"Happy Birthday, By George!"

2023fri20oct8:00 pm"Happy Birthday, By George!"Presented by Austin Symphony Orchestra

Happy Birthday, By George! | the Long Center


(Friday) 8:00 pm(GMT-05:00)


Dell Hall

701 W. Riverside Dr.

Event Details

Step into a world of elegance and virtuosity as the renowned pianist, Yifei Xu, takes center stage to breathe life into Gershwin’s iconic creation, Concerto in F.  This piece will sweep you off your feet with its intricate interplay between piano and orchestra. Xu’s exquisite artistry promises an evening that will resonate long after the final notes fade. The evening will begin with Gershwin’s “Lullaby.”

After intermission, prepare to be transported to the eternal city as the orchestra delves into Respighi’s captivating soundscapes. Fountains of Rome will immerse you in the enchanting ambiance of cascading waters, while Pines of Rome paints a vivid sonic picture of the city’s majestic landscapes. The orchestra’s evocative rendition will evoke a sense of wanderlust and wonder, allowing you to experience Rome’s essence through the power of music.

A Night to Remember

Gather with fellow music aficionados for an evening that promises to elevate your spirit and enrich your cultural palate. Our meticulously curated repertoire, featuring the brilliance of Gershwin and Respighi, coupled with Yifei Xu’s unparalleled prowess on the piano, guarantees an auditory journey that transcends time and space.

GEORGE GERSHWIN            Lullaby  
GEORGE GERSHWIN            Concerto in F
OTTORINO RESPIGHI            Fountains of Rome 
OTTORINO RESPIGHI            Pines of Rome


What To Expect

  • This is an indoor event.
  • All patrons, regardless of age, require a ticket to attend the performance.
  • Prohibited items include but are not limited to: Outside food or drinks, weapons of any kind including pocket knives, Professional cameras (cameras with detachable lenses), Video cameras, illegal or illicit items of any kind, tents, vending of any kind and soliciting of any kind.
  • Animals and pets are not permitted except for properly identified service animals.

Questions? Email  Austin Symphony Orchestra’s box office. You can also call them at (512) 476-6064 ext. 3 to get your questions answered right away.


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