Arbor Series

The Arbor Series, an auxiliary group which has an education component while also providing financial support for the Austin Symphony Orchestra, started in the 1970’s. The Arbor Series gives its members the opportunity to meet and visit with Maestro Peter Bay and the guest artist(s) prior to the upcoming performance. Members will learn about the composer and the music and are able to ask questions in an intimate setting. This is a warm, inviting experience designed to educate and entertain.

Arbor Series luncheons are held on Thursdays prior to concert weekends. Previous luncheon locations include the Four Seasons Hotel, the Austin Country Club and other luxury hotels and restaurants. Seating begins at 11:45 a.m. Programs begin at 12 noon and are over by 1:30. Lunch is $50 per person per event. (Parking costs additional.)

Arbor Series annual dues are $200 per person and are tax deductible. Members of the Arbor Series must hold season tickets to ASO and have made a minimum donation of $400 to the Annual Fund.

Members may bid to host a table that includes Maestro Bay and the guest artist at a silent auction held at the opening luncheons. This has been very popular with our guest artists, who are flattered members will pay for the opportunity to host them. Winning bids are also tax deductible. The Austin Symphony Orchestra has a warm reputation with many performers who have appeared with the ASO and this personal touch is a big part of the reason.

TO JOIN: Please contact Jonn Cherico, Chairman, at 512-970-1234 or email at with any questions.

Luncheon schedule for the 2021-2022 season.

September 16, 2021
Francisco Fullana, violin

October 14, 2021
Benedetto Lupo, piano

November 18, 2021
Craig Hella Johnson, director

January 13, 2022
Ifetayo Ali-Landing, cello

February 17, 2022
Midori, violin

March 10, 2022
Stewart Goodyear, piano

April 7, 2022
Olga Kern, piano

May 19, 2022
John Novacek, piano