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Three-Time Grammy® Nominated Cuban Band Opens Austin Symphony Pops

October 3, 2011
  • Who: Tiempo Libre with the Austin Symphony
  • When: Friday, October 21, 2011
  • Where: Long Center for the Performing Arts
  • Cost: Tickets start at $19
  • Contact: Don Hill - Director of Public Relations - 476-6064 x 213

The Austin Symphony continues its Centennial Celebration season with the opening of the Sarah & Ernest Butler Pops concerts, October 21 at the Long Center for the Performing Arts. This concert features Cuban band Tiempo Libre in its Austin Symphony debut. Avende proudly sponsors this amazing night of Afro-Cuban rhythms. Watkins Insurance Group, The Republic Group and Austin Tele-Services, Inc. are providing special Centennial Guest Artist support.

Three-time Grammy® nominated Tiempo Libre is one the hottest young Latin bands today. Equally at home in concert halls, jazz clubs and dance venues, Tiempo Libre’s Miami-based members are true modern heirs to the rich tradition of the music of their native Cuba. Classically trained at Cuba’s premiere conservatories, today, the group is a hit in the U.S. and abroad, celebrated for its incendiary, joyful performances of timba, an irresistible, dance-inducing mix of high-voltage Latin jazz and the seductive rhythms of son.

Tickets for Tiempo Libre start at $19 and 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).