Austin Symphony Orchestra

Ode to the Organ

Mar 22 - Mar 23

Event Details

  • Thu, Mar. 22
    8:00 pm
  • Fri, Mar. 23
    8:00 pm

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Austin Symphony Orchestra presents “Ode to the Organ,” featuring Cameron Carpenter performing Jongen & Saint-Saëns, March 22 – 23 in Dell Hall.

Organist phenom Cameron Carpenter has his debut with the ASO performing pieces by Joseph Jongen and Camille Saint-Saëns. The Jongen “is a tour de force, considered by many to be among the greatest works ever written for organ and orchestra.” The evening condcludes with Saint-Saëns’ Symphony No. 3 in C Minor. Saint-Saëns said about this piece, “I gave everything to it I was able to give. What I have here accomplished, I will never achieve again.” After the death of his friend Franz Liszt on July 31, 1886, Saint-Saëns dedicated the work to Liszt’s memory.

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.


  • Joseph Jongen — Symphonie concertante for Organ and Orcestra, Op. 81
  • Camille  Saint-Saëns — Symphony No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 78, Organ

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.