Austin Symphony Orchestra

A Shakespearean Evening

May 17 - May 18

A Shakespearean Evening | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

Event Details

  • Fri, May 17
    8:00 pm
  • Sat, May 18
    8:00 pm

All Ages

The Long Center is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit dedicated to broadening the appreciation and enhancing the enjoyment of the cultural arts.



The Austin Symphony Orchestra presents A Shakespearean Evening, featuring Chorus Austin & Childrens Choir, May 17 – 18 in Dell Hall.

Berlioz and Walton succeed at bringing the remarkable and expressive words of William Shakespeare to life through music. Stories of love, heroism and triumph—how can you go wrong?! Considered one of the greatest writer of all time, Shakespeare’s beloved story of “Romeo & Juliet” along with “Henry V” are given melodic characters sung by the brilliant voices of Chorus Austin and narrated by Austin’s own Robert Faires.

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!



Excerpts from Romeo et Juliette, Op. 17

Henry V: A Shakespeare Scenario

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.