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: 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 Oustanding Performance of Holst’s The Planets By Joshua Hutchins 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

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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: 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

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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

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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!

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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)   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 […]

Asheville-Buncombe Youth Orchestra Concert


The Art of the Baroque Concerto Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 4 p.m. Trinity Episcopal Church the Asheville-Buncombe Youth Orchestra Ronald D. Clearfield, Conductor presents a free concert of chamber orchestra music The Art of the Baroque Concerto featuring soloists Samantha Mulholland Kristie Kim Katelyn Hammel Maggie Williams Madison Neil Aaron Chen program will include […]

10 questions with the Maestro


Celebrating 10 years with Music Director Daniel Meyer: 10 Questions with the Maestro Sept 17, 2014 As the Asheville Symphony begins its 10th season under the baton of Maestro Daniel Meyer, we got a chance to sit down and ask Daniel to reflect on his time here in Asheville with our symphony.  Here are 10 […]

ASO announces Spotlight on Young Musicians 2015 Competition

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It is an honor to announce the Asheville Symphony Orchestra’s fourth annual Spotlight on Young Musicians (Formerly known as the ASO Young Artist Competition.) This year’s competition has changed to provide a wider performance opportunity for students of varying abilities.  While maintaining the concerto division where memorization is required, this year’s competition introduces a solo […]

ASO 2014-2015 Season

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The Asheville Symphony announces its 54th season! For more information on subscriptions, call 828.254.7046. To download a season brochure, CLICK HERE. Masterworks 1 – Opening Night September 20, 2014 ROSSINI Overture to The Barber  of Seville DVORAK Serenade for Winds HOLST St. Paul’s Suite MOZART Symphony No. 39 Masterworks 2 – Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1 […]

ASO announces YPC Winners


The winners of the 2014 Young People’s Competition are in! This year’s competition yielded a tie between two contestants for second place and one first place winner.  The winners and honorable mentions will perform a recital on Sunday, April 6th at 3:00 P.M. at Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church. Our congratulations to the winners: First Place Willa […]

ASO receives over half-million dollars for music education


Asheville Symphony Receives $610,000 Gift to Launch New Educational Initiative The Asheville Symphony Orchestra has received a $610,000 gift to fund a three-year after-school pilot program that will use music education as a tool to teach life skills to school-aged children in underserved populations in the city of Asheville. Funded by a gift from the […]

ASO Announces String Auditions!

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The ASO is announcing string auditions scheduled for Tuesday, May 6, 2014. Auditions will be for Principal Second Violin and a Section Viola spot as well as substitute/extra musicians for all string sections. Please pass the information on to interested musicians! All auditions will be held behind a screen until the final round when the […]

Job Opportunity:


Asheville Symphony Job Announcement Program Director, Music Works!, an El Sistema inspired program  The Asheville Symphony Orchestra in Asheville, NC, is seeking an innovative and passionate advocate of music education in the El Sistema model to be the inaugural Program Director of Music Works!  This exciting new program of the Asheville Symphony Orchestra will be […]

ASO Announces 2014 Young Artist Competition


The Asheville Symphony has announced the 2014 Young Artist Competition.   For details on entering, visit 

Porsche Raffle Kicks Off!

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The Asheville Symphony Porsche Raffle is on a roll again!  The new raffle will draw on December 15, 2013 at the Asheville Symphony’s concert intermission.  Tickets are $125 for a beautiful silver 2014 Porsche Boxster, and the ASO will pick up the taxes*!  We only sell 999 tickets, making it one of the best odds […]



The Asheville Symphony is holding auditions for: Principal 2nd Violin Substitute Strings – ALL SECTIONS – The Auditions will take place at UNCA on July 13, 2013. Download a PDF of the announcement and instructions on how to apply.

3/16/2013 Review by John Bridges

ASHEVILLE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA – THE AMERICAN FOUR SEASONS – Daniel Meyer, conductor Tim Fain, violin Saturday, March 16, 2013 Thomas Wolfe Auditorium Asheville, North Carolina – Review – “Splendid!” — was my opening comment on the drive home from the recent concert by the Asheville Symphony. Conductor Daniel Meyer devised a novel program for the […]