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“A Shakespearean Evening”
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  • where: Dell Hall directions
  • conductor: Peter Bay

Berlioz and Walton succeed at bringing the remarkable and expressive words of William Shakespeare to life through music. Stories of love, heroism and triumph, how can you go wrong?! Considered one of the greatest writers of all time, Shakespeare’s beloved story of “Romeo and Juliet” along with “Henry V” are given melodic characters. William Walton’s Henry V will be sung by the brilliant voices of Chorus Austin and the Austin Children’s Choir. Austin’s own Robert Faires will be reciting lines to add to the experience.

Still want more? How about playing on some string instruments provided by our friends at Violin’s Etc.? The wonderful actors from Austin Shakespeare will be on hand to interact with guest and take pictures. We also have a wonderful pre-concert talk given by Bob Buckalew at 7:10 pm. How about “tweeting” with our musicians and ASO staff? Take a photo in front of our photo wall. Come “Hear a Great Story” with YOUR Austin Symphony!


All artists, programs & dates subject to change

Louis-Hector Berlioz Excerpts from Romeo et Juliette, Op. 17
William Walton Henry V: A Shakespeare Scenario