To Our Austin Philharmonic Orchestra Members and Supporters:

Congregation Beth Israel, our gracious APO host and supporter for a decade, has announced the sanctuary will be closed to large groups. We had hoped Austin Philharmonic would be able to resume rehearsing together by now for our 2021 – 2022 season; however, the recent surge in ICU hospitalizations has paused our plans. We hope the surge will quickly subside and we may resume rehearsals in October, 2021 – in time for our Annual Holiday Concert at the Texas State Capitol.

We will hold an informal APO Board Meeting at 7 pm on Wednesday October 13, 2021 to discuss our future planning for Austin Philharmonic. Please notify any Board Member if you would like to attend our meeting.

Alex Nghiem

President, Austin Philharmonic, Inc. 501(c)(3).

September 8, 2021


The Austin Philharmonic Orchestra is an all-volunteer group from the Central Texas area whose focus is performing the great classical and contemporary orchestral works. We come from varied backgrounds - surgeon and college student, realtor and retiree - with the common desire to share the moving experience of immersing ourselves in living music by performing for the Austin community. We invite everyone to attend our concerts which, with rare exception, are open to all and which are always free of charge.

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Austin Philharmonic Inc relies on the support and donations of the Austin community. Other than donations, our only source of revenue comes from dues paid by the orchestra members, and students and those with financial need are exempted from paying dues. Your donations allow us to purchase music, rent venues for concerts and cover other operating expenses so that we can provide free concerts for the Austin community, including playing at assisted living venues for the entertainment of senior citizens several time a year. We sincerely appreciate anything that you can give. If you are a corporation or business that is interested in sponsoring us, please contact our Board President. The Austin Philharmonic Inc is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization so your donation will be tax deductible. If you donate online please be sure to print the receipt to keep for your records. You may donate at the following levels:

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President:  Alex Nghiem

Vice President:  Marilyn Munger

Treasurer:  Komal Paharia

Secretary:  Jennifer Charlton-Faia

Librarian:  Andy Ross

Music Director:  David Oertel

Webmaster:  Rico Rojas

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