Beyond the Hall

The ASO presents a free concert as part of the Picnic Performance series at Bryant Park with a program of music sourced from dance salons, opera houses, cabaret, and the silver screen. For our third consecutive year debuting our season at Bryant Park, the American Symphony Orchestra is pleased to present, Beyond the Hall, a program exploring music in…

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Taneyev’s At the Reading of a Psalm

The ASO presents Sergei Taneyev’s final work, At the Reading of a Psalm in a live concert film experience. Conceived as a massive statement of Russian Orthodox faith at the onset of WWI, this large-scale cantata for full orchestra, double chorus, and powerhouse vocal soloists showcases the dramatic effect of Taneyev’s contrapuntal mastery. The ASO…

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American Expressions

Performed live at Bryant Park on September 7, 2023, American Expressions highlights the different forms of expression and musical languages that emerged in the 1920s, including new elements of dance, theater and jazz. A full livestream of the concert is available to watch on-demand on ASO Online through October 20, 2023.  In the years immediately…

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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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