd Annual Soul 2 Sole Festival June 8th-12th 2022. This one-of-a-kind, “Austintatious” tap festival will bring world renown tap artists from around the world for a soulful live reunion and an opportunity for the participants to look inward and upward to unpack and discover what it is to be a tap-dancing artist from many of the leaders in the field.
Nine artistic souls will join together in a rhythmic reunion of “Friends in Time” – a twenty-one-year legacy of Tapestry’s Soul 2 Sole International Tap Festival and our international friendships through rhythm and legacy with two live performances with the Souls Jazz Trio.
CLASSICAL SOUND “SEASONAL SERENADE” CONCERT
June 5, 2022
The program entitled: “Seasonal Serenade” will feature principal players of the Austin Symphony Orchestra : The Artisan Trio (Patrice Calixte-violin, Bruce Williams-viola, Douglas Harvey-cello) with pianist Toby Blumenthal, in a Program including the delightful Duo for violin and viola K423 by W. A. MOZART; “Spring” and “Summer”, two Tangos by Argentinian composer, ASTOR PIAZZOLLA for piano, violin, and cello; and the romantic masterpiece by ROBERT SCHUMANN, the Piano Quartet in E flat Major for piano, violin, viola, and cello.
A forty-dollar ($40) donation is suggested, half of which will be donated to the People of UKRAINE through San Gabriel Presbyterian Church.
ANDREA BOCELLI: Believe World Tour
WEDNESDAY / JUN 22 / 2022
World-renowned Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli is bringing his Believe World Tour to Moody Center on June 22, 2022. As one of the most recognizable voices in the industry, and revered by fans internationally, Andrea Bocelli has been entertaining audiences for over 20 years, counting nearly 90 million records sold worldwide.
The Barton Hills Choir: Performs music of the Grateful Dead and other rock classics
Sun, June 12, 2022
ABOUT THE BARTON HILLS CHOIR
The Barton Hills Choir is a youth choir from Austin, TX that specializes in music by the Grateful Dead and other classic rock artists. They have performed at the ACL music festival, SXSW, and have performed in New York, Chicago, and Denver.
ALEX COKE & CARL MICHEL 6TET
w/ Elaine Barber, Bob Hoffnar, James Suter, Carolyn Trowbridge
Thursday June 9, 2022 7:30pm
Following their well-reviewed release of “The Emissary“ in October 2021, Alex Coke (sax/flute), Carl Michel (guitar), Elaine Barber (harp), Bob Hoffnar (pedal steel), James Suter (double bass), and Carolyn Trowbridge (vibes) reunite to present an evening of original compositions by Coke and Michel, as well as arrangements of music by Paul Motian and others. The concert will be recorded live at KMFA, Draylen Mason Studio, 41 Navasota Street, Austin, June 9, 7:30-9:00 pm. All ages are welcome.
PERFORMA/DANCE PRESENTS THE MAD SCENE
June 10, 2022 – June 11, 2022
The Mad Scene, a 90-minute, darkly absurdist dance-drama, dives into the human longing for fame. The Mad Scene is pop fiction meets black comedy, exploring themes of celebrity, desire, power, fantasy, and the mercurial strands of the human psyche.
Skipping through time periods and rollicking in anachronisms, The Mad Scene begins in the 17th century court, makes a pit stop mid-20th century, comes to a screeching halt at our current internet-fueled celebrity culture, and in the process, skewers the veneer of performance, propaganda, and artificiality. Follow this work’s ten characters as they battle to win your attention.
June 10-19, 2022
It’s the show you love, in a brand new setting! The Mikado has been moved to the highlands of Scotland and becomes The McAdo. Gilbert’s libretto and Sullivan’s score will be kept virtually intact, while the scenery and costumes will reflect the Scottish moors. It’s a farcical tale of a wand’ring minstrel, a cowardly executioner, an iron-fisted ruler, and some of the greatest songs in musical theater!