The Austin Civic Orchestra has grown over the past 43 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.
COST of music for a quartet
The ACO quartets need music for their virtual concert performances.
COST to rent rehearsal space for one week
With the pandemic restrictions, we must rent rehearsal space to prepare for our virtual concerts.
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COST to rent the recording venue
With your help, we can rent the auditorium at the Wildflower Center to record our virtual concerts.
COST of the sound engineer for one recording session
Help to have the virtual concerts sound wonderful with the services of this professional.
COST of the videographer for one virtual concert
Each streamed concert needs a videographer to film us and to assemble the final recording.
COST for both the sound engineer and videographer
Both professionals create a beautiful final product.
TOTAL cost of a virtual, streamed concert
The concert is free for everyone to watch, but is not free for us to produce. Help us keep the streamed concert free to all!
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Music Director’s Discretionary Fund
Our Music Director is aware of many needs in the orchestra. Donate to this fund for Dr. Lois Ferrari to apply your donation to the area of greatest need.
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.