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Online Concert Event — September 19, 2020

Since ancient times, musicians have used repeating patterns as a foundation for compositions and improvisations. One of the most common, the ground bass, involves a bass line that repeats itself while the voices above engage in melodic variation of increasing complexity. Later, dances based on repeating chord progressions, like the chaconne and passacaille, became popular, turning up in popular French operas and Italian concertos. This online concert event, featuring music by Handel, Vivaldi, Lully, Purcell, and more, will be recorded at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Austin and broadcast on YouTube in high definition video and audio.

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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.