The Austin Symphony hitched themselves to the right star in 2005 when they appointed violinist Jessica Mathaes to be concertmaster; her virtuosic turn on Khachaturian concertos in 2007 elevated the group to a new international acclaim, and she released a solo CD, Suites and Sweets, two years later. In the group's 99-year career, she is both the youngest person and the first female to ever hold the position; she joins local composer collective Random Access Music for an evening of original works by members Andrew McKenna Lee, David Fetherolf, Erin Rogers, and more. She's something to behold. With piano accompaniment by Ecco Trio darling Colette Valentine.
Sat., Feb. 13, 8 p.m., 2010