The Brazos Chamber Orchestra is a symphonic orchestra that typically has 40 musicians at its performances. Programming consists of a cross section of music from the classical repertoire and popular music from all time frames of the 20th century, including music from Broadway, the movies, and pops music. The orchestra is led by its founder and conductor David Anavitarte. BCO board members and BCO musicians help with the many behind-the-scenes activities.
Patrons come from all over. A large percentage of our audience comes from the senior adult community, making this an important quality-of-life event for these important members of our communities. Our concerts are also well attended by families and by students with musical interests.
Funding comes from a variety of sources, including individuals, foundations, program advertising sales, arts grants, and fees generated from performances in other cities. Our concerts have are free of admission, because of generous donations and program advertising.
Some BCO musicians give their time and talents on a volunteer basis. Filling out a 40 piece orchestra requires musicians from the Fort Worth, Arlington, and surrounding areas. In order to attract the quality musicians that we have become accustom to requires some level of compensation, primarily for expenses for traveling to rehearsals and performances. About 80% of the BCOs expenses go to musicians with the remaining expenses for music, and other miscellaneous costs. All administrative services are given on a volunteer basis, which is rare amongst non-profit organizations.
All patrons will be recognized in the following ways:
• You will receive a confirmation of your contribution to the BCO, a non-profit organization
• You will be recognized as a donor in our concert programs under the donation category you select (unless you wish to remain anonymous)
• Maestro Circle and Underwriter level donors will receive special recognition as a sponsor of one of our concerts