For the Austin Symphony, a concert that’s “All About Austin”

Posted on: February 26, 2016

For its “All About Austin” concerts on February 26 and 27 at the Long Center for the Performing Arts, the Austin Symphony has programmed four works, each with a connection to Austin, Texas. Music Director Peter Bay will lead two pieces by Austin composers: J’ai été au bal (1999/2004) by Donald Grantham and An Invocation (2012) by Steven Serpa, the latter featuring ASO Principal Oboe Beth Sanders. Anton Nel, a longtime piano faculty member at the University of Texas/Austin, will perform as soloist in Saint-Saëns’s Piano Concerto No. 5. The concert will conclude with Copland’s “Rodeo,” a nod to the city’s annual Austin Rodeo, taking place this year from March 12 to 26.

Posted February 26, 2016