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February 17 at 8:00 pm

PRESENCE with Reena Esmail 

Saturday, February 17th at 8pm CT

AISD Performing Arts Center 1500 Barbara Jordan Blvd, Austin, TX 78723

Presence is the heart of our season.

The culmination of a yearlong collaboration, Presence features music by ACG’s 23-24 Artist-in-Residence and Grammy-nominated composer Reena Esmail, and performances by the extraordinary Mexican guitarist Dieter Hennings Yeomans, Austin’s super-creative and genre-bending vocal ensemble VAMP, and critically acclaimed bassoonist and UT Butler School faculty member Kristin Wolfe Jensen.  

These internationally celebrated artists will be joined by a massive guitar orchestra, conducted by ACG Artistic Director Joe Williams on stage at the gorgeous AISD Performing Arts Center. The Presence Guitar Orchestra features the ACG Youth Camerata, Youth Orchestra & Chamber Ensemble as well as guitarists from UT Austin, UT San Antonio & UT Rio Grande Valley.

With premieres of music written by Reena Esmail, Matthew Lyons, Travis Marcum, Tony Mariano and Joe Williams.  Presence is a celebration of now and our shared experience.  Join us for this unforgettable evening! 


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This project has been funded in part by the City of Austin’s Elevate Grant Program.