Even if woodwinds and strings aren’t your thing, it’s hard to remain unmoved by the percussion of a symphony. The xylophone, gongs, chimes and cymbals are dramatic, but it’s the timpani — oversized copper pots with drumheads tuned to various pitches — that steal the show. The Asheville Symphony Orchestra’s Masterworks 3 concert sets the […]
Get into the spirit of hearts and flowers (or whatever manifestations of love spring to mind) with two special events (poet Daniel Ladinsky at Malaprop’s and Asheville Symphony at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium) slated for this weekend.
UPDATE: Due to weather, the Asheville Symphony and the Asheville Buncombe Youth Orchestra have CANCELLED their performances for Labor Day, Sept. 3.
On the heels of the Asheville Symphony Orchestra’s recent announcement of its 2012-2013 season, Music Director Daniel Meyer will throw the first pitch at the Asheville Tourists game on Wednesday, Aug. 1. Read on for ASO season information and an entertaining example of sports-meets-classical-music courtesy of Peter Schickele. (Pictured: ASO’s principal violist, Kara Poorbaugh, who performs Vaughan Williams’ “Flos Campi” on April 20, 2013. Photo by Michael Morel)
After 15 years, Hageman announces he will take on a new role at the end of the 2011-12 season. Photo from The Laurel of Asheville.
The Masterworks concert takes place at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19.
Shame on the Asheville Symphony and partner Pack Square Park Conservancy for its concert at Diana Wortham Theatre. The repertoire was distinctively non-labor and slanted toward militarism. The concert began with the “Star Spangled Banner,” with a uniformed military color guard at attention, holding American and military flags. The conductor midway through the concert made […]
Daniel Meyer became music director of the Asheville Symphony two years ago at age 33, a time of life when many young men are still living with their parents and playing too much Guitar Hero. Daniel Meyer But then Meyer has always been precocious. He grew up near Cleveland, learning to play the piano at […]