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Avery Fisher Grant Recipient to Appear with Austin Symphony

January 28, 2013
  • Who: Jennifer Frautschi, violin, with the Austin Symphony
  • When: Feruary 22 & 23, 2013
  • Where: Dell Hall - Long Center for the Performing Arts
  • Cost: $23 - $54

Maestro Peter Bay and the ASO continue their 102nd concert season by welcoming Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient, violinist Jennifer Frautschi to the ASO stage on Friday and Saturday, February 22nd & 23rd at the Long Center for the Performing Arts’ Dell Hall. These performances are proudly sponsored by BBVA Compass and Lancer Resources, LP.

PROGRAM
Beethoven – Leonore Overture No. 1, Op. 138
Bartók – Violin Concerto No. 2
Schubert – Symphony No. 5 in B-flat Major, D. 485

Jennifer Frautschi has gained acclaim as an adventurous performer with a wide-ranging repertoire. As the Chicago Tribune wrote, “the young violinist Jennifer Frautschi is molding a career with smart interpretations of both warhorses and rarities.” Equally at home in the classic repertoire as well as twentieth and twenty-first century works, in the past few seasons alone she has performed the Britten Concerto, Poul Ruders’ Concerto No. 1, Steven Mackey’s Violin Sonata, and Mendelssohn’s rarely played D Minor Concerto, along with standards such as the Mozart, Tchaikovsky and Berg Concerti. Ms. Frautschi joins the ASO for performances of Bela Bartók’s Violin Concerto No. 2.

Maestro Bay begins the evening with Beethoven’s first Leonore overture to his only opera, Fidelio. The name of the overture comes from the name of the main character, Leonore, who disguises herself as Fidelio, a guard in a political prison, to rescue her husband, Florestan from death. The Leonore No. 1 is one of four overtures Beethoven composed before he found one that worked best to start the opera.

Following Ms. Frautschi’s performance and a short intermission, the ASO performs Franz Schubert’s Symphony No. 5.

Tickets for Jennifer Frautschi with the Austin Symphony range from $23 to $54. Student rush tickets are also available 20 minutes prior to performance for $5 cash and current student ID. 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 476-6064 or 1-888-4-MAESTRO (toll-free).