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Austin Classical Music: Classical Music Around Austin

Below are our Austin Classical Music recommendations, with information on location, admission, transportation/parking, ensemble/venue history and other points of interest in Austin Art.

Austin Chamber Music Center Festival (Austin, TX)

(June 29 – July 15, 2012) In addition to its annual concert season, the Austin Chamber Music Center has hosted a summer festival since 1997 that has featured some of the premier performers in chamber music, including the Borromeo String Quartet, the Eroica Piano Trio, the jazz trio The Bad Plus, and Anonymous 4. ...more...

Austin Symphony Orchestra

Begun in 1911, the Austin Symphony Orchestra is the Texas capital’s longest-running performing arts organization.  And with an array of community offerings that include a Christmas Sing-Along, an annual, free July 4th Concert, and free “Concerts in the Park” featuring small ensembles, the ASO’s relevance will likely continue for many years more.

While the orchestra offers balanced mix of powerhouse classical repertoire and engaging pops performances, the organization takes part in …more…

Chorus Austin

Tracing its roots back to 1965 and the 32-member Austin Civic Chorus, Chorus Austin today boasts 140 singers and an impressive repertoire of classic choral masterworks. Under the direction of Maestro Ryan Heller, Chorus Austin strives to provide the community with the highest level of professional choral music and provide its members with opportunities for artistic development. Chorus Austin also includes the smaller Austin Vocal Arts Ensemble and Chorus Austin …more…


Craig Hella Johnson, the founder and Artistic Director of the five-time Grammy nominated choral ensemble Conspirare, has assembled some of the finest singers in the country to create a world class, award-winning ensemble committed to creating dynamic choral art. The popularity of the chorus comes from both its immaculate singing and the focus on music that provides community and inclusive spirituality for the listeners. ...more...

University of Texas at Austin, Sarah and Ernest Butler School of Music

The Butler School of Music at the University of Texas at Austin is home to a remarkable set of eclectic student ensembles representing a variety of venerated musical cultures with disparate instrumentation.  For example, where else is there the opportunity to see promising young musicians play gamelan music?

The music school is also home to the Center for American Music, which was founded in 2002 to promote exploration of American musical …more…