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Bernstein at 100

Leonard Bernstein would have celebrated his 100th birthday this year. Alas he only made it to 72, dying in 1990, the year after I saw him at Carnegie Hall. Throughout 2018 symphonies across the country […]

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Symphony for Our World in Austin

The Long Center for the Performing Arts is pleased to announce the Austin premiere of National Geographic: Symphony for Our World, a new partnership between National Geographic Partners and Jason Michael Paul Entertainment, Inc., on July 28 […]

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KANSAS in Texas

After more than 40 years and 30 million albums sold, the rock group Kansas has a whole new audience thanks to the TV show Supernatural. Their smash hit Carry On Wayward Son has been used […]

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From Russia With Love

The Austin Symphony performed an all-Russian concert as the closer of their 2017-18 season. First up was a piece known in the trade as a “real knuckle-buster,” the fiendishly difficult Piano Concerto No. 3 by […]

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Bernstein’s Love Piece

A serenade inspired by the Greek philosopher Plato put Leonard Bernstein in the spotlight at the Austin Symphony Orchestra this weekend. While it may have been the marquee event of Beethoven’s 5th Symphony that resulted […]