TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2022, 7:00 P.M.
Darko Butorac, conductor
Nicole Zuraitis, vocalist
For this ALT ASO concert, we go back to where the series began: Highland Brewing’s gorgeous Event Center. The last time we performed an ALT ASO concert at Highland Brewing, it sold out in just three days. Featuring Grammy-nominated jazz vocalist Nicole Zuraitis as soloist, this program will highlights the music of the 70s — but not just the 1970s! Prepare for a musical tour-de-force featuring music from the 1670s, 1770s, 1870s and 1970s — meaning the music of Mozart, Beethoven and Tchaikovsky alongside the Eagles, Stevie Wonder, Carole King, Gloria Gaynor and Queen!
Have a beer to support the Asheville Symphony! As if you needed an excuse to taste another Highland Brewing beer, $1 of each purchase of this events signature beer — Feelin’ Groovy Hazy Pale Ale — supports your Asheville Symphony. So drink up (responsibly) and enjoy!
ON THE PROGRAM
Lully Les Folies d’Espagne
Pachelbel Canon in D
Mozart Symphony No. 25, I.
Tchaikovsky Swan Lake Suite No. 1, “Scene”
Beethoven Symphony No. 5, I.
Don McLean Vincent
Roberta Flack Killing Me Softly
Stevie Wonder For Once in My Life
Billy Joel She is Always a Woman
Barbra Streisand The Way We Were
Carole King You’ve Got a Friend
Led Zepellin Kashmir/ Into the Ocean
The Eagles Desperado
Donna Summer Last Dance
Gloria Gaynor I Will Survive
Between each set, there will be a break so that you can refresh your drink or grab food from the food truck.
Craig Allen & Julie Cowden
Lynne & John Eramo
Phyllis Penley Patton
Michael & Catty Andry
MEET THE SOLOIST
A Grammy-nominated musician, powerhouse vocalist, New York-based bandleader and winner of the 2021 American Traditions Vocal Competition Gold Medal, Nicole Zuraitis continues to establish herself as an undeniable force in the modern jazz landscape of both NYC and beyond. Nicole’s bold, versatile voice possesses a special combination of soothing warmth, familiar authenticity, and raw grit that is reinventing the world’s conception of what it means to be a jazz artist. She infuses elements of multiple genres and approaches into her artistry, refusing to limit herself to any one corner of the music business. With a “heart as big as her remarkable voice,” (Jazz Police) Nicole’s effervescent personality and boundless enthusiasm for sharing the joy of music keep her audiences thrilled. Click here to learn more.
Praised by the Westdeutsche Zeitung for his “exceptional combination of passion, elegance and well‐timed pacing”, Darko Butorac has established himself as a conductor in demand with orchestras both in Europe and the Americas. He currently serves as the Music Director of the Asheville Symphony and the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra.