2021-22 Season

A Violinist playing her instrument

The Butler School of Music is thrilled to welcome audiences back to our concert halls this season. We appreciate all your virtual support for our program over the last year and cannot wait to share live music with you again!

This page provides information about our ticketed performances for the 2021-22 academic year. This is just a fraction of the concerts we hold in a year—check our calendar on a regular basis to view a full list of free and ticketed events.

 

Buy Tickets

To purchase subscriptions packages or tickets to individual events, visit our Tickets & Subscriptions page. 

 

What to expect

A few details regarding COVID-19 protocol: 

  • Masks are not required in any building on The University of Texas at Austin’s campus, though you are welcome to wear one. We will have disposable surgical masks available for anyone who would like one.  
  • All seating will be General Admission this year so you can choose your seats comfortably.  
  • While Austin Public Health is in Risk Stage 3 or higher, the Butler School will reduce the capacity of our ticketed performances. 
  • At University Health Services’ request, we may submit attendee reports for contact tracing purposes. 

Season Highlights

Wind Ensemble

Wind Ensemble & Wind Symphony

A black man wearing glasses holds a trumpet.
Event Status
Scheduled
-
Featuring Billy Hunter, trumpet

Omar Thomas | The Low-Down Brown Get-Down  

Alexander Arutiunian | Trumpet Concerto  

+ more...

Wind Ensemble

Four students wearing black hold wind and brass instruments.
Event Status
Scheduled
-
John Williams 90th Birthday

Overture to The Cowboys 

Music from Star Wars, E.T., Hook

+ more...

Wind Ensemble

A man wearing a black turtle neck smiles at the camera.
Event Status
Scheduled
-
Featuring Scott Piper, tenor

Erik Santos | The Seer  

Jennifer Higdon | Blue Cathedral 

+ more...

Symphony Orchestra

Symphony Orchestra

A man wearing a black suit holds a clarinet and smiles.
Event Status
Scheduled
-
with Jonathan Gunn, clarinet 
& Anton Nel, piano

Polina Nazaykinskaya | Nostalghia   

W.A. Mozart | Symphony No. 40 in G min.

 

Symphony Orchestra

A collage of four faces side-by-side with a sepia filter.
Event Status
Scheduled
-
Beethoven Symphony No. 9 
With UT Combined choirs

Rebecca Davis, soprano 
Page Stephens, mezzo soprano 
Ben Gulley, tenor 
Donnie Ray Albert, baritone 
 

Symphony Orchestra: Concerto Winners Concert 1

Six students stand together holding string instruments and smiling.
Event Status
Scheduled
-
Featuring John Dawson, marimba
& Nick Hammel, violin

Emmanuel Séjourné | Marimba Concerto  

Max Bruch | Scottish Fantasy, Op. 46 

+ more...

Symphony Orchestra: Concerto Winners Concert 2

Six students stand together holding string instruments and smiling.
Event Status
Scheduled
-
Featuring
José Ramón García Pérez, piano

Sergei Rachmaninov | Piano Concerto No. 3

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University Choirs

Holiday Choral Concert

A white man in a black suit sings while gazing forward and holding a folder.
Event Status
Scheduled
-
Featuring UT Choirs, Symphony Orchestra,
& Wind Ensemble

Stream December 13-26 for free!

Concert Chorale

Concert Chorale engaged in conversations on the UT campus
Event Status
Scheduled
-

Frank Martin | Mass for Double Choir  

Vytautas Miškinis | Lucis Creator Optime 

Zhou Long | Words of the Sun 

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New Music Ensemble

New Music Ensemble

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Event Status
Scheduled
-

Daniel Moreira | Countdowns 

Ian Whillock  | Interpretations

Geli Li | Breath IV 

Januibe Tejera | Flashforward III 

New Music Ensemble

A white man in a white shirt and black jacket sits outside with his arms crossed and smiles.
Event Status
Scheduled
-
FEATURING
Ellie Jarrett Shattles, mezzo soprano 
Donnie Ray Albert, baritone 
Michael Daugherty, narrator 

Michael Daugherty | This Land Sings  

New Music Ensemble

Members of New Music ensemble pose with instruments and a toy piano
Event Status
Scheduled
-

Brandon Scott Rumsey | The Sparrows

Jessie Montgomery | Starburst  

Takuma Itoh | Adaptation Variations  

 

New Music Ensemble

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Event Status
Scheduled
-
Nicole Paiement, guest conductor 

Program To Be Announced

 

 

Jazz Orchestra

Jazz Orchestra

A man wearing a blue suit plays a trombone. To his right, a man wearing a black, white and gray checkered shirt plays a trumpet.
Event Status
Scheduled
-

Works by contemporary composers

current students

jazz canon favorites

 

Helen Sung with the UT Jazz Orchestra

An Asian woman wearing a black and gold tank top and pink lipstick stands in front of a brown, scratched up door.
Event Status
Scheduled
-

This collaborative concert with Texas Performing Arts is presented as part of the 2022 Longhorn Jazz Festival.  The orchestra will perform several of Sung’s arrangements, with her as the featured soloist.

On sale date to be announced.

Butler Opera Center

Butler Opera Center

A monarch butterfly perches on a cemetery headstone in the rain.
Event Status
Scheduled
-
Featuring Mariachi Ensemble

Cruzar la Cara de la Luna
by José Martínez Barajas

Der Kaiser von Atlantis
by Viktor Ullman

Butler Opera Center: Carmen

A woman wearing a layered red dress looks upward while waving a shawl.
Event Status
Scheduled
-

by Georges Bizet

Helen SoHyun Park, director

Douglas Kinney Frost, conductor

 

Faculty & Guest Artists

Miró Quartet

Four mean wearing jeans blue jackets stand in an opulent living room holding their string instruments.
Event Status
Scheduled
-
Featuring Karen Slack, soprano
Samuel Barber | String Quartet in B Minor
 
Sylvie Bodorová | Terezin Ghetto Requiem 
 
+more...
 

 

Bion Tsang, cello & Anton Nel, piano

On the left, and Asian man wearing a blue jacket stands holding a cello. On the right, a gray-haired man wearing a black shirt smiles.
Event Status
Rescheduled
-

Beethoven | Cello Sonata No. 2 in D Major

Shostakovich | Cello Sonata in D Minor

 

 

Jazz Faculty Recital

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Event Status
Scheduled
-

John Mills, saxophone
Mike Sailors, trumpet 
Paul Deemer, trombone
John Fremgen, bass
Wayne Salzmann II, drums
Bruce Saunders, guitar
Jeff Hellmer, piano

Jonathan Gunn, clarinet & Anton Nel, piano

On the left, a man wearing black holds a clarinet. On the right, a gray-haired man wearing black sits at a piano.
Event Status
Scheduled
-

Brahms | Sonata No. 2 in E-flat Major

Amanda Harberg | Sonata for Clarinet and Piano 

Arturo Márquez | Zarabandeo 

 

Butler Trio

An Asian woman holding a violin stands next to a brown leather couch. To her right, a blonde woman wearing a camel leather jacket leans on the arm of the couch. A man wearing a blue shirt and glasses sits on the couch and a cello lays on the couch beside him.
Event Status
Scheduled
-
Featuring John Largess, viola 

Rachmaninoff | Trio élégiaque No. 1 in G Minor 

Schumann | Piano Quartet in E-flat Major