Sound Investment

Have you ever wondered what the creative process for composing music looks like? How does a composer create a musical concept, and how does that concept become a full orchestral performance? The Mr. & Mrs. William J. Rushton, IV Sound Investment Series is a unique opportunity to meet and learn about the creative process of a world-class composer and musician. As a member of Sound Investment, you will commission your own piece and receive insider access to this season’s Sound Investment composer through exclusive events and experiences.

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This season’s Sound Investment Experience

The Orchestra is proud to announce ASO Conductor and Music Director Carlos Izcaray as our 23/24 Sound Investment Composer! Izcaray is composing Violin Concerto which will be performed by guest musician Tessa Lark on November 17 & 18.

Increasingly active and highly regarded as a composer, Carlos Izcaray’s orchestral work has been premiered by the Orquesta Sinfónica Municipal de Caracas, the American Youth Symphony, and the Alabama Symphony Orchestra.

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Sound Investment members enjoy these unique perks:

  • Behind-the-scenes access to the composer’s creative practice
  • A private salon to see your commission’s progress and get to know your composer
  • Lunch with the ASO and full orchestra rehearsal of your commissioned piece
  • Two complimentary tickets to our Masterworks concert Scheherazade: One Thousand and One Nights, where audiences will experience your commissioned piece as performed by Tessa Lark for the first time ever
  • A signed copy of the score, complete with your name listed as commissioner

      Membership is $500 per person, or $1,000 per couple.

      To learn more about this unique experience, please contact Joseph Wheeler at 205.314.6958 or at