Embarking upon its fifth full concert season, the Austin Baroque Orchestra and Chorus is the youngest addition to Central Texas' early music scene. While you can hear us performing everything from Latin American Renaissance motets to Schubert symphonies, we are most at home playing masterworks and lesser-known fare from the 18th century. Founded in 2011 as Ensemble Settecento, we have grown into a group of more than forty local, statewide, and national musicians who come together to produce historically-informed concerts for the early music connoisseur and the new listener alike.
Never been interested in classical music? Maybe you've been listening to the wrong century! We invite you to come and give us a shot—you might just find there's a little less dust on our music than you think. We're breathing new life into some of the most beautiful music ever written, and we're doing it with a youthful energy and colorful uniqueness that you'd expect from an Austin born-and-bred ensemble.
Our next performance:
We close our fifth season with a celebration of the wunderkind of Salzburg! Mozart’s music continues to astound with its sublime beauty, grace, and balance. We’ll present a variety of masterworks including Symphony no. 33, the Bassoon Concerto in B-flat major with ABO bassoonist Elizabeth Hardy, and the Coronation Mass (Austin’s first performance of a Mozart Mass setting on period instruments!), featuring soprano soloist Meredith Ruduski. Click for more details.
Who are we?
We're the newest large period instrument ensemble in Texas. Click "play" to see and hear a little more about who we are and what we have done, are doing, and will be doing in the future.
We are a sponsored project of the Austin Creative Alliance. For more information, please visit their website.