Dance Machine with Hear No Evil
Aug
31
to Sep 2

Dance Machine with Hear No Evil

Two seasons and who-knows how many beers ago, Hear No Evil gave two riveting performances in the upstairs of Saengerrunde Hall as part of our third Beerthoven Concert Series season. Beerthoven is proud to clink mugs once again with this experimental group of winds, piano, cello, and percussion for the opening show of its fifth season--Dance Machine.

This show will have you tapping your feet and swinging your mugs to Hungarian Dances by Brahms, jazzy duos by Henryson and Muczynski, the steady and soothing pulses of Paul Lansky's Horizons, and the driving rhythms of Workers Union by Louis Andriessen.

Beerthoven events include free beer, wine, and other refreshments and are family-friendly.

Students receive discount tickets at $10 each at the door!

For samples of music performed by Hear No Evil at their last Beerthoven performance, check out the following videos on our Youtube Channel!

Mark Mellits' Tight Sweater: 
-Mara's Lullaby
-Mechanically-Separated Chicken Parts

-Exposed Zipper

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Thalea String Quartet
Nov
2
to Nov 4

Thalea String Quartet

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Note: Our Friday, November 2nd at 7:30 performance will be a new venture for Beerthoven in a new space--the Neill-Cochran House Museum. Our Sunday performance, November 4th at 3:00 pm, will be back in our usual space at the Austin Saengerrunde: 1607 San Jacinto Blvd Austin, TX 78722. As always, both events include free beer, wine, and other refreshments and are family-friendly.

Fans of Beerthoven are likely now familiar with our friends in invoke--the eclectic string quartet that has served as the Young Professional String Quartet in Residence at the Butler School of Music for the past two years. Beerthoven had the privilege of hosting invoke for their first off-campus performance in Austin--a privilege we now get to repeat with the Butler School's new resident string quartet, Thalea!

The Thalea String Quartet is dedicated to bringing timeless music to audiences from all walks of life. From living rooms to concert stages around the world, the Thalea String Quartet aims to connect with audiences on a musical, emotional and personal level, from first time listeners to string quartet aficionados. They are devoted to building a new and diverse audience for chamber music through innovative programming and community engagement.

Formed in 2014 at the Zephyr International Chamber Music Festival in Courmayeur, Italy, the Thalea String Quartet has been praised for their “vibrant performance” and “sincere expressivity” (SF Classical Voice). The quartet has performed recitals in Italy, France, the United States and Canada and was appointed as the first quartet-in-residence at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music from 2015-17. The Thalea String Quartet were top prize winners at both the 2018 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition and the 2018 Chamber Music Yellow Springs Competition.

More info at https://www.thaleastringquartet.com/

Students receive discount tickets at $10 each at the door!

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He-Brews: Klezmer, German and Yiddish Songs
Jan
25
to Jan 27

He-Brews: Klezmer, German and Yiddish Songs

In this concert, we will explore music with Jewish themes, from the celebratory sounds of klezmer, to the meditative music of Yom Kippur, to memorializing songs of the Holocaust. We'll be joined by Baritone David Small, Professor of Voice of the University of Texas, as well as cellist Seth Russel and clarinetist Ivan Valbuena.

Beerthoven events include free beer, wine, and other refreshments and are family-friendly.

Students receive discount tickets at $10 each at the door!

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Caffeinated Composers
Apr
12
to Apr 14

Caffeinated Composers

What could possibly be more important than family, love, and even food? For the girl at the center of the story in J.S. Bach's Cantata Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht, the answer is...coffee!

We'll be making a different kind of brew for the closing of Beerthoven's 5th, featuring energizing music with a cafe theme including Bach's "Coffee Cantata,' the jazzy sounds of Paul Schoenfield's trio Cafe Music, and other caffienated works. All told, it will be our most "sobering" Beerthoven yet!

But don't worry--we'll still include the usual free beer, wine, and other refreshments. As always, this will be a family-friendly show.

At the center of the program will be our old friends in invoke, winners of the 2018 Austin Critic's Table Awards for Best Classical Ensemble Performance. The program will also feature Charissa Memrick, Soprano, and Tim O'Brien, Baritone.

Students receive discount tickets at $10 each at the door!

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Americana
Apr
27
to Apr 29

Americana

Performances:
Friday, April 27th at 7:30 pm
Sunday: April 29th at 3:00 pm

American music is reflective of its history as a cultural melting pot, encompassing a broad range of influences from Latin to African to Celtic. This diverse array of peoples and cultures sought a better life and embodied what has commonly been expressed as "the American Dream."

For this fourth and final concert of the 2017-2018 season, Beerthoven is proud to feature the world premiere of its first ever commissioned work; Dream Songs by composer Elizabeth Comninellis! This new song cycle for soprano, cello, and piano will be performed by experts in American art music: vocalist Icy Simpson-Monroe, pianist Artina McCain, and cellist Liz Lee. Other works on this all-American program include Dream Portraits by Margaret Bonds, selections from 24 Negro Melodiesby Samuel Coleridge Taylor, pieces for cello and piano by Amy Beach, and much more. Martin McCain will join them on bass trombone for this exploration of music from America.

Beerthoven events include free beer, wine, and other refreshments and are family-friendly.

Students receive discount tickets at $10 each at the door!

This program is made possible in part by a generous grant from the Richard E. Rainwater Fund for American Music at the University of Texas at Austin's Butler School of Music.

Note: Wheelchair/elevator access will only be available for our Friday, 4/27 performance. The performance on Sunday, the 29th will require climbing one flight of stairs.

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Revel Classical Band
Feb
4
3:00 PM15:00

Revel Classical Band

Performances:
Friday, February 2nd at 7:30 pm
Sunday, February 4th at 3:00 pm

In 2009, cellist Joel Becktell and pianist Carla McElhaney formed REVEL – a multi-configuration classical band – to return the classical music experience to its radical roots, a place where musicians and their friends got together in intimate settings to let their hair down and revel in great music. They'll join with tenor JR Fralick for a program of Beerthoven and Revel-ry.

Stay tuned for updates as this show approaches!

Beerthoven events include free beer, wine, and other refreshments and are family-friendly.

Students receive discount tickets at $10 each at the door!

Learn more at our Ticketing Site.

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From the Tap! Tinsel Singers at Lazarus
Dec
23
12:00 PM12:00

From the Tap! Tinsel Singers at Lazarus

It's the most wonderful time.....for a beer!

Beerthoven is launching a new outreach program, bringing live music from local classical artists into casual spaces near you with FREE admission. We're calling it From the Tap!

For this special holiday hops concert, we've commissioned the Tinsel Singers to bring some classy Christmas tunes to our favorite brewery--Lazarus on East 6th! 

Tinsel is not your average group of Christmas carolers. Within Tinsel's roster of professional singers are Grammy®-winners and classically-trained vocalists, entertaining audiences with their innovative and original arrangements of traditional tunes.

We understand they've got some new Christmas-themed beer and the tacos are phenomenal! So join us at 12 noon on Saturday, December 23rd.

Lazarus lives at 1902 E 6th St, Austin TX 78702


Find out more about Tinsel at http://www.tinselsingers.com

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Allegro Chamber Trio
Nov
19
3:00 PM15:00

Allegro Chamber Trio

This Sunday Matinee will be a repeat of our Friday, November 17th show.

After a hiatus for some years Austin's own Allegro Chamber Trio has been resurrected, featuring violist Bruce Williams, harpist Elaine Barber (Principal players of the Austin Symphony), and flutist Megan Meisenbach. This French-themed program will feature the landmark Debussy Trio, Poulenc's Sonata for Flute and Piano, and other hors d'oeuvres.

Stay tuned for updates as this show approaches!

Beerthoven events include free beer, wine, and other refreshments and are family-friendly.

Students receive discount tickets at $10 each at the door!

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Allegro Chamber Trio
Nov
17
7:30 PM19:30

Allegro Chamber Trio

After a hiatus for some years Austin's own Allegro Chamber Trio has been resurrected, featuring violist Bruce Williams, harpist Elaine Barber (Principal players of the Austin Symphony), and flutist Megan Meisenbach. This French-themed program will feature the landmark Debussy Trio, Poulenc's Sonata for Flute and Piano, and other hors d'oeuvres.

Stay tuned for updates as this show approaches!

Beerthoven events include free beer, wine, and other refreshments and are family-friendly.

Students receive discount tickets at $10 each at the door!

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Invoke is Back!
Sep
17
3:00 PM15:00

Invoke is Back!

This Sunday Matinee will be a repeat of our Friday, September 15th show.

Described by one pretty important radio guy as “not classical...but not not classical”, bowed and fretted string quartet invoke continues to successfully dodge even the most valiant attempts at genre classification. The multi-instrumental band’s other not-nots encompass traditions from across America, including bluegrass, Appalachian fiddle tunes, jazz, and minimalism. invoke weaves all of these traditions together to create truly unique contemporary string quartet repertoire, written by and for the group. Invoke is currently the Young Professional String Quartet in Residence at the University of Texas at Austin.

This program will feature Mark O'Connor's String Quartet No. 2 "Bluegrass" as well as music by Ravel and original music by invoke.

Invoke's return to Beerthoven will also be a return to music by Peter Schickele with his Piano Quintet No. 1, joined by Beerthoven Founder and Director Daniel Swayze at the piano.

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Invoke is Back!
Sep
15
7:30 PM19:30

Invoke is Back!

Described by one pretty important radio guy as “not classical...but not not classical”, bowed and fretted string quartet invoke continues to successfully dodge even the most valiant attempts at genre classification. The multi-instrumental band’s other not-nots encompass traditions from across America, including bluegrass, Appalachian fiddle tunes, jazz, and minimalism. invoke weaves all of these traditions together to create truly unique contemporary string quartet repertoire, written by and for the group. Invoke is currently the Young Professional String Quartet in Residence at the University of Texas at Austin.

This program will feature Mark O'Connor's String Quartet No. 2 "Bluegrass" as well as music by Ravel and original music by invoke.

Invoke's return to Beerthoven will also be a return to music by Peter Schickele with his Piano Quintet No. 1, joined by Beerthoven Founder and Director Daniel Swayze at the piano.

Visit our Ticketing Site for more info.

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Texas Love Songs
Apr
23
3:00 PM15:00

Texas Love Songs

Our end-of-season blowout will take advantage of the Saengerrunde's downstairs Halle and stage for an exhibition of Liebeslieder (love songs) by Brahms and a new work, Texanischer Liebeslieder, modeled off of the Brahms Liebeslieder Waltzer Op. 52 and inspired by stories from German-Texan history. Performers will include Laura Mercado-Wright, Shari Wilson, Paul D'Arcy and John Proft--members of the Grammy-winning ensemble Conspirare.

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Hear No Evil Ensemble
Feb
12
3:00 PM15:00

Hear No Evil Ensemble

Come and hear this adventurous program of classics to moderns in the third concert of our season: Ghost in the Machine.
-Beer and snacks are included!

Music will include the recently-composed "Tight Sweater" by Marc Mellits, Beethoven's "Ghost" Trio for piano, violin, and cello, Music in Similar Motion by Philip Glass, and Jennifer Higdon's "Zaka."

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Raisin Brahms
Nov
11
to Nov 13

Raisin Brahms

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