Density512 is a start-up summer music series from June 25th-July 1st that aims to blend Austin's vibrant live-music culture with imaginative programs for contemporary chamber orchestra. Our vision is to bring classical music into the community in a uniquely ATX environment and promote musicians at the beginning of their professional careers. 

general admission now starting at $10
student admission now starting at $5.12


Orchestra rethink

Tuesday, June 27th @8pm Scottish Rite Theater

All sounds are fair game now and so we present a concert where works on the program have winds and strings doubling harmonicas, music boxes, wind chimes, kazoos, etc. looking primarily at the 21st century. ‘Quasi Sinfonia’ by the inventive David M. Gordon opens the program.  Still Life with Avalanche by Missy Mazzoli fills out the evening and we end with the great ‘Frankenstein!!’ by H.K. Gruber. Grab a tin whistle and join in the fun for this evening of new sound-worlds.

through the looking
glass and other toys

thursday, June 29th @7pm

Visit Thinkery at the Austin Children's Museum on June 29th for an exploration of 20th Century music inspired by toys, clowns, and children's books.  We will play Aaron Jay Kernis's Concerto for Toy Piano, David Del Tredici's Vintage Alice, and music played by players in various costumes by Karlheinz Stockhausen and Luciano Berio. Before the concert begins, audience members can meet the performers and learn to play instruments at our ‘Instrument Petting Zoo’ by Violins Etc. and also check out Thinkery's many exhibits. The concert is for adults, but we think kids might like it too!

Through the Looking Glass and Other Toys is sponsored by Violins Etc.

Through the Looking Glass and Other Toys is sponsored by Violins Etc.


Bach's Burgers

Saturday, July 1st @8Pm
The North door

Peter Bay, music director of the Austin Symphony, leads us in exploration that begins in 17th C. Germany with Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 and works its way to Little Moonhead, a new work written in 2008 by Melinda Wagner and inspired by Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 4. We will close down the night with Stravinsky's Concerto in Eb “Dumbarton Oaks”. Listen, drink, and socialize at The North Door in East Austin, a venue known for welcoming out-of-the-box and creative performances.”

UT Composers Showcase

Sunday, June 25th @4pm
Imagine Art

Come hear new works composed by students and alumni of The Butler School of Music at Imagine Art, an art studio and community space in East Austin "that aims to establish a space where both artists with and without disabilities thrive".  There are no tickets on sale for this concert; all are welcome to attend!  Donations will be accepted at the door.


To help us hire musicians, rent music, book venues, and pay the bills, you can GIVE a fully tax-deductible contribution made possible by the University of Texas.

A huge thank you to the Butler School of Music for awarding us a Rainwater Innovation Grant of $5,000 from the
Richard E. Rainwater Fund for American Music!  Join  the Butler School of Music in supporting Density512!

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