Austin Symphony Orchestra

Beyond the Score: Prokofiev Symphony No. 5

Dec 1 - Dec 2

Event Details

  • Fri, Dec. 1
    8:00 pm
  • Sat, Dec. 2
    8:00 pm

The Long Center is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit dedicated to broadening the appreciation and enhancing the enjoyment of the cultural arts.



Austin Symphony Orchestra presents Beyond the Score: Prokofiev Symphony No. 5, December 1 – 2 in Dell Hall.

These performances begin with an informative multimedia first half that takes you back in time to WWII in Soviet Russia. During the war, the Russian composer played a significant role in arousing a heroic, patriotic sentiment among his fellow countrymen. Prokofiev composed a majestic masterpiece to echo this emotion, a work that he himself described as “a hymn to free and happy Man, to his mighty powers, his pure and noble spirit.” The first half presents the story behind the music with dramatic visuals on a giant screen, plus four actors depicting Prokofiev, Soviet wartime officials, historians and other period characters. After intermission, you will experience the Fifth Symphony in its entirety without interruption.

Still want more? How about playing on some string instruments provided by our friends at Violins Etc.? We also have a wonderful pre-concert talk given by Bob Buckalew at 7:10pm. How about “tweeting” with out musicians and ASO staff? Take a photo in front of our photo wall. The Austin Symphony has “Something for Everyone.”


All artists, programs & dates subject to change. This performance underwritten by Christopher Cheever.


  • Sergei Prokofiev — Symphony No. 5 in B-flat Major, Op. 100

About Austin Symphony Orchestra

Founded in 1911, the Austin Symphony Orchestra is Austin’s oldest performing arts group. The ASO offers a complete season of musical and education programming. Masterworks concerts include a series of 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 features the Sarah & Ernest Butler Pops Series, programming for the entire family, including the Halloween Children’s Concert and the Christmas in the Community, as well as the James C. Armstrong Youth Educations Programs.