Austin Symphony Orchestra

Vive l’Espagne!

Feb 24 - Feb 25

Event Details

  • Fri, Feb. 24
    8:00 pm
  • Sat, Feb. 25
    8:00 pm

All Ages

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The Austin Symphony presents Vive l’Espagne!, with the music of Chabrier, Lalo and Bizet-Shchedrin February 24 – 25 in Dell Hall.

These performances will feature French composers who were influenced by the sounds of Spain. The night will include what some consider Chabrier’s most famous piece, his España, and then guest violinist Philippe Quint will perform Lalo’s Symphonie espagnole on his 1738 “Senhauser” Giuseppe Guarneri del Gesu violin. The evening will conclude with a magnificent piece by Georges Bizet-Rodion Shchedrin Carmen Suite (excerpts from the opera transcribed for strings and percussion) (1968).

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… #asovive


  • Emmanuel Chabrier –  España
  • Édouard Lalo – Symphonie espagnole, Op. 21
  • Georges Bizet-Rodion Shchedrin – Carmen Suite (excerpts from the opera transcribed for strings and percussion)

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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