We are thrilled to announce nine new ACG experiences honoring rebirth and hope with artists from around the world and over one hundred friends in our community. All events are online and free, with donations gratefully accepted.

30th Season: Spring Event Guide


For spring 2021, ACG Originals goes deep on our connection and the beauty we can make together; UpClose Online, we travel to Brooklyn, and invite you to join us in the front row to hear the extraordinary artists we’ll meet there; and in Austin Now, outstanding artists from our city collaborate through different mediums to create a statement of our time featuring live and filmed performances.


ACG Originals: HOPE

Saturday, February 6, 2021 at 8PM CST

Friends from all across the world have shared music and messages of hope for this heartfelt ACG Original.


UpClose Online: GRISHA

Presented in partnership with Internal Creations

Saturday, March 13, 2021 at 8PM CST

One of our all-time favorite musical geniuses returns to inspire us in ways we can only imagine.


ACG Originals: PLAY: A Celebration of ACG Education

Saturday, March 27, 2021 at 8PM CDT

ACG Education turns 20 this year. What started in one school in Austin, Texas, grew into a movement impacting tens of thousands across the nation and beyond.



Presented in partnership with Internal Creations

Saturday, April 10, 2021 at 8PM CDT

Magnificent virtuoso Gohar Vardanyan began playing guitar at the age of five in Armenia, and has since traveled the world dazzling audiences in some of the most storied venues.



with Thomas Echols & Invoke

Presented in partnership with KMFA Classical 89.5

Sunday, April 18, 2021 at 5PM CDT

CALL AND RESPONSE is an exploration into memory, meaning, and the not-so-obvious threads that connect us all over Austin.


ACG Originals: GIVE

Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 7PM CDT

Guided by the belief that music can be a powerful catalyst for acceptance, hope, and joy, GIVE is a community concert featuring commissions from local artists, creative projects from students and community members as well as powerful songs from ACG’s Music & Healing program.


UpClose Online: RUPERT & LAURA

Presented in partnership with Internal Creations

Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 7PM CDT

We start things off with husband and wife duo Rupert Boyd and Laura Metcalf sharing the divine sounds of cello and guitar.



with Gabriel Santiago & Andrea DeLong-Amaya

Presented in partnership with Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 7PM CDT

Inspired by the transformation of winter to spring at the Wildflower Center, composer and performer Gabriel Santiago collaborates with master horticulturalist Andrea DeLong-Amaya to celebrate the intersections of nature and music.


UpClose Online: 30th SEASON FINALE

with Texas Guitar Quartet, Virtual Guitar Orchestra, Ex-Aequo, & Young Guitarists from across Texas

created in collaboration with The Augustine Foundation.

Saturday, May 22, 2021 at 8PM CDT

Our 30th season finale is an energetic celebration of Spring. An orchestra of young guitarists from all over Texas will premiere new arrangements by living Black American composers, and the Texas Guitar Quartet, long-time collaborators on some of ACG’s most ambitious projects (Alfred Hitchcock’sThe LodgerPersona, i/we, dream and together), will be dazzling us live from the AISD Performing Arts Center.


We look forward to celebrating a new spring together with you!