Bass Concert Hall
2350 Robert Dedman, Austin, 78705, 512/471-2787
Located on the UT campus, Bass Concert Hall boasts some of the best acoustics in Austin. Opened in 1981, the grand and stately room remains a key local venue not only for classical ensembles like the Kronos Quartet and jazz legends including Sonny Rollins, but regularly hosts pop and rock stalwarts ranging from Duran Duran to Los Lobos. Broadway shows? Check. And where else could Philip Glass bring his genre-defying musical adaptation of Leonard Cohen’s poetry? The theatre holds 2,900 people on three levels.
Thu., Sept. 21, 8pm
Storm Large & Le Bonheur
Sun., Sept. 24, 7pm
Sun., Oct. 1, 7:30pm
Thu., Oct. 19, 8pm
Conductor Justin Freer and the Austin Symphony Orchestra will have 'em Rowling in the aisles with their live performance of the score to this popular film, as the wizardly action unspools onscreen and the geeknoscenti whisper to their neighbors, "You know, the book was originally titled Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, but someone figured Americans are just too damn ignorant." Muggles! Muggles everywhere! Sept. 23-24. Fri., 7:30pm; Sat., 1pm. $37 and up.
Rent comes to Austin with Evan Ensign directing and Marlies Yearby choreographing. Watch this special cast portray "an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out." Tickets on sale. Fri.-Sun., Oct. 13-15. $30 and up.
- 2005: Critics Best Excuse to Dress Up (Performances at Bass Concert Hall (Ballet, Symphony, Opera))
- 1996: Readers Best Place To Dress Up
- 1994: Readers Best Dance Space
- 1993: Critics Best Performing Arts Center: National/ International Acts