Woodwind Quintet at Bryant Park Upper Terrace

Join us for a performance by a woodwind quintet of ASO musicians, with pieces by American composers including William Grant Still, Amy Beach, and John Philip Sousa. Curated by ASO member Gilbert Dejean, the works on the program draw inspiration from across the Americas, from folk melodies to jazz. This performance is part of a…

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String Quartet at Bryant Park Upper Terrace

A string quartet of ASO musicians performs works by Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson, William Grant Still, and Antonín Dvořák, in a program curated by violinist Ashley Horne, a longtime member of the American Symphony Orchestra. In the curation of this program, Horne has combined compositions that reflect several of his own significant personal and musical connections to them. Horne worked…

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The Glenwood Quartet at PAC

Join us for a performance by a string quartet of ASO musicians on the Lobby Stage at the Perelman Performing Arts Center. As part of the Park Avenue Artists’ Spotlight series, The Glenwood Quartet will bring the spirit of the American Symphony Orchestra (ASO) to this program by celebrating underperformed works alongside a well-loved masterpiece.…

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Schoenberg’s Gurre-Lieder

One hundred and fifty years after the composer’s birth—and more than 90 years since ASO founder Leopold Stokowski premiered the work in the U.S. with the Philadelphia Orchestra—the ASO presents Arnold Schoenberg’s massive Gurre-Lieder. Wagnerian in conception, the cantata represents what is arguably the apotheosis of late Romanticism, with lush, colorful orchestration, endless melodies, and…

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Dvořák’s Requiem

Dating from the composer’s late creative period, Antonín Dvořák’s Requiem mystifyingly remains a rarity in his impressive oeuvre. It is nowhere near as well known, or as frequently performed, as the composer’s late symphonies, chamber works, or other choral works, such as his Stabat Mater, from this period. Closer to Fauré’s or Cherubini’s contributions to the…

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String Quartet at City Winery

Join us at City Winery Grand Central Terminal in the magnificent Vanderbilt Hall for a musician-curated program featuring a selection of works for string quartet that highlight connections in the ASO’s 2023-2024 mainstage orchestra season. The chamber ensemble will perform the first two movements of Vaughan Williams’ Household Music, following the orchestra’s participation in the…

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Judas Maccabaeus

This holiday season the ASO offers an alternative to George Frideric Handel’s Messiah with another oratorio, Judas Maccabaeus. Set amidst the story of Hanukkah, the oratorio is a dramatization of the Jews’ resistance towards their oppressors during the Maccabean revolt. Handel’s depiction of a peoples’ triumph over tyranny is brought to life through exultant choruses…

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America UNBOUND – Canceled

Due to inclement weather, this performance has been canceled. A new work commissioned by the American Symphony Orchestra, written by composer and percussionist Javier Diaz, whose studio credits include Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story and Lin Manuel Miranda’s In The Heights. Commissioned by the American Symphony Orchestra, this chamber music composition incorporates stylistic elements from music across the Americas and takes…

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America UNBOUND – Canceled

Due to inclement weather, this performance has been canceled.  A new work commissioned by the American Symphony Orchestra, written by composer and percussionist Javier Diaz, whose studio credits include Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story and Lin Manuel Miranda’s In The Heights. Commissioned by the American Symphony Orchestra, this chamber music composition incorporates stylistic elements from music across the Americas and takes…

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American Expressions – SOLD OUT

Forging a new partnership with Kupferberg Center for the Arts, the ASO will co-present a free Sunday matinee at Queens College/CUNY. The program highlights the different forms of expression and musical languages that emerged in the 1920s, including new elements of dance, theater and jazz. In the years immediately following World War I, the American…

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