Friday, June 10, 2016, at 8 pm
Saturday, June 11, 2016, at 8 pm
There's nothing Austinites love more than music played outdoors in one of Austin's most scenic venues. That's why the ACO continues to present its ever-popular free concerts at the Sheffield Hillside Theater in Zilker Park!
Following this year's theme of Oscar Winners, the orchestra will perform music that has won the Academy Award. Listen as the wondrous sounds from films such as Frozen, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, The Wizard of Oz and many more fill the park.
We'll also have a food truck and ice cream truck close by, so come hungry! If you're feeling adventurous, you can buy a raffle ticket for the prize of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to conduct the orchestra for the concert finale, a rousing rendition of Stars and Stripes Forever.
Join us on Friday or Saturday (June 10th or 11th) at 8 PM for this FREE, summer classic.
Website Concert Sponsorship
The ACO thanks Global Printing Solutions for being the website sponsor of this concert.
Thanks to our 2015-2016 sponsors!
|This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.|
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.