Who We Are


is a flexible, collaborative, and modern 21st-century-minded chamber orchestra dedicated to sharing new and old music with the audiences in Austin, TX. 

We began with a pitcher of beer at Posse East with a dream of putting together one crazy big concert including repertoire from the 18th C. all the way to the 21st. Our first performance included over 90 musicians from the Butler School of Music, students and faculty of the UT String Project, members of the Austin Civic Orchestra and others from the Austin area.

Our next step started the same way - over another pitcher of beer at Posse.  From that point forward, the Lab Orchestra has been committed to performing small ensemble and chamber orchestra works not often heard in the area, freely mixing the new and the old in eclectic programs that challenge and excite performers and audiences alike.

Come to the next Lab Orchestra concert to see and hear what we're all about!