A recent North Carolina Hall of Fame induction recognizes the Steep Canyon Rangers’ part in the rich and ongoing musical tradition. “It’s a ridiculously crazy honor to be in there,” banjo player Graham Sharp says, “but it’s also just a reminder of how great this state is for the music we love.”
The concert, with compositions spanning 300 years, takes place Saturday, Nov. 18, at the Thomas Wolf Auditorium.
Asheville Amadeus — held Friday, March 10-Sunday, March 19 — is about music, of course, but it also includes art, wine, comedy, sing-alongs, theatrical productions and a symphony-meets-hip-hop EP.
The Asheville Symphony Orchestra performs the music of Brahms, Haydn and Schumann at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium on Saturday, Jan. 14.
For those of us who want to kick this year to the curb and see in — albeit with some trepidation — 2017, here’s where to sip some bubbly, wear a wacky hat, dance like no one’s watching and party like it’s 1999 (there’s no shame if you secretly wish it was).
Conducted by Daniel Meyer, the Halloween-appropriate performance is at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium on Saturday, October 22.
Each song was recorded with various configurations of 40 symphony musicians and each song selected for the recording was arranged by a professional composer. The Asheville Symphony Sessions, will be released on Thursday, May 26, with a celebration at The Orange Peel.
From partner yoga to an adult prom and from self-love workshops to chocolate decadence, there’s something for every kind of Valentine.
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.
“Congratulations to David Whitehill for bringing Emmanuel Ax to Asheville and for creating the great occasions of Asheville Amadeus.”
The inaugural Asheville Amadeus Festival — which runs March 17-22 — sees the Asheville Symphony Orchestra team up not only with Highland Brewing Co., but also with local groups ranging from N.C. Stage Company and the Asheville Art Museum to the Blue Ridge Orchestra and the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville.
Pisgah hits double digits, Sierra Nevada brings on the burly brews, Highland’s beer gets musical and more.
To those who think the celebration of romantic love is just a Hallmark company construct: not quite. Since the 1700s, lovers have been giving each other handwritten cards, flowers and sweets. It wasn’t until the 19th century that Valentine’s Day cards were mass-produced. But 200 years of tradition doesn’t mean you have to give in […]
ASO is extending its concert season into January for the first time ever to give Ashevilleans an opportunity to experience “a classical piece that everyone should hear live at least once.”
When you think about it, it’s not a stretch that the co-creator of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band would go on to write classical music. Paul McCartney has written oratorios, chamber music, sound collages and even an orchestral piece for a video game, all of which make the name of the upcoming concert by […]
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)
Comedy (the Valentine’s-themed show pictured here), classical music and a trio of rock bands. You choose!
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.
The Asheville Symphony Orchestra celebrates its first performance of the season with works by Tchaikovsky, John Adams and Ravel.
Trunks shows (unique gifts!), art openings (The Newsworthy Drawing Club!), the Symphony (Holiday pops!), and the return of a two-guitar holiday concert tradition.