SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 12,2022, 8:00 P.M.
THOMAS WOLFE AUDITORIUM
Darko Butorac, conductor
Xiayin Wang, piano
There was once a dream for the future of American music: symphonic music inspired by black songs and spirituals, a uniquely American musical tradition. This program brings that dream to life. Step into 1920s New York and explore a golden age of orchestral works by black composers alongside Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue.
Cook In Dahomy Overture
Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue
Dvořák New World Symphony, II.
Still Afro-American Symphony
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This performance will be recorded for broadcast on Blue Ridge Public Radio on March 15, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. and March 17, 2022 at 9:00 a.m.
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Symphony in the Park
Saturday, Sep. 23, 2023 / 8:00 pm
Masterworks 1: Out of the Shadows
Sunday, Oct. 1, 2023 / 5:00 p.m.
Star Wars: Celebrating a Galaxy of Music
Saturday, Oct. 21, 2023 / 8:00 pm
Masterworks 2: The Great Gate
Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2023 / 7:00 p.m.
ALT ASO @ Highland Brewing
Saturday, Nov. 18, 2023 / 8:00 pm
Masterworks 3: American Portraits
Sunday, Dec. 31, 2023 / 8:00 p.m.
New Year's Eve: She's Got Soul
Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2024 / 7:00 p.m.
ALT ASO @ The Orange Peel
Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2024 / 7:00 p.m.
Piano Recital with David Fung
Saturday, Feb. 17, 2024 / Multiple Performances
Masterworks 4: Classical Romance
Tuesday, Mar. 12, 2024 / 7:00 p.m.
ALT ASO @ Asheville Masonic Temple
Thursday, Mar. 14, 2024 / 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, Mar. 16, 2024 / 8:00 p.m.
Masterworks 5: Violin Virtuosi
Saturday, Apr. 20, 2024 / 8:00 p.m.
Masterworks 6: Golden Glamour
Saturday, May. 18, 2024 / 8:00 p.m.
Masterworks 7: Titan
Tuesday, May. 21, 2024 / 7:00 p.m.
ALT ASO @ The Mule at Devil's Foot Beverage Co.