Special Masses and Events


Austin Baroque Orchestra

September 24, 2017

- ABO Director Billy Traylor gives a short talk about the concert before each performance to engage and connect with the concert goers and bring understanding of why the music was chosen and why it's important.
- ABO's performances are historically informed, which means the director takes great care to produce as historically accurate a performance as possible, including using replicas of instruments that were used between the 16th and early 19th centuries. 
- ABO is a unique orchestra in that performs not only the well-known music but also always offers a varied, less well-known repertoire. 

General admission: $30
Senior admission: $25
Young adult (an option for 20- and 30-somethings that are no longer students): $10
Students (can only be bought at the door): $5
Children in middle school and younger: FREE

On the program: 
Rameau – Overture from Naïs
Bach – Concerto in C minor for Oboe & Violin
Vivaldi – Opera arias from Montezuma
Pachelbel – Parthie à 5 in G major (one per part)
Telemann – Der Tag des Gerichts

"Known Unknowns features hidden and forgotten gems by some of the Baroque era’s heavyweights," said ABO director Billy Traylor. "You’ve heard Johann Pachelbel’s Canon in D a million times, right? Ever wondered if he wrote anything else? Do you love Telemann and Vivaldi but yearn for something beyond the same ol’ trio sonatas and concerti? Then this is the concert for you!" 
"Known Unknowns" will feature works by some of the Baroque era’s heavyweights, but instead of the “war horses,” they’re bringing out the hidden gems. Forget the Canon in D – they’ll be performing one of Pachelbel’s Parthie a 5, showing how instrumental he was in the transition from early to late baroque, along with J.S. Bach’s Concerto in C minor for Violin & Oboe, more often performed in its later arrangement for two harpsichords. 
There’ll be more than German music, though – they’ll include the overture from Rameau’s Naïs and arias from Vivaldi’s rarely performed operas. And finally, to celebrate the 250th anniversary of Georg Philipp Telemann’s death, they’ll perform his rarely performed 1762 oratorio Der Tag des Gerichts (The Day of Judgment). Featuring choir and soloists, this work shows that even at the age of 81 Telemann was incorporating the emerging galant and classical styles into his music.

Transit of St. Therese

The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Little Flower is commemorating the Feast Day of St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face, the parish patron saint, known as “The Little Flower,” and the 120th anniversary of her death Sept. 30-Oct. 1. 
On Saturday, Sept. 30, a special ceremony, the Transit of St. Thérèse, will be held at 5 p.m., followed by the Vigil Mass at 5:30 p.m. The ceremony, instituted in 2008 by Little Flower pastor Fr. Luis Gerardo Belmonte-Luna, OCD, narrates the saint’s last conversations before her death. The 24-year-old Carmelite nun invites us to contemplate her encounter with the Lord as she said: “I am not dying; I am entering to a new life.”


For any questions or concerns, call or visit the parish office:

(210) 735-9126
824 Kentucky Ave