The orchestra will perform seven concerts this season, featuring traditional favorites like Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 and less well-known pieces like Astor Piazzolla’s Oblivion.
The season begins on Saturday at 8 p.m., with a program including Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5, Lollapalooza by John Adams, and Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G. The world-renowned pianist Simone Dinnerstein will be the featured soloist.
Ravel: Piano Concerto in G, featuring Simone Dinnerstein (piano)
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5
Dukas: Sorcerer's Apprentice
Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 2, featuring Jason Posnock (violin)
Debussy: Prélude à "L'aprés-midi d'un faune”
Britten: Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell
Mahler: Symphony No. 2 "Resurrection,” featuring Kendall Gladen (mezzo-soprano), Shannon Kessler Dooley (soprano) and the Asheville Symphony Chorus
Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 "Pastoral"
Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1, featuring Daniil Trifonov (piano)
Wagner: Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan and Isolde
Rossini: La Scala di Seta Overture
Glazunov: Concerto for Alto Saxophone, featuring Douglas O'Connor (saxophone)
Brahms: Symphony No. 1
Stravinsky: The Soldier's Tale, Attack Theatre
Mozart: Symphony No. 41 "Jupiter"
Schumann: Symphony No. 1 "Spring”
Mendelssohn: Concerto for Violin and Piano, featuring Benjamin Hochman (piano) and Jennifer Koh, (violin)
Respighi: Pines of Rome
Photo by: Michael Morel