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“Tale of Two Titans”
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  • where: Dell Hall directions
  • conductor: Peter Bay

The Austin Symphony performs two titans from the Romantic Period, Robert Schumann and Johannes Brahms.

The program will begin with a piece from an Austin Symphony Sarah and Ernest Butler Texas Young Composers Competition winner, Paul Novak. His piece On Buoyancy was the winning piece from the 2017 competition.

The evening will continue with Robert Schumann’s Symphony No. 4 in D Minor written in 1841. “Many commentators have referred to 1841, the year following Clara and Robert’s marriage in September 1840, as the composer’s “Symphony Year.”

The concert will conclude with the return of pianist Orli Shaham, performing Johannes Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat Major. “Brahms completed this concerto in 1881 living near Vienna. It is dedicated to his teacher, Eduard Marxsen. It was an immediate success when he premiered it in Budapest on November 9th, 1881. Brahms was the soloist.

Still want more? How about hearing the Steinway Spirio player piano play some of your favorites by some of your favorite soloist? 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

Paul Novak On Buoyancy
Robert Schumann Symphony No. 4 in D Minor, Op. 120
Johannes Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat Major, Op. 83