Smart bets: Asheville Symphony Orchestra

The third of Asheville Symphony Orchestra’s seven Masterworks concerts for the 2015-16 season spotlights Gustav Holst’s “The Planets” — “an orchestral suite that explores the cosmos and the astrology of our own solar system,” according to a release from ASO. This production requires a massive group of 83 orchestra members and 73 women’s chorus members “to reflect Holst’s fascination with the scope of our solar system.” Also on the evening’s program is Joseph Haydn’s Sinfonia concertante, Op. 84, which calls for solos by some of the group’s principal musicians, including Jason Posnock on violin, Alicia Chapman on oboe, Franklin Keel on cello and Michael Burns on bassoon. Led by ASO music director and conductor Daniel Meyer, the show takes place at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium Saturday, Nov. 21, at 8 p.m. $22-$62 adults (student/youth discounts available). ashevillesymphony.org. Image courtesy of ASO

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Kat studied entrepreneurship and music business at the University of Miami and earned her MBA at Appalachian State University. Follow me @katmAVL

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