Dec 29, 2020-Jan 5. 2021 | Virtual Performance

Your Austin Symphony Orchestra has a virtual concert that will have you moving! The Austin Symphony Orchestra's Butler Pops Series presents MAMBO KINGS Hot Latin Nights!

MAMBO KINGS Hot Latin Nights! The ASO and Mambo Kings will take you on a fascinating journey through the music of Latin America and the U.S. From the sultry melancholy of Astor Piazzola and the burning Afro Cuban jazz of Tito Puente, to the rhythmic playfulness of jazz great Dave Brubeck and the pop strains of The Beatles, Mambo Kings will be your guide on a Latin jazz tour of the Pan American experience, featuring original orchestral arrangements and compositions of music from the U.S., Perú, Argentina, Cuba and Puerto Rico.

MAMBO KINGS, together since 1995, are enjoying great success as America’s foremost Latin Jazz Ensemble, and have rapidly earned a national reputation for their explosive blend of Afro-Cuban rhythms and jazz improvisation. Since their orchestral debut, Mambo Kings have appeared in Pops concerts throughout the country, performing original compositions and arrangements by pianist Richard DeLaney. Recent/Upcoming appearances with The Florida Orchestra, Detroit Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Dallas Symphony, Oregon Symphony, Hartford Symphony, Vancouver Symphony, and Rochester and Buffalo Philharmonics. Band members include pianist and musical director Richard DeLaney, saxophonist and woodwind specialist John Viavattine, bassist Hector Díaz, conguero Tony Padilla and drummer and percussionist Freddy Colón.

Richard DeLaney: Musical Director and Piano
Wilfredo “Freddy” Colon: Percussion
Hector Diaz: Bass
John Viavattine: Saxophone
Tony Padilla: Congos 


This concert will be available from December 29 - January 5, 2021.

KMFA Classical 89.5 is a proud media sponsor of your Austin Symphony Orchestra.

Event Details

Ticket Information

  • Cost: $50.00 per household

Presenter Details

  • 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 ParkYoung People’s ConcertsHigh 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.