Twenty-Fourth Season, 2009-2010


Buffalo Gals meet Brahms and Bernstein

Monday, October 12, 2009, 7:00 pm
FREE, Jewish Community Center
7300 Hart Lane 

This program will consist of works for clarinet and piano with Martha MacDonald, clarinet and Lita Guerra, piano.  Selections performed include Dance Preludes by Lutoslawski, Sonatas by Bernstein and Brahms (Op. 120 #1), andWalker's Buffalo Gals and others. Refreshments will be provided after the performance.

You're invited to join artists Claire Vangelisti, soprano; Delaine Fedson, harp; and Sandra Lunte, flute for a delightful program.  It will consist of duo and solo repertoire for flute and harp, folk songs from the British Isles arranged for voice and harp, as well as a voice/harp arrangement of the well known operatic aria Rusalka's Song to the Moon.  

Woman, Spirit, Earth: Nymphs, Naiades & Nature

Saturday, October 24, 2009, 8:00 pm
Westlake United Methodist Church
1460 Redbud Trail

Sunday, October 25, 2009, 3:00 pm
FREE, Concordia University,
Chapel Building A
11400 Concordia University Dr. 

Music to fit the Spring season performed by women; violist Martha Carapetyan, flautist Barb Mahler, and harpist Elaine Barber. The program will include the Trio by Debussy and trios by French composers Jolivet and Leclaire. The concert will be performed in a beautifully restored historic home in Hyde Park (4401 Avenue H). What better way to enjoy chamber music than in the intimate ambience for which it was written? 

Musique de Printemps

Saturday, March 27, 2010, 8:00 pm
Private Home in Hyde Park
4401 Avenue H.
(space is limited - reservations suggested)

Sunday, April 4, 2010, 3:00 pm
FREE, Jewish Community Center
7300 Hart Lane

Music featured in this concert includes universally appealing Broadway, film score, art song, and jazz standards either about or sung by villains - or otherwise misunderstood and other-worldly characters - and macabre affairs. Martha Dudgeon will accompany soprano Eva Laskaris, and tenor Jeffrey Jones-Ragona. This mixed program will feature vocal solos and duets featuring music from Broadway's Wicked, and The Mystery of Edwin Drude and others. It will also include art songs of Faure, Saint-Saens, Liszt, and Strauss. You won't want to miss piano transcriptions from films such as The Sorcerer's Stone, Tommy, and Fantasia. Just for fun, video game themes will be played as well. 

Spellbound: Wizards, Witches and Tricksters

Friday, April 9, 2010, 8:00 pm
First Presbyterian Church
(part of St. Cecilia Music Series)
8001 Mesa Drive

Saturday, April 10, 2010, 8:00 pm
Westlake United Methodist Church
1460 Redbud Trail  

Twenty-Fifth Season, 2010-2011

Austin Chamber Ensemble Celebrating 'Best Of' 30 Years, Birthdays And Premieres.
Our 2010-11 Season is co-sponsored by Westlake United Methodist Church


Stephanie Chen, guest pianist and current Julliard student; Martha Dudgeon, piano; Martha MacDonald, clarinet; Barb Mahler, flute; Martha Carapetyn, viola Benefit concert and dinnerReservations required. Works performed include 4-hand piano transcription selections from Mussorgsky's Pictures At An Exhibition; piano solo and trio selections by Libby Larsen, Robert Schumann and others. The Mussorgsky work is based on drawings of characters and the Schumann and Larsen selections are based on paintings or scenes in nature. Come enjoy a wonderful evening of art, music, and Southwestern cuisine. 

From Pens and Lens of Artists

August 13, 2010, 7:00 pm, 
10712 Winchelsea Drive
Austin, TX 78750

Martha Mortensen Dudgeon, piano; Eva Laskaris, soprano. Kick off the ACL Fest weekend with ACE to celebrate our 30th year! Join us for a benefit concert featuring selections all about the moon. You won't want to miss hot music in a cool place!  Where else can you enjoy a delicious coffee and dessert bar but at Chez Zee? Join us in their gallery for an evening not to be forgotten.


Morsels by Moonlight

October 7, 2010, 8:00 pm
Chez Zee
5406Balcones Drive

Jessica Mathaes (ASO concert mistress), violin & Colette Valentine, piano. World premiere of work Seven Deadly Sins by LA composer Paul Reale, with composer attending the premiere. Included on the program will also be Devil's Trill Sonata and Saint-Saens Sonata in D major.   

Seven Deadly Sins Premiere

November 5 & 6, 2010, 8:00 pm
Westlake United Methodist Church
1460 Redbud Trail 

Concert pianist Richard Dowling joins members of the Austin Chamber Ensemble wind quintet for a performance of Mozart's Quintet for Piano and Winds.  Dowling will also perform works from his Piano Rags CD featuring Gershwin and Joplin.  This concert was a sellout when Dowling performed several years ago in Austin. 

Best of Mozart's Birthday

January 27 & 28, 2011, 8:00 pm
Westlake United Methodist Church
1460 Redbud Trail 

This concert will feature Martha Dudgeon, piano; Barb Mahler, flute; Koji Kodama, percussion and others as they perform Claude Bolling's famous Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano Trio, his Suite for Classic Guitar, and selections by PDQ Bach to celebrate Peter Schickle's 80th birth year.   

Best of Bolling & PDQ's Birthday

April 8 & 9, 2011, 8:00 pm
Westlake United Methodist Church, 
1460 Redbud Trail 

Trio Contraste (Andrew Cooperstock, piano; William Terwilliger, violin; Martha MacDonald, clarinet) Included in this program are trios written by local composers Donald Grantham, Kathryn Mishell and Dan Welcher, one of which was commissioned by ACE.  

Best of Trios

June 3, 2011, 8:00 pm
Westlake United Methodist Church
1460 Redbud Trail 

June 4, 2011, 6:30 pm
Jewish Community Center
7300 Hart Lane
FREE admission

Twenty-Sixth Season, 2011-2012