From music videos to informative educational talks to behind the scenes footage – we’ve got you covered.
From our homes to yours, enjoy!
Musical Love Letter to Asheville
Thank you for supporting great music in Asheville. Thank you for everything you do to make the Asheville Symphony thrive. We want to show our appreciation for this beautiful community by sharing our version of a love letter to Asheville. Enjoy!
The Asheville Symphony Recording Initiative – IDEASOUND – strives to showcase the distinctive cultural and musical landscape of Asheville, Western North Carolina and Southeastern United States. It embraces and magnifies Asheville’s musical heritage while working to dissolve barriers between musical genres. We invite you to hear the sounds of Western North Carolina by clicking above to access ASO Radio or visiting our Spotify page.
Be Still Moses
In 2019, members of the Asheville Symphony Orchestra headed to Nashville, Tennessee to play “Be Still Moses” with Steep Canyon Rangers and Boyz II Men. This is the first time that all three groups have played the track together after it had been recorded in separate studios across the country. After receiving a standing ovation, the audience called for an encore of the track and the cameras kept on rolling! Enjoy this music video taken live from the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in front of a sold-out house.
The Making of Mozartistic
Mozartistic puts the legacy of Mozart into a modern context, using stylish rhymes to illuminate Mozart’s prodigious childhood, inspiring infinite possibilities in the young minds that hear it. Starting with some of Mozart’s most famous works, Secret Agent 23 Skidoo has re-contextualized them using classic hip-hop beat-making styles, and then taken it one step further by inventing a technique in which a string section mimics the sound of record scratching. These strange bedfellows combine like sweet and sour chicken, with perfect balance and contrast, allowing today’s children to recognize Mozart for the potent rock star he truly was.
The Making of Asheville Symphony Sessions
Celebrating the diversity of music in Western North Carolina, The Asheville Symphony Sessions features songs that combine the unique styles of locally based musicians, with the Asheville Symphony. The album was produced by Michael Selverne of Welcome to Mars, at Asheville’s Echo Mountain Recording Studios.
Featured artists are Doc Aquatic, Electric Owls, Free Planet Radio featuring Lizz Wright, Lovett, Matt Townsend, Rising Appalachia, Shannon Whitworth, and Steep Canyon Rangers. The album synthesizes a variety of genres including folk, country, roots, rock, pop, bluegrass, R&B, and jazz, with each track featuring ensembles from the ASO ranging in size from 9 players to 24.
Guest Artist Corner
Deeply rooted in the music of the baroque and classical period, Lisa Smirnova is recognized as a renowned Mozart specialist, and as an outstanding interpreter ofJ.S. Bach, Händel and Scarlatti. Lisa performs at her home in April 2021 as a special treat for the Asheville Symphony! See Lisa perform live during Masterworks 3 on Saturday, April 17, 2021.
Gold Medalist of the XVI International Tchaikovsky Competition and recent ASO Guest Artist, Zlatomir Fung, joins us from his home to bring you a special performance. Fung joined ASO during our From Russia with Love concert in November 2019.