Austin Symphony Orchestra

Symphonic Follies

Jan 13 - Jan 14

Event Details

  • Fri, Jan. 13
    8:00 pm
  • Sat, Jan. 14
    8:00 pm

All Ages

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The Austin Symphony presents Symphonic Follies, music by P.D.Q. Bach, Milhaud, R. Strauss & Saint-Saëns, January 13 – 14 in Dell Hall.

Enjoy a night of fun lighthearted “classical” music with your Austin Symphony. Music Director, Peter Bay, has arranged an evening filled with fantastic and even funny music by some of the best composers. Guest pianist, Jeffrey Biegel will perform a piece by the sultan of symphonic music, P.D.Q. Bach. You will also get to hear ASO’s own Principal Pianist, Alex Maynegre-Torra perform the crowd favorite, Saint-Saëns’s Le carnaval des animaux!

Still want more? How about playing on some string instruments provided by our friends at Violin’s Etc.? We also have a wonderful pre-concert talk given by Bob Buckalew at 7:10 pm. How about “tweeting” with our musicians and ASO staff? Take a photo in front of our photo wall. The Austin Symphony wants you to get the most out of your concert experience, which starts… #asosymphonicfollies

A fanfare commissioned by KMFA 89.5 FM and written by composer Dan Welcher will be performed during the first half to commemorate the station’s 50th anniversary.


  • Darius Milhaud – Le boeuf sur le toit, Op. 58
  • P.D.Q. Bach – Concerto for Simply Grand Piano and Orchestra
  • Richard Strauss – Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op.28
  • Camille Saint-Saëns – Le carnaval des animaux

About the 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 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: October & February Pops at the Long Center and December & June Pops at Palmer Events Center. Programming for the entire family includes the Halloween Children’s Concert, and the Christmas in the Community, as well as the popular James C. Armstrong Youth Educations Programs, which include Children’s Day Art Park, Young People’s Concerts, High School Concert Tour and a variety of other school programs.

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