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Austin Symphony Orchestra

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Address: 1101 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701-1912
Phone Number: +1 512-476-6064
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This is one of the true gems in Austin. We have been several times this year. The musicianship is not as great as ft worth, Dallas or Houston, but it's not far behind. The... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 January 2016
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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Attended the opening concert, which was all Mozart works. The Requiem was magnificent and included 180 choral singers. Highly recommend attending a concert here if you are in the Austin area. The auditorium is beautiful and has wonderful acoustics. There are bars that serve drinks before the concert and at the intermission.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2016 via mobile

This is one of the true gems in Austin. We have been several times this year. The musicianship is not as great as ft worth, Dallas or Houston, but it's not far behind. The conductor and musicians have fun with their presentation without cheapening their art. The only drawback is the audience that - for the most part - dresses... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2015 via mobile

The music on July 4th was good. Since I could not find a place to review the Fireworks, I will have to vent here: Sorry Austin but I have seen lots better fireworks in towns 1/20th of your size. VERY disappointed in fireworks, but Symphony saved the day. Will not be back for July 4th and do not recommend!

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Elgin, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2015

On first hearing, we were a little disappointed. The Hummel Trumpet Concerto with Alison Balsom a few months ago was very good, but the rest of the program was kind of ho-hum. Then we attended their Carmina Burana on May 30, and it blew the roof off. Best one we've heard. What I gather is that Peter Bay is passionate... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2015

The conductor is phenomenal and the musicians are extremely talented. Austin is growing and with it, this Symphony is world class!

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Austin, Texas
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2014

Went last nite to the Copeland concert. If you go leave at intermission as the second half is an old film about equality among fisherman. Unions! I think a lot of people read in the Obama agenda and left angry. Really Peter was just trying something different...but. A huge flop. The phones will be ringing Monday morning at the symphony... More 

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2012

Saw the Rachmaninov piano concerto #2 with the Austin Symphony and bought a great seat that some series member turned in. It was keyboard side and perfect acoustics. The musicians in the orchestra did a good job and I would go back again in future.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2012

Long Centre an excellent listening venue. The orchestra and its conductor rate as one of the best in the world. The conductor's accessibility attending pre-concert talks a real bonus.

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2012

Wonderful and so full of talent. Give back alot to the community

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austin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2012

Conductor, Peter Bay has made this symphony into a real class act. The guest appearances have all been top names and ticket drawers. Since moving into their own Hall (Long Center for the Performing Arts) after years at Bass Concert Hall on UT Campus, they are one of the highlights for the performing arts in Austin

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