Chamber Music is “the music of friends”, where a small ensemble performs in an intimate setting. Traditionally, these performances would take place in a small chamber, or salon, within a home. It is in these cozy settings that an audience can truly share the experience of music-making with the musician.
What we do:
Salon Concerts presents 4 concerts, each performed on a Sunday afternoon and the following Monday evening. The artists are chosen from the best classical musicians in Austin and distinguished, internationally acclaimed guest performers. Each pair of concerts takes place in a beautiful private home and includes a post-concert buffet of hors d’oeuvres and wines catered by the fabulous Pascal. Audience members have the opportunity to mingle with the artists, the hosts, and fellow music lovers.
On the Tuesday following each pair of concerts there will be a FREE Noon Hour excerpted version of the concert with the same repertoire and musicians, but a bit shorter. Lunch Hour Concerts will be at the Scottish Rite Theater, 207 W. 18th St and begin at noon. No reservations required. Dress is casual. Attentive children are welcome.
You can read about Salon Concerts and the first concert of our 2010/2011 Season in “Chamber music finds its modern home” by Luke Quinton of the Austin American Stateman, November 17, 2010.
Founded in 1990 by violinist Robert Rudié, Salon Concerts’ mission is to encourage more people to enjoy chamber music. From a four-concert subscription series in unique Austin homes, to free rush-hour concerts, to a nationally recognized program of chamber music education in public schools—our activities reach and educate audiences of all ages about this intimate art form.
Organization & funding
Salon Concerts, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charitable non- profit corporation supported by generous donors, foundations, and businesses. The programs of Salon Concerts and CHAMPS are funded and supported in part by the City of Austin through the Cultural Arts Division, a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts, and the generosity of ACMP (Amateur Chamber Music Players), contributions by the Dell foundation, and individual gifts.
For information on donating to Salon Concerts, Inc., please email us at email@example.com.