Spotlight on Southwestern

Saturday, February 4, 2017, at 7:30 pm




Alma Thomas Theater
Southwestern University

Each season the ACO travels north to Georgetown to perform in Southwestern University's beautiful Alma Thomas Theater. This season’s concert, Spotlight on Southwestern, on Saturday, February 4th, will feature SU music faculty, students and alumni, including our Music Director Dr. Lois Ferrari, who is also Professor of Music at Southwestern. Join us as we celebrate the No. 1 ranked liberal arts university in Texas!

The concert will also feature three other Southwestern music professors.  Dr. Kenny Sheppard will lead the SU Chorale and alumni guests in selections from Felix Mendelssohn’s oratorio Elijah. The second half of the concert will feature Dr. J. Michael Cooper’s edition of Mendelssohn’s Italian Symphony as well as Dr. Jason Hoogerhyde’s contemplative Lament for string orchestra conducted by ACO Assistant Conductor and 2006 SU graduate, Dr. W.P. Sterneman.

Join Drs. Cooper and Hoogerhyde at 6:30 pm for a pre-concert discussion on the music to be performed that evening.




 

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News & Notes

09-Dec-2016

Amster Brass Quintet

Music Teachers!! We are looking for recommendations for High School Brass students to play in the resident Brass Quintet from January - May 2017.

The Annual Amster Chamber Music program is open this year to high school students who play Trumpet, Trombone, French Horn or Tuba. The students selected will form a brass quintet.

The quintet will rehearse weekly on Tuesday evenings at Anderson High School and be coached by professional musicians associated with the Austin Civic Orchestra. Performance opportunities will be at the ACO concerts during the first part of 2017.

Check out the details here!!

03-Nov-2016

Paint to Music Contest
ACO is sponsoring a Paint to Music Contest for pre-K through 12th grade students in Austin and surrounding areas.  Click here for details.

08-Sep-2016

Violinist openings
There are currently open positions for the Violin I section.

Contact Music Director Lois Ferrari to arrange an audition.

Click here for more information.

17-May-2016

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

12-Jul-2015

Amster Brass Quintet

Music Teachers!! We are looking for recommendations for High School Brass students to play in the resident Brass Quintet from January - May 2017.

The Annual Amster Chamber Music program is open this year to high school students who play Trumpet, Trombone, French Horn or Tuba. The students selected will form a brass quintet.

The quintet will rehearse weekly on Tuesday evenings at Anderson High School and be coached by professional musicians associated with the Austin Civic Orchestra. Performance opportunities will be at the ACO concerts during the first part of 2017.

Check out the details here!!