Austin Symphony Orchestra’s Young People’s Concerts
Members of the Women’s Symphony League provide support to the Austin Symphony Orchestra by volunteering at the Austin Symphony Orchestra’s Young People’s Concerts. These concerts introduce over 24,000 Central Texas children in the fourth to sixth grade to the wonders of symphonic music each year. With the use of modern technology the students get an up close look at the orchestra. Four video cameras zoom in on the Maestro and the musicians as they are playing . . . images are projected on a giant screen behind the orchestra and voila . . . the audience can see what they hear. Women’s Symphony League volunteers greet the students as they arrive and usher them to the concert hall. These concerts are among the most innovative in the country. The audience can see what they hear and hear what they see.
Austin Symphony Orchestra’s Halloween Concerts
In addition to the Young People’s Concerts, Women’s Symphony League members volunteer at the Austin Symphony Orchestra’s Halloween Children’s Concerts. These concerts are designed for the ASO’s youngest patrons. The public performance on Sunday afternoon provides parents a chance to introduce the symphony to their young children in a fun way – and the school performances give over 8,000 first and second-graders a musical treat. Women’s Symphony League volunteers transform The Long Center into a “Spooktacular” concert hall with ghosts, goblins and pumpkins galore. On school concert days, the WSL volunteers come in Halloween costumes to greet and help seat the busloads of excited children. Chills and thrills for one and all.