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March 9 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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Richard Frazier, Conductor and ACO Music Director Finalist (biography)
Joseph Choi, Piano

Join the Austin Civic Orchestra at The Austin Stone Northwest for an early evening Saturday concert of all American music!

We are thrilled to welcome Richard Frazier to the podium as the second of three finalists for the ACO Music Director position. Richard built this concert around Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, composed 100 years ago, and we are delighted to welcome Austin pianist Joseph Choi on stage as the soloist.  The rest of the concert is filled out with music by American composers who thrived at the same time as Gershwin and were supportive of each other’s work. What an incredible way to kick-off your Saturday evening!

The ACO will begin with Hanson’s flowing three movement Symphony No. 2 (The Romantic), followed by John Williams’ The Cowboys Overture.  After  Gershwin’s  Rhapsody in Blue, the concert concludes with the moving finale from Bernstein’s Candide Make our Garden Grow complete with soloists and a choir.

Come at 5:15 pm for a preconcert talk with our always entertaining Associate Conductor, W.P. Sterneman III (Dr. Gus).  “100 years of Rhapsody”

  • Williams: The Cowboys Overture
  • Hanson: Symphony No. 2 in D-flat major, Opus 30, “Romantic”   
  • Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue featuring Joseph Choi, Piano
  • Bernstein: Finale from Candide (Make our Garden Grow)  

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The Austin Stone Northwest
9001 N RR 620
Austin, TX 78726
United States
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