A live touring band will perform Prince’s greatest hits and deep cuts with the Asheville Symphony on Sept. 14 in the ExploreAsheville.com Arena.
Walker will lead a Masterworks concert — in essence, his audition with the local orchestra — on Saturday, Feb. 10. The program includes Malcolm Arnold’s 1957 composition “Four Scottish Dances” among other works.
Here are some suggested philosophical states in which to dwell (with appropriately corresponding entertainment) when the clock strikes midnight.
He’ll lead the symphony on Saturday, Nov. 18, at 8 p.m., at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium.
The artists previewed in this edition are a varied lot: Americana, classical music and rock. Three are regular fixtures on the Asheville music scene, and one makes a debut performance here in the next 30 days.
Hotoda leads the Asheville Symphony on Saturday, Oct. 21, at 8 p.m. The program, titled “Journeys,” speaks to her roots and aspirations — and introduces the musician to Asheville.
His tenure with the Asheville Symphony will conclude with the New Year’s Eve Gala. He conducts his final Masterworks concert — the season opener for the symphony’s 2017-18 season — on Sunday, Sept. 24.
“I’m kind of still in disbelief and really overwhelmed, but in a wonderful way,” says filmmaker Erin Derham. Her documentary, Julian Price: Envisioning Community, Investing in People, premiered last night at the Orange Peel, to a sold out crowd. The film, which tells the story of Julian Price’s life in Asheville, was joined by live performances from the […]
This year’s fundraising dinner — prepared by Michael Marshall of the Renaissance Hotel with pours from Biltmore Wines — will enable the Literacy Council to secure volunteer tutors for some 350 locals lacking reading, writing and language skills.
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 […]