Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 7:30 pm

Anderson High School Performing Arts Center

The ACO's Détente concert will feature an American/Russian program, with the music of Aaron Copland and Howard Hanson on the first half. Following will be guest artist Jessica Mathaes, concertmaster of the Austin Symphony, who will perform the third movement of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto. Borodin’s Polovetsian Dances will serve as the program finale.

Join Music Director Dr. Lois Ferrari and Assistant Conductor Dr. Gus Sterneman for a pre-concert talk at 6:30 pm.


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News & Notes


Violin Auditions November 18
Auditions for several openings in the violin sections will be held November 18.  Contact Dr. Lois Ferrari if you are interested. Please pass on this information to those who may be good candidates.


Double Take by the Austin Civic Orchestra available 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.


Gus Sterneman New ACO Assistant Conductor
Gus Sterneman has been named the new Assistant Conductor of the Austin Civic Orchestra.  Read about Gus here.


2014 American Prize

Both the ACO and conductor Lois Ferrari have been named finalists for the 2014 American Prize! See the list of community orchestra finalists here and the list of conducting finalists here.


Pearl Amster Youth Concerto Competition

Calling all talented youth! The Pearl Amster Youth Concerto Competition is now accepting applications. This is a chance to win college scholarship assistance and to play with a full symphony orchestra. For more information, visit the competition's webpage here.