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December 17, 2023 | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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Jarred Kennedy, Guest Conductor (biography)
Jessica Mathaes, Violin (biography)

Guest conductor Jarred Kennedy leads the ACO in our annual Happy Holidays! concert, featuring new and old seasonal favorites! We are thrilled to share the Bates Recital Hall stage with violin soloist Jessica Mathaes, Concertmaster of the Austin Symphony Orchestra, for our most festive concert of the year.

Looking for more?¬† Attend the pre-concert talk by Associate Conductor¬† Dr. W.P. Sterneman III at 3:15 pm in MRH 2.614.¬† His topic will be “No Artistic Merit and the Death of Ballet: Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Debut”.

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  • Dilorenzo: Santa‚Äôs Magical Journey ¬†
  • Silvestri, arr Brubaker:¬† The Polar Express ¬†
  • Delius: Sleigh Ride ¬†
  • Korngold: Prelude -Serenade featuring Jessica Mathaes, Violin ¬†
  • Piazzolla:¬†Four Seasons of Buenos Aires (Winter)¬†featuring Jessica Mathaes, Violin¬†¬†¬†


  • Lauridsen, arr. Dackow:¬†O Magnum Mysterium ¬†¬†¬†
  • Lovrien: Minor Alterations: Christmas Through the Looking Glass ¬†
  • Arr. Holcombe: Festive Sounds of Hanukkah ¬†
  • Anderson: A Christmas Festival¬†

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Austin, TX 78712
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