The Austin Camerata Music Festival presents its third season, which runs from May 18-24. Austin Camerata emphasizes innovative ways of performing classical music, focusing on collaborations with other artistic mediums including dance and storytelling.
Camerata at the Capitol, Texas State Capitol Rotunda, Saturday, May 18 at 12 pm – Austin Camerata returns to the State Capitol to delight audiences with flamenco dance, a string orchestra, and the opportunity to “conduct us!” at this free performance!
Children’s Concert at Cepeda Branch of Austin Public Library, Thursday, May 23 at 10:15 am – Austin Camerata brings music and storytelling to life for elementary school audiences. Stories include “Ferdinand the Bull” and “I know a shy fellow who swallowed a cello.” The performance is free to attend and open to all ages.
Rhapsodic at ImagineArt Gallery, Friday, May 24 at 7:30 pm – This variety show explores vibrant folk cultures and their wide-ranging influence on classical music. The performance includes Spanish music for cello and flamenco dance, a story for klezmer duo and narrator, and chamber music inspired by Turkish and Romani traditions. The program concludes with a performance by the festival string orchestra. Ticket prices include admission and complimentary food and drink from area retailers and restaurants.
Austin Camerata is a sponsored project of Austin Creative Alliance. To find out more, visit www.austincamerata.com.
Producer: Deidre Gott
Engineer: Cliff Hargrove
Host: John Aielli