What’s Community Day?
In loving memory of Teresa Lozano Long, one half of our founding duo, join us for a community bash and open house! Mark your calendar for September 9th – we’re flinging the doors open and celebrating 15 years of Long Center with:
🎻 Performances by Montopolis, Ballet Folklorico de Austin, Austin Soundwaves, Austin Shakespeare, Austin Classical Guitar, musicians of the Austin Symphony, Ballet Austin’s Rhythm on Stage, Austin Opera, and more
🎧 Music by DJ Mixer Rogers
✂️ KIDosky crafts & games by Creative Action
🍸 Cocktail lounge
🎨 Long Center 15th Anniversary retrospective gallery
👋 Community partner showcase
🌯 Food trucks
➕ And more!
Come one, come all – let’s make this neighborhood block party one for the ages. The Long Center is always yours, but especially on Teresa Lozano Long Community Day!
Plan Your Community Day
There’s so much to do. Make sure you hit all your biggest to-dos while you’re here having a good time.
Schedule of Events
12PM || Musicians of the Austin Symphony Dell Hall
Performance by musicians of Austin Symphony.
12:15PM || Montopolis Rollins Theatre
Performing the score for Man with a Movie Camera.
12:30PM || Ballet Folklorico de Austin Hartman lawn
Dances from Veracruz, Michoacán, Jalisco, Oaxaca, and San Luis Potosí.
1PM || Austin Opera Dell Hall
Performance by singers of Austin Opera.
1:45PM || Austin Soundwaves Rollins Theatre
String quartet of alumni and staff.
2PM || Ballet Austin's Rhythm on Stage Dell Hall
Bollywood dance class for all ages.
2PM || Soul Raider Marching Band Hartman Lawn
Dancing marching band.
2:30PM || Austin Shakespeare Rollins Theatre
World's fastest Hamlet.
2:30PM || DJ Mixer Rogers H-E-B Terrace
Eclectic blend of classic and currents.
4PM || Austin Classical Guitar Dell Hall
Solo and ensemble performances by young guitarists.
4:15PM || Songbird Rising Suzuki School Rollins Theatre
Classical selections by Songbird Strings.
All Day ACtivities
KIDosky Family Zone Kodosky (Mezzanine)
Free crafts and kid-friendly games. Curated by Creative Action.
15 Years Long: Gallery Retrospective Gallery 701 (Mezzanine)
Take a stroll through Gallery 701 and reflect on 15 years of work.
Around the Community: Partner Showcase Orchestra Lobby
Chat with some local orgs working to make a difference.
Fun & Games & Food Trucks (oh my!) H-E-B Terrace
Have fun. Avoid hanger. It's good for everyone.
Cocktail Lounge West Pincer (MEzzanine)
Sip some drinks and enjoy the view.
Parent's Room AT&T Education Room (Ground)
A dark, quiet place to feed your baby or get some downtime. Curated by Mother's Milk Bank.
Member's Lounge Dell Green Room
Free cocktails and good vibes.
Ballet Austin’s Rhythm on Stage
This is your opportunity to come dance and experience what it’s like to take center stage inside Dell Hall! That’s right, you could dance on the same stage where Ballet Austin performs! This all-ages activity welcomes the entire family for a free Bollywood Dance class, taught by Rohit Ramachandran, instructor from Ballet Austin’s Butler Center for Dance & Fitness. All ages and experience levels welcome. No dance experience is required. Come dance for the joy of it!
The Montopolis live musical score to the 1929 Ukrainian documentary Man with a Movie Camera has toured across the country in 2023 to rave reviews from both critics and audiences alike. Revered as a visual masterpiece and one of the greatest documentaries ever made, the film gives historical context to the current Russian invasion. The joyful, original live score celebrates the beauty and resilience of Ukraine’s people and aims to inspire American audiences to support the country in its time of need. Cellist Sara Nelson (Brandi Carlile, David Byrne, Austin Symphony Orchestra) will be joining pianist and composer Justin Sherburn for the Community Day performance.
Austin Classical Guitar
Austin Classical Guitar will assemble a marvelous array of talented young guitarists from across Austin for a beautiful performance of expressive solos and exciting ensemble pieces to be played on the Dell Hall stage. The performers will include students in the ACG Education program, now serving youth in every Austin ISD middle and high school, some of whom are scholarship lesson recipients made possible for the past ten years in part by The Long Foundation.
2023 Partners & Participants
No one accomplishes anything alone, and the Long Center is no exception to that. Give it up for all the organizations that make Teresa Lozano Long Community Day a reality!
Austin Classical Guitar
Austin Symphony Orchestra
Ballet Folklorico de Austin
Boys and Girls Club
DJ Mixer Rogers
Girls on the Run
Health Alliance for Austin Musicians
Mexican American Cultural Center
Mother’s Milk Bank
Northeast High School Soul Raider Band
Songbird Rising Suzuki School
And special thanks to our Long Center Members!
About Teresa Lozano Long
Dr. Teresa Lozano Long was a pioneer in education, philanthropy, and the arts in Texas. The first Hispanic woman to earn a health & physical education doctorate at UT Austin, Dr. Long and her husband, Joe R. Long, made significant contributions across Texas, including the lead $20 million gift that helped establish the Long Center, and a $10 million endowment to create the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies at UT Austin. In recognition of her service to the arts and education, she was awarded the National Humanities Medal in 2019