Thirty-Seventh Season, 2017-2018

The Austin Chamber Ensemble announces its 37th Season! In 2017-18, we will be celebrating Leonard Bernstein at 100 as part of a two-year global celebration of the life and career of the 20th-century cultural giant with more than 1,000 events on six continents.

Tickets are available on this website via the buttons below and at the venues, payable with cash, check, or credit card.
$25.00 general admission, $10.00 students with ID, and FREE for ages 5–17.
Tickets for the special Andrew Cooperstock recital and reception fundraiser are $50 for adults & $25 for students with I.D.

Help us continue our Quality Programming and Community Outreach by supporting ACE with a tax-deductible donation!


Let’s Make a Scene 

Friday, October 13, 2017, 7:30pm &
Saturday, October 14, 2017, 7:30pm

First Presbyterian Church
8001 Mesa Drive, Austin, Texas 78731

Let’s Make A Scene features Robert Schneider, Sr., bass, Janette Jones, mezzo-soprano, Katie Schneider, emcee, and Martha Mortensen Ahern, pianist. This interactive performance includes selections and scenes from musical theater including works by Leonard Bernstein as part of the Bernstein at 100 Celebration (On The Town & West Side Story), as well as South Pacific, The Sound of Music, and others. The performance will also feature scenes from Gilbert & Sullivan Operettas (H.M.S. Pinafore, The Mikado, and others). The concerts include costume changes, props, and audience participation! Visit our ACE Videos page for a preview video!


Bernstein, Berlin, and Birthdays

Friday, January 26, 2018, 7:30pm
FREE community outreach concert
Huston-Tillotson University, King Seabrook Chapel
900 Chicon, Austin, Texas 78702

Saturday, January 27, 2018, 7:30pm
First Presbyterian Church
8001 Mesa Drive, Austin, Texas 78731


Bernstein, Berlin, and Birthdays features Katherine Altobello, mezzo-soprano, and Martha M. Ahern and Stephen Burnaman, pianists.  This performance includes solo vocal selections and 4-hand piano works by Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990; a Bernstein at 100 Celebration), Claude Debussy (1862-1918), Irving Berlin (1888-1989), and others. Be sure to see the ACE Press links on our About page! Visit our ACE Videos page for a preview video!

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Simple Gifts

Friday, March 9, 2018, 7:30pm
Private residence; Seating is limited!

Saturday, March 10, 2018, 7:30pm
First Presbyterian Church
8001 Mesa Drive, Austin, Texas 78731


Simple Gifts features Felicity Coltman, piano, Martha MacDonald, clarinet, Terri Freeland, cello, and James Anderson, violinist. The ensemble will perform Leonard Bernstein's Clarinet Sonata, John Williams's Air and Simple Gifts, works by Milhaud, Schickele, and others for the combination of piano, clarinet, violin, and cello. Enjoy sneak previews of Air and Simple Gifts by John Williams and Leonard Bernstein's Clarinet Sonata on our ACE Videos page


Leonard Bernstein at 100 Recital & Reception


Andrew Cooperstock, pianist

We regret that this event has been cancelled. 


Join the Austin Chamber Ensemble for a special recital/reception fundraiser to complete our Leonard Bernstein at 100 Concert Season! Andrew Cooperstock, pianist, has recently released a new CD, Leonard Bernstein Complete Solo Works for Piano. CDs will be available for purchase at this performance. Andrew would be delighted to meet you at the reception following the performance and sign this newly-released CD. SEATING IS LIMITED at this private residence, so purchase your tickets now! Tickets for this special recital and reception fundraiser are $50 for adults & $25 for students with I.D.


Austin Chamber Ensemble is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Program