Father's Day Concert in the Park - Canceled
Jun
17
7:30 PM19:30

Father's Day Concert in the Park - Canceled

ASB celebrates your Dad with this annual concert at the Zilker Hillside Theatre. Marches, patriotic melodies, and other familiar works are the order of the day - selections that will have your Dad's toe tappin' - as well as your own! Bring a picnic basket and spread out a blanket under the Pecan trees at the Hillside Theatre.

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Mother's Day Concert at the Capitol
May
13
7:00 PM19:00

Mother's Day Concert at the Capitol

What better way to close out a great day with Mom than by taking her to a free concert at the Texas State Capitol in her honor? The band will perform well-known tunes, including marches and musical numbers, that you and your Mom are sure to enjoy! Get there early to select the best seating .. this concert gets more popular every year.

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Leaders of the Band
Apr
8
4:00 PM16:00

Leaders of the Band

Peter Bay, Music Director of the Austin Symphony, conducts one of his favorite pieces for concert band: George Washington Bridge by William Schuman. He will be joined by guest conductors Cheryl Floyd and Dr. Brad Kent, UIL Director of Music and Conductor of the Texas Youth Wind Symphony.

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Fall Concert in the Park
Sep
17
7:00 PM19:00

Fall Concert in the Park

The Austin Symphonic Band presents its annual Fall concert in Zilker Park, featuring marches and musicals. This concert will include selections from four of the greatest musicals of all time: West Side Story, A Chorus Line, Les Misérables and Phantom of the Opera. Spread your blanket on the hillside and enjoy!

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Fall Concert in the Park - CANCELLED
Sep
25
7:00 PM19:00

Fall Concert in the Park - CANCELLED

The Austin Symphonic Band presents its traditional Fall concert in Zilker Park. Bring a snack and spread your blanket under the pecan trees at the beautiful Hillside Theatre. Then watch the stars come out as the band showcases music as big as the great outdoors.

Program

  • Cityscape - Scott Boerma

  • Saddle Up! - arr Clifton Jameson Jones

    • Bill Haehnel, Conductor

    Two to Tango

  • Tango - John Paulson

  • A Little Tango Music - Adam Gorb

  • Light Cavalry Overture - Franz von Suppé, arr Loras John Schissel

  • Galop - Daniel Kallman

  • Swing's the Thing - arr Warren Barker

    • Bill Haehnel, Conductor

  • Florentiner March -Julius Fuèík, ed John R Borgeois

  • March: "The Southerner" - Russell Alexander, arr Glenn Cliff Bainum

  • Whip and Spur - Thomas S Allen, arr Ray E Cramer

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Fathers Day in the Park
Jun
19
7:30 PM19:30

Fathers Day in the Park

ASB celebrates your Dad with this annual concert at the Zilker Hillside Theatre. Marches, patriotic melodies, and other familiar works are the order of the day - selections that will have your Dad's toe tappin' - as well as your own! Bring a picnic basket and spread out a blanket under the Pecan trees at the Hillside Theatre.


Program

  • The Star-Spangled Banner - arr. Jack Stamp

  • Festivity - James Curnow

    • Bill Haehnel, Assistant Conductor

  • Gershwin - arr. Warren Barker

  • Walking Frog - K.L. King, arr. Robert E. Foster

  • Lerner and Loewe in Concert - arr. Warren Barker

  • I'm Seventeen Come Sunday - Percy Aldridge Grainger, arr. Larry D Daehn

  • Theme from "Green Bushes" - Percy Aldridge Grainger, arr. Larry D Daehn

  • March "The Southerner" - Russell Alexander, arr. Cliff Bainum

  • The National GameJohn Philip Sousa, arr. Keith Brion

  • Spirit of Texas - Claude T Smith

  • Irving Berlin's Songs for America - Irving Berlin, arr. James Swearingen

  • High School Cadets - John Philip Sousa, ed. Frank Byrne

  • Armed Forces Salute - arr. Bob Lowden

  • American Pageant - Thomas Knox

  • Stars and Stripes Forever - John Philip Sousa, ed. Keith Brion

    • Erin Knight, Very Special Guest Conductor


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Mother's Day at the Capitol
May
8
7:00 PM19:00

Mother's Day at the Capitol

What better way to close out a great day with Mom than by taking her to a free concert at the Texas State Capitol in her honor? The band will perform well-known tunes, including marches and musical numbers, that you and your Mom are sure to enjoy! Get there early to select the best seating .. this concert gets more popular every year.


Program

  • The Star-Spangled Banner - Jack Stamp

  • Early Light - Carolyn Bremer

  • I'm Seventeen Come Sunday - Percy Aldridge Grainger, arr Larry D Daehn

  • English Waltz - Percy Aldridge Grainger

  • Theme from "Green Bushes" - Percy Aldridge Grainger, arr Larry D Daehn

  • Festivity - James Curnow

    • Bill Haehnel, Assistant Conductor

  • Hands Across the Sea - John Philip Sousa, ed Frederick Fennell

  • The Sound of Music - Rodgers and Hammerstein, arr Robert Russell Bennett

  • Don Ricardo - Gabriel Musella, Percussion Rick Rodriguez

    • Bill Haehnel, Assistant Conductor

  • The National Game - John Philip Sousa, arr Keith Brion

  • Carnaval In São Paulo - James Barnes


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Music of the Americas
Apr
3
4:00 PM16:00

Music of the Americas

The Austin Symphonic Band celebrates the rich and abundant heritage of music from throughout the Americas, performing music from our own USA as well as indigenous music filled with the ethnic vitality of Central and South American cultures. Special guest artist and oboe soloist Kelley Tracz will highlight the program.


Program

STAR SPANGLED SALUTE

  • The Star-Spangled Banner - Jack Stamp

  • O'er the Land of the Free - Johnnie Vinson

  • Early Light - Carolyn Bremer

  • Martha - Fantasy for Oboe and Concert Band - T. Lalliet, tr. Kevin Kastens

    • Guest Artist Kelley Tracz, Oboe

  • Dancing On Water - Frank Ticheli

  • The Ringmaster's March - John Mackey

  • Don Ricardo - Gabriel Musella, Percussion Rick Rodriguez

    • Bill Haehnel, Assistant Conductor

    LATIN TRILOGY

  • Seis Manuel - Shelley Hanson

  • Volver A La Montaña - Shelley Hanson

  • La Bamba De Vera Cruz - Terig Tucci, tr Donald Hunsberger

  • Frank Tracz, Guest Conductor

  • El Camino Real - Alfred Reed

  • Carnaval In São Paulo - James Barnes

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Musical Portraits
Feb
7
4:00 PM16:00

Musical Portraits

The highlight of this program, in observance of Black History Month, will be the classic Lincoln Portraitby Aaron Copland, narrated by local performing artist Tim O'Brien. Selections from The Sound of Musicwill celebrate the 50th anniversary of that legendary Broadway musical and motion picture. Remaining selections create vivid musical portraits of people and places that will stir the audience's musical imagination.

Richard Floyd conducts.

Guest Artist: Tim OBrien, Narrator


Program

  • In This Broad Earth - Steven Bryant

  • Lincoln Portrait - Aaron Copland, tr Walter Beeler

    • Guest Artist Tim O'Brien, Narrator

  • Diamond Tide - Viet Cuong

  • La Procession Du Rocio - Joaquin Turina, arr Alfred Reed

  • Avellyn’s Lullaby - Joel Puckett

  • The Sound of Music - Rodgers and Hammerstein, arr Robert Russell Bennett

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A Fall Tapestry
Nov
22
4:00 PM16:00

A Fall Tapestry

The band's first formal concert of the 2015-2016 season features Ron Nelson's Aspen Jubilee with Austin Mezzo-Soprano Katherine Altobello.

Also featured is UT Butler School of Music Doctoral student Evan Sankey performing two of legendary Trombonist Arthur Pryor's showpieces, Annie Laurie and Fantastic Polka.

Filling out the program are other great wind band compositions by John Williams, Eric Whitacre, and ASB's own Clifton Jameson Jones, among others. ASB Music Director Richard Floyd conducts.

Guest Artist: Evan Sankey, Trombone; Katherine Altobello, Mezzo-soprano, Austin


Program

  • Liberty Fanfare - John Williams, tr Jay Bocook

  • Sleep - Eric Whitacre

  • Annie Laurie - Arthur Pryor

    • Guest Artist Evan Sankey, Trombone

  • Aspen Jubilee - Ron Nelson

    • Guest Artist Katherine Altobello, Mezzo-soprano

  • Melodius Thunk - David Biedenbender

  • Downey Overture - Oscar Navarro

  • Rippling Watercolors - Brian Balmages

  • Louisiana Sketches - Clifton Jameson Jones

  • I. Morning on the Mississippi

  • II. Saturday Night

  • Fantastic Polka - Arthur Pryor

    • Guest Artist Evan Sankey, Trombone

  • Russian Sailors' Dance - Reinhold Glière, tr Chase Hampton

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Fall Concert in the Park
Sep
27
7:00 PM19:00

Fall Concert in the Park

The Austin Symphonic Band presents its traditional Fall concert in Zilker Park. Bring a snack and spread your blanket under the pecan trees at the beautiful Hillside Theatre. Then watch the stars come out as the band showcases music as big as the great outdoors. Richard Floyd conducts.


Program

  • O'er the Land of the Free - Johnnie Vinson

  • Liberty Fanfare - John Williams, tr Jay Bocook

  • PRAIRIE SONG - Carl Strommen

  • Louisiana Sketches - Clifton Jameson Jones     

    • I. Morning on the Mississippi     

    • II. Saturday Night

  • Trafalgar - Wilhelm Zehle, ed Timothy Rhea

  • A Leroy Anderson Portrait - Leroy Anderson, arr James Barnes

  • Melodius Thunk - David Biedenbender

  • Bond...James Bond - arr Stephen Bulla

  • Russian Sailors' Dance - Reinhold Glière, tr Chase Hampton


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Fathers Day in the Park - CANCELED
Jun
21
7:30 PM19:30

Fathers Day in the Park - CANCELED

Due to the likelihood of severe weather, the concert was cancelled. The entry is included here for completeness.

ASB celebrates your Dad with this annual concert at the Zilker Hillside Theatre. Marches, patriotic melodies, and other familiar works are the order of the day - selections that will have your Dad's toe tappin' - as well as your own! Bring a picnic basket and spread out a blanket under the Pecan trees at the Hillside Theatre. 


Program

  • Americans We - Henry Fillmore

  • Prairiesong - Carl Strommen

  • Amazing Grace - arr. William Himes

  • Washington Post - John Philip Sousa, ed Frank Byrne

  • Bond ... James Bond - arr. Stephen Bulla

  • Tribute to Irving Berlin - Irving Berlin, arr. Warren Barker

  • Semper Fidelis - John Philip Sousa, arr. Brion/Schissel

  • Leroy Anderson Portrait - Leroy Anderson, arr. James Barnes

  • Seventy Six Trombones - Meredith Wilson, arr. Leroy Anderson

  • Spirit of Texas - Claude T Smith

  • Armed Forces Salute - arr. Bob Lowden

  • American Pageant - Thomas Knox

  • Stars and Stripes Forever - John Philip Sousa, ed. Keith Brion

    • Sally Grant, Very Special Guest Conductor


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Mothers Day at the Capitol - CANCELED
May
10
7:00 PM19:00

Mothers Day at the Capitol - CANCELED

Due to the likelihood of severe weather, the concert was cancelled. The entry is included here for completeness.

What better way to close out a great day with Mom than by taking her to a free concert at the Texas State Capitol in her honor? The band will perform well-known tunes, including marches and musical numbers, that you and your Mom are sure to enjoy! Get there early to select the best seating .. this concert gets more popular every year.


Program

  • Night on 52nd Street (A Jazz Overture) - Clifton Jameson Jones

  • Where Never Lark or Eagle Flew - James Curnow

  • March from Jazz Suite - Dmitri Shostakovich, arr Johan de Meij

  • PRAIRIESONG - Carl Strommen

  • Sundance - Frank Ticheli

  • Trafalgar - Wilhelm Zehle, ed Timothy Rhea

  • Bond...James Bond - arr Stephen Bulla

  • Seventy Six Trombones - Meredith Willson, arr Leroy Anderson, adapted Jay Bocook

  • Alexander's Ragtime Band - Irving Berlin, arr Jerry Nowak


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Boston Brass and All that Jazz
Apr
18
8:00 PM20:00

Boston Brass and All that Jazz

For 27 years, the world-famous Boston Brass has treated audiences to a unique brand of entertainment that captivates all ages. This will be an exciting concert with something for everyone.


Program

  • Night on 52nd Street (A Jazz Overture) - Clifton Jameson Jones

    Boston Brass Set

  • Danza Fantastica - Joaquin Turina, arr Chris Castellanos

  • Wachet Auf - J.S. Bach, arr Sam Pilafian

  • Verano Porteño - Astor Piazzolla, arr Jose Sibaja

  • Heroes and Legends - Barry E Kopetz

    Boston Brass, Guest Artists

  • Candide Suite - Leonard Bernstein, adapted Clare Grundman

  • March from Jazz Suite - Dmitri Shostakovich, arr Johan de Meij

  • A Simple Song from "Mass" - Leonard Bernstein, arr Michael Sweeney
    Boston Brass Set

  • Flight of the Green Hornet - Billy May, arr Chris Castellanos

  • Fly Me to the Moon - Bart Howard, arr Nathan Tanouye

  • Blues for Ben - Stanton Moore, arr Sam Pilafian

  • Tangents - John Wasson

    Boston Brass, Guest Artists

  • Alexander's Ragtime Band - Irving Berlin, arr Jerry Nowak

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Tributes
Feb
7
8:00 PM20:00

Tributes

Featuring the world premiere of Dancing on Water, written by Frank Ticheli and commissioned by the Austin Symphonic Band in honor of its conductor, Richard Floyd. Ticheli will be present to discuss his new work and will also conduct on the concert. Other selections to be performed were written as tributes to persons, places or events. 


Program

  • Midway March - John Williams

    • Bill Haehnel, Conductor

  • Elegy For A Young American - Ronald Lo Presti

  • Where Never Lark or Eagle Flew - James Curnow

  • A Movement For Rosa - Mark Camphouse

  • Sundance - Frank Ticheli

  • Shenandoah - Frank Ticheli

    • Frank Ticheli, Conductor

  • Cajun Folk Songs - Frank Ticheli

    • Cheryl Floyd, Conductor

  • Dancing On Water - Frank Ticheli

    • World Premiere

  • San Antonio Dances - Frank Ticheli

    • Frank Ticheli, Conductor

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Dreams and Fantasies
Nov
22
8:00 PM20:00

Dreams and Fantasies

The band’s first formal concert of the season will showcase Dreamland, a wonderful and imaginative new work for wind band by the award-winning composer Michael Markowski. Also on the program will be a performance of Claude Smith’s stunning Fantasia for Alto Saxophone featuring the talented local performing artist Elizabeth Rosinbum. Additionally, UT Masters Program student Alex Avila, Euphonium, will perform Philip Sparke's Harlequin with band accompaniment. Richard Floyd conducts.


Program

  • Flourish for Wind Band/Sea Songs - R Vaughan Williams

  • Lux Aurumque - Eric Whitacre

  • Fantasia for Alto Saxophone - Claude T Smith,

    • Elizabeth Rosinbum, Saxophone Soloist

  • Scenes From "The Louvre" - Norman Dello Joio

  • Zing! - Scott McAllister

  • Harlequin - Philip Sparke

    • Alex Avila, Euphonium Soloist

  • Dreamland - Michael Markowski

  • Festivo - Edward Gregson

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Fall Concert in the Park
Sep
28
7:00 PM19:00

Fall Concert in the Park

The Austin Symphonic Band presents its traditional Fall concert in Zilker Park. Bring a snack and spread your blanket under the pecan trees at the beautiful Hillside Theatre. Then watch the stars come out as the band showcases music as big as the great outdoors.


Program

  • Flourish for Wind Band/Sea Songs - R Vaughan Williams

  • A Longford Legend - Robert Sheldon

  • Variations on "Scarborough Fair" - Calvin Custer

  • Choreography - Robert Sheldon

  • Midway March - John Williams

  • Zing! - Scott McAllister

  • Cajun Folk Songs - Frank Ticheli

  • Songs of Old Kentucky - Brant Karrick

  • Seventy Six Trombones - Meredith Willson, arr Leroy Anderson, adapted Jay Bocook

  • A Slavic Farewell - Vasilij Ivanovitj Agapkin, arr John R Bourgeois


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Texas Bandmasters Association
Jul
27
1:00 PM13:00

Texas Bandmasters Association

  • Lila Cockrell Theatre - Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center (map)
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The Austin Symphonic Band presents the opening concert of the 67th Annual Convention of the Texas Bandmasters Association. Please join us and our special guests, the Synaesthesia Saxophone Quartet and Clarinetist Alex Ford, as we present music old and new in the Lila Cockrell Auditorium at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas.


Program

  • March Hongroise - Hector Berlioz, arr Yo Gotoh

  • Rest - Frank Ticheli

  • Innisfree - Carl Strommen

  • Cappriccio for Saxophone Quartet and Band - Warren Barker

    • Synaesthesia Saxophone Quartet, Guest Artists

  • Spangled Heavens - Donald Grantham

  • Dancing Day - Jim Colonna

  • Concerto for Clarinet - Artie Shaw, arr Ted Parson

    • Alex Ford, Clarinet Soloist

  • Mambo from West Side Story - Leonard Bernstein, arr Michael Sweeney

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Fathers Day in the Park
Jun
15
7:30 PM19:30

Fathers Day in the Park

ASB celebrates your Dad with this annual concert at the Zilker Hillside Theatre. Marches, patriotic melodies, and other familiar works are the order of the day - selections that will have your Dad's toe tappin' - as well as your own! Bring a picnic basket and spread out a blanket under the Pecan trees at the Hillside Theatre. 


Program

  • March Hongroise - Hector Berlioz, arr Yo Gotoh

  • The Magic of Andrew Lloyd Webber - arr Warren Barker

  • Dancing Day - Jim Colonna

  • The Rifle Regiment March - John Philip Sousa, ed Frederick Fennell

  • Innisfree - Carl Strommen

  • Gershwin! - George Gershwin, arr Warren Barker

  • The March from 1941 - John Williams, adapted Paul Lavender

  • An American Songbook - Clifton Jameson Jones

  • Spirit of Texas - Claude T Smith

  • Armed Forces Salute - arr Bob Lowden

  • American Pageant - Thomas Knox

  • Stars and Stripes Forever - John Philip Sousa, ed Keith Brion


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Mothers Day at the Capitol
May
11
7:00 PM19:00

Mothers Day at the Capitol

What better way to close out a great day with Mom than by taking her to a free concert at the Texas State Capitol in her honor? The band will perform well-known tunes, including marches and musical numbers, that you and your Mom are sure to enjoy! Get there early to select the best seating .. this concert gets more popular every year.


Program

  • March Hongroise - Hector Berlioz, arr Yo Gotoh

  • Suite Divertimento - Jay W. Gilbert

  • Bravura - C.E. Duble

  • Innisfree - Carl Strommen

    • Bill Haehnel, Conductor

  • Chicago - Kander and Ebb, arr Ted Ricketts

    • Bill Haehnel, Conductor

  • Selections from Into The Woods - Stephen Sondheim, arr Stephn Bulla

  • Bullets and Bayonets - John Philip Sousa, ed Frederick Fennell

  • Dancing Day - Jim Colonna

  • The National Game - John Philip Sousa, arr Keith Brion

  • Mambo from West Side Story - Leonard Bernstein, arr Michael Sweeney


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A Very "Saxy" Evening
Apr
19
8:00 PM20:00

A Very "Saxy" Evening

The Synaesthesia Saxophone Quartet is an exciting new chamber music ensemble containing four of the finest saxophone performers in Central Texas. The quartet may be described as a “Super-Group” formed as a synthesis of artists who enjoy world-class reputations performing both as soloists and chamber musicians around the globe.

The power and beauty of the saxophone is equally captivating and entertaining in the hands of these four gentlemen. Todd Oxford (soprano), Billy McPhail (alto), Sunil Gadgil (tenor), and Michael Hertel (baritone) are performing artists with incredible prowess and musical sensitivity. Concert appearances have taken them to Europe, Asia, Canada, Mexico, and throughout the United States. Recent engagements include Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, and CAMI Hall in New York, the Texas Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, plus international tours of Germany, Thailand, and the People’s Republic of China. 

Repertoire written for saxophone quartet featured with wind symphony is on the rise globally with increasing numbers of composers contributing works to the medium. The Synaesthesia Saxophone Quartet performs two pieces on the program in collaboration with Maestro Richard Floyd and the Austin Symphonic Band. We hope you enjoy the virtuosity and artistry of this exciting group of performers.


Program

  • March Hongroise - Hector Berlioz, arr Yo Gotoh

  • Rest - Frank Ticheli

  • Dialogues - James Curnow

    • Synaesthesia Saxophone Quartet, Guest Artists

  • Spangled Heavens - Donald Grantham

  • Dancing Day - Jim Colonna

  • Cappriccio for Saxophone Quartet and Band - Warren Barker

    • Synaesthesia Saxophone Quartet, Guest Artists

  • Danzón No. 2 - Arturo Márquez, tr Oliver Nickel


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