I saw the season opener of the Austin symphony with Yo-Yo Ma last night at the Long Center. It was amazing. I never knew a Cello could sound like several instruments at once and the conductor Peter Bell with his bouncy moves certainly made me a supporter!
This was my first foray to the Long Center as this is a relatively new building in Austin. Initially, I thought that it was super ugly with pea soup green tiles and glass so I never gave it a real glance. Then I discovered that the building is 95% recycled from Palmer Auditorium, which it replaced. For this, I really love Austin.