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Asheville Symphony Orchestra
Building upon the success of our rock-themed Festival in 2019, the 2023 Festival moves in another exciting new direction, this year celebrating all things Americana with theater, art, music, culinary arts, and more. Featuring banjo superstar Béla Fleck as our Festival Headliner, Kishi Bashi as our Festival Opener, and 25+ partner organizations offering 40+ events throughout this extraordinary ten-day Festival, this is the most ambitious Amadeus in Asheville Symphony history!
— MAY 11-20, 2023 —
Music matters. It changes lives.
That is why the Asheville Symphony’s programs bring excellent, beautiful, live music to all corners of our community. Your gift is your instrument. Please use it to support your Symphony.
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 2,300-seat Thomas Wolfe Auditorium in Harrah’s Cherokee Center Asheville. Related organizations include the Asheville Symphony Guild, Asheville Symphony Chorus, Asheville Symphonettes, and education initiatives including the Asheville Symphony Youth Orchestra and Music in the Schools.
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Future Musicians & Music Lovers
The Asheville Symphony Youth Orchestra (ASYO) provides excellent and unique musical experiences to young musicians across Western Carolina. With multiple orchestral ensembles, chamber ensembles, and percussion ensemble, the ASYO strives to instill a lifelong love of music within its members — on and off the stage.
GRAMMY-winning hip-hop artist Secret Agent 23 Skidoo and your Asheville Symphony teamed up to create an incredible music education curriculum focusing on music appreciation, cultural exploration, and self expression. Featuring musical traditions from across the world, this curriculum shares the power of musical storytelling and encourages students to develop their own style of creative expression through a series of classes designed for grades 2-8.