‘together’ is big and beautiful, and it’s the spiritual center of our season: a multimedia concert devoted to community and belonging.
The inventive concert, led by Artistic Director Joe Williams, will debut brilliant new works from
virtuosos including Russell Pinkston, Celil Refik Kaya, Travis Marcum and Joseph V. Williams II, and
feature the music of Clarice Assad and Wang Jei performed by a quartet of plucked and bowed
strings: Jennifer Choi (violin), Jessica Valls (bass), Isaac Bustos and Alejandro Montiel (guitars).
“together” is the third installment of our Austin-focused projects, following the success of “dream”
and “i/we,” which secured the 2017-18 Austin Critics Table Award for Best Composition
Performances will be held at 8 p.m. Jan. 24-25 and 4 p.m. Jan. 26 at the Blanton Museum of Art,
200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Austin.
“together” is not only one of our exciting upcoming shows, but also our guiding principle for the year,
featuring themes of belonging and isolation.
The concert and “together” principle were inspired by a year of interviews with members of the
community who were asked to share their experiences, in their own words, so that “we can all listen,
bear witness, contribute our own voice and learn,” as jointly stated by Artistic Director Joseph
Williams and Education Director Travis Marcum.
According to Williams and Marcum, “One of the greatest challenges of our time is isolation. Whether
we are cut off from one another by technology, addiction, health or dogma, this separateness can
make it difficult to see beyond the moment, beyond ourselves. As a theme for our season, together
is about disrupting the pattern of isolation and fostering belonging.”
About Austin Classical Guitar
Austin Classical Guitar (ACG) is the leading nonprofit organization dedicated to classical guitar in the
U.S. Founded in 1990, ACG currently presents close to 100 concerts annually through several
diverse series, showcasing the world’s greatest guitarists along with local and regional talent, in
performances reaching over 10,000 audience members each year. ACG also promotes lifelong
learning in the arts through enrichment classes, adult community ensembles, the highly-acclaimed
ACG Youth Orchestra, and beginning guitar classes.