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The Austin All City Orchestra (1980)

Wallace and Euna Pryor

Sound | 1980

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    Montage of young musicians in the Austin All City Orchestra
     
  •  Austin Symphony Society President Jane Sibley discusses the Society’s youth program 
  •  Austin Symphony Orchestra Conductor Akira Endo 
  •  Director of Youth Activities Diana Eblen 
  •  Performance of Bach’s “Double Concerto in D Minor” 
 
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While high school athletes may garner a great deal of praise and recognition, those receiving the accolades in this video are the high school musicians participating in the Austin All City Orchestra. The film highlights some of the inner workings of the organization and concludes with a performance of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Concerto for two violins and string orchestra. The conductor is Akira Endo of the Austin Symphony Orchestra, who praises the young musicians' dedication and talent, citing a few of them as future symphony members.
Known to many as the “Voice of the Longhorns,” Wally Pryor served as the announcer for UT sports from 1953 until 2002. While his voice was certainly recognizable he also played an active role as a producer – for KTBC, amongst others – and regularly served as an emcee for various events. Wally regularly worked as a producer for his older brother Richard “Cactus” Pryor. The films in the Wally Pryor collection represent a range of films, including home movies, various pieces he produced, films featuring himself, and several films featuring Cactus Pryor.