2022-23 Season Highlights

Collage of Music icons and instruments that create a geometric pattern

The Butler School of Music has an exciting season lined up, including world-class faculty and ensemble concerts, and a roster of renowned guest artists and visiting composers.

Welcome to 2022-23

Below, you'll find our ticketed performances for the coming academic year. This is just a fraction of the concerts we hold each year. Check our calendar on a regular basis to view a full list of free and ticketed events.

 

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What to expect

  • Masks are not required in any building on The University of Texas at Austin’s campus. Wearing an N-95 mask is the best way to protect yourself and those around you from COVID-19 in public places, so you are more than welcome to wear one!
  • All seating will be General Admission so you can choose your seats comfortably. The Butler School may reduce capacity for public performances if Austin has a high rate of COVID-19 cases.
  • With the new Moody Center, parking on our side of campus will be more challenging next year. We encourage you to consider public transportation or ride sharing to avoid hunting for parking or sitting in long lines. If you are driving to campus, we recommend arriving early to find parking.

Season Highlights

geometric abstract image of a flute and a clarinet
Wind Ensemble

Jerry Junkin, conductor

Five students stand together holding brass, woodwind and percussion instruments.
Event Status
Scheduled
January 29, 2023, 4:00 - 5:30 pm
Five students stand together holding brass, woodwind and percussion instruments.
Event Status
Scheduled
February 26, 2023, 4:00 - 5:30 pm
A Portrait of Bion Tsang with his Cello
Event Status
Scheduled
April 8, 2023, 7:30 - 9:00 pm
abstract geometric depiction of a violin
Symphony Orchestra

Farkhad Khudyev, conductor

A portrait of Gustav Mahler
Event Status
Scheduled
December 2, 2022, 7:30 - 9:00 pm

Mahler
Symphony No. 5

a portrait of Donnie Ray Albert
Event Status
Scheduled
February 8, 2023, 7:30 - 9:00 pm
Donnie Ray Albert, baritone

Floyd
Pilgrimage

Rimsky-Korsakov
Scheherazade, Op. 35

collage of headshots of the concert's soloists
Event Status
Scheduled
March 25, 2023, 7:30 - 9:00 pm
Farkhad Khudyev, conductor
Imamyar Hasanov, kamancha 
Natig & Umid Shirinov, naghara 
Laman Hendricks, dancer  
Aqil Suleymanov, mugham singer

Khanmammadov 
Concerto for Kamancha 

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Members of the Symphony Orchestra with instruments looking into camera
Event Status
Scheduled
April 23, 2023, 7:30 - 9:00 pm
Concerto Winners
Concert 1
Featuring
student winners of the Symphony Orchestra
Concerto Competition
Members of the Symphony Orchestra with instruments looking into camera
Event Status
Scheduled
April 24, 2023, 7:30 - 9:00 pm
Concerto Winners
Concert 2
Featuring
student winners of the Symphony Orchestra
Concerto Competition
abstract depiction of a set of theater masks
Butler Opera Center

Tamara Sanikidze, director & principal coach
Garnett Bruce, resident stage director
Douglas Kinney Frost, principal conductor



 

undergraduate opera students perform an opera scene on stage, dressed in black.
Event Status
Scheduled
November 30, 2022, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
undergraduate opera students perform an opera scene on stage, dressed in black.
Event Status
Scheduled
December 1, 2022, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
a cottage sits on the edge of a wooded cliff, beneath a stormy sky. A ghostlike figure descends from the storm toward the cottage.
Event Status
Scheduled
February 16 - 19, 2023
by Missy Mazzoli
libretto by Royce Vavrek
New Music Ensemble, opera orchestra
Helen Sohyun Park, director
Douglas Kinney Frost, conductor

 

profile of a mechanical doll in front of a steampunk background of cogs and sprockets
Event Status
Scheduled
April 14 - 23, 2023
Les Contes d’Hoffmann
by Jacques Offenbach

Garnett Bruce, director
Douglas Kinney Frost, conductor
abstract depiction of a trumpet
Jazz Orchestra

Diego Rivera, director

Trombonist and Trumpeter play a duet during a Jazz Orchestra Concerts in Bates
Event Status
Scheduled
February 17, 2023, 7:30 - 9:00 pm
Trombonist and Trumpeter play a duet during a Jazz Orchestra Concerts in Bates
Event Status
Scheduled
April 1, 2023, 7:30 - 9:00 pm
abstract depiction of a musical stave
Concert Chorale

J.D. Burnett, conductor

Concert Chorale

A white man in a black suit sings while gazing forward and holding a folder.
Event Status
Scheduled
December 3 - 4, 2022
Concert Chorale
University Chorus
University Orchestra

Join us for traditional hymns and carols, and even some sing along tunes!

Concert Chorale engaged in conversations on the UT campus
Event Status
Scheduled
March 31, 2023, 7:30 - 9:00 pm
abstract depiction of a snare drum from above
New Music Ensemble

Ryan Kelly, director

Admission to all New Music Ensemble Concerts is now free


 

Members of New Music ensemble pose with instruments and a toy piano
Event Status
Scheduled
December 5, 2022, 7:30 - 9:00 pm

Frazier
blackportrait

Prueger
Scream and Light Up the Sky

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Missy Mazzoli stands in front of urban decay, the New York City skyline in the distant background
Event Status
Scheduled
February 15, 2023, 7:30 - 9:00 pm
Missy Mazzoli, visiting composer
Ellen Sirower, piano

Mazzoli 
Ecstatic Science

Still Life with Avalanche

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Portrait of Raven Chacon
Event Status
Scheduled
March 8, 2023, 7:30 - 9:00 pm
Raven Chacon, visiting composer & 2022 Pulitzer Prize winner

Dana 
The Fried Room 

Chacon
Voiceless Mass

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Portrait of visiting composer Marcos Balter
Event Status
Scheduled
April 15, 2023, 7:30 - 9:00 pm
Marcos Balter, visiting composer
Sean Riley, violin

Balter
Bladed Stance

Violin Concerto

abstract depiction of a piano keyboard and a harpsichord keyboard from above
Faculty & Guest Artists
side-by-side portraits of Patrick Hughes and Colette Valentine
Event Status
Scheduled
January 17, 2023, 7:30 - 9:00 pm
Hughes Celebrates 20 years at UT Austin

Bentzon
Sonata for Horn and Piano, Op. 47

Four men wearing jeans smile and lean against decorative white railing on a porch.
Event Status
Scheduled
January 26, 2023, 7:30 - 9:00 pm
Aloysia Friedmann, viola

Haydn 
String Tost Quartet No. 3

Shaw
Microfictions

Mendelssohn
String Quintet No. 2 

Side-by-side portraits of Thomas Burritt, Ivan Trevino, and Richard Huntley
Event Status
Scheduled
February 5, 2023, 7:30 - 9:00 pm
Thomas Burritt
Ivan Trevino
Richard Huntley

Trevino
World premiere, TBA

Patti Wolf and Andrew Brownell sit together on at a piano
Event Status
Scheduled
February 12, 2023, 4:00 - 5:30 pm

Mozart
Overture to Le nozze di Figaro

Bizet
Carmen Fantasy

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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
February 24, 2023, 7:30 - 9:00 pm

Brahms
Scherzo in C Minor from the "F.A.E." Sonata

Williams
Three Pieces from Schindler’s List

Franck
Sonata in A Major, Op. 13

 

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
March 9, 2023, 7:30 - 9:00 pm

Brahms
Sonata No. 2 in E-Flat Major 

Harberg
Sonata for B-Flat Clarinet and Piano

Márquez
Zarabandeo 

Side-by-side portraits of Leah Crocetto and Tamara Sanikidze
Event Status
Scheduled
March 23, 2023, 7:30 - 9:00 pm

Strauss
Vier letzte Lieder

Liszt
Tre sonetti di Petrarca

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