Austin Troubadours

Austin Troubadours

 Austin, Texas, USA

Medieval and Renaissance music. Seven musicians in period costumes, with 30 authentic instruments perform dances and songs of Medieval Europe. High energy, non conventional show, historically informed performance. Members from Austin Symphony, UT Faculty, funded in part by City of Austin and Texas Commission on the Arts. " Seeing and hearing the Austin Troubadours is as close as one is likely to get to experiencing the music of the Renaissance." (Mike Lee of KUT Austin)

Band Press

Tudor Concert – Austin Live Theatre

The Austin Troubadours, known for their unorthodox approach to musical interpretation, will present a historically informed performance with authentic instruments and period costumes. Austin Troubadours Artistic Director Slobodan Vujisic talked about the inspiration for their September concert. “We’re excited to present a program of primarily 16th- and 17th-century dances and songs used in Shakespeare’s plays or inspired by him. For instance, "Kemp’s Jig" (anonymous) refers to William Kemp, who was Shakespeare's favorite actor and clown, and "Have You Seen But A White Lilly Grow" was composed by Shakespeare’s lutenist, Robert Johnson. "It Was A Lover And His Lass" (Thomas Morley) is a song from Shakespeare’s comedy "As You Like It." It promises to be a concert audiences will enjoy hearing and seeing as we perform with authentic instruments in costumes of the period.”

Austin Chronicle - If Music Be The Food Of Love, Play On! - Austin Troubadours – Austin Chronicle

Slobodan Vujisic and his Austin Troubadours present a night of music from Shakespeare's plays, performed on authentic instruments by some of the finest talent (an all-star lineup in period costume) in this modern Texas world. Jenifer Thyssen! ?Neli Vujisic! Victor Eijkhout! Bruce Colson! Oliver Rajamani! John Walters! It's an early-music extravaganza of Bardic proportions, huzzah!

Mike Lee of KUT – KUT Austin

"They strive for authenticity, using painstakingly reproduced period instruments and even period-appropriate costuming, so seeing and hearing the Austin Troubadours is as close as one is likely to get to experiencing the music of the Renaissance."

Carla MecDonald's YNN "Art's Minute" – YNN TV

Music pick of the week for Sept. 4th:
Music for Shakespeare's Theatre- AUSTIN TROUBADOURS