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2020-2021 Season at a Glance
  • 2020-2021 Season at a Glance

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MASTERWORKS SERIES

COSMOS & CLASSICS
September 11/12, 2020
Women of Chorus Austin; Mela Dailey, soprano

GUSTAV HOLST A Fugal Overture, Op. 40, No. 1
BENJAMIN BRITTEN Les illuminations, Op. 18
GUSTAV HOLST The Planets

EDUCATING BEETHOVEN
October 2/3 2020
Julianne Webner, oboe; William Lewis, bassoon; Jessica Mathaes, violin; Douglas Harvey, cello

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Die Geschöphe des Prometheus: Overture
ANTONIO SALIERI Sinfonia in D Major (Veneziana)
JOSEPH HAYDN Sinfonia concertante in B-flat Major
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 36

THE WILLFUL THREE
November 20/21, 2020
Benedetto Lupo, piano

KEVIN PUTS Inspiring Beethoven
EDVARD GRIEG Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 16
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92

MUSIQUE DE FRANCE
January 15/16, 2021
Nancy Allen, harp

MAURICE RAVEL Ma mère l’Oye (complete ballet)
CLAUDE DEBUSSY Danses sacrée et profane
HENRIETTE RENIE Harp Concerto in C Minor
CLAUDE DEBUSSY La mer

THE GREATS
February 19/20 2021
Stewart Goodyear, piano

GEORGE WALKER Lyric for Strings
WILLIAM GRANT STILL Symphony No. 5 “Western Hemisphere”
PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat Minor, Op. 23

SONG OF THE NIGHT
March 12/33, 2021

GUSTAV MAHLER Symphony No. 7

FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE
April 9/10, 2021
Carla McElhaney, piano

PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY Eugene Onegin, Op. 24: Waltz
SERGEI PROKOFIEV Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Major, Op. 26
IGOR STRAVINSKY The Firebird (complete ballet)

CZECH MIX
May 14/15, 2021
Midori, violin

JOSEF SUK Scherzo fantastique, Op. 25
JEAN SIBELIUS Violin Concerto in D Minor, Op. 47
ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, B. 34

SARAH AND ERNEST BUTLER POPS SERIES

BACK TO THE FUTURE -film with orchestra
Friday, October 10, 2020

Power up your DeLorean… recharge your flux capacitor… and get ready to celebrate this unforgettable movie classic as you’ve never seen and heard it before! Back to the Future, staring Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson and Crispin Glover, is the 1.21-gigawatt blockbuster that topped the 1985 box office chart, spawned two wildly successful sequels and stamped an enduring imprint on pop culture. Now, fans old and new will experience the thrill of Back to the Future like never before – on a big hi-def screen with a full symphony orchestra performing Alan Silverstri’s dazzling musical score live in synch with the movie. Audiences will also be in for an exclusive treat: approximately twenty minutes of brand new music added by award-winning composer Silvestri to the film’s score especially for these unique live orchestra presentations.

THE PAUL SIMON SONGBOOK
December 29/30, 2020

An evening of music from the legendary Paul Simon explores his unique artistry as a songwriter from his years with Simon and Garfunkel through his solo albums Graceland and Rhythm of the Saints.

Bring your favorite food dish and enjoy this concert in a cabaret style setting.

Paul Simon will not be in attendance.

TANGO CALIENTE!”
January 8, 2021

Soprano Camille Zamora joins your ASO together with award-winning Argentinian dancers Patricio Touceda and Eva Lucero, and internationally-acclaimed bandoneon artist Hector Del Curto!

WEST SIDE STORY -film with orchestra
Saturday, February 27, 2021

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of this iconic film and winner of ten Academy Awards®, including Best Picture. Your Austin Symphony Orchestra will play Leonard Bernstein’s electrifying score and memorable songs with lyrics by Stephen Sondheim live, while the newly re-mastered film is shown in glorious high definition on the big screen with the original vocals and dialog intact. This classic romantic tragedy, directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins and one of the greatest achievements in the history of movie musicals, features Robbins’ breath-taking choreography and a screenplay by Ernest Lehman based on the masterful book by Arthur Laurents.

SWING IS THE THING
May 28/29, 2021

Featuring world champion swing dancers and guest vocalists performing to the best of the 1940s and ’50s!

Bring your favorite food dish and enjoy this concert in a cabaret style setting.

FAMILY CONCERTS

Halloween Children’s Concert – TBD
Christmas in the Community – TBD
Texas Young Composers Concert – TBD

SPECIAL EVENTS

Handel’s Messiah – December 1, 2020 (Hyde Park Baptist Church)
Handel’s Messiah – December 2, 2020 (Emmaus Catholic Church)

All artists, programs, and dates are subject to change.