The Beerthoven Concert Series is a down-to-earth, approachable celebration of classical song, chamber music, and beer; a quirky mixture of Bach and Doppelbock in a unique and intimate setting. Beerthoven finds its inspiration in the musical and festive events at the Austin Saengerrunde as well as the private “salon” concerts of Beethoven’s own time. All Beerthoven events feature live classical music, free beer, and other refreshments. There is no backstage area here; audience members may even find themselves standing in line for beer with the performers.
After a hiatus for some years Austin’s own Allegro Chamber Trio has been resurrected, featuring violist Bruce Williams, harpist Elaine Barber (Principal players of the Austin Symphony), and flutist Megan Meisenbach. This French-themed program will feature the landmark Debussy Trio, Durufle’s Prélude, Récitatif et Variations for Viola, Flute, and Piano, and Poulenc’s Sonata for Flute and Piano. Beerthoven Director Daniel Swayze will accompany on the piano. Join the Allegro Chamber Trio at Saengerrunde Hall on November 17 & 19.