The latest ASO Online release was performed live this past September during a socially-distanced chamber music performance at the Washington Lake Park Amphitheater in Sewell, NJ. A string quartet of ASO members performed Trevor Weston‘s Juba as part of a program of works by Black composers, curated by ASO violinist Philip Payton. The term “Juba”…

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Completed in 1868, Austrian composer, organist, and professor Anton Bruckner’s Mass No. 3 in F minor first premiered in 1872. Despite garnering less than favorable reviews during initial rehearsals from conductor Johann Herbeck, the work’s first performance at Augustinerkirche—which was, instead, conducted by Bruckner himself—received quite the opposite response from Herbeck, who then commented “I…

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United We Play is a short film inspired by the current turbulent times, and the belief that strength comes through adversity—where there is divide, there is also community. The project combines the talents of Marcus Roberts, The Modern Jazz Generation, and the ASO’s string section in a musical, visual, and narrative digital experience that speaks…

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During a live socially-distanced chamber music performance at the Washington Lake Park Amphitheater in Sewell, NJ, a string quartet of ASO members performed these two works by living composers Adolphus Hailstork and Jessie Montgomery in a program curated by ASO violinist Philip Payton to celebrate and explore the significant contributions to classical music by Black…

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A string quartet featuring musicians from the ASO will perform a program of works by Black composers. The quartet is comprised of ASO’s concertmaster Cyrus Beroukhim, violinist Phillip Payton, principal viola William Frampton, and cellist Alberto Parrini. This program was curated by Philip Payton to celebrate and explore the significant contributions to classical music by…

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The middle movement of Samuel Barber’s String Quartet in B minor, Op. 11 (1935), later arranged by the composer for orchestra as Adagio for Strings, is “one of the most recognizable pieces of classical music in the world” (NPR). In a live socially-distanced chamber music performance, members of the ASO performed all three movements of…

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A string quartet of ASO musicians performs the works of Italian-born Nino Rota (1911-1979). Born into a family of musicians, Rota was no stranger to music and was a child prodigy whose first oratorio was performed in Paris and his hometown, Milan, when he was only 12 years old. Through the remainder of his career,…

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Enjoy a romantic evening at the Opus 40 Sculpture Park and Museum in Saugerties, NY with music performed by the ASO’s oboist Julia DeRosa and clarinetist Liam Burke. Watch the sun set as this ASO duet performs their “Love Among the Woodwinds” program featuring works by Bach, Mozart, and Puccini. Individual tickets are $25—secure your…

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A string quartet featuring ASO’s concertmaster Cyrus Beroukhim, principal violin Richard Rood, principal viola William Frampton, and cellist Alberto Parrini will perform Samuel Barber’s String Quartet Opus 11, George Walker’s String Quartet no. 1 “Lyric,” and Nino Rota’s Quartetto per archi. The program was conceived to explore George Walker’s brilliant String Quartet no. 1. The…

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A string quartet featuring ASO’s concertmaster Cyrus Beroukhim, principal violin Richard Rood, principal viola William Frampton, and cellist Alberto Parrini will perform Samuel Barber’s String Quartet Opus 11, George Walker’s String Quartet no. 1 “Lyric,” and Nino Rota’s Quartetto per archi. The program was conceived to explore George Walker’s brilliant String Quartet no. 1. The…

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