The mission of the Austin Symphony Orchestra Society, Inc. is to enhance the cultural quality of life for the adults and young people of Austin and Central Texas by providing excellence in music performance and educational programming.
Serving as the oldest performance group in Austin, first founded in 1911, the Austin Symphony Orchestra Society is one of the most artfully insightful and culturally entertaining things your group can do while visiting the city!
Your group can do a multitude of different things in regards to the symphony:
- Simply visit the performing arts center (Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Center) for a tour.
- Dedicate an evening to a performance viewing.
- Dedicate an evening to a Pre-Concert Lecture and performance.
The performances are regularly changing, with various soloists, conductors, composers, and other musical programs happening. Popular 2018 productions, to give you an example of what you may see, range from Jurassic Park Live to Rat Pack: 100 Years of Frank!. If your group happens to be here during one of the Masterworks concert series you can opt in for a truly 'entertaining and enlightening' experience with a pre-concert lecture, otherwise known as a Concert Conversation. These begin at 7:10 pm on performance nights.
If you would like to make a night of it pre or post dine with your group at any of the nearby eateries such as Zax, Red River Tavern, or Threadgills.
Season at a Glance
Our season features eight Masterworks concerts, four Pops concerts, a holiday favorite; Handel’s Messiah, the family fun Halloween Children’s Concert and the Sarah & Ernest Butler Texas Young Composers Concert. The ASO also performs a selection of free concerts throughout the year for the Austin community, such as the Christmas in the Community, July 4th Concert & Fireworks and the Hartman Foundation Concerts in the Park. - Austin Symphony 2018