Austin Unconducted's Season Finale Concert w/Javier Jara!
April 6, 2023
Austin Unconducted's Season Finale Concert w/Javier Jara!41 Navasota St.
Austin, TX 78702
A unique collaboration between Austin's own conductorless string ensemble and guitarist and singer Javier Jara!
About this event:
Javier Jara joins Austin Unconducted for an evening of guitar, song, and string orchestra! As always, join us early for complimentary drinks and hang out afterwards to meet the musicians.
6:00pm - Complimentary Happy Hour
7:00pm - Concert
8:00pm - Reception and Musician Meet & Greet
Come as you are. Contribute what you can.
We welcome your attendance and support in any form! Choose the ticket pricing that best suits you.
All tickets are for general admission & include an open bar.
Masks optional - mask friendly
If you're feeling sick, stay home. We'll happily refund your ticket.
About the Concert:
Featuring & curated by local guitarist, singer, and songwriter Javier Jara, originally of Ecuador, this concert will combine string orchestra with Latin music. Featuring music written by Javier for his Our Rhythms Our Voices project and inspired by interviews with local immigrants, we'll explore and celebrate human beings in motion; how we move, why we move, where we've come from, and what brings us together.
Program to Include:
- Osvaldo Golijov - Tenebrae
- Jessica Meyer - Go Big or Go Home
- Antonin Dvorak - Serenade for Strings, Scherzo: Vivace
- Original works by Javier Jara & Yahir Durán
About the Curator:
Hailing from the Ecuadorian highlands, Javier Jara has been producing and performing Latin music of all genres for all kinds of audiences, both big and small, in the United States for over 15 years. With a voice that is both soulful and melodic, Javier specializes in Latin folk and roots music ranging from Trova to Son Cubano to Bossa Nova and Tango. From 2016 through 2019, Javier produced more than twelve Latin ensemble concerts as an artist-in-residence at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center in Austin. He is now part of their Latin American Artist Access Program. Javier has two studio albums (De Una with Los Bohemios Perdidos and Canciones de Cuarentena as a Soloist). He will soon record his third studio album from the Our Rhythms, Our Voices project. He was one of six winners in the Kerrville Folk Festival's New Folk Competition in 2022. For more on Javier and his work, please visit www.ourrhythmsourvoices.com and www.javierjaramusic.com
About Austin Unconducted:
Austin Unconducted is a democratic orchestra formed in 2021 by a group of young professional musicians with a desire to present classical music in a way that is relatable, fresh, and fun. Rather than working with a conductor, our 18 string musicians collaborate and work with local artists to design and perform concerts that truly reflect the voice and energy of the city of Austin. Unconfined by tradition, unafraid to feature unheard voices, & unapologetically Austin, we are keeping music current.
Austin Unconducted is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that builds community by creating inclusive, immersive, and relevant concert experiences that engage diverse audiences. As a cooperative orchestra, we re-examine the long arc of musical tradition through a contemporary lens with performances that promote equity and generate new excitement for art music in our ever changing city.
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