Canadian cellist Leanne Zacharias returns to Austin to perform “River Measures” a singular cycle of nine one-hour solo performances along Austin’s lakeside trails.
Unfolding over the course of three days —Dec. 12 through 14 — Zacharias will perform three one-hour solo sets.
We’ll have an interview with Zacharias next week. Until then, here’s how “River Measures” will unfold:
Starting on the newly constructed boardwalk near the mouth of Bouldin Creek, Zacharias will travel to spots upstream along both shores of Lady Bird Lake.
Her 2 p.m. Saturday afternoon performance will take place near the mouth of Barton Creek, after which she will retrace her path downstream, closing the performance Sunday evening at 5 p.m. at the site of the first performance on the boardwalk.
Each one-hour set will be a completely unique program.
A production of New Music Coop and Fast Forward, “River Measures” is free.
Zacharias will play music by, among others, John Cage, Michael Oesterle, Andrew Norman, John Corigliano, J.S. Bach and Emily Doolittle.
“River Measures” schedule:
Friday, Dec. 12.
11 a.m. @ Boardwalk near mouth of Bouldin Creek
2 p.m.@ Texas Star Gazebo near Cesar Chavez and Colorado St.
5 p.m. @ Gazebo near 1st on Auditorium Shores
Saturday, Dec. 13
11 a.m. @ North shore hike and bike just west of Lamar Blvd.
2 p.m. @ Lou Neff Point near the mouth of Barton Creek
5 p.m. @ North shore hike and bike just west of Lamar Blvd.
Sunday, Dec. 14
11 a.m. @ Gazebo near 1st on Auditorium Shores
2 p.m. @ Texas Star Gazebo near Cesar Chavez and Colorado St.
5 p.m. @ Boardwalk near mouth of Bouldin Creek
Download a printable PDF of the performance map here.
Zacharias is an intrepid and adventurous musician.
In 2013 she climbed into a row boat to play “Concerto Laguna” Travis Weller’s site-specific concerto presented at Laguna Gloria by the Contemporary Austin.