The Austin Troubadours present Medieval and Renaissance popular music from Mediterranean countries. Seven musicians in period costumes, with 30 authentic period instruments perform ancient dances and songs from Spain, Italy, France and the Balkans. The shows are unconventional, high energy, and follow the guidelines of historically informed performance. Group members include award-winning early music specialists, members of the Austin Symphony, and UT Faculty. The focal point of the show, "Mediterranean Journey," is to unite the many traditions that have enriched European musical culture for centuries by building a bridge between East and West, between ancient and still-thriving musical traditions. "Mediterranean Journey" is a multicultural, musical journey from the Spanish court of El Sabio, to the Venice Carnival, to a wedding party in Serbia.
13276 Research Blvd. #201
Austin, TX 78750
public performance/concert $2000 - $5000
school performance $750 - $1500
optional service duet $1000 - $2000
optional service trio $1200 - $3000
Chaski is what you get when you take a virtuosic flute/harp duo, add a colorful collection of flutes and harps from around the world, and explore music to include them all. For almost 30 years Chaski has toured with repertoire ranging from the Mozart Flute/Harp Concerto, to Bolivian huayños, Scottish strathspeys, tunes from Playford's "The English Dancing Master" (published in 1651), and world premieres of new works. Chaski frequently works in collaboration with solo artists, choirs, and, most recently, with a modern dance company, accompanying the dancers and performing alongside them. Touring offerings include: (1) choral collaboration- Chaski specializes in accompanying the choral works of acclaimed Argentine composer Ariel Ramírez, including Misa criolla, Navidad nuestra, and Misa por la paz y la justicia; (2) modern dance collaboration- Chaski joins award-winning modern dance company Psophonia onstage for an interactive music/dance performance. (3) concerts- Chaski performs from its eclectic, multi-genre repertoire. Concert programs may include Latin American and Celtic folk music, contemporary works, and early music. Chaski: flutes, harps, & the whole world to play in!
PO Box 29807
Austin, TX 78755
public performance/concert $2400 - $6000
school performance $600 - $2400
optional service choral concerts $1200 - $6000
optional service lecture-demo $600 - $2400
Orchestra of New Spain
The Orchestra of New Spain is a professional period instrument orchestra/chorus presenting in concert the neglected repertory of the Spanish and New World 17th and 18th centuries, dedicated to the exploration of the Hispanic heritage of which it is a part, and educating the public on the importance of the repertory and its broader cultural implications. From the research of ONS's artistic director to locate the works, through the entire editorial process, the Orchestra brings this music to audiences of all ages in imaginative and compelling concerts, lecture-demonstrations, and educational programs, most recently extending to staged operatic production. Works available for 2016-17 include Christmas/Epiphany repertory and small form baroque works for 8 vocalists and 7-8 instruments: early Spanish opera, zarzuela, tonadillas (secular cantatas) and liturgical works from Bolivia, Cuba, Mexico. Open to repertory requests.
10260 North Central Expressway, Suite 276
Dallas, TX 75231-3440
public performance/concert $1000 - $30000
school performance $1000 - $5000