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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
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

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

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