Classical Cactus

Classical Cactus is our series at The University of Texas’s historic Cactus Café. Featuring a full bar with artists announcing their programs from the stage, this is our most relaxed series! Each evening features two artists, ticket giveaways, and fantastic music. Sip, relax, enjoy!

 

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CELIL REFIK-KAYA & FRED SPRINGER

Thursday, February 18th at 8pm
Cactus Café, UT Campus $10

Turkish musical genius Celil Refik-Kaya has dazzled us in concerts ranging from virtuoso classical guitar to traditional Turkish Oud. With a robust international performance career including a recent Carnegie Hall debut, this will be a truly unforgettable evening at the Cactus Cafe. The show begins at 8PM with UT student Fred Springer who blew us away in school concerts in the fall and makes his Cactus debut with this show!

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ISAAC BUSTOS CD RELEASE PARTY + TUSKI & FULLERTON

Thursday, March 10th at 8pm
Cactus Café, UT Campus $10

One of our favorite guitarists, Isaac Bustos has played on virtually every ACG series over the years as either a soloist or member of the amazing Texas Guitar Quartet. Now he has recorded an amazing new CD, and the Austin release party is at Classical Cactus! Be there, and bring cash so you can leave with your very own copy. The show begins at 8PM with ace UT players Colin Fullerton and Ian Tuski.

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FAREED HAQUE & TOM ECHOLS

Thursday, April 21st at 8pm
Cactus Café, UT Campus $10

Voted ‘Best World Guitarist’ by Guitar Player Magazine in 2009, Fareed Haque is a modern guitar virtuoso. Steeped in classical and jazz traditions, his unique command of the guitar and different musical styles inspire his musical ventures with tradition and fearless innovation. So excited to have him back in Austin to headline our April Classical Cactus! The show begins at 8PM with Tom Echols, one of Austin’s great gems of classical guitar.

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JUANITO PASCUAL & MARK CRUZ

Thursday, May 5th at 8pm
Cactus Café, UT Campus $10

Hailing from Boston, we’re thrilled for the return of creative flamenco guitarist Juanito Pascual to the Classical Cactus stage. With inventive original compositions, and deeply soulful performance, this will be a perfect evening to sip, relax, and enjoy. Our show begins at 8PM with super-talented composer and guitarist Mark Cruz, Professor of Guitar at Texas State University.

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ACG’s 2015-16 Classical Cactus Season is sponsored by