Festivals - Music - Special Events
PO Box 29773, Austin, TX 78755
La Follia Austin Baroque, founded in 1980 and based in Austin, Texas, performs Baroque music using instruments and performance styles proper to the Baroque period (circa 1600-1750). La Follia celebrates over 20 years as part of Austin’s lively and diverse musical scene. Focusing on music of the 17th and 18th centuries, they use instruments and performing styles appropriate to that period. They delight in performing the classics, such as the music of J.S. Bach, as well as unearthing little-known composers and musical treasures and sharing them with our audiences. Their goal is to bring this fascinating music back to life by recreating the original sounds, which are lighter, sweeter, and more transparent than those of modern instruments, and by mastering such lost arts as ensemble improvisation.
This project is funded and supported in part by the City of Austin through the Economic Growth & Redevelopment Services Office/Cultural Arts Division believing an investment in the Arts is an investment in Austin’s future.