The final event of the Long Center City Terrace Concert Series is this Friday and will feature a performance by the Stardust Orchestra of Austin. This event is the third and final in the 2011-2012 Terrace Concert Series which began in September of last year. Grupo Fantasma started off the series followed by Marshall Ford Swing Band and The Redd Volkeart Band. The big band sound of the Stardust Orchestra is a natural conclusion to this free and fun public event. The performance will take place on the City Terrace at the Long Center. Concert-goers can bring chairs, blankets and food (no alcohol) and enjoy a relaxing night of free Austin music while watching the sunset.
The Stardust Orchestra of Austin was founded in 2002 by Anthony Corroa, Executive Director of Austin Symphony Orchestra, and Jeanine Corroa, Music Director at St. Austin Catholic School. It consists of 14 local jazz musicians who specialize in swing music in the style of the 30s-50s performing pieces by Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Buddy Rich and more. All told, they have over 600 arrangements in their repertoire. Regardless of whether they bring out the Duke Ellington or Ella Fitzgerald, the night promises to be a fantastic Austin affair.
WHEN: Friday, April 13th at 6:30 p.m.
The Long Center City Terrace
701 West Riverside Drive
Austin, TX 78704
TICKETS: Free, arrive early to claim a good spot