The Russians are Coming!

Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 7:30 pm

Alma Thomas Theater, Southwestern University

Each year the ACO travels north to Georgetown to perform in Southwestern University's Alma Thomas Theater. This year’s concert, The Russians are Coming!, will include Aram Khachaturian’s Sabre Dance and Tchaikovsky’s Andante Cantabile for Violoncello and String Orchestra with guest artist cellist Hai Zheng. The second half of the concert features Dmitri Shostakovich’s powerful Symphony No. 5.

Join us for a pre-concert lecture at 6:30 pm by Southwestern Professor Emeritus and Georgetown Festival of the Arts founder Dr. Ellsworth Peterson.


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News & Notes


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.


Arts Eclectic
Big thanks to Mike Lee and  KUT Austin for featuring the ACO on Arts Eclectic on April 24! Our Music Director, Lois Ferrari, got to sit down and talk about our concert on April 26th, Texas Rising Stars. Click the link below to listen to the whole interview:



Check out the newsletter about the Texas Rising Stars concert!