Join us on May 8th for our Season Finale with Jorge Caballero & the Miro Quartet! This concert has it all – solos, quintets, a giant guitar orchestra, the premiere of a dazzling new work by Clarice Assad, our artist in residence this season, and the 10 year anniversary performance of one of our most ambitious projects, Austin Pictures, by Joe Williams.  Find ticket information here. This event is sponsored by atsec information security.

There is so much to celebrate in our Season Finale and we are so excited to share this special moment with you! Information on this exciting concert is online here.

Here is a sneak peek of Jorge Caballero and the Miro Quartet creating magic together, from a show we produced in the ACL Live Moody Theater in 2011 just after it opened. (Incidentally, in this video, they’re playing a piece ACG commissioned in 2009 for Caballero from Argentinian composer Jorge Morel.)

In our finale on May 8th, the quintet will perform the world premiere of Clarice Assad’s Mosaic Variations, written just for this occasion as the final chapter of Assad’s year-long Artist in Residence position here at ACG. This piece is based on a giant work for guitar orchestra Assad co-created with more than fifty AISD students in the fall and winter. Here is a short video about the composition process.

On top of all this magnificence we will also be able to experience the 10-year anniversary performance of Austin Pictures, a work written for ACG by our very own Artistic Director, Joe Williams in 2011. We’re assembling a huge guitar orchestra, including a bunch of players from the original performance! For an Austin Pictures, deep dive, here is our watch party of Austin Pictures where Joe, Jorge, the Miro Quartet’s Daniel Ching, and Matt Hinsley share memories and insights about that wild project.