Asheville Symphony Announces 2016-2017 Season

The Asheville Symphony Announces the 2016-2017 Season!

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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
Suite from Sleeping Beauty
Tchaikovsky Francesca da Rimini
Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto

Masterworks 2: In the Key of EEEEEEEEEEE! – Brahms’ Double
Saturday, October 22, 2016, 8:00 p.m.
Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
Jason Posnock, violin; Alistair MacRae, cello
Danse Macabre
Schmitt La Tragédie de Salomé
Brahms Concerto for Violin and Cello

Masterworks 3: Rhapsody in Blue
Saturday, November 19, 2016, 8:00 p.m.
Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
Conrad Tao, piano
Our Town
Copland Billy the Kid
Diamond Symphony No. 4
Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue

Masterworks 4: Eine Kleine Rhine Musik – Brahms, Haydn, Schumann
Saturday, January 14, 2017, 8 p.m.
Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
Cicely Parnas, cello
Variations on a Theme of Joseph Haydn
Haydn Cello Concerto in C
Schumann Symphony No. 3 ‘Rhenish’

Masterworks 5: Music from Fantasia
Saturday, February 11, 2017, 8 p.m.
Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
Inon Barnatan, piano
Night on Bald Mountain
Shostakovich Piano Concerto No. 2
Ponchielli Dance of the Hours from La Gianconda
Stravinsky Suite from The Firebird

Masterworks 6: The Passion of Chopin
Saturday, April 22, 2017, 8 p.m.
Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
Soyeon Kate Lee, piano
Petite Suite
Chopin Piano Concerto No. 2
Franck Symphony in D minor

Masterworks 7: Mahler’s “Titan”
Saturday, May 13, 2017, 8 p.m.
Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
Yevgeny Kutik, violin
Violin Concerto
Mahler Symphony No. 1 ‘Titan’

Other Performances in 2016-2017

Asheville Symphony Chorus: From Bach to Bernstein Our 25th Anniversary Celebration
Saturday, November 12, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
Arden Presbyterian Church
Dr. Michael Lancaster, Music Director

The Asheville Symphony Chorus shares its joy of singing together for 25 years by offering a retrospective of the choral works it has performed since its inception. Music Director Dr. Michael Lancaster has selected his favorite movement from each work on the program. Highlights include selections from Orff’s Carmina Burana, Mozart’s Requiem, and Beethoven’s Mass in C.

Joyous New Year – Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony
Saturday, December 31, 2016, 8:00 p.m.
Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
Asheville Symphony Chorus
Danielle Pastin, soprano
Kirstin Chavez, mezzo-soprano
Roland Sanz, tenor
Steven Condy, bass

The ASO presents what’s sure to be the “hot ticket” on New Year’s Eve—a performance of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9. Each year orchestras around the world ring in the New Year with performances of this towering musical work, celebrating hope and brotherhood. Ring in the New Year with this unforgettable musical celebration featuring the Asheville Symphony Chorus, and four guest vocal soloists.
Symphony No. 9

Asheville Amadeus Festival
March 10-19, 2017 • Full schedule of events and venues TBD

Asheville Amadeus returns! The acclaimed 10-day festival inspired by the music and life of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is back in 2017. The incomparable Midori joins the festival as headliner and artist-in-residence for a schedule of performances, education programs, social events, and collaborations with community partners. This celebration will have something for everyone—from beer to theatre to music.