Asheville Symphony Season 2015-2016

The Asheville Symphony Orchestra, established in 1960, performs and promotes symphonic music for the benefit, enjoyment and education of the people of Western North Carolina. Tickets for the 2015-2016 Season go on sale Tuesday August 18th at 10am. Adult prices run $22 through $62, and are available at the Asheville Symphony Box Office, the US Cellular Center Box Office, charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000, or purchase online.

Please visit the Asheville Symphony website for more information, or call 828-254-7046.

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**IMPORTANT UPDATE: Due to illness and upon the recommendation of her doctors, soprano Angela Brown will not be able to travel this weekend and therefore has to cancel her scheduled appearance with Asheville Symphony. She sends her regrets to the Asheville community and hopes to visit and perform in the near future.

We are pleased to announce that the brilliant violinist Chee-Yun will join the Asheville Symphony for the season-opening concert and will perform some of the most exciting works ever written for violin – Saint-Saens’ Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, and Satasate’s Zigeunerweisen.  Both are wonderfully melodic and virtuosic “arias” in their own right.

Opening Night with Angela Brown

Saturday, September 19, 2015 ~8:00pm
Angela Brown, soprano
BERNSTEIN: Three Dance Episodes from On the Town
DANIELPOUR: Love’s Exquisite Freedom
text by Maya Angelou
VERDI: Opera Arias
HANSON: Symphony No. 2

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Bruch Violin Concerto with David Kim
Saturday, October 17, 2015 ~8:00pm
David Kim, violin
GOLIJOV: Sidereus
BRUCH: Violin Concerto No. 1
SCHUMANN: Symphony No. 2

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The Planets
Saturday, November 21, 2015 ~8:00pm
Asheville Symphony Soloists
HAYDN: Sinfonia concertante, op.84
HOLST: The Planets

A Sinatra Christmas

Friday, December 11, 2015 ~8:00pm
Come celebrate Sinatra’s 100th birthday with the Asheville Symphony and Steve Lippia, the world’s best Sinatra interpreter. Included are many great, long-time Christmas favorites like I’ll Be Home for Christmas, Let It Snow, and Santa Claus is Coming to Town, as well as some of Sinatra’s iconic numbers such as Luck Be A Lady, New York-New York, and I’ve Got You Under My Skin.

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Beethoven’s Violin Concerto with Stefan Jackiw
Saturday, February 13, 2016 ~8:00pm
Stefan Jackiw, violin
MENDELSSOHN: Hebrides Overture
STRAUSS: Metamorphosen
BEETHOVEN: Violin Concerto

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Romeo and Juliet
Saturday, March 12, 2016 ~8:00pm
Shen Lu, piano
ELGAR: Chanson de matin and Chanson de nuit
MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 21 in C Major
BERLIOZ: Selections from Romeo and Juliet

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Verdi’s Requiem
Saturday, April 16, 2016 ~8:00pm
With the Asheville Symphony Chorus
VERDI: Requiem

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Zuill Bailey Returns
Saturday, May 14, 2016 ~8:00pm
Zuill Bailey, cello
WEBER: Der Freischutz Overture
DAUGHERTY: Tales of Hemingway
ASO Co-commission
DVORAK: Symphony No. 9 “From The New World”


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