Embarking upon its fourth 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 a cappella 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 listen—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:
España Antigua, Nueva España
November 15 & 16
The cathedrals of Old Spain and New Spain required a great deal of high-quality music, and their chapelmasters were all too happy to oblige. Our annual concert of Latin American early music will feature works from Old World masters, including Morales and Victoria, as well as New World composers Padilla and Capillas, along with Mexico City Cathedral's last four colonial chapelmasters: Sumaya, Jerúsalem, Tollis de la Rocca, and Juanas.
Who is ABO?
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.