Gustavo Romero to replace Andre Watts on ASO season opener

Pianist Andre Watts — who was to have been the guest soloist at the Austin Symphony Orchestra’s season opening concert next weekend — has cancelled due to injury, symphony officials announced today.

ASO representatives said that Watts who suffers from tendenitis in both wrists, was cancelling.

Gustavo Romero will replace Watts and play the Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3 that had been originally planned.  Romero is on the faculty of the Univ. of North Texas.

Also on the program is “This Noble Company” by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Kevin Puts.

8 p.m. Sept. 18-19. Dell Hall, Long Center for the Performing Arts, 711 W. Riverside Dr. $12-$75. www.austinsymphonyorchestra.org

 

Author: Jeanne Claire van Ryzin

Jeanne Claire van Ryzin is the arts critic for the Austin American-Statesman. She writes about visual art, theater, dance, music, performance, public art, architecture and just about any combination thereof.

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