The Austin Civic Orchestra has grown over the past 47 years into one of the largest civic orchestras in the country, thanks to the support and dedication of our patrons. Our musicians volunteer their time and talents – in fact, they pay membership dues – in order to be a part of the ACO.

To produce a streamed virtual concert, the Orchestra has fixed expenses, such as renting the recording and rehearsal venues, music, and paying the sound engineer and videographer.

Our commitment to keeping these virtual concerts free continues our mission to make classical music accessible to Central Texas, which is how we want to keep it. Donations by individuals and corporations are vital to the operations of the Austin Civic Orchestra.

Discretionary Fund

Our board is aware of many needs in the orchestra.  Donate to this fund for us to apply your donation to the area of greatest need.


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Sponsoring the ACO is a great way to show your support as well as get your name out there to our concert goers and website visitors. If you or your business would like to sponsor the ACO, head over to our sponsorship section to learn more.

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