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.  
  • The Butler School reserves the right to reduce the capacity of audiences depending on COVID-19 infection numbers in Travis County. 
  • At University Health Services’ request, we may submit attendee reports for contact tracing purposes. 

Season Highlights

Wind Ensemble

Wind Ensemble

Five students stand together holding brass, woodwind and percussion instruments.
Event Status
Scheduled
Sep. 26, 2021, 4 - 5:30 pm

Andrew Blair | anti-FANFARE  

Jack Frerer | Zoom  

Omar Thomas | Of Our New Day Begun  

+ more...

Wind Ensemble

Portrait of Gabriela Lena Frank
Event Status
Scheduled
Oct. 24, 2021, 7:30 - 8:30 pm

Valerie Coleman | Fanfare for Uncommon Times 

Kevin Day | Concerto for Wind Ensemble

Gabriela Lena Frank | Requiem for a Magical America:
El Día de los Muertos  

Wind Ensemble

Four students wearing black hold wind and brass instruments.
Event Status
Scheduled
Nov. 21, 2021, 4 - 5 pm

Shostakovich | Festive Overture 

Franz Krommer | Octet Partita in F

Aram Khachaturian | Adagio from Spartacus 

Karel Husa | Music for Prague 1968  

Wind Ensemble & Wind Symphony

A black man wearing glasses holds a trumpet.
Event Status
Scheduled
Feb. 9, 2022, 7:30 - 9 pm
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
Mar. 30, 2022, 7:30 - 9 pm
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
Apr. 20, 2022, 7:30 - 8:30 pm
Featuring Scott Piper, tenor

Erik Santos | The Seer  

Jennifer Higdon | Blue Cathedral 

+ more...

Symphony Orchestra

Symphony Orchestra

Anton Nel sits with his left arm resting on top of a grand piano wearing a black shirt.
Event Status
Scheduled
Sep. 27, 2021, 7:30 - 9 pm
Featuring Anton Nel, piano

W.A. Mozart | Piano Concerto No. 23

Florence Price | Dances in the Canebrakes  

Tchaikovsky | Romeo and Juliet Overture-Fantasy  

Symphony Orchestra

Portrait of Gabriela Lena Frank
Event Status
Scheduled
Oct. 23, 2021, 7:30 - 9 pm

Gabriela Lena Frank | Leyendas: An Andean Walkabout 

Schubert | Rosamunde, D. 797 

Beethoven | Leonore Overture No. 3 

 

Symphony Orchestra

A collage of seven faces side-by-side with a sepia filter.
Event Status
Scheduled
Nov. 22, 2021, 7:30 - 8:30 pm
Featuring brass & woodwind faculty

Frank Martin | Concerto for 7 Wind Instruments, Timpani, Percussion and Strings  

Antonín Dvořák  | Symphony No. 8 in G Major, Op. 88  

Symphony Orchestra

A man wearing a black suit holds a clarinet and smiles.
Event Status
Scheduled
Feb. 13, 2022, 7:30 - 8:30 pm
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
Mar. 4 - 5, 2022
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
May. 2, 2022, 7:30 - 8:30 pm
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
May. 3, 2022, 7:30 - 8:30 pm
Featuring
José Ramón García Pérez, piano

Sergei Rachmaninov | Piano Concerto No. 3

+ more...
 

University Choirs

Concert Chorale

Concert Chorale engaged in conversations on the UT campus
Event Status
Scheduled
Nov. 14, 2021, 4 - 5 pm

Ēriks Ešenvalds | O Salutaris Hostias 

Bob Chilcott | The Singing Heart 

Mari Esabel Valverde | When Thunder Comes 

+ more...

Holiday Choral Concert

A white man in a black suit sings while gazing forward and holding a folder.
Event Status
Scheduled
Dec. 13 - 26, 2021
Featuring UT Choirs, Symphony Orchestra,
Wind Ensemble, Mariachi Ensemble, and more. 

Free Streamed Event!
(donations accepted)

On Demand Stream

Concert Chorale

Concert Chorale engaged in conversations on the UT campus
Event Status
Scheduled
Apr. 10, 2022, 4 - 5 pm

Frank Martin | Mass for Double Choir  

Vytautas Miškinis | Lucis Creator Optime 

Zhou Long | Words of the Sun 

+ more...

New Music Ensemble

New Music Ensemble

Portrait of Gabriela Lena Frank
Event Status
Scheduled
Oct. 27, 2021, 7:30 - 8:30 pm
Featuring composers of the Gabriela Lena Frank
Creative Academy of Music

Program curated by Frank 

 

New Music Ensemble

A close-up photo of a man raising his eyebrows with his hands behind his head.
Event Status
Scheduled
Dec. 1, 2021, 7:30 - 8:30 pm
Januibe Tejera de Miranda, guest conductor
director of the Electronic Music Studio

Featuring works for electronics, student compositions
 

New Music Ensemble

A white man in a white shirt and black jacket sits outside with his arms crossed and smiles.
Event Status
Scheduled
Feb. 5, 2022, 7:30 - 8:30 pm
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
Apr. 11, 2022, 7:30 - 8:30 pm

Brandon Scott Rumsey | The Sparrows

Jessie Montgomery | Starburst  

Takuma Itoh | Adaptation Variations  

 

New Music Ensemble

A black and white photo of a blonde woman wearing black with her arms crossed.
Event Status
Scheduled
May. 4, 2022, 7:30 - 8:30 pm
Nicole Paiement, guest conductor 

Program To Be Announced

 

 

Jazz Orchestra

Jazz Orchestra

A bearded man wearing a blue beanie and glasses plays an electric bass.
Event Status
Scheduled
Oct. 8, 2021, 7:30 - 8:30 pm

Works by contemporary composers

current students

jazz canon favorites

 

Jazz Orchestra

A black man wears a black suit with a blue and pink striped sash across his shoulder. He has white face paint in the center of his forehead and under his eyes.
Event Status
Scheduled
Nov. 12, 2021, 7:30 - 8:30 pm
Omar Thomas, guest conductor

Works by contemporary composers

current students

jazz canon favorites

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
Feb. 25, 2022, 7:30 - 8:30 pm

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
Apr. 9, 2022, 7:30 - 9 pm

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: The Elixir of Love

A smiling man holds a large bottle of wine and is surrounded by women looking at him and singing.
Event Status
Scheduled
Oct. 22 - 31, 2021

by Gaetano Donizetti

Matthew Schulz, director

Douglas Kinney Frost, conductor

 

Butler Opera Center: Song Reimagined Series

A smiling, gray-haired woman holds a photo album while sitting in a rocking chair.
Event Status
Scheduled
Nov. 10, 2021, 7:30 - 9 pm

Arts songs by Ravel, Britten, and Mussorgsky reimagined for the opera stage.

In collaboration with the Department of Theater & Dance

 

Butler Opera Center

A monarch butterfly perches on a cemetery headstone in the rain.
Event Status
Scheduled
Feb. 24 - 27, 2022
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
Apr. 22 - May. 1, 2022

by Georges Bizet

Helen SoHyun Park, director

Douglas Kinney Frost, conductor

 

Faculty & Guest Artists

Stephen Page, saxophone & Alex Maynegre-Torra, piano

On the left, a man wearing a blue shirt and gray jacket stands outside holding a golden saxophone. On the right a man wearing a tuxedo and glasses sits at a piano playing one key with his right hand.
Event Status
Scheduled
Sep. 28, 2021, 7:30 - 8:30 pm

Fazıl Say | Suite Op. 55 

Miriama Young | This Earthly Round 

Karalyn Schubring | RISE 

Sandy Yamamoto & Friends

An Asian woman wearing a white shirt and jean jacket smiles and holds her violin.
Event Status
Scheduled
Oct. 15, 2021, 7:30 - 8:30 pm
Featuring Butler School string students 

Vivaldi | Concerto in E Minor for Four Violins

Tchaikovsky | Sextet for Strings, Souvenir de Florence 

 

Joel Braun, double bass

A black and white photo of a man smiling and wearing a white shirt and a black suit jacket.
Event Status
Scheduled
Oct. 25, 2021, 7:30 - 8:30 pm

Olga Magidenko | Sonata for Double Bass

Rain Worthington | Steps in the Night

Julie Mandel | Solitude in the City

+ more...

Patrick Hughes, horn | Charles Villarrubia, tuba | Patti Wolf, piano

A collage of three musicians: on the left, a man wearing a blue shirt stands outside holding a golden horn; in the center, a man wearing a white short stands outside and leans on a silver tuba; on the right, a woman in a black dress smiles and leans over a piano.
Event Status
Scheduled
Nov. 6, 2021, 7:30 - 8:30 pm

Works for horn, tuba, and piano 

 

Anton Nel, piano

A man with gray hair wearing a black shirt smiles and sits in front of an open piano.
Event Status
Scheduled
Nov. 7, 2021, 3 - 4 pm

J.S. Bach | Partita No. 5 in G Maj.

Debussy | Estampes 

Hummel | Sonata No. 3 in F min.

 

Andrew Stuckey, baritone & Douglas Kinney Frost, piano

On the left, a man wearing a yellow shirt and black jacket smiles. On the right, a man wearing a brown shirt and black jacket smiles and crosses his arms.
Event Status
Scheduled
Nov. 15, 2021, 7:30 - 8:30 pm

Vaughan Williams | The House of Life 

David Sisco | Six Anonymous Comic Songs 

World premiere of songs by Alain de Real 

 

Sandy Yamamoto, violin & Anton Nel, piano

On the left, an Asian woman wearing red lipstick and a blue dress smiles. On the right, a gray-haired man wearing a black shirt smiles.
Event Status
Scheduled
Nov. 16, 2021, 7:30 - 8:30 pm

Mozart | Violin Sonata No. 21 in E Minor

Debussy | Violin Sonata in G Minor  

Respighi | Violin Sonata in B Minor 

 

Symphony Orchestra

A collage of seven faces side-by-side with a sepia filter.
Event Status
Scheduled
Nov. 22, 2021, 7:30 - 8:30 pm
Featuring brass & woodwind faculty

Frank Martin | Concerto for 7 Wind Instruments, Timpani, Percussion and Strings  

Antonín Dvořák  | Symphony No. 8 in G Major, Op. 88  

Miró Quartet

Four mean wearing jeans blue jackets stand in an opulent living room holding their string instruments.
Event Status
Scheduled
Jan. 28, 2022, 7:30 - 9 pm
Featuring Karen Slack, soprano

Music for string quartet and voice

Program To Be Announced

 

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
Scheduled
Feb. 6, 2022, 3 - 4:30 pm

Beethoven | Cello Sonata No. 2 in D Major

Shostakovich | Cello Sonata in D Minor

 

 

Jazz Faculty Recital

A collage of seven men smiling or playing their instruments with a blue filter.
Event Status
Scheduled
Feb. 17, 2022, 7:30 - 9 pm

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
Feb. 20, 2022, 3 - 4 pm

Brahms | Sonata No. 2 in E-flat Major

Valerie Coleman | Sonatine 

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
Mar. 2, 2022, 7:30 - 8:30 pm
Featuring John Largess, viola 

Rachmaninoff | Trio élégiaque No. 1 in G Minor 

Schumann | Piano Quartet in E-flat Major