Bass Concert Hall announces Ghostland Observatory and Broken Social Scene Shows

After an 18th month renovation Bass Concert Hall will be having a two week celebration with two very notable performances. Both Ghostland Observatory and Broken Social Scene will be making appearances. Fun part is Ghostland will be performing with the University of Texas Wind ensemble. What that means I don't know, but I am sure it will be an very interesting experience. From the promoter:


FRIDAY, JANUARY 30, 2009 at 8:00pm

The Sarah and Ernest Butler School of Music and the Performing Arts Center present World of Sound, a brilliant gathering of talent only possible on the massive Bass Concert Hall stage! The University of Texas Symphony Orchestra, UT Wind Ensemble and the UT Choral Ensembles assemble for a once-in-a-lifetime collaboration as they perform with beloved mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade, bass-baritone sensation Samuel Ramey, Barbara Conrad, and a very special encore performance by Ghostland Observatory, Austin's electro-funk-rock duo performing with the University of Texas Wind Ensemble.

Choice selections include rare performances of Howard Hanson’s glorious “Song of Democracy” and Joseph Schwantner’s stirring “Daybreak of Freedom’ featuring a special appearance by mezzo-soprano and civil rights pioneer Barbara Conrad delivering the memorable words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

With up to 150 performers on stage at once, this colossal event will celebrate the spirit of the Sarah and Ernest Butler School of Music, and the return of symphonic music to the Bass Concert Hall stage!

SATURDAY, JANUARY 31, 2009 at 8:00pm

[Buy the Tickets Now via Pre-Sale!!!]

Broken Social Scene is a Juno Award-winning Canadian indie rock musical collective, characterized by numerous sounds, grand orchestrations featuring guitars, horns, woodwinds, and violins, unusual song structures, upbeat tempos and an experimental, and sometimes-chaotic production style.

Toronto musicians and friends, Kevin Drew and Brendan Canning, started Broken Social Scene in 1999. Building on that collaboration, the band has since featured and spun-off some of the most recognizable names in indie rock including Leslie Feist, and Metric’s Emily Haines and James Shaw.

Broken Social Scene’s 2002 recording, You Forgot It in People was released to great Canadian praise and fanfare. The band spent the next two-and-a-half years on tour in the U.S., Europe and Japan. Drew and managers Jeff Remedios and Daniel Cutler also launched their own imprint, Arts & Crafts, which became home to Broken Social Scene and its numerous satellite acts, such as Apostle of Hustle and Stars.

This event is presented by the Performing Arts Center with the Texas Union Student Events Center's Music and Entertainment Committee (MEC). The majority of funding for this event is provided through the MEC by designated tuition paid by all students.