Welcome to ATXclassical

It was my wife who properly introduced me to classical music: one of our first dates was Parsifal at the Staatsoper in Vienna. More than 10 years later, we find ourselves in the city she grew up and we find ourselves in a city where classical music is thriving.

So this project was born out of love. I want to show off classical music in Austin.

I hope to offer a clutter-free option to browse and discover classical music events in Austin. I want Austinites to have a place where they can leave their own reviews. And I want to build a community of classical music fans!

I’d love to hear from you on how we can improve the site. New features will be added as time and resources permit. I have something in mind for the upcoming National Arts Education Week, for example…

While I did my best to include as many events as possible right from the start, please know that I’ll regularly update the busy calendar. I’ve counted nearly 200 events already just this season! Am I missing an event we should know about? You can submit it on the site!

You’ll also find feature articles and interviews with Austin’s classical musicians (like this one on the upcoming John Cage birthday bash). My goal is to offer interesting behind-the-scenes impressions. I am not a journalist. Perhaps more like a cheerleader.

So I hope you’ll join me in this endeavor and help me show off classical music in Austin.

Yours musically,

Marc van Bree

 

P.S. To start, let us know below how you were first introduced to classical music! 


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