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“The Big Fall Dance”
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  • where: Dell Hall directions
  • conductor: Peter Bay

Maestro Bay has arranged an amazing night of music featuring some of classical musics biggest pieces. The evening will feature violin extraordinaire, Elena Urioste performing the Beethoven Violin Concerto in D Major on her 1706 Alessandro Gagliano violin.

The Vaughan Williams piece Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis is a gorgeous piece of music and in 2014, 2015 and 2016, listeners of the UK classical music radio station Classic FM voted the piece into third place on the station’s “Hall of Fame”, an annual poll of the most popular classical music works.

Dances of Marosszék by Zoltán Kodály is folk inspired music collected from Marosszék, a town in the Szekely region of eastern Hungary. Kodaly revealed that the folk sources of these dances are Transylvanian and date back several centuries.

Alberto Ginastera’s Four Dances from Estancia gives reference to gaucho literature, rural folk dances, and urban concert music. The music paints a picture of the diverse landscape of Argentina, Ginastera’s homeland.

Still want more? How about playing on some string instruments provided by our friends at Violins Etc.? 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. The Austin Symphony wants you to get the most out of your concert experience, which starts…


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Ralph Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Ludwig Van Beethoven Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 61
Zoltán Kodály Dances of Marosszék
Alberto Ginastera Four Dances from Estancia, Op. 8a

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