Bates Recital Hall
2406 Robert Dedman
Austin, TX 78712
Friday, July 7 at 7:30 pm
Bates Recital Hall, 2406 Robert Dedman
SPONSORED BY JUDY & MICHAEL MATULA
Led by Austrian conductor, Andreas Mitisek, and featuring Austin Chamber Music’s finest musicians.
SINGLE TICKET PRICES (or save up to 25% with a festival package)
Premium: $50 in advance | $55 at door
General Admission: $25 in advance | $30 at door
Student $12 at door only, must show ID
ProgramSymphony No. 4 | Gustav Mahler (1860-1911), arr. Klaus Simon
- Bedächtig, nicht eilen
- In gemächlicher Bewegung, ohne Hast
- Ruhevoll, poco adagio
- Sehr behaglich
Gitanjali Mathur, soprano
INTERMISSIONPiano Concerto in E-flat Major, K. 449 | W. A. Mozart (1756-1791)
- Allegro Vivace
- Allegro ma non troppo
Michelle Schumann, piano
Artistic and General Director of Long Beach Opera and the Stefan Edlis and Gael Neeson Artistic Director of Chicago Opera Theater, Andreas Mitisek has been named by Opera News as one of the 25 people that will be a major force in the field of opera in the coming decade. He was named LA Tastemaker by LA Times Magazine in 2009, Arts Leader of the Year by the Long Beach Arts Council in 2009 and was highlighted as one of the “2012 People” by LA WEEKLY. In 2014 he was awarded “Chicagoan of the Year in Classical Music” by the Chicago Tribune for his work with COT. He has been able to attract new audiences for opera by exploring unorthodox venues and presenting 20th century and rare works.
A native of Austria, he served as Music Director of the Wiener Operntheater from 1990 – 1997, the foremost contemporary opera company in Austria. Mr. Mitisek has conducted at the Wiener Volksoper, the Komische Oper in Berlin, the festival “Wien Modern”, the Wiener Konzerthaus and Musikverein, and others. He is also sought after as a guest conductor in North America, leading productions for the Seattle Opera, Opera Company of Philadelphia, Vancouver Opera, Austin Lyric Opera, Hawaii Opera Theater, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, amongst others.