VIRTUAL CONCERT | OCTOBER 2, 2020
School is in session! Your Austin Symphony Orchestra will take viewers to school in October with the second virtual Masterworks concert of the season. Considered one of the greatest composers of all time, Beethoven studied with many talented artists, who of which were Antonio Salieri and Joseph Haydn. ASO classmates will come together to highlight these A+ teachers in Haydn's Sinfonia concertante and Sinfonia in D Major by Antonio Salieri. To help bring these pieces to life is a quartet comprised of Jessica Mathaes, violin; Douglas Harvey, cello; Julianne Webner, oboe; and William Lewis, bassoon. Three additional works on the program are composted by the top student himself, Beethoven.
Ludwig van Beethoven: Zapfenstreich March, WoO 20
Ludwig van Beethoven: Three Equali, WoO 30
Antonio Salieri: Sinfonia in D Manjor, Veneziana
Franz Joseph Haydn: Sinfonia concertante in B-flat Major, op. 84, Hob.I: 105
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 36
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- Date: Friday, October 2, 2020
- Time: 7:00 p.m.
- Website: https://my.austinsymphony.org/educatingbeethoven
- Cost: $50.00 per household
- Phone: (512) 476-6064 ext. 3
- Name: Austin Symphony Orchestra
Founded in 1911, the Austin Symphony Orchestra is Austin’s oldest performing arts group. The ASO offers a complete season of musical and educational programming. Masterworks concerts include a series of eight concert pairs running monthly September through May in the state-of-the-art Joe R. & Teresa Lozano Long Center for the Performing Arts. Our season also features the Sarah & Ernest Butler Pops Series: October & February Pops at the Long Center and December & June Pops at Palmer Events Center. Programming for the entire family includes the Halloween Children’s Concert, and the Christmas in the Community, as well as the popular James C. Armstrong Youth Educations Programs, which include Children’s Day Art Park, Young People’s Concerts, High School Concert Tour and a variety of other school programs.
Acknowledging that there is no way to be certain that large concert halls will be safe by fall for patrons, musicians and staff, the Austin Symphony announced that its concerts now scheduled from September though December will be presented virtually.
Some concerts — such as Handel’s ‘Messiah’ and other big pieces — have been moved to January and beyond. Meanwhile, starting at the end of December, audience members will have the options of returning to the Long Center for the Performing Arts or continuing with online performances.
How and where will the musicians perform for these virtual concerts?
“We are working with our orchestra committee to make sure we are doing this the safest way possible,” symphony spokeswoman Rachel Santorelli says. “Whether it be recording in sections of the orchestra, or leaving more distance among the musicians. We want the sound quality to be top notch and the visual component to be engaging as well as interactive.”
Patrons may renew or purchase subscriptions now. Subscriptions start as low as $198 for all eight Masterworks Series concerts and $114 for the Butler Pops Series. Single tickets will go on sale in August. Season information is available online at www.austinsymphony.org where you will find seating maps, price options and concert information.