New Year's Eve

Joyous New Year: Beethoven’s 9th Symphony

December 31, 2016  •  8:00 pm

@ Thomas Wolfe Auditorium

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Every year, orchestras across the globe ring in the New Year with performances of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. Much more than a musical spectacle, Beethoven’s 9th celebrates the brotherhood of man and our collective hope to achieve the very best of what makes us human. This year Asheville will join that worldwide tradition with our own performance of Number Nine. With a cast that includes the Symphony, the ASO Chorus, and an international vocal quartet, Asheville’s First Night will be a celebration like never before! Join us for what will surely prove to be the “hot ticket” for New Year’s Eve, as we offer a singular performance of this staggering musical achievement to ring in 2017.

Danielle Pastin, soprano
Kirstin Chavez, mezzo-soprano
Rolando Sanz, tenor
Steven Condy, bass
Asheville Symphony Chorus

NYE Parking!

The Asheville Symphony has reserved the parking lot (150 spaces) of the Asheville Visitor Center at 36 Montford Avenue for the evening of December 31 and will be providing shuttle service to and from the Joyous New Year: Beethoven’s 9th Symphony concert and the after-party. The Visitor Center is approximately 0.3 miles from the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium/U.S. Cellular Center.

A full evening of fun!


london4Pre-Party: Midnight in London at MetroWines • 6:00-7:30 p.m.

MetroWines, 169 Charlotte Street, Asheville, NC 28801
ASO is partnering with MetroWines for a pre-party from 6:00-7:30 p.m. on the 31st at MetroWines to watch the New Year’s fireworks in London (7pm EST is midnight in London) before folks head over to the ASO concert at 8:00 p.m. MetroWines will be serving serving Bangers, Chips and Cheddar Cheese with Sparkling French Wine and Bordeaux. The cost for the MetroWines party is $30 plus tax. Reservations are required. Tickets can be purchased at MetroWines, online, or by phone at 828-575-9525. Parking is free, close and easy.


nye-party-invite-for-webAfter-Party with the ASO • 9:30 p.m.

U.S. Cellular Center Banquet Hall
You’re invited to celebrate with Beethoven and the Asheville Symphony! Dress to celebrate and join us in the Banquet Hall following the concert for a New Year’s Eve Party featuring a 1920s jazz band, dancing, and a midnight toast.
$100 per person. Includes party favors, heavy hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine and champagne. For reservations, please call 828.254.7046 or order online.

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