In celebration of the 300th anniversary of the founding of New Orleans, chamber soloists from the Austin Baroque Orchestra will present an assortment of French chamber music written during the first fifty years of the Crescent City’s existence. Croissant Baroque will be a celebration of the musical world into which New Orleans was born, with works by Boismortier, Corrette, Mondonville, Marais, and Jacquet de la Guerre, performed using replicas of instruments from the 18th century, including violin, ‘cello, viola da gamba, oboe, recorder, bassoon, flute, and harpsichord.
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.