Review: Meyer and Bailey with the Asheville Symphony Thrill in Daugherty’s “Tales of Hemingway”

By Laura McDowell CVNC.org May 14, 2016 – Asheville, NC: The Asheville Symphony‘s Masterworks 7 concert, the last in their 2015-16 season, played to all the strengths of this remarkable orchestra. Under the direction of Daniel Meyer, the program featured Carl Maria von Weber’s Overture to Der Freischütz, Dvořák’s iconic standard Symphony No. 9 in […]

May 22: Asheville Symphony Youth Orchestra Spring Concert

Join the Asheville Symphony Youth Orchestra (ASYO) for an exciting spring concert, Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 3 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Asheville. The ASYO performance will feature works by Elgar, Brahms, Sibelius and guest artist Matt Townsend for the premiere of “For Now We Are Young” from the new album The Asheville […]

May 13: MusicWorks! Benefit Concert

MusicWorks! Asheville, an El Sistema-inspired education program of the Asheville Symphony, is proud to offer its second annual benefit concert: Young Voices in Bloom. An evening of youthful joy awaits on May 13, 2016 as the students of MusicWorks! Asheville are joined by the Savannah Children’s Choir, the Asheville Youth Choir, and members of the […]

Asheville Symphony Announces 2016-2017 Season

The Asheville Symphony Announces the 2016-2017 Season! Call the ASO office at 828-254-7046 to subscribe today, or download the subscription order form via this link. Download the full 2016-2017 ASO Season Brochure. 2016-2017 Masterworks Season: Daniel Meyer, Music Director Masterworks 1: Tchasing Tchaikovsky Saturday, September 17, 2016, 8:00 p.m. Thomas Wolfe Auditorium Jennifer Koh, violin […]

Star Cellist Zuill Bailey Returns to Perform with Asheville Symphony May 14

ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Internationally renowned cellist Zuill Bailey returns to Thomas Wolfe Auditorium on Saturday, May 14, to perform a piece written specifically for him as the Asheville Symphony Orchestra closes its 55th season. Bailey, who last appeared with the Asheville Symphony in September 2009, joins the ASO for the 8 p.m. concert under the […]

ASO Auditions May 2016

The Asheville Symphony announces auditions to fill the following vacancies: ASSOCIATE CONCERTMASTER ($115.50 per service Plus mileage when applicable – approximately 50 services) PRINCIPAL CELLO ($90.64 per service Plus mileage when applicable – approximately 50 services) Audition Date: Thursday, May 12, 2016 Auditions will be held at the First Baptist Church – AFTA entrance The […]

Soundtrack for the City: Asheville Symphony and Musicians from Western North Carolina Unite On New Recording

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — The Asheville Symphony and leading musicians from Asheville’s music scene—including Lizz Wright, Free Planet Radio, Rising Appalachia and Steep Canyon Rangers—have collaborated on an innovative new album to be released in May 2016. Celebrating the diversity of music in Western North Carolina, The Asheville Symphony Sessions features songs that combine the unique […]

Star Soprano Angela Brown Joins Asheville Symphony for Verdi’s Requiem April 16

ASHEVILLE, N.C. – One of the stars of the opera world makes her Asheville Symphony debut Saturday, April 16 in a performance of Verdi’s Requiem, the highlight of the ASO’s sixth Masterworks concert of the season. Angela Brown, who has received rave reviews for her performances on the Metropolitan Opera stage, joins the ASO, Asheville […]

Asheville Symphony Performs Beloved Berlioz and Mozart Works, March 12

ASHEVILLE, N.C. – The scintillating music of Berlioz’s Romeo and Juliet and a beloved Mozart piano concerto will be on display Saturday, March 12, as the Asheville Symphony presents its fifth Masterworks concert of the season. The concert, under the direction of Music Director Daniel Meyer, will begin at 8 p.m. in Thomas Wolfe Auditorium. […]

Asheville Symphony Music Director Daniel Meyer to Conclude Tenure in 2018

ASO to Form Search Committee this Spring ASHEVILLE, N.C. – The Asheville Symphony announced Tuesday that Music Director and Conductor Daniel Meyer will conclude his tenure with the ASO following the 2017-18 season. In 2015, Meyer signed a contract extension, which includes conducting a full 2016-17 season and a reduced schedule in 2017-18. Meyer, who […]

Rising Violin Star Bella Hristova Performs Beethoven’s Violin Concerto with the Asheville Symphony, February 13

Celebrated violinist Bella Hristova makes her Asheville Symphony Orchestra debut on Saturday, February 13, when she takes on Beethoven’s beloved Violin Concerto in an ASO Masterworks concert at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium. Asheville Symphony Music Director Daniel Meyer will conduct the 8 p.m. concert, which also includes Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture and Strauss’ Metamorphosen. “We’re excited to […]

December Porsche Raffle Winner Announced!

And the winner is… ASO Porsche Raffle Winner – December 2015 James Laughner Sarasota, Florida Ticket #600   Thanks to all who entered the December 2015 Porsche Raffle. We appreciate your support! Stay tuned for updates on our next Porsche Raffle in June 2016. To make sure you get the current news on all our […]

Simply Sinatra Christmas

PRESS RELEASE November 18, 2015 FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: David Whitehill, Executive Director Asheville Symphony Orchestra Office Ph: 828-254-7046 Email: dnwhitehill@ashevillesymphony.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Celebrate the Season with the Asheville Symphony’s “Simply Sinatra Christmas” ASHEVILLE, N.C. – World-renowned Frank Sinatra interpreter Steve Lippia joins the Asheville Symphony at 8 p.m. on Friday, December 11, for […]

“The Planets” Concert Review

Asheville Symphony Orchestra Presents Outstanding Performance of Holst’s The Planets By Joshua Hutchins CVNC.org November 21, 2015 – Asheville, NC: On the evening of Saturday, November 21, the Asheville Symphony Orchestra, with a little help from the women of the Asheville Symphony Chorus, performed one of the most beloved musical suites of the 20th century […]

Violinist Chee-Yun to Join Asheville Symphony for Opening Night; Angela Brown Cancels Due to Illness

PRESS RELEASE September 16, 2015 Asheville Symphony 87 Haywood St.
Asheville, NC 28801 FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: David Whitehill, Executive Director Asheville Symphony Orchestra Office Ph: 828-254-7046 Email: dnwhitehill@ashevillesymphony.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE What:            Asheville Symphony Opening Night with Violinist Chee-Yun When:            Saturday, September 19, 2015 • 8:00 p.m. Where:            Thomas […]

ASO Takes First in Best of WNC Poll!

Thanks to our fans for voting the Asheville Symphony Best Classical Ensemble in the 2015 Mountain Xpress Best of WNC Poll! Thousands of people vote each year in Western North Carolina’s biggest poll about who we are and what we value. Click here to read the entire Best of WNC list!

ASO announces 2015-2016 Season

The Asheville Symphony announces the 2015-2016 Season! Call the ASO office at 828-254-7046 to subscribe today! 2015-2016 Masterworks Season: Daniel Meyer, Music Director Masterworks 1 Opening Night with Angela Brown September 19, 2015 Thomas Wolfe Auditorium • 8PM Angela Brown, soprano BERNSTEIN     Three Dance Episodes from On the Town DANIELPOUR     Love’s Exquisite Freedom * WORLD […]

2015 Spotlight on Young Musicians Competition Winners

The Asheville Symphony held the new Spotlight on Young Musicians solo and concerto competition on April 11, 2015. Winners for the concerto competition are:     1st place – Kiffen Loomis, piano for Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini Op. 43     2nd place – Steven Chen, cello for the Dvorak Cello Concerto […]

Vote us Best of WNC!

The Mountain Xpress Best of WNC competition is on! This year, we are asking our patrons and fans to help us win FOUR categories: Best Classical Ensemble – Asheville Symphony Best Music Festival – Asheville Amadeus Best After School Program – MusicWorks! Best Beer – Wolfgang 1756 Polls are open through May 5th, so be sure […]

Asheville Symphony announces Asheville Amadeus Festival

Asheville Amadeus Highlights Unprecedented Community Collaborations Emanuel Ax joins Asheville Symphony for celebration of Mozart in March 22 finale concert   Contact information: David Whitehill, Executive Director, Asheville Symphony 828-254-7046 (office) dnwhitehill@ashevillesymphony.org   ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Asheville Amadeus, the Asheville Symphony Orchestra’s week-long festival celebrating the music and life of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart featuring internationally renowned pianist […]