The Balcones Community Orchestra is in its twenty-third season of bringing high-quality chamber orchestra music to the Austin region. The all-volunteer group draws its repertoire from the masterworks for small orchestra, and presents free concerts in venues that approximate the conditions under which these works were first performed and heard.
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Sunday, October 24th - 4:00 pm
Episcopal Church of the Resurrection
2200 Justin Lane 78757
Dr. Robert Radmer, viola
Telemann: Viola Concerto In G Major
The orchestra will also perform
Corelli: Concerto Grosso in B-flat, Op. 6 no. 5
Haydn: Divertimento in D Major Op. 2 no. 5
Parry: Lady Radnor’s Suite
Upcoming 2021 - 2022 Concerts - Sundays 4:00:
Nov 21 Brian Hall, violin - St. Martin's Lutheran Church
Jan 23 SungEun Park, piano - St. Matthew's Episcopal Church
Feb 20 TBA - Episcopal Church of the Resurrection
Mar 20 Alexander Smith, viola - Episcopal Church of the Resurrection
Apr 24 TBA - St. Martin's Lutheran Church
May 22 Artina McCain, piano - St. Matthew's Episcopal Church
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Dr. Robert Radmer - Bio
Dr. Robert Alan Radmer is the founder and Music Director of the Balcones Community Orchestra in Austin (TX), now in its twenty-third season. He has worked with youth orchestras and adult ensembles in six states, and for ten years was Music Director of the Eastern New Mexico University Symphony Orchestra.
Radmer's primary conducting studies were with Gurer Aykal, General Director of the Turkish National Symphony. Radmer attended by invitation the American Academy of Conducting at Aspen (2001) and the Conductor's Institute at the University of South Carolina (2002), and studied under conductors David Zinman, Murray Sidlin, Robert Spano, Donald Portnoy, Samuel Jones,and Kate Tamarkin.
Radmer has performed as a violist with chamber ensembles and orchestras in over two thousand performances since 1981 in 21 states and ten countries. He was awarded the Doctorate in Viola Performance from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1993, and has served on the music faculties of Texas State University, the College of Saint Scholastica, Eastern New Mexico University, and Southwest Texas State University.
Radmer was honored by being named Teacher of the Year in 1996 by the American String Teachers Association (New Mexico Chapter).
Prior to the Covid 19 pandemic, Radmer served ten years as Orchestra Director at St. Edwards University, and he is in his eighth year as the Orchestra Conductor for the Central Texas Medical Orchestra.
Radmer teaches violin, viola and guitar in his private studio. In his spare time he is a composer of concert music and is also an active member of the popular music scene in Austin. He also performs and records as a guitarist, singer, songwriter and improvising violist along with his childhood buddy, Jack Jensen in the band, Reel Sheboygan.