ASHEVILLE, N.C. – The Asheville Symphony presents what’s sure to be a hot ticket on New Year’s Eve—a performance of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9. Each year orchestras around the world celebrate the New Year with performances of this towering musical work, which celebrates hope and brotherhood. This year Asheville will ring in the New Year with an unforgettable musical celebration featuring the Asheville Symphony Chorus, and four guest vocal soloists.
The concert takes place Saturday, December 31 at 8 p.m. in Thomas Wolfe Auditorium with ASO Music Director Daniel Meyer conducting.
“Few works in the entire repertoire loom as large as Beethoven’s Ninth,” says Meyer. “Performed across the globe at New Year’s, this symphony takes on a hopeful meaning when the chorus sings Schiller’s ‘Ode to Joy.’ As an interpreter, I love the opportunity to breathe new life into this iconic work, and I am thrilled to offer this as a special holiday performance to ring in 2017.”
The Asheville Symphony Chorus will join the ASO for the concert. The performance will also feature four guest vocalists: Soprano Danielle Pastin, Mezzo-Soprano Kirstin Chavez, Tenor Rolando Sanz, and Bass Steven Condy.
There will be a celebratory after-party to ring in the New Year. Details available closer to the concert.
Single tickets are $22-74, depending on seating section (reduced youth pricing is available). Single tickets and season ticket packages can be purchased online at ashevillesymphony.org, by phone at 828-254-7046, or in person at the U.S. Cellular Center box office at 87 Haywood Street.
The Asheville Symphony Orchestra performs and promotes symphonic music for the benefit, enjoyment and education of the people of Western North Carolina. The ASO presents concerts in the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium in Asheville’s U.S. Cellular Center. Related organizations include the Asheville Symphony Guild, Asheville Symphony Chorus, Asheville Symphonettes, and education initiatives such as the Asheville Buncombe Youth Orchestra, Music in the Schools, MusicWorks!, Spotlight on Young Musicians, Symphony Talks, and pre-concert lectures.
Joyous New Year
Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony
December 31, 2016 • 8 p.m.
Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
Daniel Meyer, conductor
Beethoven Symphony No. 9
Asheville Symphony Chorus
and guest vocal soloists
The Asheville Symphony has reserved the parking lot (150 spaces) of the Asheville Visitor Center at 36 Montford Avenue for the evening of December 31 and will be providing shuttle service to and from the Joyous New Year: Beethoven’s 9th Symphony concert and the after-party. The Visitor Center is approximately 0.3 miles from the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium/U.S. Cellular Center.
A full evening of fun!
Pre-Party: Midnight in London at MetroWines • 6:00-7:30 p.m.
U.S. Cellular Center Banquet Hall
You’re invited to celebrate with Beethoven and the Asheville Symphony! Dress to celebrate and join us in the Banquet Hall following the concert for a New Year’s Eve Party featuring a 1920s jazz band, dancing, and a midnight toast.
$100 per person. Includes party favors, heavy hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine and champagne. For reservations, please call 828.254.7046 or order online by December 21, 2016.