Symphony to celebrate its 50th anniversary with free concert in Pack Square Park

The Asheville Symphony Orchestra will celebrate its 50th anniversary on Monday, September 6 with a free concert in Pack Square Park. They will perform light classical selections including Rossini’s Finale to the William Tell Overture, Bizet’s Suite from Carmen, and selections from Rogers and Hammerstein, John Williams, and John Phillip Sousa. Symphony Music Director Daniel Meyer will conduct.

The performance is open to the public and will take place from 7:00 to 8:30 on the newly constructed Bascom Lamar Lunsford Stage in the park’s Roger McGuire Green. Special reserved seating near the stage is available for $20. Tickets to a VIP pre-concert reception with hors d’oeuvres and beverages (plus reserved seating) are $50 and must be purchased by September 2.

A rain date is set for Tuesday, September 7.

Visit the Symphony website at or call 254-7046 for more information about the concert and to purchase tickets, or to inquire about subscription tickets for the upcoming 50th Anniversary Season.


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3 thoughts on “Symphony to celebrate its 50th anniversary with free concert in Pack Square Park

  1. James Fisher

    That will be a nice event for the new park! Just hope they remember to turn off the automatically timed sprinklers – they left ’em on July 4th!

  2. LOKEL

    If there are tickets being sold how is this considered a free event ….

  3. Media Watcher

    Tickets are for “reserved seats” near the stage. Everyone is invited to bring lawn chairs, blankets, pillows, etc., and sit on the grass for free.

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