701 W. Riverside, Austin, 78704, 512/474-5664
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.
is that much-celebrated Stravinsky-scored ballet
, here choreographed by Stephen Mills
, about an adventuresome prince who falls athwart trouble and seeks the help of a mystical female creature willing to make the ultimate sacrifice so he can find true love. Dvořák Serenade
is a contemporary wonder by New York choreographer Lar Lubovich
. Both are accompanied live by the Austin Symphony Orchestra
. Sept. 21-23. Fri.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 3pm. $15-89.