WHEREAS, The Senate of the State of Texas is pleased to
  recognize the Austin Symphony Orchestra on the grand occasion of
  its 100th anniversary; and
         WHEREAS, One of the leading professional performing arts
  organizations in Austin and Central Texas, the Austin Symphony
  Orchestra performed its first concert on April 25, 1911, at the
  Hancock Opera House; and
         WHEREAS, Through the years, numerous prominent citizens
  have played an important role in furthering the orchestra's
  success, including Mrs. James V. Allred, Mrs. D. J. Sibley, and
  Joe R. Long; Mayor Tom Miller officially recognized the
  organization by providing financial support through the Austin
  Parks and Recreation Department; and
         WHEREAS, The Austin Symphony Orchestra has been supported
  by numerous community organizations, including the Women's
  Symphony League of Austin and the Knights of the Symphony; it has
  offered such popular programs as the Classical Series, Pops
  Concerts, and the annual free Fourth of July concert and
  fireworks show; and
         WHEREAS, Today, the Austin Symphony Orchestra, under the
  exceptional leadership of music director and conductor Peter
  Bay, continues to fulfill its mission of enhancing the cultural
  quality of life of the people of Central Texas by providing
  excellent musical performances and educational programming; this
  exemplary organization is truly deserving of recognition for its
  many contributions to Austin's rich cultural legacy; now,
  therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the Senate of the State of Texas, 82nd
  Legislature, hereby extend congratulations to the Austin
  Symphony Orchestra on its 100th anniversary and extend best
  wishes for a prosperous and rewarding future; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution be prepared for
  the orchestra as an expression of esteem from the Texas Senate.
        President of the Senate
        I hereby certify that the
    above Resolution was adopted by
    the Senate on May 4, 2011.
        Secretary of the Senate
         Member, Texas Senate