ASO hosts CIM Orchestra

Asheville Symphony will host the Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra in Thomas Wolfe Auditorium on Sunday, March 25, 2012.

Since 1998, the Asheville Symphony has been pleased to present a competition winner from the Cleveland Institute of Music as soloist for one of the Masterworks concerts. Many of these young artists have gone on to have distinguished careers as soloists or members of major orchestras.

This year we are pleased to host the entire orchestra in a Sunday matinee performance on March 25, 2012 at 2:00pm in the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium. According to Joel Smirnoff, President of the Cleveland Institute of Music, “Asheville has been such a welcoming audience to our students and we wanted to bring the entire orchestra of 90 musicians to play for the patrons of the Asheville Symphony. This marks the first time that the entire orchestra has traveled outside the state of Ohio. This is an exciting opportunity for our students.”

The orchestra will perform Elgar’s Cockaigne Concert Overture, Concerto for Harp, Op. 25 by Alberto Ginastera and Stravinsky’s Petrushka.

Since its founding in 1920, CIM has offered a world class education to students from 3 to 93 and provided concerts for the community. Located in University Circle, Cleveland’s cultural hub, CIM is easily accessible to all music lovers.

As a top-tier conservatory, CIM’s student body is international in its composition: 25% representing 23 other countries, 60% from 49 U.S. states, and 15% from Ohio. Nearly 3,500 talented students have completed programs from the bachelor’s to the doctoral level.

Eighty percent of the Institute’s alumni perform with the world’s most acclaimed musical organizations, in major national and international orchestras and opera companies, as soloists and in chamber ensembles, and hold prominent teaching positions around the world.

Tickets for the concert are on sale now and may be purchased by calling the Asheville Symphony office at 828-254-7046, in person at the Asheville Civic Center or at TicketMaster by phone or on-line.

On the CIM website: Click Here.