Austin Civic Orchestra now free for the 18 & under crowd

Editor’s note: This article was originally published October 24, 2013

In the spirit of making classical music available to young people, the Austin Civic Orchestra has announced that beginning with its Nov. 9 fall concert and on into the future, admission for those 18 years old and younger will be free.

“Part of what we want to do is make classical music accessible to all of Austin,” ACO president Maria Gillespie-Norder said in a statement. “By letting all youth 18 and under into our concerts for free, we are making it easier for students and families to experience the joys of classical music.”

The concert on Nov. 9 features nationally recognized composer Anthony Iannaccone who will be there to introduce his piece “Dancing on Vesuvius” in a pre-concert talk with ACO conductor Lois Ferrari.

ACO has regularly featured works by living composers in addition to a mix of new and eclectic mix of classics and cross-genre work.

In addition to the Iannacoone piece, on the program is Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite by Ravel, Vaughan Williams’ “Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis” and Bottesini’s “Concerto No. 2 in B minor.”

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Fall Concert, Nov. 9

Preconcert talk at 6:30 p.m.; concert at 7:3o p.m.

Anderson High School, 8403 Mesa Dr.

$12 adults, $10 college students, senior and military

Youth 18 and under FREE

www.austincivicorchestra.org

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