Austin Pictures, Saturday, 10/1 at 8PM, ACL Live at the Moody Theater

Can you imagine one guitarist playing an entire symphony?

Supremely gifted guitar wizard Jorge Caballero will play Pictures at an Exhibition – one of the most famous orchestra pieces of all time – on solo guitar at the spectacular new ACL Live space on Saturday, October 1st.

The evening will be filmed for TV by KLRU, and broadcast live by KMFA.

And that’s just the beginning…

Pictures at an Exhibition has 11 evocative musical themes.  11 distinguished high school artists are each painting their own Austin versions on canvas.  Bringing their work to life at ACL Live will be a short film about the artists and their experience painting in response to music.  Meet the artists and filmmakers online.

And imagine this: to open the show, a new musical work about Austin will be premiered by the Miró String Quartet and over 100 young guitarists – from over 1,000 miles away – with Maestro Peter Bay conducting.

Austin Pictures is art, music, film and inspiration.  Tickets and information for this uniquely Austin celebration at or 877-435-9849.

Austin Pictures, behind the scenes:

The Alamo Drafthouse is a partner for the vast AV elements of Austin Pictures. Here’s an interview with Tim League, the Alamo’s founder and CEO, about creativity in Austin and at the Alamo, their role in the production, and Tim’s own guitar history.

Watch an interview with The Austin Symphony’s Maestro Peter Bay about Austin Pictures, Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, and getting young people involved in the arts.

Learn about the new 5-movement musical work, “Austin Pictures”, in an interview with composer Joe Williams.

Young guitarists are coming from as far away as Brownsville, Albuquerque, and Oklahoma City to participate.  Here’s an article in The Oklahoman about a group of kids excited to participate and working to make it happen.

Austin Pictures is a presentation of the Austin Classical Guitar Society, creators of the multi-award-winning 2010 Austin Goes Classical Festival.  Presenting sponsors are: HEB, Austin Asset Management Company, The Kodosky Foundation, Michael Fields with Ameriprise Financial, Carolyn and Marc Seriff, and Silicon Labs.  Media sponsors are: The Austin Chronicle, FG Squared, KMFA, KUT, CultureMap, and Univision.  Presentation Partners are: KLRU, The Austin Symphony Orchestra, the Blanton Museum of Art, MindPOP, 2nd Street District, and the Alamo Drafthouse.