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Long Center for the Performing Arts

701 W. Riverside
Austin, 78704
Built on the footprint of Palmer Auditorium in part with reclaimed materials from its predecessor, the Long Center opened in 2008. It serves as home to the Austin Symphony Orchestra, Ballet Austin, and Austin Opera. Between a marquee setting across the lake from Downtown and civic-minded integration with surrounding areas, the Long has proven transformational. The multi-tiered Dell Hall, the complex’s largest venue, seats 2,442. Even the upper balcony seats provide good sight lines. The hall’s acoustics eliminate dead zones by design and a series of movable banners and curtains enable the room to be custom-tuned for the music at hand.

Arts Calendar

To China, with Love

Get a preview of the popular dance works Ballet Austin's Stephen Mills will share with Asian audiences later this year, including Mills’ own Wolftantz and Liminal Glam. Bonus: Lar Lubovich and his melodic Dvořák Serenade, with live music by the Austin Symphony Orchestra. Fri., Sept. 23 - Sun., Sept. 25Sept. 23-25. Fri.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 3pm. $20 and up.

Wolf Hall

Austin Shakespeare begins its new season with this Michael Poulton adaptation of Hilary Mantel's richly compelling novel about Thomas Cromwell and that whole scheming Henry VIII crowd. Mind you, his isn't a full production; it's a reading; but it's a well-staged reading in full costume, directed by Ann Ciccolella. Thu., Sept. 22 - Sun., Sept. 25Sept. 22-25. Thu.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 3pm. $18-29.

Austin Symphony Orchestra: The Big Fall Dance

Here's a night of autumnal musical offerings led by maestro Peter Bay, highlighted by violinist Elena Urioste unleashing her formidable skills on Beethoven's violin concerto. Fri., Sept. 30 - Sat., Oct. 1Fri.-Sat., Sept. 30-Oct. 1, 8pm. $12-75.

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