AUSTIN SYMPHONIC BAND PRESENTS
FALL CONCERT IN ZILKER PARK
Sunday, September 19 at 7:00 p.m. | Zilker Hillside Theater
The Austin Symphonic Band presents its traditional Fall Concert in Zilker Park! Bring a picnic and spread your blanket under the pecan trees at the beautiful Zilker Hillside Theater. Then watch the stars come out as the band showcases music as big as the great outdoors.
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
Please note: This concert is weather permitting. In case of rain or other inclement weather, please check the ASB Facebook Page for updates or call (512) 956-7420 for information. Canceled events will not be rescheduled.
- Date: Sunday, September 19
- Time: 7:00 p.m.
- Venue: Zilker Hillside Theater
- Website: https://austinsymphonicband.org/events/fall-concert-21
- Cost: FREE / Donation Suggested
- Phone: (512) 956-7420
- Name: Austin Symphonic Band
The Austin Symphonic Band (ASB) was founded in 1981 by local brass and woodwind musicians. Only three conductors have led ASB: Frank Simon, Randol Bass, and the current Music Director, Richard Floyd, who has served the band since 1986. Bill Haehnel was appointed Assistant Music Director in 2003.
Named the Official Band of the City of Austin by the Austin City Council in June of 1989, ASB has performed for City events such as the dedication of the Barbara Jordan passenger terminal at Austin Bergstrom International Airport and the Governor’s Welcome Home of the Troops from the Gulf War “Desert Storm” in 1991. ASB also works closely with local schools to provide mentoring, tutoring, performance opportunities, and free tickets to students.
In 1989, ASB was the first community band to perform the Grand Finale Concert at the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago. It returned for two additional appearances. ASB was featured at the American Bandmasters Association Conventions in 1993 and 2006. In addition, ASB was offered an invitational performance at the Western International Band Clinic in 2004. The band received the John Phillip Sousa Foundation’s Sudler Scroll for outstanding achievement as a community band in 1994.
ASB commissions new music and performs contemporary music, providing support for the national community of composers and arrangers of concert band music. Works commissioned by ASB have included Dancing on Water by Frank Ticheli (2015).
- Address: 2206 William Barton Dr.
- City: Austin
- State: Texas
- Zip: 78746