Friday, March 8, 2024 @ 8:00pm – 10:00pm (CST)
The Long Center for the Performing Arts, Austin, TX, United States
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Join us for an unforgettable evening of musical mastery as the Austin Symphony Orchestra takes you on a journey through the timeless melodies of Mozart and other acclaimed composers. Set against the backdrop of the charming March night, prepare to be swept away by the captivating sounds of the orchestra, led by Maestro Bay.

The spotlight of the evening falls on none other than the maestro himself, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Feel the anticipation build as the orchestra opens with the dramatic and exhilarating Don Giovanni Overture, a true showcase of Mozart's genius in weaving together intricate melodies and emotions.

As the symphony continues to unfold, revel in the elegance of Mozart's Symphony No. 38 in D major. Let the music envelop you, transporting you to a world of grace and beauty, where every note is a brushstroke on the canvas of your imagination.

But the delights of the evening don't stop there. The enchantment continues with Bedřich Smetana's The Moldau, a musical voyage along the winding currents of the Moldau River. Close your eyes and let the orchestra's melodies paint vivid scenes of nature and tranquility, a symphonic panorama that will leave you utterly captivated.

And who could resist the allure of Dvořák's Violin Concerto in A minor, brought to life by the virtuosic talents of acclaimed violinist Adele Anthony? Her performance promises to be a true masterpiece, delivering the emotional depth and technical brilliance that this concerto demands. From the soaring highs to the introspective lows, you'll be moved by every nuanced expression of the violin.

Mark your calendars for this extraordinary evening of classical brilliance. Your Austin Symphony Orchestra invites you to join us in celebrating the musical legacy of Mozart and the unparalleled artistry of our talented musicians.

Runs March 8-9.

About Austin Symphony

Founded in 1911, the Austin Symphony Orchestra is Austin’s oldest performing arts group. The ASO offers a complete season of musical and educational programming.

Masterworks Series concerts include eight concert pairs running monthly September through May in the state-of-the-art Joe R. & Teresa Lozano Long Center for the Performing Arts. Our season also includes the Sarah & Ernest Butler Pops Series, which features 4 concerts running October through June Pops also at the Long Center.

Programming for the entire family includes the Halloween Children’s Concert and the Sounds of the Season, as well as the popular James C. Armstrong Youth Educations Programs, which include ASO Tuneful Tales, Young People’s Concerts, High School Concert Tour, and a variety of other school programs.

About Adele Anthony, violin

Adele Anthony was born in Singapore as the daughter of Alphonse Jivaras Anthony, the founding concertmaster of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra. She began to play the violin at the age of two and a half when the family settled in Tasmania. She subsequently attended Dernancourt Primary School, South Australia, and studied violin in Adelaide with Lyndall Hendrickson and Beryl Kimber. In her high school years, she attended Pembroke School, Kensington and Saint Ignatius'College Athelstone.

At age 13, in 1984, Anthony was the youngest winner of the ABC Instrumental and Vocal Competition, (now known as the ABC Symphony Australia Young Performers Awards), performing the Violin Concerto by Jean Sibelius with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra. She subsequently studied with Dorothy DeLay at the Juilliard School in New York for eight years. In 1996 she was the winner of the Carl Nielsen International Violin Competition.

Her recordings include Philip Glass's Violin Concerto No. 1 (1999/2000 on Naxos Records), Arvo Pärt's Tabula Rasa with Gil Shaham, Neeme Järvi, and the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra (on Deutsche Grammophon) and Ross Edwards' Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, Maninyas / Sibelius's Violin Concerto in D minor with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra conducted by Arvo Volmer (Canary Classics CC09).

She is married to violinist Gil Shaham. They have three children

About Peter Bay, conductor

Peter Bay became Music Director and Conductor of the Austin Symphony Orchestra in 1998. He is also Conductor of the Bravo! Big Sky Classical Festival Orchestra (MT) and Arizona Philharmonic.

Maestro Bay has appeared with more than 80 different orchestras, including the National, Chicago, St. Louis, Houston, Dallas, Baltimore, New Jersey, North Carolina, San Antonio, Tucson, West Virginia, Colorado, Hawaii, Sarasota, Fort Worth, Bochum (Germany), Carinthian (Austria), Lithuanian National, and Ecuador National Symphonies, the Minnesota and Algarve (Portugal) Orchestras, the Louisiana, Buffalo, Arizona, Rhode Island and Boca del Rio (Mexico) Philharmonics, the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Eastman (Postcard from Morocco) and Aspen (The Ballad of Baby Doe) Opera Theaters, and the Theater Chamber Players of the Kennedy Center. Summer music festival appearances have included Aspen and Music in the Mountains (CO), Grant Park and Ravinia (IL), Round Top (TX), OK Mozart (OK) and Skaneateles (NY). In June 2018, he led performances of Leonard Bernstein’s Mass as part of the Bernstein100Austin celebration.

Peter is the primary conductor for Ballet Austin. For Austin Opera, he has conducted "A Streetcar Named Desire," "La Traviata," "Turandot," "The Marriage of Figaro," and "La bohème."

Other positions held by Bay have included Music Director of the Erie Philharmonic, Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, Breckenridge Music Festival (CO), Britt Festival Orchestra (OR), Hot Springs Music Festival (AR), and posts with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, and Richmond Symphony. From 1980 to 1990 he served on the conducting staff of the Aspen Music Festival where he led concerts with four of its orchestras. Bay and the ASO with pianist Anton Nel released a critically acclaimed Bridge CD of Edward Burlingame Hill’s music. With the Richmond Symphony he recorded the US premiere of Britten’s "The Sword in the Stone" for Opus One Records, and with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra Voices, featuring the percussion ensemble NEXUS. He is conductor for Christopher Cross’ "Secret Ladder" album and Hanan Townshend’s soundtrack to the 2016 movie "The Vessel."

In 1994, he was one of two conductors selected to participate in the Leonard Bernstein American Conductors Program. He was the first prize winner of the 1980 Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Young Conductors Competition and a prize winner of the 1987 Leopold Stokowski Competition sponsored by the American Symphony Orchestra. In July 2012 he appeared in Solo Symphony, a choreographic work created for him by Allison Orr of Forklift Danceworks. He was inducted into the Austin Arts Hall of Fame in May 2016.

The Long Center for the Performing Arts

701 W Riverside Dr
Austin, TX 78704
United States