Amplifying Austin by
Amplifying ABO:

We can't do it without you!

It's time again for Amplify Austin, the city-wide nonprofit fundraiser drive that takes place every March. Because we want every penny you donate to go directly toward our programming, we're not participating in Amplify Austin directly, but are instead reaching out to our supporters through this email list and through social media. All sizes of donations are appreciated – we are as thrilled to get a donation of $1 as we are one of $1,000! 


Why is fundraising so important for us?  You already know the whole "ticket sales alone cannot cover our many needs" line, so here are some other reasons ABO is worth supporting:

Less overhead = more music! We've streamlined our operations such that more than 60% of your donation goes directly toward paying performance and travel fees to our musicians.

Unique music: We perform works you simply will not hear anywhere else, sometimes literally — your contributions help to fund  our performances of Latin American music that regularly include modern world premieres or first known Texas performances.

Innovative programs: Our concerts feature creative, inventive programming that is performed expertly by our musicians. Your contributions allow us to offer programming similar to that of large well-known national ensembles, right here in Austin.

Dedication to accessibility: We are Austin's only early music ensemble to offer "
pay-what-you-can" tickets, a manifestation of our belief that the arts should be accessible to everyone, without regard to economic means. Your contributions help to underwrite this.

We exist for you, and because of you. To make a contribution via our secure server, simply click here. This link will also take you to our mailing address if you'd prefer to use a check.

All of the funds contributed to us during Amplify Austin (Mar. 5-6) will be earmarked for April's operatic performance,
Los Elementos. This will be our first fully staged production, and while we chose this piece because it would be something we could stage on a budget, operas come with added costs that a typical program does not.

Thank you for your continued support as we move toward our tenth season. We wouldn't have made it this far without you, and we appreciate your help as much as we love to perform for you.

Musically yours,
Billy Traylor – Artistic Director & Founder
Stephanie Raby Noori – Concertmaster
Hannah McGinty – Chorusmaster
Chelsee Sandaker –  Ensemble Administrator

ABO's "Masterless Mistresses," performed at Our Lady of the Atonement Church in San Antonio on Feb. 15th — Click image for video.
Upcoming Performances

Los Elementos
April 25-26

In 1718, Antonio de Literes composed Spain’s first all-sung, Italianate opera. In this one-act chamber opera, the four Classical elements—Fire, Air, Earth, and Water—find themselves alone in a garden in the pre-dawn hours arguing until...

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Early Music Idol

June 6-7

Vote on the merits of four up-and-coming (read: little-known) Baroque composers to pick  the next Early Music Idol! Local early music celebrity judges will plead the case of composers you’ve probably never heard of, but should have! Will the winner be the Frenchman, the Englishman, the German, or the Spaniard? You make the call!

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ABO is supported in part by
the City of Austin Economic Development Department
Cultural Arts Division


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