ASO Online

A new recording from our archives available weekly, while live performances are not possible. Each Wednesday, check back here to discover a rare masterpiece with the ASO.

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Each Wednesday, for as long as live performances are not possible, the ASO will release a recording of a past performance from our archives. Content will alternate weekly between ​live video recordings of SummerScape operas and audio recordings from previous ASO concerts that you can enjoy in your home.

We are grateful to the ASO’s orchestra committee, the American Federation of Musicians, Bard’s SummerScape festival, and the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts who worked with us to make this content available.

The COVID-19 crisis threatens the ASO’s ability to remain operational during this uniquely challenging time. If you are in a position to do so, it would be most meaningful if you would consider making a donation to the ASO. Your support at any level will provide crucial support towards ensuring the orchestra’s ability to provide great music within the means of everyone.

Recordings will remain available for free streaming for 45 days after their release date during the current pandemic

Recent Performances

Africa, Suite For Orchestra

May 27, 2020

Online

Operas, symphonies, concerti, chamber music, art songs, film scores, popular music—William Grant Still embraced all of America’s music, and ranks among the greatest American composers. Rivaled only by Leonard Bernstein…

The Miracle of Heliane

May 27, 2020

Online

Set in an unnamed totalitarian state, The Miracle of Heliane (Das Wunder der Heliane) features an intricate, erotic triangle between a ruthless despot, The Ruler; his beautiful and neglected wife, Heliane; and…

Symphony No. 6

May 20, 2020

Online

Although Nikolai Miaskovsky is among the most unknown and rarely performed composers today, he was regarded as leading a Russian symphonist during his lifetime. After an early education in the…

Composer in Context: Sergey Taneyev

May 13, 2020

Online

A highly gifted pianist and composer, Taneyev was a protégé and champion of Tchaikovsky’s, serving as a soloist in early performances of the older composer’s piano concertos. Taneyev was one…

Violin Concerto No. 1

May 6, 2020

Online

Nowadays unjustly neglected, Neoclassical composer Walter Piston is often praised for his individuality and disciplined handling of material, which is highly evident in Violin Concerto No. 1.  In his youth, Piston taught himself how to…

The Love of Danae

April 29, 2020

Online

In this unjustly neglected late opera by Richard Strauss, the powerful god Jupiter and King Midas compete for the love of the beautiful Danae. The story of The Love of…

Symphony No. 1

April 22, 2020

Online

Roger Sessions, a composer with a profound impact on the American musical scene post-World War II, completed his first symphony in 1927, at the age of thirty. This early three-movement…

Demon

April 15, 2020

Online

SummerScape’s production of Anton Rubinstein’s operatic masterpiece Demon first premiered to great acclaim in 1871. Although performed frequently in Russia, the work remains something of a rarity in the West…

Recent Performances

Africa, Suite For Orchestra

May 27, 2020

Online

Operas, symphonies, concerti, chamber music, art songs, film scores, popular music—William Grant Still embraced all of America’s music, and ranks among the greatest American composers. Rivaled only by Leonard Bernstein…

MORE INFO

The Miracle of Heliane

May 27, 2020

Online

Set in an unnamed totalitarian state, The Miracle of Heliane (Das Wunder der Heliane) features an intricate, erotic triangle between a ruthless despot, The Ruler; his beautiful and neglected wife, Heliane; and…

MORE INFO

Symphony No. 6

May 20, 2020

Online

Although Nikolai Miaskovsky is among the most unknown and rarely performed composers today, he was regarded as leading a Russian symphonist during his lifetime. After an early education in the…

MORE INFO

Composer in Context: Sergey Taneyev

May 13, 2020

Online

A highly gifted pianist and composer, Taneyev was a protégé and champion of Tchaikovsky’s, serving as a soloist in early performances of the older composer’s piano concertos. Taneyev was one…

MORE INFO

Violin Concerto No. 1

May 6, 2020

Online

Nowadays unjustly neglected, Neoclassical composer Walter Piston is often praised for his individuality and disciplined handling of material, which is highly evident in Violin Concerto No. 1.  In his youth, Piston taught himself how to…

MORE INFO

The Love of Danae

April 29, 2020

Online

In this unjustly neglected late opera by Richard Strauss, the powerful god Jupiter and King Midas compete for the love of the beautiful Danae. The story of The Love of…

MORE INFO

Symphony No. 1

April 22, 2020

Online

Roger Sessions, a composer with a profound impact on the American musical scene post-World War II, completed his first symphony in 1927, at the age of thirty. This early three-movement…

MORE INFO

Demon

April 15, 2020

Online

SummerScape’s production of Anton Rubinstein’s operatic masterpiece Demon first premiered to great acclaim in 1871. Although performed frequently in Russia, the work remains something of a rarity in the West…

MORE INFO