Texas Rising Stars



Free Admission!  Parking

This concert will be a dazzling presentation beginning with a display of impressive talent from the Butler School of Music string studios, followed by a world premiere, and topped off by Russian romantic music. The concert opens with the showcasing the talents from the string studio featuring violinists Roman Yearian, Eun-Mi Lee, and Grace Youn and violist Benjamin Penzner in four selections that will undoubtedly thrill the audience and continues with the first ever performance of Jason Hoogerhyde's A Quiet Constellation (dedicated to ACO Music Director, Lois Ferrari). The concert closes with the exotic and mysterious Rhapsodie Orientale by Glazunov.

A pre-concert talk featuring composer Jason Hoogerhyde, UT violin professor Brian Lewis and Music Director Lois Ferrari will begin at 6:30 pm in room 2.614.

Click here to see the soloists' biographies. Click here to download the Texas Rising Stars program.

  JC Bach/Casadesus
    Concerto in C minor for Viola and OrchestraAllegro Molto
    Benjamin Penzner, Viola

    Violin Concerto No.5 in A minor, Op. 37Allegro non troppo
    Eun-Mi Lee, Violin

    Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47Allegro Ma non Tanto
   Grace Youn, Violin
    Symphonie Espagnole, Op 21Allegro non troppo
   Roman Yearian, Violin

    A Quiet Constellation

Glazunov     Rhapsodie Orientale, Op. 29

  • Saturday, April 26, 2014
    Pre-concert talk begins at 6:30 pm (room 2.614)
    Concert at 7:30 PM
  • Bates Recital Hall
    University of Texas
    Butler School of Music
    2420 Robert Dedman Drive
    Austin TX 78712

The concert combines the best of the Austin community orchestras with the best from the Butler School of Music string studios in a collaborative concert free of charge to the Austin community. The evening opens with the dazzling talent of four UT students. The players selected through a competition, are current UT students, studying in one of the string studios at the Butler School of Music, and members of the UT Symphony Orchestra.  The wind and percussion sections of the Orchestra will begin the second half with the world premiere of Jason Hoogerhyde's A Quiet Constellation - a piece dedicated to his colleague at Southwestern University and ACO Music Director, Lois Ferrari. The ACO will conclude the concert with Glazunov's Rhapsodie Orientale.

Come experience the talent of these young artists who are on the precipice of a career in music with ACO members who have a life-long dedication to music in Bates Recital Hall, one of the premiere performance spaces in Austin.  

This collaborative concert between the Butler School of Music and Austin Civic Orchestra was conceived by UT Professor of Violin, Brian Lewis and is funded in part by the David and Mary Winton Green Chair in String Performance and Pedagogy.

This project is funded and supported in part by the City of Austin through the Economic Development Department/Cultural Arts Division believing an investment in the Arts is an investment in Austin’s future. Visit Austin at NowPlayingAustin.com.

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