Austin Symphony Orchestra

Tale of Two Titans

Nov 30 - Dec 1

Orli Shaham | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

Event Details

  • Fri, Nov. 30
    8:00 pm
  • Sat, Dec. 1
    8:00 pm

All Ages

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The Austin Symphony Orchestra presents Tale of Two Titans, music of Schumann and Brahms with Orli Shaham on piano, November 30 – December 1 in Dell Hall.

The Austin Symphony performs two titans from the Romantic Period, Robert Schumann and Johannes Brahms.

The evening will begin with a piece from an Austin Symphony Sarah and Ernest Butler Texas Young Composers Competition winner, Paul Novak. His piece On Buoyancy was the winning piece from the 2017 competition.

The evening will continue with Robert Schumann’s Symphony No. 4 in D Minor, written in 1841. “Many commentators have referred to 1841, the year following Clara and Robert’s marriage in September 1840, as the composer’s ‘Symphony Year.'”

The concert will conclude with the return of pianist Orli Shaham, performing Johannes Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat Major. “Brahms completed this concerto in 1881 living near Vienna. It is dedicated to his teacher, Eduard Marxsen. It was an immediate success when he premiered it in Budapest on November 9th, 1881. Brahms was the soloist.

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 7:10pm. How about “tweeting” with our musicians and ASO staff? Take a photo in front of our photo wall. Comer “Hear a Great Story” with YOUR Austin Symphony!



On Buoyancy

Symphony No. 4 in D Minor, Op. 120

Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat Major, Op. 83

About the 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 educational programming, including the Masterworks concert series, the Sarah & Ernest Butler Pops Series, Halloween Children’s Concert, Christmas in the Community, as well as the popular James C. Armstrong Youth Educations Programs.