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Austin Symphony Orchestra Family Concert
With the Austin Symphony Orchestra in street clothes and everyone sporting bright yellow Symph-o-Vision glasses that turned even the dullest brown wall at the Bass into a rainbow of light, the kid-packed audience was taken on a colorful family musical journey.
"...Austin Symphony Family Concert: Up Close and (Almost) Personal..."

April 27, 2001 Arts Review by Robi Polgar

Bach N' Beats
Austin Symphony musicians mix it up with DJs at the Parish
"...This ingenious musical mash-up comes courtesy of the Austin Symphony Orchestra, which goes to show that it is..."

Sept. 27, 2018 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Crucial Concerts for the Coming Week
Jess Williamson, Ondara, Cherubs, Blushing, and more recommended shows
"...Dale Watson on her 30th birthday. Now 35, the Austin-launched, L.A.-and-Marfa-based songwriter lands an ideal musical homecoming. Williamson will..."

June 9, 2023 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Jennifer Higdon, American Voice
One of this nation's most acclaimed and active composers, on our rich melting pot of music
"...when you hit 100 birthdays.) But this week in Austin, Lenny has to cede his concert crown to another..."

Sept. 28, 2018 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Menuhin Competition 2014
"...Mendelssohn's Double Concerto for Violin and Piano: UT Symphony Orchestra and Gerhardt Zimmermann with Ilya Gringolts, violin, and..."

Feb. 21, 2014 Arts Feature

Top 10 (+1) Dance/Classical Music Treasures of 2012
In 2012, dance memorably explored profound topics, and classical embraced Charlie Brown and George Washington
"...1) 'SOLO SYMPHONY' (Forklift Danceworks) A revelation – of the dance at..."

Jan. 4, 2013 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

After a Fashion
Art Institute presents a show, and the kids are all right ...
"...very special night at the Long Center, as the Austin Symphony Orchestra held its first event specifically inviting the..."

Dec. 21, 2012 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

All Over Creation: Surprise, Surprise
Peter Bay's work in 'Solo Symphony' revealed sides of him that hadn't been seen before
"...artistic realm, as he proved in Forklift Danceworks' Solo Symphony, a work inspired by his movements as an orchestral..."

July 27, 2012 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Solo Symphony
When maestro Peter Bay was truly conducting, electricity charged this dance he inspired
"...Solo Symphony, a music and movement work for Austin Symphony maestro..."

July 20, 2012 Arts Review by Jonelle Seitz

Austin Symphony Orchestra With Bion Tsang, Cello
The cellist swashed and buckled his way through Dvorák like a great actor playing Cyrano
"...Austin Symphony Orchestra With Bion Tsang, CelloDell Hall at the..."

April 6, 2012 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Top 10 Classical Music Treasures of 2011
Ancient voices, singing strings, and lots of Bach made 2011 a fine year for ears
"...2) 'FLIGHT' (Austin Lyric Opera) The travelers in Jonathan Dove's airport-set opera..."

Jan. 6, 2012 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin Symphony Orchestra: Mexico's 200/100
The program of music from Mexico was unfortunately uneven in quality
"...Austin Symphony Orchestra: Mexico's 200/100..."

Nov. 26, 2010 Arts Review by Michael Kellerman

The Austin Symphony Orchestra With Sir James Galway and Lady Jeanne Galway
The great flutist made Dell Hall his home and seemed to be playing for old friends
"...The Austin Symphony With Sir James and Lady Jeanne Galway..."

March 6, 2009 Arts Review by Robert Faires

The Timeline
"...1959: Grand opening of Municipal Auditorium, designed by the Austin firm Jessen, Jessen, Millhouse & Greeven. Credit for the..."

March 21, 2008 Arts Feature

Austin Symphony Orchestra with Andre Watts
Maestro Peter Bay zeroed in on early 20th century France, and the results were magnificent
"...Austin Symphony Orchestra With André Watts..."

March 21, 2008 Arts Review by Michael Kellerman

Magic Time
Oh, the sights you'll see at First Night Austin
"...see it on Dec. 31. That's when First Night Austin unleashes dozens of area artists on the heart of..."

Dec. 28, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Mozart's Birthday
With a special lecture and three concerts of his music in Austin, Wolfgang Amadeus won't be hurting for recognition of his 250th birthday this week
"...with a wealth of concerts and special events. In Austin, that means a special lecture on the composer and..."

Jan. 27, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

One / the body's grace / Carmina Burana
Ballet Austin's bill of 'One / the body's grace' and 'Carmina Burana' provided a living spectacle of sound and motion that evoked the pleasure in what it means to be human
"...Ballet Austin's artistic director and chief choreographer is, of course, Stephen..."

Oct. 7, 2005 Arts Review by Wayne Alan Brenner

On the Funding Front
The symphony, Long Center, and Blanton Museum of Art have all seen lots of green sprouting in their yards lately
"...Spring has come early to some Austin arts institutions. They've seen lots of green sprouting in..."

March 4, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Our Country Mapped in Music
The Austin Symphony's concert with Grantham's Southern Harmony, Copland's Appalachian Spring Suite, and Gershwin's Second Rhapsody gives audiences a chance to hear how some composers describe an American sense of place through music
"...landscapes with your ear. George Gershwin, Aaron Copland, and Austin composer Donald Grantham have managed to evoke the distinctive..."

March 19, 2004 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Sergei's Big Score
Austin Symphony conductor Peter Bay has tremendous regard for both Sergei Prokofiev's score and Sergei Eisenstein's images for the 1938 film Alexander Nevsky, and as he prepares for a live performance of the score as the film is being shown, he talks about this remarkable fusion of image and music and what's involved in performing it live.
"...Austin Symphony conductor Peter Bay fell under the spell of..."

May 23, 2003 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin Symphony with Caitlin Tully
Local Arts Reviews
"...Austin Symphony With Caitlin Tully: She Got It..."

Oct. 25, 2002 Arts Review by Robi Polgar

The Manhattan Transfer with the Austin Symphony
The four accomplished vocalists who comprise the Manhattan Transfer turned an evening with the Austin Symphony at the Austin Convention Center into a night when "there was magic abroad in the air."
"...The Manhattan Transfer with the Austin Symphony: Fit to PleaseAustin Convention Center,..."

June 14, 2002 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Muffitt Promoted
"...In our haste last week to welcome the Austin Symphony Orchestra`s brand-new music director, Peter Bay, we neglected..."

Dec. 26, 1997 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Music to Wave Flags By
The 411 on the 4th of July concerts in the 512 and environs
"...Austin Symphony Orchestra Wed., July 4, 8:30pm Vic Mathias..."

June 29, 2018 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Strike Up the Band!
If it's patriotic tuneage you want for your Fourth, here it is
"...Austin Symphony Orchestra Sat., July 4, 8:30pm Vic Mathias..."

July 1, 2017 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Stars and Stripes Forever!
Where to get your patriotic tuneage this Independence Day
"...Overture, and a full-throated chorus of our National Anthem. Austin Symphony Orchestra Sat., July 4, 8:30pm, Vic Mathias..."

July 3, 2015 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Austin Symphony Orchestra: Copland and Mexico
ASO took its audience across the border to let us 'see' our southern neighbor in music
"...Austin Symphony Orchestra: Copland and MexicoDell Hall at the Long..."

March 28, 2014 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance Company
An impossible symphony and a manipulated dance challenge our experience of time and memory
"...Inge's 9 Beet Stretch, a recording of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony that has been computer-stretched to a length of 24..."

July 26, 2013 Arts Feature by Jonelle Seitz

Austin Symphony Orchestra With Emanuel Ax
The music made by the ASO and its guest pianist too often sounded disconnected
"...Austin Symphony Orchestra With Emanuel AxDell Hall at the Long..."

Jan. 20, 2012 Arts Review by Adam Roberts

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