Amplify Austin

March 2-3, 2017

Help us celebrate our 40th anniversary!

During Amplify Austin Day — our city's annual community-wide day of online giving — we invite you to give toward the production of an ACO concert. Your gift will help us continue to provide high-quality musical experiences to the Austin community for 40 more years, and beyond!

Schedule your gift now or visit Amplify Austin on March 2 after 6 p.m. to give during the 24-hour donation drive.

On average, it costs $7,500 to produce a single concert -- and ticket sales only cover 20% of these expenses. This is intentional! We don't want cost to be a barrier for you and your family to experience great classical music. Your contribution will help cover the cost of renting a venue, marketing and promotion, purchasing/renting musical scores, recording the show, and transporting equipment.

In honor of our 40-year anniversary, our Top 40 donors will be entered in a raffle to win 4 season tickets for our next concert season!


Upcoming Events
Click Season Calendar to view our upcoming concerts.

Thanks to our 2016-2017 sponsors!

    This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.


News & Notes


Lois Ferrari a finalist for the American Prize
Dr. Lois Ferrari, ACO Music Director, has been chosen a finalist for the 2016 American Prize in Conducting - community orchestra division.  Congratulations to Dr. Ferrari!


ACO a semi-finalist for the American Prize
The Austin Civic Orchestra has been selected as a semi-finalist for the 2016 American Prize in Orchestral Performance - community orchestra division.


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.


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.


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