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

Doreen Ketchens with her clarinet
Event Status
Scheduled
September 11, 2022, 4:00 - 5:30 pm
A portrait of hila Pittman
Event Status
Scheduled
October 9, 2022, 4:00 - 5:00 pm
Five students stand together holding brass, woodwind and percussion instruments.
Event Status
Scheduled
November 6, 2022, 4:00 - 5:30 pm
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 Bion Tsang with his Cello
Event Status
Scheduled
September 25, 2022, 4:00 - 5:30 pm
Bion Tsang, cello
UT Choirs

Tchaikovsky 
Pezzo Capriccioso

Ravel
Daphnis et Chloé Suite 

+ more...

collage image of Andrew Parker, Jonathan Gunn, Patrick Hughes, and Kristin Wolfe Jensen
Event Status
Scheduled
October 22, 2022, 7:30 - 9:00 pm
Andrew Parker, oboe
Jonathan Gunn, clarinet

Patrick Hughes, horn
Kristin Wolfe Jensen, bassoon

Mozart
Sinfonia Concertante for Four Winds 

+ more...

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

Members of the Symphony Orchestra with instruments looking into camera
Event Status
Scheduled
March 25, 2023, 7:30 - 9:00 pm
mamyar Hasanov, kamancha 
 

Khanmammadov 
Concerto for Kamancha 

+ more...

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



 

a mysterious tree in a dark forest, surrounded by floating fairy lights
Event Status
Scheduled
October 19 - 21, 2022
Shakespeare Gala
Scenes from Othello,
A Midsummer Night’s Dream,
Falstaff, and more
A singer performing on stage in front of a piano and a colorful abstract projected background
Event Status
Scheduled
November 17, 2022, 7:30 - 9:00 pm
Song Reimagined Series

Schumann
Dichterliebe, Op. 48

Liszt
Tre sonetti di Petrarca

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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
Proving Up
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
October 7, 2022, 7:30 - 9:00 pm
Trombonist and Trumpeter play a duet during a Jazz Orchestra Concerts in Bates
Event Status
Scheduled
November 11, 2022, 7:30 - 9:00 pm
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

Concert Chorale engaged in conversations on the UT campus
Event Status
Scheduled
November 13, 2022, 4:00 - 5:30 pm
A white man in a black suit sings while gazing forward and holding a folder.
Event Status
Scheduled
December 3 - 4, 2022
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
September 23, 2022, 7:30 - 9:00 pm

Mathieu 
Infinity Songs

Puts
Einstein on Mercer Street

A white man in a white shirt and black jacket sits outside with his arms crossed and smiles.
Event Status
Scheduled
October 24, 2022, 7:30 - 9:00 pm
Michael Daugherty, visiting Composer
Page Stephens, mezzo soprano
Donnie Ray Albert, baritone

Daugherty
This Land Sings

+ more...

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

Wang
The Moon and Sixpence

Frazier
blackportrait

Prueger
Scream and Light Up the Sky

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

+ more...

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

+ more...

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
A Portrait of Bion Tsang with his Cello
Event Status
Scheduled
August 30, 2022, 7:30 - 9:30 pm
Celebrating 20 years at UT Austin
 

Dvořák
Piano Trio No. 4

Piazzolla
Libertango for cello quartet

+ more...

Gregory Eaton Sits at the Organ
Event Status
Scheduled
September 1, 2022, 7:30 - 9:00 pm
with the Experimental &
Electronic Music Studio

Hampton
God Plays Hide and Seek 

King 
Revelations of St. John and the Divine

+ more...

A black woman stands in front of a red curtain wearing a one-shoulder gold gown.
Event Status
Scheduled
September 15, 2022, 7:30 - 9:00 pm

Bodorová 
Terezín Ghetto Requiem

Grant Still 
Songs of Separation: Poème

+ more...

side-by-side portraits of Donnie Ray Albert and James Maverick
Event Status
Scheduled
September 16, 2022, 7:30 - 9:00 pm

Copland 
Old American Songs

Floyd
Pilgrimage

+ more

A man with gray hair wearing a black shirt smiles and sits in front of an open piano.
Event Status
Scheduled
October 2, 2022, 3:00 - 4:30 pm

Haydn
Sonata in C Major

Chopin
Ballade No. 3 

Schubert
Fantasie in C Major, Der Wanderer

+ more...

 

A portrait of Rick Rowley
Event Status
Scheduled
October 3, 2022, 7:30 - 9:00 pm

Podgorsek
Sonatine

Schumann
Davidsbündlertänze, Op. 6

Ravel
Sonatine

An Asian woman wearing a white shirt and jean jacket smiles and holds her violin.
Event Status
Scheduled
October 14, 2022, 7:30 - 9:00 pm

Bach
Concerto for Two Violins

Chausson
Concerto for Violin, Piano,
and String Quartet

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
October 16, 2022, 4:00 - 5:30 pm
Patrick Hughes, horn
Charles Villarrubia, tuba
Patti Wolf, piano

Wilder
Suite No. 2 

+ more...

Four mean wearing jeans blue jackets stand in an opulent living room holding their string instruments.
Event Status
Scheduled
October 27, 2022, 7:30 - 9:00 pm
Featuring Risus Quartet

Antonín Dvořák | String Quartet No. 13 in G major, Op. 106

Felix Mendelssohn | Octet in E-flat major, Op. 20

side-by-side portraits of Brian Lewis and Colette Valentine
Event Status
Scheduled
October 29, 2022, 7:30 - 9:00 pm

Ives
Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 4

Grant Still 
Suite for Violin and Piano

+ more...

side-by-side portraits of Yamamoto, Zalkind, and Nel
Event Status
Scheduled
November 9, 2022, 7:30 - 9:00 pm

Beethoven 
Ghost Trio, Op. 70, No. 1

Arensky 
Trio No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 32

Side-by-side portraits of Jill Grove and James Maverick
Event Status
Scheduled
November 10, 2022, 7:30 - 9:00 pm

Wagner
Wesendonck Lieder 

Britten
Phaedra 

+ more...

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

+ more...

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

+ more...