2022-23 Season Highlights

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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

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Wind Ensemble

Jerry Junkin, conductor

A Portrait of Bion Tsang with his Cello
Event Status
April 8, 2023, 7:30 - 9:00 pm
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Symphony Orchestra

Farkhad Khudyev, conductor

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

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


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Event Status
April 14 - 23, 2023
Les Contes d’Hoffmann
by Jacques Offenbach

Garnett Bruce, director
Douglas Kinney Frost, conductor
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Jazz Orchestra

Diego Rivera, director

jazz bass player Rodney Whitaker plays his bass in an empty auditorium
Event Status
April 1, 2023, 8:00 - 10:00 pm
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Concert Chorale

J.D. Burnett, conductor

Concert Chorale

Concert Chorale engaged in conversations on the UT campus
Event Status
March 31, 2023, 7:30 - 9:00 pm

Tomás Luis de Victoria 
O Quam Gloriosum  

William Byrd 
Sing Joyfully

Johannes Brahms 
Der Abend


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New Music Ensemble

Ryan Kelly, director

Admission to all New Music Ensemble Concerts is now free


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

Bladed Stance

Violin Concerto

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Faculty & Guest Artists
Clarinetist Jonathan Gunn looks into the camera
Event Status
April 13, 2023, 7:30 - 9:00 pm

This recital has been rescheduled from March 9 in Jessen to April 13 in Bates.

Sonata No. 2 in E-Flat Major 

Sonata for B-Flat Clarinet and Piano