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 alternates 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.

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

Recent Performances

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…

Symphony No. 7

July 1 , 2020

Online

Arguably one of the greatest German symphonists of the 20th century, Karl Amadeus Hartmann (1905-1963) was the youngest of four, born to an artistically inclined family. Between 1924 and 1929,…

The Wreckers

June 24, 2020

Online

Written by Dame Ethel Smyth, English composer and leader in the women’s suffrage movement, The Wreckers was first performed in Germany in 1906 and was mounted in the composer’s homeland…

Serenade No. 1 Op. 9

June 17 , 2020

Online

Robert Fuchs (1847-1927) has been popularly noted as leaving his biggest mark on the classical music landscape as a teacher. A largely impactful force of Austrian Romanticism, notable students of…

The Love of Danae

June 15, 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…

Euryanthe

Composer in Context: Carl Maria von Weber

June 10, 2020

Online

In collaboration with Bard’s Fisher Center, ASO Online illuminates the work of German Romantic composer Carl Maria von Weber, featuring his Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op. 1 and…

Symphony No. 1

June 8 , 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

June 1, 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…

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…

Recent Performances

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

Symphony No. 7

July 1 , 2020

Online

Arguably one of the greatest German symphonists of the 20th century, Karl Amadeus Hartmann (1905-1963) was the youngest of four, born to an artistically inclined family. Between 1924 and 1929,…

MORE INFO

The Wreckers

June 24, 2020

Online

Written by Dame Ethel Smyth, English composer and leader in the women’s suffrage movement, The Wreckers was first performed in Germany in 1906 and was mounted in the composer’s homeland…

MORE INFO

Serenade No. 1 Op. 9

June 17 , 2020

Online

Robert Fuchs (1847-1927) has been popularly noted as leaving his biggest mark on the classical music landscape as a teacher. A largely impactful force of Austrian Romanticism, notable students of…

MORE INFO

The Love of Danae

June 15, 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
Euryanthe

Composer in Context: Carl Maria von Weber

June 10, 2020

Online

In collaboration with Bard’s Fisher Center, ASO Online illuminates the work of German Romantic composer Carl Maria von Weber, featuring his Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op. 1 and…

MORE INFO

Symphony No. 1

June 8 , 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

June 1, 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

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