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Austin Symphony Orchestra: Feast of Voices
The ASO and Chorus Austin combined forces for an evening of music that was gorgeous, sensual, and sometimes hall-shaking
"...of gorgeous, sensual, and sometimes hall-shaking music by the Austin Symphony and Chorus Austin, which offered everything from the..."

Oct. 13, 2017 Arts Review by Robi Polgar

Austin Symphony's Fourth of July Concert
No music or fireworks on the water; ASO goes F1 for the 4th
"...the shores of Lady Bird Lake eagerly anticipating the Austin Symphony's annual serving up of Sousa and the fireworks..."

July 4, 2014 Arts Post

Austin Symphony Orchestra Keeps Playing From Beyond the Stage
For the second time in its 109-year history, the ASO weathers a global pandemic
"...material do to stay active during a quarantine? The Austin Symphony Orchestra isn't exactly in a position to boost..."

June 19, 2020 Arts Feature by David Sotelo

Austin Symphony Orchestra: How Much Is That Symphony in the Window?
Two new symphonies will premiere in ASO's next season, but how are those costly commissions being paid for?
"...July is a holiday that practically belongs to the Austin Symphony Orchestra, it seems a fitting time to report..."

July 4, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin Symphony Orchestra: Commission fever
ASO has commissioned a new orchestral work from composer Christopher Theofanidis
"...special. Conspirare is rolling out the powerful Verdi Requiem. Austin Lyric Opera is leading off with opera's bad girl,..."

Oct. 26, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin Symphony: Everything Old Is New Again
The Austin Symphony's local premiere of Kevin Puts' 'Symphony No. 2': 'Island of Innocence,' evokes the cultural shift after 9/11 in a dramatic score
"...This weekend, the Austin Symphony will present the Austin premiere of Kevin Puts'..."

Oct. 21, 2005 Arts Feature by Barry Pineo

Austin Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Peter Bay spices up the symphonic menu with some new compositions
"...the last two concerts of its 2012-13 season, the Austin Symphony is bringing some fresh flavors to the dinner..."

May 31, 2013 Arts Feature by Natalie Zeldin

Austin Symphony Orchestra
The Arkansas Symphony's Galen Wixson has been hired as ASO's new executive director
"...The Austin Symphony Orchestra has a new executive director. Galen Wixson..."

Feb. 20, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin Symphony Orchestra: Roll over, Beethoven
The Austin Symphony is set on playing all nine of Beethoven's symphonies before it makes its first appearance in the Long Center in 2008
"...King "B" completists, take note: The Austin Symphony is dead set on playing all nine of..."

Sept. 1, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin Symphony: Meeting the orchestra the first time
The Austin Symphony gets in touch with our inner child through a concert featuring some of the classical music that most people first heard when they were young
"...This weekend, the Austin Symphony Orchestra will offer Young Person's Guide as the..."

Dec. 1, 2006 Arts Feature by Barry Pineo

Austin Symphony Orchestra With Jennifer Frautschi, Violin
The ASO's latest musical tour of Russia took a literary turn
"...Music was the medium through which the Austin Symphony Orchestra transported audiences to Russia in its first..."

Jan. 15, 2016 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Austin Symphony Orchestra Heads Bach to the Clubs
Round Two of ASO's collaboration between a string quartet and local DJs resulted in a sold-out show at the North Door
"...That was the case last Friday night when the Austin Symphony Orchestra served up the second edition of its..."

March 6, 2020 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin Symphony Orchestra
Yolanda Kondonassis joins ASO to show there's much more to harps than angel strumming
"...Well, Grammy-nominated Yolanda Kondonassis – guest soloist with the Austin Symphony Orchestra March 8 and 9 – will totally..."

March 8, 2013 Arts Feature by Natalie Zeldin

Austin Symphony Orchestra: The Music Goes 'Round and 'Round
ASO's first commissioned work uses Dell Hall to envelop the audience in sound
"...The Austin Symphony Orchestra knew that it wanted a new orchestral..."

Sept. 19, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin Symphony Orchestra: "Rach Star"
Orion Weiss played Rachmaninoff's Third Piano Concerto with the Austin Symphony, and we were spellbound
"...The Austin Symphony Orchestra was with Weiss all the way, providing..."

Jan. 17, 2020 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Austin Symphony's Happy Birthday, Lenny
In its concert celebrating Bernstein, the ASO shows the composer giving his all in even the briefest of works
"...That's what you heard again and again in the Austin Symphony's centenary celebration of the beloved, revered, and definitely..."

Oct. 26, 2018 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Austin Symphony Orchestra July Fourth Concert & Fireworks
With fireworks banned and cash tight, ASO cancels its holiday concert
"...Bird Lake this Monday. If you hadn't heard, the Austin Symphony Orchestra has scrubbed not only its traditional blast..."

July 1, 2011 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin Symphony Orchestra
ASO's biggest challenge of 2008? Keeping a straight face with the Flying Karamazovs.
"...been a year of formidable musical challenges for the Austin Symphony Orchestra: Beethoven's Ninth, Brahms' Fourth, Christopher Theofanidis' Field..."

Dec. 26, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin Symphony Orchestra's Variation Voyage
ASO’s first concert of 2019 had us hearing all sorts of feels, but Leon Fleisher’s piano also got us thinking
"...that the realm ruled by mood, by feeling? The Austin Symphony Orchestra's first concert of 2019 surely seemed constructed..."

Jan. 18, 2019 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Austin Symphony July Fourth Concert & Fireworks
With more than the usual musical suspects, the ASO managed to make its 39th July Fourth concert a rousing success
"...Peter Bay gets that, which is what makes the Austin Symphony Orchestra's July Fourth concerts more than just another..."

July 10, 2015 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Austin Symphony Orchestra
ASO turns to Kickstarter for help in making its first CD – and rescuing a forgotten composer
"...arts organizations followed their lead. Case in point: the Austin Symphony Orchestra, which is using Kickstarter to raise cash..."

March 14, 2014 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin Symphony Orchestra
ASO performs Verdi's 'Requiem' to honor JFK in the hall he never reached on Nov. 22
"...To Austin. That's right. That evening, the president was going to..."

Nov. 1, 2013 Arts Feature by Natalie Zeldin

Austin Symphony Orchestra With Yefim Bronfman
Yefim Bronfman played his way through the expansive territory of Brahms with masterful command
"...delight during his performance of the concerto with the Austin Symphony last week. In every moment of every movement,..."

Jan. 18, 2013 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Luv Doc Recommends: Austin Symphony July 4th Concert & Fireworks
Auditorium Shores, Sunday, July 4, 2010
"...thoughts lacks the ostentatiousness (no, dudebro, it isn't spelled "Austintatiousness") of colorful, ear-shattering explosions that make dogs spontaneously urinate..."

July 2, 2010 Column by The Luv Doc

Luv Doc Recommends: Austin Symphony July 4th Concert & Fireworks
Auditorium Shores at the Long Center, Saturday, July 4, 2009
"...shortly after you step outside. July through September in Austin is just one long wet T-shirt contest anyway, so..."

July 3, 2009 Column by The Luv Doc

Luv Doc Recommends: Austin Symphony 4th of July Concert and Fireworks
Zilker Park, Monday, July 4, 2005
"...July, your best bet is Zilker Park, where the Austin Symphony will be performing their annual Independence Day Concert...."

July 1, 2005 Column by The Luv Doc

The Austin Arts Hall of Fame Class of 2016
These inductees – Ballet Austin's Cookie Ruiz and Stephen Mills, and the Austin Symphony Orchestra's Peter Bay – are cultural heroes who lead by example
"...That the vitality of Austin's cultural scene is owed to its leaders – those..."

May 6, 2016 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Faster Than Sound – Welcome to Red River World: The Future of Austin’s Music District
Forecasting the storm of developments between the state Capitol and I-35. Also, NPR warned and ACL Fest confirms: Austin’s pop soloists are stepping up.
"...forth between split sets at Cheer Up Charlies and Symphony Square. Between them runs a sleepy stretch of office..."

May 24, 2019 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Faster Than Sound: Austin Music Grapples With Reopening & Protests
Civil unrest erupts nationwide as Austin clubs begin reopening
"...Overshadowed by civil unrest locally and nationally, Austin bars and music venues continued to reopen last weekend...."

June 5, 2020 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Nominees for the 2018-19 Austin Critics Table Awards Announced
The Critics Table's picture-perfect year
"...Members of the Austin Critics Table have considered the hundreds of stage productions,..."

May 13, 2019 Arts Post by Robert Faires

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