"From the Wild West to the Final Frontier,

Cinematic Symphony is Keeping Austin Weird!"

Who We Are

The Cinematic Symphony is a non-profit community ensemble dedicated to performing the memorable scores of film, television, and video games. Cinematic Symphony was organized to provide education, entertainment, and cultural enrichment. 

Cinematic Symphony's mission of educating the public in the joys of film music have earned us an outstanding reputation and endorsements from celebrities such as George Takei (of “Star Trek” fame), “8-Legged Freaks” star David Arquette, and “Friday the 13th” composer Harry Manfredini, to name only a few.

You’ve SEEN the films … now HEAR the music music!

Meet the Conductor

Jesus Torres serves as the Artistic Director and Conductor of the Cinematic Symphony as well as the Associate Band at the Liberal Arts and Science Academy (LASA) in the Austin Independent School District. Torres is a lifelong resident of Austin who attended The University of Texas at Austin where he earned a Bachelor of Music degree and a Certificate of Achievement in Trumpet Performance. While at the university, Mr. Torres performed in numerous ensembles including the Longhorn Band and the world-renown University of Texas Wind Ensemble.

Since his onset with the Cinematic Symphony in 2011, Torres has maintained the group's active role in commissioning new works and engaging the highest caliber musical artists. Mr. Torres's commitment to musical excellence and a strong bond between the Cinematic Symphony and the local community continue to bring the ensemble to higher levels of achievement and closer to the goal of being one of the premier community musical groups in the country.

The Board

Jesus Torres - Artistic Director/Conductor

Shelly Eager - Executive Director

Clarence Riley - Vice President

Laura Egmon - Librarian

Lacy Reid - Treasurer

Nate Foxley - Technology Guru

Our Audience Feedback

As a Non-Profit, we operate solely on donations.