Arbor Series

The 2017-2018 season of the Austin Symphony marks the 31st year of the Arbor Series, an auxiliary group which has an education component, while also helping to provide financial support for the ASO. The Symphony Arbor Series allows members to meet and visit with Maestro Peter Bay and 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.)

New members are welcome and membership is open to both men and women. Arbor Series annual dues are $175 per person. Members of the Arbor Series must hold season tickets to the Austin Symphony and have made a minimum donation of $400 to the ASO Annual Fund Campaign. Please contact Pat Cherico at 512-453-8927 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 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 2017-2018 season to be completed soon.

September 7 – Anton Nel, guest artist
October 5 – Bruce Williams and Ryan Heller, guest artists
November 30TBD, guest artist
January 11 – Bella Hristova, guest artist
February 22 – Rick Rowley, guest artist
March 22 – Cameron Carpenter, guest artist
April 12 – Vadim Gluzman, guest artist
May 17 – Olga Kern, guest artist