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8th Annual Austin Symphony Sarah and Ernest Butler Texas Young Composers Concert
  • 8th Annual Austin Symphony Sarah and Ernest Butler Texas Young Composers Concert

  • presented by the Austin Symphony
  • June 16, 2018 7:29 PM
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  • where: Dell Hall directions
  • conductor: Peter Bay

The Austin Symphony Orchestra is proud to present the 8th Annual Sarah and Ernest Butler Texas Young Composers Concert.

The most elite young composers Texas has to offer come together for one night to premiere their compositions that won the Sarah & Ernest Butler Texas Young Composers Competition held this past Fall. The pieces were selected during a blind audition by a panelist of judges. These remarkable pieces of music will be performed by your Austin Symphony Orchestra under the baton of ASO Music Director and Conductor, Peter Bay!

Congratulations to the 2018 winners of the Sarah & Ernest Butler Texas Young Composers Competition!

Name Composition Name City Prize
Harrison Collins Estactic Noise Little Elm First Prize – $3,000 Scholarship
Ayden Machajewski Nexus Round Rock Second Prize – $2,500 Scholarship
Tanner Walterman Insidious Cedar Park Third Prize – $2,000 Scholarship
David Schuler Unchartered Seas Leander Fourth Prize – $1500 Scholarship
Catherine Hoelscher Memories of a Summer Evening Houston Fifth Prize – $1000 Scholarship
Ethan Dintzner Concerto in Db Austin $500 Scholarship
Julian Falco Prism Skyline Houston $500 Scholarship
Amy Gravell In This Moment Austin $500 Scholarship

You don’t want to miss this electrifying concert showcasing some of Texas’ talented young composers. The program notes for each piece (written by the composers themselves!) will be highlighted on a screen behind the orchestra while their piece is performed live for the first time!

Bring your friends, family, co-workers, for a special evening of music!

Prices are $20 per adult and $5 per child.

A special thank you to all of our sponsors for making this concert possible.


Publishing Sponsor: Ars Nova Music

Video is courtesy of KLRU-PBS

All artists, programs and dates are subject to change