The Spanish sought to create a “New Spain” in what is today Mexico and the southwestern United States, and this included the composition of appropriate music for their new churches. Soon, cathedral archives became filled with works that would rival those found in Old Spain herself. We’ll commemorate the 300th anniversary of San Antonio’s founding with 16th- and 17th-century music from both Old and New Spain, including works by Morales, Lôbo, Flecha, Padilla, and Sumaya, and featuring the Texas premiere of Francisco López Capillas’s Missa de Batalla.

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Nov. 2 & 3, 2018

Who are we?

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.

Learn more about ABO here, or click here to meet our orchestra and chorus.