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 […]

2013 Young Artist Competition Winners

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The Winners of the 2013 Young Artist Competition have been released!  Congratulations to all our talented contestants! Asheville Symphony Orchestra’s Young Artist Competition 2013 March 23, 2013 Judges: Eugene Barban, Fabián López, Carla Copeland-Burns 1st Place: Maura Scanlin, violin Senior at NC School of the Arts (Boone) Tchaikovsky Concerto in D, 1st Mvt. 2nd Place: […]

ASO Announces 53rd Season!

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Click HERE to view the 2013-2014 ASO Season!

2/9/2012 Review by John Bridges

ASHEVILLE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA – TCHAIKOVSKY’S PIANO CONCERTO N0. 1 – Daniel Meyer, conductor Daniil Trifonov, piano Vivian Smith, narrator Saturday, February 09, 2013 Thomas Wolfe Auditorium Asheville, North Carolina – Review – A standing ovation with repeated shouts of “Bravo” exploded from the sell-out audience in Thomas Wolfe Auditorium last Saturday evening as soon as […]

ASO unveils next Porsche Raffle


For just $125, you can be the proud owner of a German sports car… the 2014 Porsche Boxster! Win the new 2014 Porsche Boxster in black, TAX PAID by entering the raffle.  The drawing is set for September 21st, 2013.  Don’t let this raffle sell out without you! Click HERE to buy a ticket online […]

12/16/2012 Review by John Bridges

ASHEVILLE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA – A CLASSICAL CHRISTMAS – Daniel Meyer, conductor Jennifer Davison, soprano Deborah Domanski, mezzo soprano Scott Joiner, tenor ASHEVILLE SYMPHONY CHORUS Dr. Michael Lancaster, director Sunday, December 16, 2012 • 3:00 pm Thomas Wolfe Auditorium Asheville, North Carolina – Review – The Asheville Symphony with the Asheville Symphony Chorus plus three guest […]

Porsche Raffle Drawing: December 16th, 2012


The Winning Number for the December 16th, 2012 Porsche Boxster Raffle drawing IS: 242 Danny Campbell of Bonita, CA. Congratulations! Keen an eye out for our next Porsche Boxster, to be raffled very soon!

CVNC gives rave review for ASO’s MW3


The Classical Voice of North Carolina (CVNC) has published a fantastic review of our concert from November 17th, 2012.  To read it, click this link to CVNC’s website: