College of Fine Arts and Austin Symphony Orchestra Present “Super Sousa Sunday”

Jan. 23, 2012

Event: “Super Sousa Sunday” is a free concert featuring the Austin Symphony Brass Quintet performing works by John Philip Sousa.

When: Sunday, Feb. 5, 1– 2 p.m.

Where: Gregory Gym, 2101 Speedway, The University of Texas at Austin campus.

Background: The Austin Symphony Orchestra Brass Quintet will present a free concert of music by John Philip Sousa. This performance is part of the Austin Symphony Orchestra’s centennial celebration.

Known as “the March King,” Sousa and his band frequently performed in Austin from 1902 to 1928. The concert will include selections from “Stars and Stripes Forever,” “Semper Fidelis,” “The Gladiator” and more.

This free performance is one of the Austin Symphony Orchestra’s Centennial Gifts to the City of Austin.

The presentation is sponsored by The University of Texas at Austin College of Fine Arts, the Butler School of Music and the Austin Symphony Orchestra. Special thanks to UT RecSports.

For more information, contact:  Leslie Lyon, College of Fine Arts, 512-475-7033; Elana Estrin, College of Fine Arts, 512-232-8167; Jason Nicholson, Austin Symphony Orchestra, 512-476-6064.