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Austin Symphony Presents The Mighty C Major- Music of Mozart & Schubert

October 28, 2014
  • Who: Austin Symphony Orchestra
  • What: The Mighty C Major - Music of Mozart & Schubert
  • When: November 21 & 22, 2014 – 8:00 p.m.
  • Where: Dell Hall, Long Center for the Performing Arts, 701 W. Riverside Dr.
  • Cost: $12-$75
  • Contact: Eric Marshall- .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Maestro Peter Bay and the ASO continue its 104th season of classical concerts with performances of works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Franz Schubert with all three pieces in the key of C Major. Local piano virtuoso Kiyoshi Tamagawa will be performing as the guest artist with the Austin Symphony. Performances will be held on Friday and Saturday, November 21st & 22nd in Dell Hall at the Long Center for the Performing Arts. These concerts are proudly sponsored by Chase, Alpheus Communications, & Baker Botts L.L.P.

PROGRAM
MOZART –Overture to Cosi fan tutte, K. 588
MOZART – Piano Concerto No. 25 in C Major, K. 503 (Tamagawa)
SCHUBERT – Symphony No. 9 in C Major, D. 944 ‘Great”

This performance marks the first time Maestro Bay has conducted the Schubert Symphony No 9 with the Austin Symphony and the first time the ASO has performed the piece in over twenty years! Schubert’s Symphony No 9, originally rejected by orchestras in London and Vienna for being unplayable, is now considered to be one of the most popular works in the standard symphonic repertoire.

Kiyoshi Tamagawa, a professor of music at Southwestern University, has performed as a soloist and collaborative pianist throughout North America and in Europe and Asia. He has twice performed with the Austin Symphony but never on stage! His previous appearances with the Symphony have been accompanying Ballet Austin, most recently in 2013 with performing Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 3. Dr. Tamagawa joins a long and illustrious list of local musicians who have shared the stage with Maestro Peter Bay and the Austin Symphony.

Back by popular demand are the twenty minute pre-concert lectures at 7:10pm with Bob Buckalew discussing the pieces being performed.

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to play a violin? Come early and receive the hands-on experience. Representatives from Violins Etc. will be supplying string instruments and giving quick lessons on how to play before the performance and during intermission!

Tickets range from $12 to $75. Student rush tickets are also available 20 minutes prior to performance for $5 cash and current student ID (subject to availability). Charge tickets online at http://www.austinsymphony.org where you will find seating maps, price options and a wealth of concert information. Tickets are also available at the Austin Symphony Box Office, 11th and Red River or call 512.476.6064.