Spring Renaissance | 8th Annual International Music Festival

Spring Renaissance | 8th Annual International Music Festival

Musical masterpieces of Medieval and Renaissance fill the springtime air with The Austin Troubadours. Founder and award-winning Serbian lutenist Slobodan Vujisic will lead the high-energy international ensemble in an unconventional historically-informed performance! ABOUT THE ARTISTS Austin Troubadours “The Austin Troubadours are an international group of instrumentalists and singers whose mission is to revive the beauty of musical masterpieces from Medieval and Renaissance Europe.” It was founded in 2008 in Austin, Texas by the award-winning lutenist and early music specialist Slobodan Vujisic. Seven musicians in period costumes with more...

Family Day! | 8th Annual International Music Festival

Family Day! | 8th Annual International Music Festival

MBAW invites children and their families to attend this outdoor event with short performance vignettes and interactive activities representing different international cultures! Artist performances will include Spanish flamenco, American jazz, Mexican mariachi, Indian dance, and European renaissance. We are proud to partner with the Main Plaza Conservancy for this exciting event! Check out the full 8th Annual International Music Festival event schedule at: mbaw.org/imf   ABOUT THE ARTISTS Austin Troubadours “The Austin Troubadours are an international group of instrumentalists and singers whose mission is to revive the beauty of musical...

Duo Amal | 8th Annual International Music Festival

Duo Amal | 8th Annual International Music Festival

Virtuoso concert pianists Yaron Kohlberg of Israel and Bishara Haroni of Palestine make up the two halves of Duo Amal. Their name “Amal” means “Hope” in Arabic, reflecting their belief that music can overcome different backgrounds and cultural boundaries. The Sydney Morning Herald noted that “the virtuoso pianists bear testament to the capacity of music to transcend conflicts that have proved intractable”.  Check out the full 8th Annual International Music Festival lineup at: mbaw.org/imf ABOUT THE ARTISTS Duo Amal Originated in the conflicted Middle East, Duo Amal was formed by international pianists Yaron Kohlberg and Bishara...

The Lark | 8th Annual International Music Festival

The Lark | 8th Annual International Music Festival

The Miró Quartet, one of America’s most celebrated string quartets and the first ensemble ever to be awarded an Avery Fisher Career Grant, will be joined by Kristin Wolfe Jensen, professor of Bassoon at The University of Texas at Austin Butler School of Music. The program features Joseph Haydn’s quartet “The Lark”, and “Meeelaan” for bassoon and string quartet by Wynton Marsalis – American composer, trumpeter and jazz legend. Check out the full 8th Annual International Music Festival lineup at: mbaw.org/imf ABOUT THE ARTISTS The Miró Quartet The Miró Quartet is one of America’s most celebrated and dedicated string quartets, having...

Melting Pot | 8th Annual International Music Festival

Melting Pot | 8th Annual International Music Festival

Sam Reider and the Human Hands bring irresistible melodies and fiery improvisation to a mashup of Reider’s own creation, blending contemporary composition techniques with American jazz, folk, and pop tunes from around the globe. This unique six-piece ensemble features Reider on accordion, an array of string instruments, and saxophone. Check out the full International Music Festival at: mbaw.org/imf ABOUT THE ARTISTS Sam Reider and the Human Hands Irresistible melodies, fiery improvisation and otherworldly sounds collide in what Songlines Magazine dubbed “mash-up of the Klezmatics, Quintette du Hot Club de France and the Punch...

International Music Festival – REFLECT, RESET, REVIVE!

International Music Festival – REFLECT, RESET, REVIVE!

Get Your Free TicketsBuy Tickets on Eventbrite Click here to access tickets directly on Eventbrite website The 7th annual International Music Festival will shift virtually this year, transforming into one day-long summit exploring the state of the arts and future of performing arts! From noon to 5PM CST, we will bring a mixture of live-panel discussions from prominent artists/arts leaders as well as high-quality performances from MBAW’s illustrious past program and festival artists.  Watch online at:...

Friday, 22 March/Empire Theatre/7pm “East meets west”: Kayhan Kalhor (kamancheh or spike-fiddle), Iran and American String Quartet, Brooklyn Rider

Friday, 22 March/Empire Theatre/7pm “East meets west”: Kayhan Kalhor (kamancheh or spike-fiddle), Iran and American String Quartet, Brooklyn Rider

Kayhan Kalhor – kamancheh (spiked fiddle) Johnny Gandelsman – violin Colin Jacobsen – violin Nicholas Cords – viola Michael Nicolas – cello   Silent City, the “stunning collaboration” between Iranian kamancheh, or spike-fiddle, virtuoso Kayhan Kalhor and the adventurous, American string quartet, Brooklyn Rider has been hailed by the critics as “challenging music [that is] a real thrill ride” (Strings Magazine).     “The borough’s chief string quartet teamed up with the Iranian fiddler ­Kayhan Kalhor for one of those cross-cultural evenings that might have made no sense at all but instead displayed a loose, magical logic. One of...