Austin Civic Orchestra presents A Classical Music Parody: 1712 Overture

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Have you ever heard a piece of classical music that features 13 balloons popped by darts? In 1712 Overture, P.D.Q. Bach makes use of unusual instrumentation and familiar but surprising melodies to engage audience members of all ages. Led by ACO Music Director Lois Ferrari and Assistant Conductor Gus Sterneman, the orchestra will also perform Divertimento for Orchestra by Anthony Iannaccone; 4’ 33” by John Cage, with audience participation; Dance Rhapsody by Lee Actor; Concerto for Bass Trombone by Thom Ritter George featuring soloist Michael Johnson; and Symphony No. 4 “Heroes” – V. Neuköln by Philip Glass.

Come early for a free art show (and cookies) in the lobby and see displays of work of students from across Central Texas submitted to the annual Paint to Music contest.

Event Details



AISD Performing Arts Center
1500 Barbara Jordan Blvd.
Austin, TX 78723


Ticket Info

$10-$15; free for 18 and below