We celebrate Carnival season with a chamber program made up of early baroque works from Venice and northern Italy. Often seen as a reaction against the controlled restraint of the late Renaissance, music in 17th-century Italy changed drastically, and the expressivity and emotional frankness of the music of Monteverdi and his contemporaries can be arresting, even today. We’ll perform an intimate program of old favorites and new discoveries, with virtuosic and impassioned works by Monteverdi, Merula, Uccellini, Strozzi, Bertoli, and others, performed by a small ensemble including violin, recorder, cello, dulcian, harp, organ, theorbo, and more.

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Jan. 19, 20, & 21, 2019



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.