Embracing the Classics - "The 3 Bs"

Sunday, September 25, 2016, at 4 pm

Austin ISD Performing Arts Center

Join us for a special Sunday afternoon as the Austin Civic Orchestra opens its 40th season at the beautiful Austin ISD Performing Arts Center by embracing The Three Bs: Bach, Beethoven and Brahms.

Music Director Lois Ferrari and Assistant Conductor W.P. "Gus" Sterneman will lead the orchestra in a program that will open with Johann Sebastian Bach's Orchestral Suite No. 3 followed by three Hungarian Dances composed by Johannes Brahms. The second half of the program will feature the rousing Symphony No. 7, by Ludwig van Beethoven.

News & Notes


Nominations for Amster Chamber Music Program
Nominations are being accepted for the Amster Chamber Music Program through November 30.  The 2017 ensemble will be a brass quintet. Check out the details here!!


2016-2017 Season Auditions on August 16
Auditions for new players in the orchestra will be held on the evening of August 16 in the Anderson High School Orchestra Room, 8403 Mesa Dr., Austin, TX 78759.

Current open positions include Oboe III, Trumpet III, and substitutes for all sections.

Contact Music Director Lois Ferrari to arrange an audition.

Click here for more information.


Composition Competition winners
We are pleased to announce the results of the 2016 ACO Composition Competition.  Read about the details here.


Amster Chamber Ensemble selected
Auditions were held on January 31, and five area high school students were selected for the 2016 Amster Chamber Ensemble.  Read  here about the ensemble members and the Amster Chamber Music Festival.


Music Director Lois Ferrari on Fox 7

ACO Music Director Lois Ferrari and Rick del Castillo were featured on Austin's Fox 7's Good Day program on Sept. 17.  Check out the interview:  http://www.fox7austin.com/good-day/20851006-story