Austin Baroque Orchestra & Chorus begins its eighth concert season with a celebration of the 300th anniversary of the founding of New Orleans! Some of the most sumptuous, grand, and beautiful music originated from the courts of the Bourbon kings of France, particularly the last three of the dynasty: Louis XIV, his great-grandson Louis XV, and his grandson, the ill-fated Louis XVI. We’ll present beautiful choral music, orchestral selections, and operatic excerpts from seventeenth- and eighteenth-century France and Louisiana.
Quickly establishing itself as one of Austins finest professional choral groups, the Ars Longa Ensemble presents Sacred Space, a program exploring the connection between music and space. For centuries, places of worship have provided composers with a canvass for some of their most enduring works. This program will center around Scottish composer James MacMillans magnificent Strathclyde Motets, and feature other works by Bruckner, Conte, Hogan, Mendelssohn, Paulus, Rheinberger, and Stanford.