ASO ONLINE

As long as live performances with the full orchestra are not possible, the ASO will continue to add new content to our streaming platform, ASO online. Content includes live video recordings of SummerScape operas, audio recordings from previous ASO concerts, video recordings from our live chamber performances, and a brand new short film, all of which 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 continues to threaten the ASO's ability to remain operational during this uniquely challenging time. If you are in a position to do so, please 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.

Streaming Now

String Quartet No. 1, “Calvary”

March 18, 2021

Online

“When I sat down to write this string quartet, I was not trying to write something Black, I was just writing out of my experience,” said Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson (1932-2004) about his…

String Quartet No. 1, Lyric

March 4, 2021

Online

In 1946, American composer George Walker (1922-2018) wrote what would become one of his most notable works at the young age of 24: String Quartet no. 1. Walker was introduced to music at 5 years…

Juba for String Quartet

Jan 28, 2021

Online

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…

Mass No. 3 in F Minor “Great”

January 13, 2020

Online

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…

United We Play

On-demand

Online

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…

Spiritual In Nature

Nov 6, 2020

Online

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…

String Quartet in B minor, Op. 11 (1935)

Oct 9, 2020

Online

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…

The Magic of Nino Rota

Sept 30, 2020

Online

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…

Das Paradies und die Peri

September 9, 2020

Online

Much of Robert Schumann’s (1810-1856) opus is a testament to the influence of literature on his life. The son of a book publisher and dealer, Schumann was heavily immersed in…

Composer in Context: William Grant Still

September 2, 2020

Online

Ranked among the greatest American composers, William Grant Still was nicknamed the “Dean of African American Composers” for the many firsts he achieved during his substantial career. He was the…

The Dream of Gerontius

August 26, 2020

Online

Widely regarded as the masterpiece of his oeuvre, Sir Edward Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius (1900) tells the tale of a man traversing the path from death to Purgatory. Based…

Composer in Focus: Richard Strauss

August 19, 2020

Online

One of the most revered Romantic composers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Richard Strauss’s symphonic poems and operas remain an indispensable feature of the standard repertoire. This…

Suite from The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh

August 12, 2020

Online

One of “The Five,” a group of 19th-century composers in Russia, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908) was well known for his development of a distinctly Russian style of classical music. His musical…

Dimitrij

August 5, 2020

Online

A great nation in turmoil after the abrupt end to a ruling dynasty leaving no clear path forward. This was Russia in the Time of Troubles, the seventeenth-century period in…

Die Seejungfrau (The Mermaid)

July 29, 2020

Online

Alexander von Zemlinsky (1871-1942) first premiered his symphonic poem Die Seejungfrau (The Mermaid, 1903) during the Vereinigung Schaffender Tonkünstler’s second concert in 1905. Though the piece was based on Hans…

Le Roi Malgré Lui

July 22, 2020

Online

A contemporary of Saint-Saëns, Emmanuel Chabrier was an independent-minded and important innovator—many saw him as having paved the way for French modernism. With his comic opera The King in Spite…

Der Wein

July 15 , 2020

Online

One of the leading composers of the 20th century, Alban Berg was born in 1885 to an affluent family in Vienna, Austria. Initially trained by his aunt in piano, Berg…

Mexican Modernists

July 8, 2020

Online

This week’s offering from the archives of the Bard Music Festival celebrates the music of two seminal composers from south of the border: Carlos Chávez and Silvestre Revueltas. In times…

Violin Concerto No. 1

July 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…

Composer in Context: Sergey Taneyev

July 6, 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…

ASO ONLINE

As long as live performances with the full orchestra are not possible, the ASO will continue to add new content to our streaming platform, ASO online. Content includes live video recordings of SummerScape operas, audio recordings from previous ASO concerts, video recordings from our live chamber performances, and a brand new short film, all of which 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 continues to threaten the ASO's ability to remain operational during this uniquely challenging time. If you are in a position to do so, please 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.

Streaming Now

String Quartet No. 1, “Calvary”

March 18, 2021

Online

“When I sat down to write this string quartet, I was not trying to write something Black, I was just writing out of my experience,” said Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson (1932-2004) about his…

MORE INFO

String Quartet No. 1, Lyric

March 4, 2021

Online

In 1946, American composer George Walker (1922-2018) wrote what would become one of his most notable works at the young age of 24: String Quartet no. 1. Walker was introduced to music at 5 years…

MORE INFO

Juba for String Quartet

Jan 28, 2021

Online

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…

MORE INFO

Mass No. 3 in F Minor “Great”

January 13, 2020

Online

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…

MORE INFO

United We Play

On-demand

Online

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…

MORE INFO

Spiritual In Nature

Nov 6, 2020

Online

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…

MORE INFO

String Quartet in B minor, Op. 11 (1935)

Oct 9, 2020

Online

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…

MORE INFO

The Magic of Nino Rota

Sept 30, 2020

Online

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…

MORE INFO

Das Paradies und die Peri

September 9, 2020

Online

Much of Robert Schumann’s (1810-1856) opus is a testament to the influence of literature on his life. The son of a book publisher and dealer, Schumann was heavily immersed in…

MORE INFO

Composer in Context: William Grant Still

September 2, 2020

Online

Ranked among the greatest American composers, William Grant Still was nicknamed the “Dean of African American Composers” for the many firsts he achieved during his substantial career. He was the…

MORE INFO

The Dream of Gerontius

August 26, 2020

Online

Widely regarded as the masterpiece of his oeuvre, Sir Edward Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius (1900) tells the tale of a man traversing the path from death to Purgatory. Based…

MORE INFO

Composer in Focus: Richard Strauss

August 19, 2020

Online

One of the most revered Romantic composers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Richard Strauss’s symphonic poems and operas remain an indispensable feature of the standard repertoire. This…

MORE INFO

Suite from The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh

August 12, 2020

Online

One of “The Five,” a group of 19th-century composers in Russia, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908) was well known for his development of a distinctly Russian style of classical music. His musical…

MORE INFO

Dimitrij

August 5, 2020

Online

A great nation in turmoil after the abrupt end to a ruling dynasty leaving no clear path forward. This was Russia in the Time of Troubles, the seventeenth-century period in…

MORE INFO

Die Seejungfrau (The Mermaid)

July 29, 2020

Online

Alexander von Zemlinsky (1871-1942) first premiered his symphonic poem Die Seejungfrau (The Mermaid, 1903) during the Vereinigung Schaffender Tonkünstler’s second concert in 1905. Though the piece was based on Hans…

MORE INFO

Le Roi Malgré Lui

July 22, 2020

Online

A contemporary of Saint-Saëns, Emmanuel Chabrier was an independent-minded and important innovator—many saw him as having paved the way for French modernism. With his comic opera The King in Spite…

MORE INFO

Der Wein

July 15 , 2020

Online

One of the leading composers of the 20th century, Alban Berg was born in 1885 to an affluent family in Vienna, Austria. Initially trained by his aunt in piano, Berg…

MORE INFO

Mexican Modernists

July 8, 2020

Online

This week’s offering from the archives of the Bard Music Festival celebrates the music of two seminal composers from south of the border: Carlos Chávez and Silvestre Revueltas. In times…

MORE INFO

Violin Concerto No. 1

July 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

Composer in Context: Sergey Taneyev

July 6, 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