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.


Website Concert Sponsorship

The ACO thanks Violins Etc. for being the website sponsor of this concert.

Texas owned and operated, Violins Etc was founded on the principle that high quality and low cost are not mutually exclusive. Since 1993, Violins Etc has brought high quality European instruments to the Austin market at affordable prices. Serving students, professionals, hobbyists and everything in between, Violins Etc sells, rents, repairs and restores the entire violin family of instruments, including violas, cellos and upright basses. Violins Etc also has one of the largest inventory of vintage instruments in central Texas and enjoys supporting the active musical community that thrives here in Austin.

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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.


Auditions for ACO

Would you like to play with the Austin Civic Orchestra?  Auditions for the violin and string bass sections will be held on August 19th at Westlake High School.

Please e-mail Dr. Lois Ferrari if you are interested in auditioning at that time.  Click here for more information on auditioning.