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AUSTIN CLASSICAL GUITAR: AUSTIN NOW

LOOKING UP

With The Austin Guitar Quartet

Thursday, November 19 at 7:00 p.m. | Virtual Concert

Presented in partnership with The Contemporary Austin

Austin Classical Guitar presents Austin Now, outstanding artists from our city collaborating through different mediums to create an expression of our time featuring live and filmed performances.

The Austin Guitar Quartet performs solos, duos, and quartets bringing to life sculptures from the sculpture park at the gogeous Laguna Gloria. Part live stream, part curated tour, this experiece will transport you.

The Austin Guitar Quartet is made up of Dr. Chad Ibison, Dr. Janet Grohovac, Stephen Krishnan, and Tom Clippinger. In their first year together, they were invited to join two Grammy winning groups, Conspirare and the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, for two performances and an album recording. The multi-ensemble group recorded Nico Muhly’s monumental work How Little You Are for choir and three quartets. With its four unique and accomplished musicians, the Austin Guitar Quartet delivers captivating performances of quartet masterworks across styles and centuries.

Experience Looking Up from the comfort of your own home as part of ACG's Austin Now virtual performance series. Tickets are free, but you must RSVP to receive a conformation with the link to view the performance. 

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The concert is free, but you can make a donation to Austin Classical Guitar to support ACG artists and services here

Event Details

Ticket Information

  • Cost: FREE

Presenter Details

  • Name: Austin Classical Guitar
  • Austin Classical Guitar (ACG) is the leading nonprofit organization dedicated to classical guitar in the United States. 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.

    At the heart of the organization’s mission is ACG Education, a program that was launched in 2001 in an effort to improve the quality of classroom-based guitar instruction in Austin schools. Seventeen years later, ACG’s education team is supporting for-credit guitar programs they have built in nearly 60 elementary, middle, and high schools throughout the Austin area, bringing high-quality, long-term arts education to nearly 4,000 students each week. The flexibility and comprehensiveness of ACG’s curriculum, which was published online in 2004 at GuitarCurriculum.com, has shown classical guitar to be a uniquely effective and engaging solution for under-resourced schools struggling to provide high-quality arts education for their students. Today, GuitarCurriculum.com and the teaching resources that accompany it are being used by hundreds of teachers throughout Texas and beyond, and ACG Education’s success in Austin schools is serving as a model for other communities around the world.

    In recent years, ACG’s services have expanded to include innovative education programs for Travis County youth who are incarcerated or on probation, as well as braille-adapted instruction for students at Texas School for the Blind & Visually Impaired. Through a partnership with Carnegie Hall, ACG offers the Lullaby Project, an arts intervention for new and expecting mothers facing economic, social and psychological challenges.

    With its groundbreaking education and social services, world-class concert presentations, a commitment to equity and inclusion in all of its programming, and the generous investment of thousands of supporters, ACG will continue to grow and pursue its mission to inspire all the people it serves with musical experiences of deep personal significance.