Immerse yourself with Austin Unconducted!
Join our string orchestra for their second concert, complete with complimentary drinks and time to meet the musicians.
6:00pm - Complimentary Happy Hour
7:00pm - Concert
8:00pm - Reception and Musician Meet & Greet
Come as you are. Contribute what you can.
We welcome your attendance and support in any form! Choose the ticket pricing that best suits you.
All tickets are for general admission & include an open bar.
Masks optional - mask friendly
If you're feeling sick, stay home. We'll happily refund your ticket.
About the Concert:
Curated by local theater director Khristián Mendéz Aguirre, this concert's selections were inspired by the natural world - the intersections within it, its varied textures & ecosystems, and the way we interact with it.
Jessie Montgomery - Voodoo Dolls
Aftab Darvishi - Daughters of Sol
Hildegard von Bingen - Antiphons
Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovsky - Serenade for Strings Orchestra (selections)
About the Curator:
Khristián Méndez Aguirre (he/el) is a theater director, producer, and researcher from Guatemala City. His work interrogates and articulates the relationship between environmental activism and theater practice. He’s currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Performance as Public Practice at the University of Texas at Austin. B.A. in Human Ecology (College of the Atlantic); M.F.A. Performance as Public Practice (UT Austin). www.khristianmendez.com and IG: @thisisnotkhristian
About Austin Unconducted:
Austin Unconducted is a democratic orchestra formed in 2021 by a group of young professional musicians with a desire to present classical music in a way that is relatable, fresh, and fun. Rather than working with a conductor, our 18 string musicians collaborate and work with local artists to design and perform concerts that truly reflect the voice and energy of the city of Austin. Unconfined by tradition, unafraid to feature unheard voices, & unapologetically Austin, we are keeping music current.
Austin Unconducted is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that builds community by creating inclusive, immersive, and relevant concert experiences that engage diverse audiences. As a cooperative orchestra, we re-examine the long arc of musical tradition through a contemporary lens with performances that promote equity and generate new excitement for art music in our ever changing city.
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