June 12, 2020 – The annual H-E-B Austin Symphony July 4th Concert and Fireworks event at Vic Mathias Shores has been cancelled due to COVID-19. The ASO wants what is best for attendees, musicians, volunteers and staff, making everyone’s health a top priority. Gathering for this event usually includes a crowd of 100,000 people within very close proximity to each other, which at this time is deemed unsafe due to the Coronavirus.
“We have had to cancel only one other time in the 40-plus years we have produced this event for Central Texas. The health of our musicians and the community is of greater concern. Your Austin Symphony Orchestra will be back next July 4th with an amazing concert and fireworks display fit for Texas,” said Executive Director Anthony Corroa.
The ASO wishes everyone a safe and happy July 4, and looks forward to continuing the celebration next summer.
May 22, 2020 – The Butler Pops Series concert “UNFORGETTABLE” has been cancelled. An email has been sent out to all ticket holders. If you have purchased tickets, please let us know what you would like to do with your tickets by clicking here. If you need to reach the box office regarding what to do with your tickets, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. They will get back to as soon as possible.
May 18, 2020 – You can watch our “Compilation Concert” on our “From Beyond the Stage” page here.
May 12, 2020 – Since your health is our first priority right now and the City of the Austin has extended the shelter-in-place ordinance, we have cancelled our May 15 & 1 6 Masterworks and Midday Masterworks performances of “Beethoven 250.” An email has been sent out to all ticket holders. For more information, click here. If you need to reach the box office regarding what to do with your tickets, please call 512-476-6064 ext. 3 or email at email@example.com. We are rescheduling Beethoven’s 9th to March 12 & 13, 2021.
April 23, 2020 – The ASO continues to want what is best for you, our musicians and staff, and so due to the CDC and the City of the Austin’s extended recommendation of no large gatherings, we will be canceling our May Masterworks “Beethoven’s 9th” Concert. An email has been sent out to all ticket holders. We are constantly working on collecting new content for you during this time. Make sure to keep checking our Facebook page and website. Be well!
March 25, 2020 – During this difficult time, the Austin Symphony Orchestra (ASO) is finding ways to stay in contact with their supporters and patrons. In doing so, the ASO has created “The Symphony Rewind” page. This page allows viewers the opportunity to listen and watch past performances as well as enjoy current content from ASO musicians. Our friends at 89.5 KMFA have helped your ASO by providing one of their Retrospective shows that aired in 2008. That is currently up on our site.
Link to page: The Symphony Rewind
In addition to this page, the ASO will be posting videos from ASO musicians on social media sites to keep music alive in Austin. The ASO can’t thank everyone enough for their continued support, and they anxiously await to perform again!
Donate to the ASO COVID-19 Emergency Fund and show your love for our talented musicians. Help ASO keep performing.
March 18, 2020 – The ASO wants what is best for you, our musicians and staff, and so due to the CDC and the City of the Austin’s recommendation of no large gatherings, we will be canceling our April Masterworks “American Landscapes” Concert and the Live Stream we had in place. An email has been sent out to all ticket holders. For more information, click here.
March 16, 2020 – Over the weekend we monitored the local and global situation regarding COVID-19. With the newly released information from the CDC, we are now working towards next best steps and will notify all ticket holders of their options in the coming days. Thank you again for your patience and continued support.
March 13, 2020 – At this time we continue to monitor the local and global situation regarding COVID-19. The health of our audience, musicians, and staff is always of the utmost importance, and so any ASO program changes will be communicated by email and posted on our website at this location. Thank you for your patience and continued support during this unprecedented time.
March 11, 2020 – The Austin Symphony Orchestra (ASO) is committed to the health and safety of everyone at our performances. We are seriously monitoring the global situation, and are monitoring updates from the CDC and the City of Austin.
Long Center for the Performing Arts (LC) is taking extra precautionary measures by providing additional hand sanitizers throughout the building, particularly in high traffic areas. Additionally, LC’s custodial staff is implementing an accelerated cleaning schedule.
The ASO knows our customers are thinking carefully about purchasing tickets for future performances. The ASO cannot offer refunds however we are offering increased flexibility during this time. We are waiving all single ticket exchange fees for performances through May 30, 2020. We also highly encourage those who feel unwell or who may be at increased risk to stay home, and we are happy to make adjustments to any existing tickets. You may email the Box Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 512-476-6064 ext. 3 if you need to exchange tickets for an upcoming performance.
All concerts are currently happening as scheduled. If we receive the recommendation to cancel events, we will prioritize the health of our audience, musicians and staff by implementing and communicating appropriate changes that ensure a safe environment. In the event of a cancellation, we’ll notify all ticket holders by email, phone and/or text at least 3 hours before the concert. The latest updates will be posted here and the ASO’s outgoing voicemail will also be updated if there are any changes to the schedule.