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World Renowned Perlman Joins ASO For Centennial Gala Performance

April 4, 2011
  • Who: Itzhak Perlman with the Austin Symphony Orchestra
  • What: Centennial Gala Celebration Concert
  • When: Thursday, April 28, 2011, 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: Dell Hall, Long Center for the Performing Arts, 701 W. Riverside Dr.
  • Cost: $35 - $150

The Austin Symphony Orchestra is proud to announce its Centennial Gala Concert presented by H-E-B and starring international violin virtuoso Itzhak Perlman. Currently in its 100th concert season, the ASO kicks off its year-long celebration on April 28, 2011, 100 years after the opening concert in 1911. Festivities take place in Dell Hall of the Long Center for the Performing Arts.

The gala celebration begins with pre-concert dining (with special VIP package), a stellar evening that includes music played at the first concert in 1911, ending with a celebratory light show and fireworks display on the City Terrace of the Long Center. Besides event sponsor, H-E-B, additional major support is provided by Joe R. & Teresa Lozano Long and Barco, Inc.

Mozart – Symphony No. 28 in C Major, K. 200
Luigini – Ballet Égyptien
Bruch – Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 26
Respighi – The Pines of Rome

Undeniably the reigning virtuoso of the violin, Itzhak Perlman enjoys superstar status rarely afforded a classical musician. Beloved for his charm and humanity as well as his talent, he is treasured by audiences throughout the world who respond not only to his remarkable artistry, but also to his irrepressible joy of making music.

Mr. Perlman joins the Austin Symphony to perform Max Bruch’s First Violin Concerto. Maestro Bay has also programmed Mozart’s Symphony No. 28 and Ottorino Respighi’s Pines of Rome. Reminiscent of the first concert in April 1911, the ASO will also perform the Ballet Égyptien of Alexandre Luigini.

Tickets for the Centennial Gala Concert with Itzhak Perlman and the Austin Symphony range from $35 to $150. Special VIP packages are available and include pre-concert dining, choice orchestra seating and valet/VIP parking at $250 and $500 per person. Charge tickets online at 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).