MAY 11-20, 2023
ASHEVILLE AMADEUS IS BACK
This extraordinary ten-day celebration of arts and culture is one of the many reasons why the Asheville Symphony is regarded as one of our country’s most creative and innovative orchestras. The festival began in 2015 as a week-long event, and in 2017 and 2019 was expanded to a grand 10-day festival bringing together some of Asheville’s most talented musicians, artists, brewers and entertainers for a schedule of performances, education programs, collaborations and social events. Headlining artists have included Emanuel Ax, Midori, Warren Haynes and Garrick Ohlsson.
It is with tremendous enthusiasm that we bring you the fourth Asheville Amadeus Festival starting on May 11 through May 20, 2023, this year celebrating the many shades of Americana, from bluegrass, jazz, and classical to pop, rock and folk. More festival details are on the way… Keep an eye on your inboxes and mailboxes this winter.
This season, we welcome the world’s biggest name in bluegrass and traditional music to the Asheville Symphony stage as Festival Headliner: banjo legend, Béla Fleck. Performing his The Imposter concerto for banjo and orchestra with the ASO at our grand festival finale on May 20 and collaborating with the Asheville Chamber Music Series to perform his banjo quintet, Night Flight Over Water, Béla’s participation in this year’s festival will make for a truly Appalachian musical experience. Music education will also be a centerpiece of Béla’s residency in Asheville, as he joins forces with Asheville Symphony Youth Orchestra and the ASO in a performance for more than 4,000 5th graders in Buncombe County!
Opening this year’s Amadeus Festival is multi-instrumentalist Kishi Bashi, a folk-infused, cinema-inspired artist known the world over for his cross-genre and multi-disciplinary approach to music making.
Kishi Bashi recently performed with the Seattle, Virginia, and Oregon Symphonies, and was featured in Ben Folds’ DECLASSIFIED series with the National Symphony Orchestra. Now, on May 13 as part of the festival’s opening weekend, he will join forces with the Asheville Symphony on its final ALT ASO concert of the year at Salvage Station on the banks of the French Broad River.
TAKE PART IN THE FESTIVAL
The Asheville Amadeus Festival seeks to elevate and connect Asheville’s best and most innovative creatives from brewers to art galleries, from the concert hall to the banks of the French Broad. Here are a few organizations that are participating in the Asheville Amadeus 2023 Festival (so far…).
Take part in the festival! Opportunities to support the fourth Asheville Amadeus festival include participating as a partner, becoming a member of the 1756 Society (which includes benefits like VIP festival access, complimentary tickets, unique opportunities to meet artists, and more!), and more.
Interested? Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for more details on the Asheville Amadeus Festival.