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the season At-A-Glance September 12/13 Anne Akiko Meyers & Sandy Yamamoto, violins Brahms, J.S. Bach, and Beethoven October 10/11 Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s Beyond the Score®, Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade October 24 “Symphony of Terror” Music from your favorite horror movies OCTOBER 26 Halloween Children’s Concert NOVEMBER 21/22 Kiyoshi Tamagawa, piano Mozart, Schubert DECEMBER 2 New location this season! Handel’s Messiah DECEMBER 29/30 Behind the Mask™—Broadway hits JANUARY 9/10 Alison Balsom, trumpet Haydn, Hummel, Ravel, and Falla FEBRUARY 6/7 Karen Gomyo, violin Dukas, Glazunov, and Sibelius FEBRUARY 27 “Fantasy in February” Music from your favorite fantasy films MARCH 6/ 7 Olga Kern, piano Shostakovich, Rachmaninoff, Liadov, Prokofiev, and Tchaikovsky APRIL 1 Sarah & Ernest Butler Texas Young Composers Concert APRIL 10 / 11 Jaime Laredo, violin; Sharon Robinson, cello Dvorˇák, Previn, and Elgar MAY 29/30 Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana JUNE 1–AUGust 31 Free Hartman Concerts in the Park JUNE 5/ 6 Rodgers & Hammerstein Celebration™ JULY 4 Free July 4th Concert & Fireworks


Welcome! W

hen a wonderful orchestra rehearses the great masterworks, collaborates with renowned soloists, and then has the opportunity to perform for you, we have the making of an extraordinary musical evening. That is “What Brings You Here� to a concert of the Austin Symphony Orchestra! Each program is designed to bring out the best in us all, and I hope you will be renewed by the experiences. The greatest composers of concert music are represented on every subscription pair, and we also have the honor of giving the first American performances of a youthful work of Carl Orff. We look forward to playing for you once again.

Peter Bay ASO Music Director


The Beu family. Jared (holding sign) was a previous winner of the Sarah & Ernest Butler Texas Young Composers Competition.


Anne Akiko Meyers

Sandy Yamamoto

Beyond the Score®

NIKOLAI RIMSKY-KORSAKOV

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Season Opener! Founding Fathers of Classical Music

Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s Beyond the Score®

Anne Akiko Meyers & Sandy Yamamoto, violins Peter Bay, conductor

Peter Bay, conductor

Friday, September 12, 2014 Saturday, September 13, 2014 Michael & Susan Dell Hall, 8:00 p.m. JOHANNES BRAHMS Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80 JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Concerto for Two Violins in D Minor, BWV 1043 LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, Op. 55 “Eroica” Sponsor: Wells Fargo

Friday, October 10, 2014 Saturday, October 11, 2014 Michael & Susan Dell Hall, 8:00 p.m. NIKOLAI RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Scheherazade, Op. 35 Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s Beyond the Score® series is back by popular demand! This season the ASO will feature Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade. Beyond the Score® is designed for both classical music aficionados and newcomers to look deeper into the world of classical music. The first half offers a multimedia examination of Scheherazade— its context in history, how it fits into the composer’s output of works, the details of Rimsky-Korsakov’s life that influenced its creation— sharing the illuminating stories found “inside” the music. After intermission, concertgoers return to the hall with newly discovered knowledge to hear a performance of Scheherazade in its entirety! Sponsor: ExxonMobil

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The Mighty C Major

Haydn and Hummel Alison Balsom, trumpet Peter Bay, conductor

Kiyoshi Tamagawa, piano Peter Bay, conductor Friday, November 21, 2014 Saturday, November 22, 2014 Michael & Susan Dell Hall, 8:00 p.m. WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Overture to Così fan tutte, K. 588 WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Piano Concerto No. 25 in C Major, K. 503 FRANZ SCHUBERT Symphony No. 9 in C Major, D. 944 “Great” Sponsors: Alpheus Communications Baker Botts L.L.P.

Kiyoshi Tamagawa

Friday, January 9, 2015 Saturday, January 10, 2015 Michael & Susan Dell Hall, 8:00 p.m. FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN Symphony No. 102 in B-flat Major JOHANN NEPOMUK HUMMEL Concerto for Trumpet in E Major MAURICE RAVEL Pavane pour une infant défunte MANUEL DE FALLA El amor brujo Sponsor: Texas Mutual Insurance

W.A. Mozart

FRANZ SCHUBERT

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Alison Balsom


Patrons and Symphony BATS members, Dan and Anna Price, regularly make an ASO performance “date night.�


Sean Schutze proposed to Amy Taylor after an ASO performance in February of 2014.


Karen Gomyo

JEAN SIBELIUS

Olga Kern

SERGEI RACHMANINOFF

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Sibelius Violin Concerto and Symphony

The Mighty Russians

Karen Gomyo, violin Peter Bay, conductor

Olga Kern, piano Peter Bay, conductor

Friday, February 6, 2015 Saturday, February 7, 2015 Michael & Susan Dell Hall, 8:00 p.m.

Friday, March 6, 2015 Saturday, March 7, 2015 Michael & Susan Dell Hall, 8:00 p.m.

PAUL DUKAS Fanfare from La PĂŠri ALEXANDER GLAZUNOV Wedding March, Op. 21 JEAN SIBELIUS Violin Concerto in D Minor, Op. 47 JEAN SIBELIUS Symphony No. 1 in E Minor, Op. 39 Sponsors: Bank of America INDEPENDENCE TITLE COMPANY

DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH Festive Overture, Op. 96 SERGEI RACHMANINOFF Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43 ANATOLY LIADOV Baba-Yaga, Op. 56 SERGEI PROKOFIEV Overture on Hebrew Themes, Op. 34 PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY Francesca da Rimini, Op. 32 Sponsor: BBVA Compass

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Previn Double Concerto Enigma Variations

Carmina Burana

Jaime Laredo, violin; Sharon Robinson, cello Peter Bay, conductor

Peter Bay, conductor Chorus Austin Austin Children’s Chorus

Friday, April 10, 2015 Saturday, April 11, 2015 Michael & Susan Dell Hall, 8:00 p.m.

Friday, May 29, 2015 Saturday, May 30, 2015 Michael & Susan Dell Hall, 8:00 p.m.

ANTONÍN Dvorˇák Czech Suite in D Major, Op. 39 ANDRÉ PREVIN Concerto for Violin and Cello

CARL ORFF Tanzende Faune (An Orchestral Play), Op. 21

Co-commissioned by The Austin Symphony, Detroit Symphony, Kansas City Symphony, Pacific Symphony, Toronto Symphony, Swedish Chamber Orchestra, and Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen

SIR EDWARD ELGAR Enigma Variations, Op. 36

US premiere

PIETRO MASCAGNI Hymn to the Sun (Inno al sole) from Iris (1898) CARL ORFF Carmina Burana Sponsor: Malcolm and Robin Cooper

Sponsor: ConocoPhillips

Jaime Laredo & Sharon Robinson

SIR EDWARD ELGAR

CARL ORFF

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Long-time ASO patrons and volunteers Reeve and Emily Hobbie join ASO musicians backstage.


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Pops series October “Symphony of Terror” Music from your favorite horror movies Peter Bay, conductor Friday, October 24, 2014 Michael & Susan Dell Hall, 8:00 p.m. WARNING! This concert is not for the faint of heart! Bring the wolfbane, stake, and garlic because this concert will have you shaking in your seats with excitement! The Austin Symphony will get you in the Halloween spirit with music dedicated to your favorite horror movies. Hear music from Psycho, Jaws, Poltergeist, Beetlejuice, The Shining, and more! All concertgoers are encouraged to dress up as their favorite character. Don’t miss this one-nightonly event!

December Behind the Mask™ Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber Peter Bay, conductor Teri Dale Hansen & Jeremiah James, guest vocals Monday, December 29, 2014 Tuesday, December 30, 2014 Palmer Events Center, 8:00 p.m. Behind the Mask™ features the greatest shows of Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber combined with hits by Kander and Ebb, Stephen Schwartz, and many others! Enjoy music from The Phantom of the Opera, Cats, Evita, Sunset Boulevard, Song and Dance, Jesus Christ Superstar, Wicked, The Jersey Boys, Chicago, A Chorus Line, and more! The Austin Symphony is bringing the glamour and glitz of Broadway to the Palmer Events Center!

Sponsors: Frost Bank Austin Tree Experts

Bring your favorite food dish and enjoy this concert in a cabaret-style setting.

Promotional sponsor: House of Torment

Sponsor: Mercedes-Benz of Austin


February “Fantasy in February” Music from your favorite fantasy films Peter Bay, conductor Friday, February 27, 2015 Michael & Susan Dell Hall, 8:00 p.m. Grab your favorite wand, staff, ring or cloak and come for a night of music dedicated to some of your favorite fantasy films. The Austin Symphony will take you on a musical adventure with pieces from movies such as Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Avatar, Chronicles of Narnia, and many more! All concertgoers are encouraged to dress up as their favorite character. Don’t miss this one-nightonly event! Sponsors: Watkins Insurance Group Avende Promotional Sponsor: Dragon’s Lair Comics & Fantasy

June Rodgers & Hammerstein Celebration™ With Oscar “Andy” Hammerstein III Sarah Pfisterer & Nat Chandler, guest vocals Oscar “Andy” Hammerstein III, narrator Peter Bay, conductor Friday, June 5, 2015 Saturday, June 6, 2015 Palmer Events Center, 8:00 p.m. The Celebration stars Oscar “Andy” Hammerstein III, grandson of the beloved librettist and lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II, and author of The Hammersteins: A Musical Theatre Family. Thrill to the brilliant music of this legendary team with songs from their celebrated collaborations. Enjoy music from South Pacific, The Sound of Music, State Fair, The King and I, Carousel, and Oklahoma!… a favorite for audiences of all ages! Bring your favorite food dish and enjoy this concert in a cabaret-style setting. Sponsor: Emerson Process Management

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More events Halloween Children’s Concert Sunday, October 26, 2014 Michael & Susan Dell Hall, 2:00 p.m. CHILLS AND THRILLS! It’s creepy, crawly and so much fun… it’s spooky! Your little ghost or goblin will help haunt Long Center’s Dell Hall for Austin Symphony’s annual Halloween Children’s Concert. This exciting concert features frightfully fun symphonic music that is stimulating for young eyes and ears (ages 2–10). The entire family is invited to dress up in their favorite costume and enjoy “bootiful” music with their Austin Symphony!

Handel’s Messiah Tuesday, December 2, 2014 NEW LOCATION! Hyde Park Baptist Church, 8:00 p.m. Austin Symphony with Chorus Austin The Austin Symphony presents its Christmas tradition, Handel’s Messiah, accompanied by Chorus Austin for you and your family! Both a holiday classic and a city favorite, this night of musical magic will comfort you through its familiarity and fill you with the joy of rediscovery. Let us begin your Christmas holiday with a performance full of rejoicing! Enjoy this performance in our new location more centrally located for all of Austin’s metro area to enjoy. Sponsor: Cook-Walden Funeral Homes


Sarah & Ernest Butler Texas Young Composers Concert Thursday, April 1, 2015 Peter Bay, conductor Michael & Susan Dell Hall, 7:30 p.m. The Austin Symphony and the Long Center for the Performing Arts present the fifth annual Sarah & Ernest Butler Texas Young Composers Concert, which features music composed by brilliantly gifted students ages 18 and under. These talented composers are judged by esteemed professionals, and chosen to premiere their original compositions performed by our orchestra. This one-night-only performance gives Texas high school students a night to be in the spotlight and get recognized for their admirable work. Highlighting our talented youth is extremely important to the Symphony, and this concert gives everyone a glimpse into the future of music!

B ATS (Be At The Symphony) BATS season performances are Saturday, November 22, 2014 (optional)* Saturday, January 10, 2015 Saturday, March 7, 2015 Saturday, May 30, 2015 If you are interested in networking, building new friendships, and socializing at some local city hotspots, then the young professionals called the BATS are a perfect fit for you! These Austin-area movers and shakers have access to special tickets, post-performance parties, happy hour meet-ups, an annual Gala, among many other compelling opportunities! BATS members receive special seating at three ASO performances. *Saturday, November 22 is an optional performance. This is not part of your membership but may be added for an additional fee.

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seating charts Dell Hall

Palmer Events Center (December and June Pops)

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seating and pricing Classical Series

Sarah & Ernest Butler

(10 Concerts) Includes 8 Classical Series concerts plus December and June Pops Michael & Susan Dell Concert Hall/Palmer Events Center

Pops Series

(4 concerts) Includes October and February Pops at Dell Hall, plus December and June Pops at the Palmer Events Center. Michael & Susan Dell Concert Hall/Palmer Events Center

ORCHESTRA Aisles

$420*

ORCHESTRA

$406*

ORCHESTRA Aisles /Table

$160

PARTERRE BOXES

$500* (limited availability)

ORCHESTRA

$160

PARTERRE Aisles AA– BB

$420

PARTERRE BOXES

$170* (limited availability)

PARTERRE AA– BB

$406

PARTERRE Aisles AA– BB

$148

PARTERRE CC– JJ

$364

PARTERRE AA– BB

$148

MEZZANINE BOXES

$500 (limited availability)

PARTERRE CC– JJ

$148

LOWER MEZZANINE Aisles

$420

MEZZANINE BOXES

$170 (limited availability)

LOWER MEZZANINE

$406

LOWER MEZZANINE Aisles

$140

UPPER MEZZANINE

$342

LOWER MEZZANINE

$140

BALCONY BOXES

$500 (limited availability)

UPPER MEZZANINE

$128

LOWER BALCONY

$252

BALCONY BOXES

$170 (limited availability)

UPPER BALCONY J–L

$180

LOWER BALCONY

$118

UPPER BALCONY M–N

$140

UPPER BALCONY J–L

$98

UPPER BALCONY M–N

$84

*Orchestra/Box seating requires a minimum tax deductible donation to ASO’s Annual Fund of $350 per seat.

Classical Series

Subscriber Pops “Add-On” (2 concerts) Classical Series subscribers can also “add-on” the October and February Pops concerts presented at Long Center for the Performing Arts’ Michael & Susan Dell Hall for up to 25% savings over single ticket prices. Number of “add-on” tickets limited to the same number of subscription tickets. Michael & Susan Dell Concert Hall

Halloween Children’s Concert

Michael & Susan Dell Concert Hall (general admission) Adults

$12

Children

$8

ORCHESTRA Aisles/Table

$100

ORCHESTRA

$100

PARTERRE BOXES

$110* (limited availability)

Section A

$45

PARTERRE Aisles AA– BB

$88

Section B

$35

PARTERRE AA– BB

$88

Section C

$25

PARTERRE CC– JJ

$88

Section D

$15

MEZZANINE BOXES

$110 (limited availability)

LOWER MEZZANINE Aisles

$80

LOWER MEZZANINE

$80

Michael & Susan Dell Concert Hall (general admission)

UPPER MEZZANINE

$68

Adults

$20

BALCONY BOXES

$110 (limited availability)

Students

$8

LOWER BALCONY

$58

UPPER BALCONY J–L

$38

UPPER BALCONY M–N

$24

Handel’s Messiah

NEW LOCATION! Hyde Park Baptist Church (3901 Speedway)

Texas Young Composers Concert


subscriber information Subscriber Rewards „„ Season discount —Save up to 41% off the single ticket price. „„ Guaranteed seating — Avoid the disappointment of sold-out performances. „„ Ticket exchange —Schedule conflict? We will exchange your season tickets for tickets to another performance with no questions asked and at no additional cost! „„ Tax receipt — Receive a tax credit for any season ticket(s) that you are unable to use. Simply notify us prior to the performance. „„ Lost tickets replacement — If you have lost a ticket, call (512) 476-6064 and the Box Office will replace your ticket at no additional cost. „„ Exclusive options — Purchase additional Pops tickets or special events before they are available to the general public.

„„ Priority seating — Current subscribers receive first priority in subscribing for the next season. All subscribers receive the best seats at considerable savings.

Additional Information „„ Pre-Concert talks — Get the most out of each Classical Series concert by attending Pre-Concert Talks hosted by Bob Buckalew. Each lecture is given free of charge for ticket holders and begins at 7:10 p.m. in the concert hall. Pre-Concert Talks are informative and provide a behindthe-scenes look at classical music. Informal discussions are encouraged. All Classical Series concert performances begin at 8:00 p.m. „„ Parking —Parking is available in the city-owned Palmer Events Center garage and at One Texas Center for $7. Valet parking is available for $18.

How to Order „„ Online — The Austin Symphony’s online ticketing makes ordering season tickets easier than ever before. Order online 24 hours a day at austinsymphony. org (additional online convenience fees apply). „„ Mail, fax, or email — Order your tickets by printing out the order form at: www.austinsymphony.org/events/subscriptions. If you don’t have access to a computer, give us a call and we’ll be happy to take your order by phone, or mail you a printed order form. Complete your order form and mail, fax, or email it to: Mail: Austin Symphony Box Office, 1101 Red River Street, Austin, TX 78701 Fax: (512) 473-8743 Email: emarshall@austinsymphony.org „„ Phone —For credit card orders, call (512) 476-6064 or 1-888-4MAESTRO (toll-free), Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. „„ In person —Austin Symphony Box Office, 1101 Red River Street, Austin, TX 78701, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Eric Marshall and the box office staff are available Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


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Credits

Brochure design by Scott M. Deems, Basement Light Design Principal photography by Kenny Trice Wardrobe for cover photography provided by The Garden Room Front and back cover photo model: Blair Francis, flutist for the Austin Symphony

Thank you to all the ASO patrons, musicians, and staff who graciously agreed to be photographed for this brochure.


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