Austin Symphony October Concert : 3 of 5
After seeing my first symphony during my college years, I have always made an effort to go. The ASO October concert featured selections to go with the seasonal Halloween theme: Berlioz' Faust (selections), Berlioz' Symphonie Fantastique, and an excellent Beethoven piano concerto thrown in to highlight the featured pianist. I decided to go alone at the last minute, which turned out to be a great decision, since I was offered a free ticket by a season ticket holder whose husband was home with their sick daughter (I paid for it by listening to her talk incessantly). Fantastique is one of my favorite pieces, and the ASO did a fine job, except for one lousy tuba mistake that cannot go unmentioned. ASO has such nice strings, why can't they get some brass that will stay awake?