Classical Romance

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2024, 8:00 P.M.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2024, 3:00 P.M.

Darko Butorac, conductor

Karisa Chiu, violin


Indulge in a delightful evening of truly Classical music featuring Mozart’s Symphony No. 40, also known as the Great G-minor Symphony — which transcended the Classical era and inspired some of the great Romantics to come — accompanied by Mozart’s lively and engaging Violin Concerto No. 4 in D major. With Haydn’s St. Nicholas Mass, the Asheville Symphony Chorus returns for another collaboration with the Asheville Symphony to round out this all-Classical program.

Haydn St. Nicholas Mass

Mozart Violin Concerto No. 4 in D major, K. 218.

Mozart Symphony No. 40

This concert is sold out. 

The Masterworks 4: Classical Romance program includes a change from originally published details: due to medical circumstances, previously announced soloist Alicia Crüger-Cain has withdrawn from the program. We are excited to welcome violinist Karisa Chiu, who will perform W.A. Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 4 in D major, K. 218. Click here to read more.





Karisa Chiu, Violin
Click here to read about Karisa.
Karisa Chiu, Violin
Click here to read about Karisa.

With a deep commitment to musical excellence and understanding of the repertoire, violinist Karisa Chiu has earned numerous accolades around the globe, including the first prize of the Isang Yun Violin Competition, second prize of the Leopold Mozart International Violin Competition, and the first prize winner of the Blount-Slawson Young Artists Competition. Karisa was named winner of the Cleveland Institute of Music Concerto Competition in 2023, resulting in a concerto performance in Severance Hall with JoAnn Falletta and the Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra. Other notable performances include soloing with the KBS Symphony Orchestra under Markus Stenz at the Seoul Arts Center as a part of the 2022 Hanwha Symphony Festival, a recital at the Music in Pyeongchang festival, and a performance in the Casals Forum during the Kronberg Masterclasses. She has been featured as a soloist with several orchestras such as the Tongyeong Festival Orchestra, the Munich Radio Orchestra, the Montgomery Symphony Orchestra, the Skokie Valley Symphony Orchestra, the Kalamazoo Junior Symphony Orchestra, the Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra, the Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra, the Northbrook Symphony Orchestra, the West Suburban Symphony Orchestra, and the Oistrach Symphony Orchestra. For more about Karisa, visit


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