Season Information

Together. Ensemble.

“I feel the primary reason music is composed and performed is to communicate with you, to commune with you, and to send the message of the notes to your ears, mind and heart. And our job as musicians with the Austin Symphony Orchestra is to play together as best we can, and to experience the sounds with you – together – to complete the circle.

We have experienced a lot this past season and it’s time to reconnect with live music and for your ASO to connect back to you. So, with this new season we renew our celebration of Beethoven’s 250th and surround him with the greatest works old and new penned for our wonderful ensemble. Dell Hall will be filled with sounds that are other-worldly and of the earth.

Welcome back, and it’s great to be together again in music.”

ASO Music Director


Our season features eight Masterworks Series concerts, five Butler Pops Series concerts, a holiday favorite; Handel’s Messiah, the family fun Halloween Children’s Concert and the Sarah & Ernest Butler Texas Young Composers Concert.

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“Pomp and Circumstance”

Music of Handel, Britten and Copland

Available online Friday, Sept. 11


“Educating Beethoven”

Music of Beethoven, Salieri and Haydn

Available online Friday, Oct. 2

“Rule of Three”

Music of Gabrieli and Beethoven

Available online Friday, Nov. 20

“From Russia with Love”

Stravinsky’s The Firebird

Friday, January 15, 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 16, 8:00 p.m.

“The Greats”

Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1

Friday, February 19, 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 20, 8:00 p.m.

“Beethoven 250”

Beethoven’s 9th Symphony

Friday, March 12, 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 13, 8:00 p.m.

“Cosmos & Classics”

Gustav Holst’s The Planets, Op. 32

Friday, April 9, 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 10, 8:00 p.m.

“Czech’s Mix”

Sibelius’s Violin Concerto

Friday, May 14, 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 15, 8:00 p.m.


Ray Benson and Asleep at the Wheel

Saturday, October 10, 7:00 p.m.

“The Paul Simon Songbook”

Tuesday, December 29, 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, December 30, 8:00 p.m.

“Tango Caliente!”

Friday, January 8, 2021

“West Side Story”
-film with orchestra

Saturday, February 27, 8:00 p.m.

“Swing is the Thing”

Friday, May 28, 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 29, 8:00 p.m.


“Christmas in the Community”

December 2020
Dates TBD

austin symphony messiah

“Handel’s Messiah”

March 30 & 31, 8:00 p.m.

Sarah & Ernest Butler Texas Young Composers Concert

Spring 2021, 7:30 p.m.