Fifteenth Season, 2000-2001

Autumn Melodies for Winds and Harp

October 22, 2000, 3:00 pm
First Presbyterian Church,
8001 Mesa Drive

Breeze in to fall with "Autumn Melodies for Winds and Harp," a program of musical colors as light and bright as a falling leaf, played in the airy space of the First Presbyterian Church with with its spectacular wall of century-old stained glass

Music for the Young and Young in Heart

December 3, 2000, 3:00 pm
First Presbyterian Church,
8001 Mesa Drive

Audiences of all ages will enjoy Poulenc's Babar and Ravel's Mother Goose Suite with computer-generated visuals and live narration by actor-violinist Robert Rudié. Pianists Andrew Cooperstock and David Renner provide the music.

Music for Harps and Flowers,Bugs and Bees 

February 11, 2001, 4:00 pm
Lady Bird Johnson Wildfower Center Gallery

You'll be abuzz at the premiere performance of John Lampkin's entertaining Insects: a Musical Entomology in Six Legs for Wind Quintet. Also on the program are Mozart's Clarinet Quintet, Handel's Harp Concerto in B Flat, and PDQ Bach's Schleptet.

Lampkin's lighthearted musical exploration of the insect world was commissioned by a consortium including Austin Chamber Ensemble, and its February performance--at which the composer will be present--is one segment of a nationwide "simultaneous" premiere. Musicians and audience alike will have fun with movements like "Leafhopper Digs Rag-weed" and "Chubby Cockroach Checks the China."

Clarinetist Martha MacDonald and string quartet play Mozart's Clarinet Quintet (KV 581), one of the best-known and well-loved of the composer's works for clarinet. Its "Larghetto" movement is a favorite of student clarinetists for performance at UIL competitions.

To round out the program, Austin Chamber Ensemble proudly presents harpist Kristin Ohlson, a former ACE scholarship recipient currently studying at Southern Methodist University, in Handel's Harp Concerto in B Flat, arranged for harp and string quartet, and PDQ Bach's Schleptet for strings and winds

Magnificent Melodies for Mother's Day

May 13, 2001, 4:00 pm
Private Home

Serenade your mother in an elegant Austin residence with sweet music performed by soprano Claire Vangelisti, harpist Delaine Fedson, clarinetist Martha MacDonald, and violist Martha Carapetyan. Highlights will be Todd Frazier's Music of the Birds and a scrumptious post-concert reception.

Sixteenth Season, 2001-2002

Dynamic young New York composer Lowell Liebermann provides in-person commentary about his music for wind quintet, strings, piano, and voice. Also on the program:works by Robert Muczynski, William Grant Still, and Austinite Noel Alford.

Celebrating American Composers

Saturday, April 27, 2002, 8:00 pm
First Prebyterian Church,
8001 Mesa Drive

Seventeenth Season, 2002-2003

Enjoy a taste of Italy with the Austin Chamber Ensemble and friends, featuring music by Italian composers, with osso bucco and tiramisu on the menu. Wines are included.

Un Guston D'Italia 

September 15, 2002,
5:00pm to 8:00 pm
North by Northwest Restaurant

Trio Contraste and German cellist Friedrich Gauwerky perform Messiaen and Debussy. 

A La Francaise

October 11, 2002, 8:00 pm
First Presbyterian Church 

Premiere of "Moon: Tales of Longing, Love and Lunacy" by John Lampkin written for harpist Delaine Fedson and clarinetist Martha MacDonald. 

Lunar Madness 

January 12, 2003, 3:00 pm
Private home 

Two flutes (Adrienne Inglis and Barbara Mahler) play J.S. and Jan Bach. 

Bach To Bach

February 16, 2003, 3:00 pm
Private home 

With soprano Claire Vangelisti and members of the Austin Chamber Ensemble. Reception follows. 

Celebrate Mother

May 11, 2003, 3:00 pm  
University United Methodist Church