On the 20th Century
Saturday, February 6, 2016
Dr. Iannaccone's composition From Time to Time, Fantasias on Two Appalachian Folksongs will be performed. And Dr. Whitwell will conduct the world premiere of his Symphony of Songs.
Also on the first half of the concert will be the Polka and Waltz from the opera The Good Soldier Schweik, by 20th century American composer Robert Kurka. The second half of the concert will feature Igor Stravinsky's Suite from The Firebird.
Join Dr. Iannaccone, Dr. Whitwell, and ACO Music Director Dr. Lois Ferrari for a pre-concert talk at 6:30 pm in the SU Ensemble Room, located above the entrance foyer of the Alma Thomas Theater and adjacent to the theater balcony.
Website Concert Sponsorship
The ACO thanks Violins Etc. for being the website sponsor of this concert.
Thanks to our 2015-2016 sponsors!
05-Oct-2015Music 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
28-Sep-2015Spaghetti Western Concert Kudos
Check out the Spaghetti Western comments from members of the audience!
From Roger Myers (viola professor at UT and international performer):Dear Lois,
I just wanted to write and congratulate you for last night's concert. As you know I am a friend of long standing to the ACO and have an affection and admiration for what you all do in and for this city, but last night's concert utterly blew me away! Not only did you guys sound great with Rick del Castillo and his group, but in the second half each and every piece rose beyond anything I have heard to date. The Marquez was astounding. The orchestra has continued to grow in numbers, youth and quality, but the aplomb and musicianship just reached right out to me and the whole audience. I was proud of all of you and most particularly you for all you have done these many years to take the orchestra to this place. Long may it continue, and heartfelt congratulations again!
From Rick Del Castillo:Amy & Lois,
I wanted to share something with you. A dear friend of mine Rupert Neve attended the concert on Sunday. I don't know if either of you know who he is but he is revered as one of the world’s greatest audio designers; world class studio recording equipment. He designed recording consoles that The Beatles, their producer George Martin and thousands of other famous people have used for the past 45 years. Though he is 89 his hearing is stellar. We spoke on the phone and he said that THAT was the best sounding orchestral concert he's been to in Austin! He said the orchestra played with passion and the tone was the sweetest he'd ever heard. I wanted you to know that.
11-Sep-2014Double Take on iTunes and Google Play!
Do you want to listen to the best selections of the Austin Civic Orchestra? Go to iTunes or Google Play to download our Double Take album. Tracks include Beethoven, Barber, and Tchaikovsky.