Austin Symphony to celebrate 100th season in 2010-11

Posted on: March 31, 2010

The Austin Symphony Orchestra in Texas has announced the details of its 2010-2011 season, which will open in September with Music Director Peter Bay leading William Schuman’s New England Triptych, Robert Schumann’s Symphony No 2, and Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 with soloist André Watts. In November, the orchestra will celebrate the bicentennial of Mexico’s independence and the centennial of the Mexican revolution with a program featuring Mexican-born violinist Francisco Ladrón de Guevara-Finck and works by Mexican composers Blas Galindo, Manuel María Ponce, Silvestre Revueltas, Arturo Márquez, and José Pablo Moncayo. Other season highlights will include Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique, Haydn’s Symphony No. 93, Stravinsky’s Petrouchka, Mozart’s Symphony No. 40, Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No 4. The NEXUS percussion ensemble will join the orchestra April 1 for Takemitsu’s From me flows what you call Time; other guest soloists include violinists Judith Ingolfsson and Anne Akiko Meyers and pianists Jon Kimura Parker and Benedetto Lupo. In April, the orchestra will mark its 100th season with a centennial celebration concert featuring violinist Itzhak Perlman.

Posted March 31, 2010