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

July 4, 2014 Arts Post

Golden Arm Symphony
Unraveling the budding symphonic genius of Graham Reynolds
"...papers that have overtaken his life since November: his symphony. He's got six days before its first rehearsal with..."

Feb. 11, 2000 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

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

June 19, 2020 Arts Feature by David Sotelo

I Hear a Symphony
Composer Kent Kennan has been an essential voice in America's musical counterpoint since 1936 when he won the Prix de Rome Composition Prize. Now, at age 90, he'll hear the Austin Symphony play his composition for the very first time.
"...that makes millions of folks bond with a Beethoven symphony, a Duke Ellington masterpiece, or a Sting album. It..."

Jan. 31, 2003 Arts Feature by Jerry Young

KVRX Fest 2019 at Cheer Up Charlies & Symphony Square
"...KVRX Fest at Symphony Square on May 11, 2019..."

May 14, 2019 Photo Gallery

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?
" a holiday that practically belongs to the Austin Symphony Orchestra, it seems a fitting time to report on..."

July 4, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

UT Symphony
After a season of auditioning conductors to find a new Director of Orchestral Activities, the UT School of Music has named Gerhardt Zimmermann to the post
"...Carolinean maestro, who's been music director for the Canton Symphony Orchestra in Ohio for 25 years and is also..."

May 19, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Punk Plays Nice and Writes a Symphony
New film features local musician's road to symphonic success
"...Austin indie/punk musician, the dream was to compose a symphony despite his lack of classical training – and then..."

Nov. 5, 2013 Screens Post by Jessi Cape

Austin Symphony Orchestra: Commission fever
ASO has commissioned a new orchestral work from composer Christopher Theofanidis
"...the classical ballet Don Quixote. So what about the symphony? Austin Symphony Orchestra had previously announced its one-two punch..."

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' Symphony..."

Oct. 21, 2005 Arts Feature by Barry Pineo

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

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 has..."

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 Beethoven's..."

Sept. 1, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Forget Decorum: Music Fans Holler Their Appreciation for the Symphony
And the classical music crowd goes wild
"...sound. That's certainly how it felt when the Austin Symphony Orchestra took the stage at Riverbend Centre on May..."

May 28, 2021 Features Feature by Robert Faires

National Geographic: Symphony for Our World
The breathtaking natural history footage combined with live symphonic performance sent a noble message: Save the Earth
"...Sym­phony for Our World, performed impeccably by the Austin Symphony Orchestra and Chorus Austin under the assured and engaging..."

Aug. 3, 2018 Arts Review by Robi Polgar

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 first..."

Dec. 1, 2006 Arts Feature by Barry Pineo

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
"...gorgeous, sensual, and sometimes hall-shaking music by the Austin Symphony and Chorus Austin, which offered everything from the barely..."

Oct. 13, 2017 Arts Review by Robi Polgar

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 concert..."

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
"...was the case last Friday night when the Austin Symphony Orchestra served up the second edition of its Bach..."

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
"...Grammy-nominated Yolanda Kondonassis – guest soloist with the Austin Symphony Orchestra March 8 and 9 – will totally change..."

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 work..."

Sept. 19, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Symphony No. 1: A Listening Guide
"...March 5 & 6, Peter Bay and the Austin Symphony Orchestra perform Shostakovich's Symphony No. 1 in F minor..."

Feb. 13, 2004 Music Feature by Graham Reynolds

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 the..."

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
"...what you heard again and again in the Austin Symphony's centenary celebration of the beloved, revered, and definitely larger-than-life..."

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
"...Lake this Monday. If you hadn't heard, the Austin Symphony Orchestra has scrubbed not only its traditional blast of..."

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.
"...a year of formidable musical challenges for the Austin Symphony Orchestra: Beethoven's Ninth, Brahms' Fourth, Christopher Theofanidis' Field of..."

Dec. 26, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

At the Alamo Downtown: Two Star Symphony does 'The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari'
At the Alamo Lakecreek the Docuweek Multicity Documentary Tour
"...a lot like the Houston-based string quartet Two Star Symphony, which will perform its new, original score for Wiene's..."

Nov. 3, 2006 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

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
"...the realm ruled by mood, by feeling? The Austin Symphony Orchestra's first concert of 2019 surely seemed constructed to..."

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
"...Bay gets that, which is what makes the Austin Symphony Orchestra's July Fourth concerts more than just another roundup..."

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
"...organizations followed their lead. Case in point: the Austin Symphony Orchestra, which is using Kickstarter to raise cash for..."

March 14, 2014 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

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