Asheville Symphony announces spring concerts

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Asheville Symphony announces spring concerts

The Asheville Symphony moves into the spring half of the season with four great concerts coming up.

February heats up with Golijov’s tribute to tango giant Astor Piazzolla. Guest artist Elena Urioste, who is as comfortable on violin as she is practicing Bikram yoga atop a waterfall (check out her site here) performs Barber’s beautiful violin concerto. And finally Tchaikovsky’s suite from Swan Lake will delight.

March pairs the mighty Beethoven with Bruckner, bringing Israeli pianist Alon Goldstein to perform Beethoven’s 2nd Piano Concerto before the symphony plays the majestic “Romantic”, Bruckner’s Symphony No. 4.

April brings guests from three universities to our stage: Cleveland Institute of Music’s Hayato Tanaka on Trumpet, Western Carolina University’s Concert Choir joins forces with the Asheville Symphony Chorus, and the vocal quartet for Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass hails from Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. Handel and Hummel dazzle the first half with Music to the Royal Fireworks and Tanaka performing the Hummel Trumpet Concerto. The second half of the evening heralds a chorus of more than 150 voices joining the orchestra for Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass in its contrast of power and tenderness in the face of an all mighty, yet loving God.

May is the finale to the ASO’s 53rd season. On May 10th we pay tribute to the world of Russian Music starting with Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2, performed by Italian artist Mariangela Vacatello. We end on a thriller with Shostakovich’s 11th Symphony: inspired by the tragic events of 1905 “Bloody Sunday” while transcending into a subversive critique of the USSR.

As you can see, there are four fantastic performances coming up in the first half of 2014.

If you don’t already have tickets, be sure to call the ASO office at 828-254-7046 to reserve your seats today!

Masterworks 4
Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake
February 8, 2014 • 8:00 pm

Golijov Muertes del Angel

Barber Violin Concerto

– Elena Urioste, Violin

Ravel Pavane

Tchaikovsky Suite from Swan Lake

Masterworks 5
Beethoven and The Romantic
March 15, 2014 • 8:00 pm

Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 2

- Alon Goldstein, piano

Bruckner Symphony No. 4 “Romantic”

Masterworks 6
Trumpet Spectacular and Fireworks
April 12, 2014 • 8:00 pm

Handel Music to the Royal Fireworks

Hummel Trumpet Concerto

- Hayato Tanaka, trumpet

Haydn Lord Nelson Mass

- Asheville Symphony Chorus

- WCU Concert Choir

Dr. Michael Lancaster, director

Masterworks 7
Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2
May 10, 2014 • 8:00 pm

Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2

– Mariangela Vacatello, piano

Shostakovich Symphony No. 11 “The Year 1905”


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