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La Follia Austin Baroque Concert Season
January 7-8

First Presbyterian Church ; 8001 Mesa Drive, Austin, TX

La Follia Austin Baroque
P.O. Box 29773; Austin, TX 78755
(512) 879-6404
Music: Classical
Activities: Concert season
Tell Me a Story... The La Follia string ensemble performs music which tells a story. Featured are Stephen Redfield, violin, in Vivaldi's "Winter"; Stephanie Raby, gamba, and Valerie Chaussonet, narrator, in Marais's "Gall Bladder Operation", and Keith Womer, harpsichord, in Bach's "Capriccio on the departure of a dear brother" The Program Telemann - Ouverture-Suite "Burlesque de Quixotte (The story of Don Quixote"); Bach - Capriccio sopra la lontanza del suo fratello dilettissimo (Capriccio on the departure of a dear brother); L. Mozart - Die Schlittenfahrt ("The sleigh ride"); Biber - Battalia a10 in D-Major c 61 (A musical depiction of a battle); Marais - Suite en mi mineur ("The gall bladder operation"); Vivaldi - Le Quattro stagioni (The Four Seasons): "L'Inverno (Winter)".

Austin Songwriters Symposium
January 11-15

Holiday Inn Midtown; 6000 Middle Fiskville Road, Austin, TX

Austin Songwriters Group
Lee Duffy
P.O. Box 2578; Austin, TX 78768
(512) 698-4237
Music: Children's, Country, Folk/Acoustic, Jazz, Pop, Rap/Hip Hop, Rock, Rockabilly
Activities: Songwriting contests, Panel discussions
The annual four-day symposium brings songwriters and music industry professionals together for a full slate of workshops, panels, publisher pitch sessions, showcases, late night pickin' circles and more. If you were with us last January, you know first-hand what a great event it was. So many highlights from the weekend that unless you were there, you can't fully appreciate just how special the event was for everyone who attended.

Austin Classical Guitar 2016/2017 Season
January 14

AISD Performing Arts Center; 1530 Barbara Jordan Blvd, Austin, TX

Austin Classical Guitar
P.O. Box 4072; Austin, TX 78765
(512) 300-2247 ; James Fidlon, Director of Operations
Music: Classical
Activities: Concert season
International Series: Thibaut Garcia - Recent winner of the Guitar Foundation of America's prestigious International Concert Artist competition, the 22-year-old Garcia is one of the most promising guitarists of his generation. You won't want to miss this young artist's Austin debut.

Martin Luther King Jr. March & Community Festival
January 16

Huston-Tillotson University; 900 Chicon Street, Austin, TX

Austin Area Heritage Council
Carol Wright
P.O. Box 81807; Austin, TX 78708
(512) 657-3064; Cheryl Lee
Music: Jazz, Soul/R&B
The Annual MLK Community March celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King's legacy while uplifting diversity and multi-culturalism in our city.

Symphony Arlington Season - Symphony Goes Wild!
January 19, February 16, March 16, April 13, May 11

Arlington Music Hall; 224 North Center Street, Arlington, TX

Symphony Arlington
Bethany Thomey, General Manager
P.O. Box 202051; Arlington, TX 76006
(817) 385-0484
Music: Classical
Activities: Concert season
Symphony Arlington will ring in the New Year with good cheer as we feature one of Greece's talented young pianists, Konstantine Valianatos, performing Mendelssohn's Piano Concerto No. 1 in G Minor! Konstantine has garnered critical acclaim across the United States and Europe for his exhilarating performances. In addition to Mr. Valianatos's solo, the orchestra will perform such pieces as Bruckner's Symphony No. 4 in Eb Major and Rimsky-Korsakov's Flight of the Bumblebee.

Austin Chamber Music Center - 2016-2017 Season: In Motion
January 20-21

First Unitarian Church; 4700 Grover Avenue, Austin, TX

Austin Chamber Music Center
7600 Burnet Road, Suite 190; Austin, TX 78757
(512) 454-0026; (512) 454-7562
Music: Latin Pop, Regional Mexican
Activities: Concert season
My Life, January 20/21. Focusing on living artists who make an incredible impact on the classical music scene, this season features five concerts that revolve around quintessential chamber works by dynamic, living composers and the influences that helped to create their voice. Led by Artistic Director, Michelle Schumann, programs are designed to engage beyond the concert hall and to personally interact with music lovers from across Austin's diverse communities. Composers depict their deepest and most personal thoughts and desires in these autobiographical works. Friday, January 20 concert is in a Private Home, 7:30 PM, $80.

The Lubbock Symphony Orchestra Season
January 20-21

Lubbock Memorial Civic Center; Mac Davis Lane, Lubbock, TX

The Lubbock Symphony Orchestra
Mary Jones Saathoff, President and CEO
601 Avenue K; Lubbock, TX 79401-1842
(806) 762-1688
Music: Classical, Pop
Activities: Concert season
Haydn & Brahms - The LSO will take you on a storm of emotion with two Brahms pieces; Symphony No. 4 and Variations on a Theme of Joseph Haydn. These musical tempests vivdly tell the story of the variation and test of time. To compliment the captivating drama of Brahms, Flutist Jasmine Choi joins the LSO to perform the Concerto for Flute in D Major by Joseph Haydn, a soothing work of wonder.

The Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra Season - Symphony Goes Wild
January 21, February 18, March 18, April 15, May 13

Irving Arts Center; 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving, TX

Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra
P.O. Box 141446; Irving, TX 75014
(972) 252-4800
Music: Classical
Activities: Concert season
Las Colinas Symphony Description: The LCSO will ring in the New Year with good cheer as we feature one of Greece's talented young pianists, Konstantine Valianatos, performing Mendelssohn's Piano Concerto No. 1 in G Minor! Konstantine has garnered critical acclaim across the United States and Europe for his exhilarating performances. In addition to Mr. Valianatos's solo, the orchestra will perform such pieces as Bruckner's Symphony No. 4 in Eb Major and Rimsky-Korsakov's Flight of the Bumblebee.

Luckenbach Texas Blues Festival
January 21

Luckenbach Dance Hall; 412 Luckenbach Town Loop, Fredericksburg, TX

412 Luckenbach Town Loop; Fredericksburg, TX 78624
(830) 997-3224; (888) 311-8990
Music: Blues
Activities: Music festival
Luckenbach Texas Blues Festival line up includesTrent Turner, The Blues Posse, Kara Grainger, Ben Beckendorf Band, Eddie Turner, Andrew Jr. Boy Jones, Jacqui Walker and Tony Joe White.

Round Top August To April Series - Texas Guitar Quartet
January 21

Festival Concert Hall; 248 Jaster Road, Round Top, TX

The International Festival-Round Top Festival Institute
The James Dick Foundation
P.O. Box 89; Round Top, TX 78954-0089
(979) 249-3129; (979) 249-3086
Music: A cappella, Americana, Classical, Folk/Acoustic, Jazz, Latin/Spanish
Activities: Concert season, Music festival
The 2016-2017 August-to-April Series presents: Split Second Piano Duo Concert on Saturday August 20, 2016 at 3:00pm, Celil Refik Kaya, Guitar on Saturday October 8, 2016 at 3:00pm, University of Texas Wind Ensemble on Saturday November 19, 2016 at 3:00pm, PraiSingers Holiday Choral Concert on Saturday December 3, 2016 at 3:00pm, The Nutcracker Ballet on Saturday December 10, 2016 at 4:00pm, Texas Guitar Quartet on Saturday January 21, 2017 at 3:00pm, Valentine's Concert with Dick Smith and Friends on Saturday February 11, 2017 at 2:00pm, James Dick in Concert on Saturday March 4, 2017 at 3:00pm, and Piano Duo: Elena Martin and Jose Meliton on Saturday April 8, 2017 at 3:00pm.

San Antonio International Piano Series Concert Season
January 21

Franklin Park Sonterra; 18323 Sonterra Place San Antonio, TX

Piano Texas International Academy
Dr. Tamas Ungar, Executive Director
PO Box 781146; San Antonio, TX 78278
(210) 270-3829; Suzan Lambillotte
Music: Classical
Activities: Concert season
Welcome to a Salon Recital with Scott Cuellar 2016 SAIPC Gold Medalist. SAIPC Music Ambassador Mark Rogers will open the Recital. Mr. Cuellar's program includes Schumann/Liszt: Widmung, Chopin: Scherzo no.4, Damase: Sonatine Haydn: Sonata in A major, Hob XVI:26, Prokofiev: Toccata in D minor. Reception will follow Recital. Reservations limited. Replies appreciated by January 18th. If available, tickets may be purchased at the door.

SOLI 2016-2017 Season - The Land of the Magic Flute
January 24

Taylor Recital Hall; Trinity University, 2009 Northwest Military Highway, San Antonio, TX

SOLI Chamber Ensemble
Ertan Torgul, Violinist / Artistic/Managing Director
P.O. Box 6062; San Antonio, TX 78209
(210) 317-8816
Music: Classical
Activities: Music festival
Part of The San Antonio Symphony's annual, month-long festival, celebrating the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, The Land of the Magic Flute will be another unique presentation befitting SOLI's creative and award winning programming. The Land of the Magic Flute is a graphic novel created by director Fons Schiedon in collaboration with composer Philippe Lambert. This modern telling of the story from one of Mozart's most celebrated operas, The Magic Flute, combines contemporary drawings and animation with original music inspired by thematic materials from Mozart's own score. Lambert and Schiedon will LIVE-MIX the film as well as the incidental music, while SOLI will arrange and perform the seven, key Mozart arias featured in the graphic novel, with talented singers in beautiful costumes from the OPERA San Antonio. This one-of-a-kind concert will truly be a unique experience for San Antonio audiences.

Austin Classical Guitar 2016/2017 Season
January 26

Cactus Cafe; UT Campus, Austin, TX

Austin Classical Guitar
P.O. Box 4072; Austin, TX 78765
(512) 300-2247 ; James Fidlon, Director of Operations
Music: Classical
Activities: Concert season
Classical Cactus: Strings on Strings Cactstravanganza! Creative mastermind Tom Echols joins the super-innovative Invoke String Quartet for a fully collaborative evening ranging from guitar and strings to analogue synthesizer and vocals. This is a show you'll not soon forget!

Cliburn at the Kimbell
January 26-27, February 23-24

Kimbell Art Museum Piano Pavilion; 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth, TX

Van Cliburn Foundation, Inc.
2525 Ridgmar Blvd, Suite 307; Fort Worth, TX 76116
Music: Classical
All performances begin at 7:30 p.m. at the new Piano Pavilion of the Kimbell Art Museum, located at 3333 Camp Bowie Boulevard in Fort Worth's Cultural District. In the midst of our busy, multitasking lives, the recital experience offers something different, something needed: a pure connection. With our fellow audience members, with the artists on stage - but, more than anything, with the music. We stop for an hour or two, put down our phones, and allow the music to speak to us through its finely-trained and consummate ambassadors, who are - as described by Van Cliburn - but its witnesses and messengers. It is a seemingly paradoxical, uniquely valuable time when we can commune with others for a journey that is, at its core, introspective. Our guarantee for these Cliburn Concerts is to bring the world's best witnesses and messengers to Fort Worth's finest concert venues each season to deliver some of the best music ever written directly to you. We hope to connect with you soon.

Carver Community Cultural Center Performance Season
January 27, February 11, March 4, April 8, May 5, 20, June 3

Carver Community Cultural Center; 226 North Hackberry, San Antonio, TX

Carver Community Cultural Center
Teresa Vasquez-Romero
226 North Hackberry; San Antonio, TX 78202
(210) 207-2234; (210) 207-7211
Music: Jazz, Soul/R&B
Activities: Concert season
The Carver Community Cultural Center announced its 2016-2017 Performance Season filled with a dynamic collection of quality music, dance & stage performances. Performances include multiple GRAMMY winners featuring a prominent trumpeter, a powerful baritone voice and a pianist whose contributions to Afro-Cuban jazz has garnered him much respect.  In the genre of dance, the season will feature two dance companies who share the love of movement whether traditional African dance, modern, jazz or spiritual works. Theatre performances share their passion for history and storytelling. Back by popular demand, GREGORY PORTER returns to the Carver on Friday, January 27th with songs from his latest, much-anticipated album, Take Me to the Alley and from his sensational 2014 GRAMMY Best Jazz Vocal Album, Liquid Spirit. Known as his generation's most soulful jazz singer-songwriter with his honeyed, unhurried yet disciplined baritone voice, Porter has demonstrated once again, an ability to connect with audiences from all walks of life.  His escalating body of work continues to give voice to its modern times while echoing the legacy of jazz and soul's yesteryear.

Dallas Bach Society Concert Season
January 27-28

Performed at Private Residences; Dallas TX

Dallas Bach Society
Hillary Coyle, Executive Director
P.O. Box 140201; Dallas, TX 75214
(682) 325-2224
Music: Classical
Activities: Concert season
In association with the Dallas Goethe Center, Drew Minter rejoins the Dallas Bach Society in an evening featuring German favorites from the Minnesingers to the Baroque. Seats are of course limited. Subscribe now to guarantee your chance to appreciate the artistry of Mr. Minter under ideal circumstances! The concert begins at 8pm; hors d'oeuvres and libations are served at 7pm.

High Plains Public Radio presents the Living Room Concert Series
January 27, February 11, March 10, May 6, June 24

Chalice Abbey; 2717 Stanley, Amarillo, TX

High Plains Public Radio
Jenny Inzerillo, Music Director
104 SW 6th Ave., Suite. B-4; Amarillo, TX 79101
music@hppr.org; (806) 367-9088
Music: Americana, Folk/Acoustic, Jazz, World Beat
Activities: Concert season
High Plains Public Radio's Living Room Concert Series provides an open forum for live music on the High Plains, enriching our community connections and cultural awareness. Primarily hosted in Amarillo, TX and Garden City, KS, these shows support musicians from our region, as well as those passing through the Plains. January 27: Putnam Smith & Ashley Storrow at Chalice Abbey, February 11: Beppe Gambetta at Chalice Abbey, March 10: David Berkeley at Chalice Abbey, May 6: Gabrielle Louise at Chalice Abbey and June 24: Terri Hendrix & Lloyd Maines at Fibonacci.

Bancroft Family Concerts
January 28, February 25, March 25, April 15, May 13

Dallas Museum of Art- Horchow Auditorium; 1717 North Harwood Street, Dallas, TX

Fine Arts Chamber Players
Rachel Assi, Executive Director
3630 Harry Hines Blvd., Suite 302; Dallas, TX 75219
(214) 520-2219; rogene@fineartschamberplayers.org
Music: Classical, Chamber Music
Activities: Concert season
Fine Arts Chamber Players presents the Bancroft Family Concert series: FREE classical chamber music concerts held in the Horchow Auditorium at the Dallas Museum of Art on Saturday afternoons from October through May. Concerts feature outstanding professional musicians from the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex in an informal setting. This popular series attracts capacity crowds filled with music enthusiasts, young professionals, families with children, senior citizens, and symphony, opera, and museum patrons from across the entire North Texas area. Concerts begin at 3 p.m., doors to the auditorium open at 2:30. Overflow seating available as needed.

Cactus Pear Music Festival
January 28-29

The Southwest School of Art, First United Methodist Church; 300 Augusta, San Antonio, TX; 572 W. San Antonio Street, New Braunfels, TX

Cactus Pear Music Festival
Renee' Davis, Executive Director
P.O. Box 880; Converse, TX 78109-0880
(210) 838-2218
Music: Classical
Activities: Music festival
You are invited to Mozart Magic and a choice between two concerts when Cactus Pear Music Festival performs on Saturday, Jan. 28 at The Southwest School of Art, and on Sunday, Jan. 29 in New Braunfels at the First United Methodist Church. Both afternoon concerts begin at 2 pm and are followed by dessert receptions. In conjunction with San Antonio Symphony's Mozart Festival, violinist and CPMF Artistic Director Stephanie Sant'Ambrogio is joined by SAS Concertmaster Eric Gratz, violists Aloysia Friedmann and Bruce Williams, and cellist Desmond Hoebig for two afternoon concerts that let you bask in the majesty of Mozart and world class artists. Don't miss these memorable afternoons of great music, chamber music-loving audiences and post-concert dessert receptions where you can meet the artists and discuss Mozart, his music and your favorite pieces.

Corpus Christi Chamber Music Society Concert Series
January 28

Del Mar College East—Wolfe Recital Hall; Ayers at Kosar

Corpus Christi Chamber Music Society
Joan Allison, Program Chair
P.O. Box 60124; Corpus Christi, Texas 78466-0124
(361) 888-7785; jallison3@stx.rr.com
Music: Classical
Activities: Concert season
The American Chamber Players are among today’s most exciting and innovative chamber music ensembles, performing repertoire ranging from familiar masterpieces to neglected gems to newly commissioned American works. They are heard countless times on Performance Today and on local radio stations throughout the United States. Presently the group is the resident ensemble of the June Chamber Festival at the Kreeger Museum in Washington, D.C.

Austin Classical Guitar 2016/2017 Season
January 29

Private Barton Creek residence; Austin, TX

Austin Classical Guitar
P.O. Box 4072; Austin, TX 78765
(512) 300-2247 ; James Fidlon, Director of Operations
Music: Classical
Activities: Concert season
ACG Up Close: Judicael Perroy in Barton Creek- Parisian super-talent Judicael Perroy, an astonishing performer and one of classical guitar's most sought-after teachers, plays for us in the beautiful Barton Creek home of Dianne Goggan. This intimate evening will be made even more special with an array of deliciousness from Gusto Italian Kitchen.

DFW Record Show
January 29

Hurst Conference Center; 1601 Campus Dr, Hurst, TX

Hurst Conference Center
Chris Connolly, General Manager
1601 Campus Drive; Hurst, TX 76054
Activities: Trade show/convention
Born out of a nostalgic love for vinyl and a desperate need to fill in the holes in our collections, we bring you the newest record show in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. Just think of it as the biggest record store in town. Featuting Old and New Vinyl, and Vintage and Modern Audio Equipment.

Austin Classical Guitar 2016/2017 Season
January 31

Antonelli's Cheese House; Austin, TX

Austin Classical Guitar
P.O. Box 4072; Austin, TX 78765
(512) 300-2247 ; James Fidlon, Director of Operations
Music: Classical
Activities: Concert season
ACG Up Close: A Taste of France - Oh la la! Parisian virtuoso Judicael Perroy paired with French wines and cheeses from our hosts at Antonelli's Cheese Shop. Grab your beret and get your tickets – space is limited!

Evenings With the Songwriter ~ 2
January 31, February 28, March 28, April 25, May 30, June 27, July 25, August 29, September 26, October 31, November 28

Eugene Clark Library; Lockhart, TX

Evenings With the Songwriter
P.O. Box 82; Lockhart, TX 78644
(512) 376-0340
Music: Folk/Acoustic
Activities: Concert season
Hosted by Fletcher Clark the last Tuesday of each month, this series is free to the public as these artists present the art and craft of their songwriting. Evenings With The Songwriter is back for their 7th Season in 2017. Featuring Dan Weber on January 31, Bernice Lewis and Ken Gaines on February 28, Shelly King on March 28, Sarah Pierce on April 25, Bill Oliver, Paul Pearcy and Beth Galiger on May 30, Walt Wilkins on June 27, Mo McMorrow on July 25, Craig Hillis on August 29, Bianca De Leon & Butch Morgan on September 26, Freddie Krc on October 31, and Claudia Nygaard on November 28. Host Fletcher Clark says, "This is not strictly a performance, nor interview, nor song swap, nor workshop - the program incorporates all these, exploring the art and craft of songwriting."