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Swinging at the Symphony

  • Knowlton Auditorium, Austin High School 301 3rd St. NW Austin, MN 55912 (map)

Featuring the Austin Big Band & Brian Koser, Alto Saxophone.

October 29th, 2017 / Knowlton Auditorium

Swinging at the Symphony
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We kick off our 61st season by welcoming to the stage Austin’s own Big Band for a set of challenging, multifaceted, and stylistically diverse works written by America’s finest Jazz artists: Duke Ellington and Wynton Marsalis. The symphony pays tribute to George Gershwin on a significant anniversary. And life-long music educator, Brian Koser, joins us for what is sure to be a thrilling performance of Darius Milhaud’s most famous work for saxophone and orchestra.


  • Duke Ellington: Night Creature for big band and orchestra
  • Wynton Marsalis: Swing Symphony (excerpts) for big band and orchestra
  • Milhaud: Scaramouche, feat. Brian Koser, Alto Sax
  • Gershwin: Gershwin in Hollywood

Tickets are also available at the Coffee House on Main Street and Hy-Vee.

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