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Austin Classical Music – Austin Symphony

Welcome back to Austin classical music / San Antonio classical music 101! Today we’re talking about the history of the Austin Symphony Orchestra.

The Austin Symphony was founded over 100 years ago in 1911 and is Austin’s oldest and longest-running performing arts group. The Austin Symphony Orchestra’s goal is to enhance the cultural quality of life for Central Texas residents with topnotch musical performance and educational programming.

The first concert was held on April 25, 2011. The orchestra originally had 28 unpaid members along with an unpaid conductor. Today, ASO stands at over 90 members. It was 1948 that the Orchestra had its first paid music director. It was also that same year that a regular concert series began, as well as Austin and the world’s very first drive-in concert.

In April 2011, the Centennial Gala Performance was held to celebrate ASO’s 100 year anniversary. It included a performance of Alexandre Luigini’s Ballet egyptien, which was performed at the inaugural concert a century before.

During the months of September through June, the Austin Symphony Orchestra holds a series of eight concert pairs, which are performed at the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Center for the Performing Arts. Family programming includes youth education programs, school programs, a Halloween concert, and a Christmas sing-along. 

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