Masterworks VIII: Season Finale!
Maestro Peter Bay and the ASO concludes its 2016-2017 Masterworks Series by welcoming back to Austin world-renowned pianist, Gabriela Montero, to perform the masterful Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No 2. Concert-goers will remember Ms. Montero from her spirited, improvised encores of “The Eyes of Texas” she performed with the Symphony during the 2013-14 season. These series finale performances will take place on Friday and Saturday, May 19 & 20 in Dell Hall at the Long Center for the Performing Arts.
May 19 will also be Military Appreciation Night at the ASO. Through “Soldiers at the Symphony,” a year round program that offers free tickets to veterans, 100 military members, veterans, and their families will attend the Friday night performance for free. The tickets will be given away through our partner, VetTix. Since its inception three years ago, the Austin Symphony has given away over 3,000 tickets to veterans through this program. The ASO is also offering a 25% discount on tickets* to military personnel and veterans who don’t receive tickets through VetTix. Use promo code “HERO17” at checkout. “Soldiers at the Symphony” is proudly sponsored by Bank of America, HEB, and St. David’s Healthcare.
RACHMANINOFF/RESPIGHI – Cinq Études-tableaux
RACHMANINOFF – Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 18
RESPIGHI – Feste Romane
Maestro Bay and the ASO begin the evening with Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Cinq Études-tableaux, 5 works for the piano orchestrated by Ottorino Respighi. Immediately following, Gabriela Montero will join the Orchestra for Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No 2. This piece is one of Rachmaninoff’s most enduring popular pieces and established his fame as a concerto composer. The 16-17 Masterworks Series will conclude with Respighi’s Feste Romane. Feste Romane is a symphonic poem in four movements, each movement depicting a scene of celebration from ancient or modern Rome.
Tickets for Masterworks VIII featuring Gabriela Montero range from $12 to $75. Student rush tickets are also available 20 minutes prior to performance for $5 cash and current student ID (subject to availability). Charge tickets online at www.austinsymphony.org where you will find seating maps, price options and a wealth of concert information. Tickets are also available at the Austin Symphony Box Office, 11th and Red River or call 512-476-6064 or 1-888-4-MAESTRO (toll-free).
*Discount is valid for the Friday, May 19, 2017 performance only. Offer is valid for all tickets priced $45 and below (Upper Mezzanine, Lower Balcony, & Upper Balcony). Tickets will be held at Will Call and a Military ID must be shown to pick up tickets.