Daniel Meyer, Music Director
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. 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.
Masterworks 2: Brahms’ Double
“October’s concert opens with two works perfect for Halloween. Saint-Saëns’ Danse Macabre is perfectly named — a waltz from beyond the grave! In another musical fright, Florent Schmitt created a wildly lush score to the biblical story of Salome’s insistence on the beheading of John the Baptist. An unsung opera, Schmitt’s piece teems with aural imagery that still shocks the ear today. The concert finishes with Brahms, as our own concertmaster Jason Posnock and Alistair MacRae join forces on the brilliant Double.” – Daniel Meyer
Jason Posnock, violin
Jason Posnock has been concertmaster with the Asheville Symphony since 2007. He has performed regularly in such prominent American ensembles as the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.
Alistair MacRae, cello
Alistair MacRae is principal cello of the Princeton Symphony Orchestra. His eclectic collaborations have found him with Paul Taylor Dance Company, the Westminster Choir, tap dancer Savion Glover, and the rock band The Scorpions.