WHO: The Austin Symphony Orchestra
WHEN: Summer Sundays - May 29 -August 21 (At 7:30 p.m.)
WHERE: Wooldridge Park, 9th and Guadalupe
CONTACT: Don Hill, Dir. of Public Relations 476-6064
Kids frolicking, couples lounging on blankets, old friends in their trusty folding chairs, lone bicyclists and pedestrians who have been distracted from their destinations-all united by the sound of music. The Hartman Foundation Concerts in the Park, presented by the Austin Symphony Orchestra, brings together ardent enthusiasts and unwitting attendees alike just as similar events did in town centers years ago.
Beginning its third summer season, these free ensemble concerts will run on Sundays, May 29th through August 21st in the early evening. A gift from the Hartman Foundation, these concerts are presented to the Austin community in thanks for its continued generous support. Each Sunday a different ensemble of the Austin Symphony is featured under the Wooldridge Park gazebo, performing music from jazz and light classical to pops selections and film scores. Concertgoers are encouraged to bring a picnic dinner and blanket and make it a group outing. New concert sponsor Starbucks Coffee will be sampling Mint Mocha Chip Frappuccino Blended Coffee for the evening at various concerts during the summer.
The music and atmosphere will reflect a simpler time when performances of familiar classics in downtown gathering places were commonplace. It is the hope of the Hartman family that these free and very informal outdoor events will provide an opportunity for Austinites to become acquainted or reacquainted with the classical music experience. At 7:30 pm, music will fill Wooldridge Park in concerts that last about one hour. These enchanting outdoor park concerts are an ideal opportunity for Austinites to enjoy some of the Capitol City's greatest pleasures - the fine music presented by the Austin Symphony and one of Austin's beautiful historic parks.
The concerts are FREE and additional information is available at the Austin Symphony Office, 11th and Red River, or by calling 512-476-6064 or 1-888-4-MAESTRO (Toll-Free).
Visit austinsymphony.org where you will find a wealth of concert information.
Series Sponsors: The Hartman Foundation and Starbucks Coffee
Media Sponsors: Austin American-Statesman and Time Warner Cable/News 8 Austin
This project is funded in part by the City of Austin through the Cultural Arts Division
and by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts