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10-Time Grammy Winners Open ASO’s Butler Pops

October 4, 2012
  • Who: Take 6 with the Austin Symphony Orchestra
  • When: Saturday, October 27, 8:00 p.m.
  • Where: Dell Hall, Long Center for the Performing Arts
  • Cost: $23 - $54

The Austin Symphony welcomes 10-time Grammy® winning singers Take 6 for the opening concert of the Sarah & Ernest Butler Pops concerts, October 27 at the Long Center for the Performing Arts. This evening of close harmony and a cappella artistry is sponsored by Avende, Austin Tree Experts and Endvision.

While vocal groups surge in popularity, Take 6 continues to set the standard for a cappella groups of this generation. Their swinging, harmony-rich gospel sound has attracted a flurry of attention from some of the most notable jazz luminaries, including Quincy Jones, Ella Fitzgerald, and Stevie Wonder. Winners of 10 Grammy® Awards, 10 Dove Awards, a Soul Train Award and two NAACP Image Award nominations, Take 6 holds the distinct honor of being the most Grammy®-nominated vocal group in history.

Additional entertainment for the evening will begin at 7:30 when the Long Center’s City Terrace will ring with music provided by First United Methodist’s “Life in the City” Band. The group plays an eclectic mix of pop, hip-hop and jazz with a gospel flair.

Tickets for Take 6 can be purchased online at, where you will also discover seating maps, price options and a wealth of concert information. You can also purchase tickets at the Symphony Box Office, 11th and Red River or call 476-6064 or 1-888-MAESTRO (toll-free).