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The Balcones Community Orchestra is in its twenty-fifth 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. 

Please check our website often to see upcoming events, including full orchestra performances, as well as other musical events pertaining to the classics. 

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The McCain Duo
Gershwin:  Rhapsody in Blue
Artina McCain, Piano
Sachse:  Concertino for Trombone
Martin McCain, Trombone

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The Orchestra will also perform
Mozart:  Symphony No. 25

Sunday, May 19, 2024- 4:00 pm

St. Matthew's Episcopal Church 

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                                                                        2023-2024 CALENDAR - SUNDAYS AT 4:00

September   24    -   Patrice Calixte, Violin & Alex Smith, Viola  - Lakeway Activity Center   
                                              Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante

October 22              -   Anton Nel, Piano  -  St. Matthew's Episcopal Church
                                                 Mozart:  Piano Concerto in F Major, K. 459

November 19         -    Bryan Hall, Violin  -  Episcopal Church of the Resurrection
                                                Dvorak:  Violin Concerto

January 21, 2024  -   Full Orchestra Performance - Episcopal Church of the Resurrection
                                                 Handel, Haydn and Beethoven

February 18             -    SungEun Park, Piano  -  St. Matthew's Episcopal Church
                                                 Beethoven:  Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major                                            

March 17                    -     Thomas Gougeon, Violin - Episcopal Church of the Resurrection
                                               Beethoven:  Romanze in F 

April 21                        -    Full Orchestra Performance  - Episcopal Church of the Resurrection
                                                  Mendelssohn:  Fingal’s Cave Overture (The Hebrides)
                                                  Schubert:  Symphony No. 3 in D Major
                                                  Mozart:  Symphony No. 31

May 19                         -    Artina McCain, Piano - St. Matthew's Episcopal Church
   Repertoire TBA




The McCain Duo
Known for their fusion of classical, jazz and gospel programming, the McCain Duo (Artina and
Martin) present concerts with a surprising depth of emotional contrasts. Audiences describe
their performances as “breathtaking, awe-inspiring, and invigorating.” Their marriage and
musical collaboration create an intimate range of tone colors and imaginative storytelling.
The McCain Duo are champions of building personal connections with composers to create a
larger repertoire. Their award-winning albums Renew, Shades and Trombone Czar feature
commissioned works and were each honored with Global Music Awards.
The duo has performed throughout Asia, Europe and Canada. US highlights include
performances at the Gateways Music Festival (NY), the International Trombone Festival, The
Great American Brass Band Festival (KY) and most recently the Conference Artists at the Music
Teachers National Association Convention. Their concerts and recordings have been broadcast
on NPR’s Performance Today, CKWR Toronto, Hong Kong Radio Television 4 and KMFA
Classical Austin.
In addition to their performing careers, the McCain Duo created professional development
programming for emerging artists. Their social media video series “Elevate with the McCain
Duo” reached thousands of viewers covering topics ranging from personal goal setting to
auditions and expanded career options for musicians. They have presented clinics on arts
entrepreneurship at Indiana University, University of Michigan and University of Southern
California and others.

For more information, visit

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