The Arbor Series, an auxiliary group which has an education component, while also helping to provide financial support for the Austin Symphony Orchestra (ASO), started back in the 1970s. 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. Seating begins at 11:45 a.m. Programs begin promptly at 12 noon and are over by 1:30 p.m. Lunch is $45 per person per event. (Parking costs additional.)
Arbor Series annual dues are $200 per person. Members of the Arbor Series must hold season tickets to the ASO and have made a minimum donation of $400 to the Annual Fund Campaign. Please contact Jonn Cherico at 512-970-1234 with any questions.
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 that members will pay for the opportunity to host them. The Austin Symphony Orchestra has a warm reputation with the many performers who have appeared with the ASO and this personal touch is a big part of the reason.
Luncheon schedule for the 2019-2020 season to be completed soon.
September 12, 2019
Jon Nakamatsu, piano
Chorus Austin, Ryan Hellar, director
October 17, 2019
Matt Haimovitz, cello
November 21, 2019
January 11, 2020
Orion Weiss, piano
February 22, 2020
Jessica Mathaes, ASO concertmaster, violin
Stephanie Busing, visual artist
March 5, 2020
Wendy Warner, cello
Vadim Gluzman, violin
April 2, 2020
John Novacek, piano
May 14, 2020
Conspirare Symphonic Choir
Craig Hella Johnson, artistic director