The Arbor Series 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. The Arbor luncheon is held at the Westwood Country Club (3808 W 35th St, Austin, TX 78703). Seating begins at 11:45 a.m. Programs begin at 12 noon and are over by 1:30. Lunch is $60 per person per event. Lunch payments are not included in membership dues.
Arbor Series annual dues are $250 per person and are tax-deductible. Members of the Arbor Series must hold season tickets to ASO and have made a minimum donation of $500 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.
Jonn Cherico, Programming Chair
Andrea Horner Semels, Membership Chair
TO JOIN: Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Andrea Horner Semels, at (207) 669-0083 with any questions.
Luncheon schedule for the 2023-2024 season.
September 21, 2023:
Olga Kern, piano
October 19, 2023:
Yifei Xu, piano
November 16, 2023:
Mary Elizabeth Bowden, trumpet
January 11, 2024:
Ahn Trio (Angella Ahn, violin; Maria Ahn, cello; Azusa Hokugo, piano)
February 8, 2024:
Anton Nel, piano
March 7, 2024:
Adele Anthony, violin
April 11, 2024:
Alexandre Dossin, piano
May 16, 2024:
Francisco Fullana, violin