ACMS is privileged to host the Austin Chamber Music Center on Saturday. It is also our pleasure to have in residence at our school the Texas Early Music Project and Tosca String Quartet, and we enjoy having the Austin Jazz Workshop rehearse in our studios. Please learn more about the work these fine musicians do in our community.
Ruby Jane, an Artist in Residence at ACMS, is an eighteen year old fiddle prodigy turned national touring artist. She has been addicted to the fiddle since she was 2 years old. She was the youngest ever invited fiddler on the Grand Ole Opry. She has toured and performed with Willie Nelson, Sheryl Crow, Big and Rich, Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top), Blues Traveler, Mark O’Connor, Asleep at the Wheel, and many more. Born in Texas, raised in Mississippi, and now in Austin, Ruby Jane has fronted her own band and toured for years. Recent performances include Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits Festival, and SXSW. She writes and sings her songs in a voice that resonates with compelling emotion. Her debut, self-released studio album, “Celebrity (Empire of Emptiness),” was released in June 2012. Her new single “Ticket Out”, recorded in Los Angeles with producer Mario Marchetti (Black Eyed Peas, Jennifer Lopez, JoJo, and more), will hit the worldwide web in November, 2013.
Founded in 1987 by Daniel Johnson, the Texas Early Music Project is dedicated to preserving and advancing the art of Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, and early Classical music through performance, recordings, and educational outreach.
View the 2012-2013 concert schedule and buy tickets
The Tosca String Quartet is Leigh Mahoney (violin), Tracy Seeger (violin), Ames Asbell (viola), and Sara Nelson (cello). They began in 1996 as members of the Tosca Tango Orchestra, a seven-piece ensemble that captivated the Austin, Texas, live music scene in the late 1990′s. The tango nuevo orchestra performed new compositions by composer and bandleader Glover Gill (along with a few Astor Piazzolla covers) and released six albums.
In 2000, the group gained an international following with soundtrack and on-screen work in Richard Linklater’s arthouse hit film Waking Life, and an appearance by invitation at the 5th World Tango Summit in Argentina. The quartet continues to perform with Gill and his group, Glovertango, whenever possible.