about revel


Pianist Carla McElhaney and cellist Joel Becktell formed Revel in 2008 to return the classical music experience to its radical roots, a place where musicians and their friends got together in intimate settings to let their hair down and revel in great music. They helped usher in a new era of innovative and informal concerts in Austin, blurring boundaries between genres, and inviting listeners to “forget the rules, come as you are, clap when you feel like it, and listen with abandon.” As a result, classical music lovers found in Revel a new expression for their passion, and non-classical audiences awakened to a genre and repertoire far richer and more inspiring than they previously imagined.