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Long Story Short: Keeping Connected Through Music with Austin Classical Guitar

Posted on August 13, 2020 by Long

It’s summertime, and while we’re all home making our communities safer, we’re definitely missing the bustle of outdoor and indoor activity that makes summer at the Long Center a not-to-be-missed Austin activity. We’re so used to hosting outdoor movies for thousands or student-led musical theatre during these months, that we got to thinking… how ARE Austinites staying connected right now? So we turned to our friends at Austin Classical Guitar!

Austin Classical Guitar at Long Center

Who is Austin Classical Guitar?

If you haven’t attended one of their annual shows in Dell Hall, you’ve not only missed out on top-notch talent on stage, but also an equally good time out on the H-E-B Terrace with tapas, dancing, and the talent of ACG’s students lighting up the ring beam.

But they also do so much more.

In this edition of Long Story Short, we caught up with Joe Williams (Artistic Director) and Lennox Kolics (intern & former ACG student) to answer this question — What makes an ensemble an ensemble when you can’t be together?

Watch the Episode

Follow along will all of Austin Classical Guitar’s exciting streaming projects through Facebook, and check out those you might have missed.


Watch the full videos of Austin Classical Guitar’s Malaguena and The Solace Project, plus, learn the hopeful methodology behind these two “video portraits” that are keeping ACG’s community together.

This year, Summer Stock Austin comes to you with CyberStock: A Teenager’s Guide to Surviving the World. Catch the full stream of this new digital art form on August 16th at 7:30pm!

Long Center Members are invited to be a part of the Long Story Short recording process and ask questions during the interview! If you want to a part of the fun, make sure to learn more about Membership and the community impact that it supports.