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Prague Central: Great 20th Century Czech Composers

February 10, 2017

Carnegie Hall

Though right in the center of the group of countries that defined the western musical tradition, Czech composers often felt like outsiders looking in. Perhaps it was this strange perspective…

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Bernstein and the Bostonians

November 18, 2016

Carnegie Hall

This concert pays tribute to a group of composers known as the “Boston School” who lived, studied, taught, and composed in and around that city. This group of friends, of…

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Troubled Days of Peace

October 19, 2016

Carnegie Hall

Two one-act operas with strikingly different reactions to tyranny. The Dictator (1928) explores the rise of a charismatic fascist leader, based loosely on Mussolini. Day of Peace (1938) remains controversial…

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The Sounds of Democracy

October 11, 2017

Carnegie Hall

American democracy was shaped by the ideals, vision, and principles of its leaders, particularly Roosevelt and Kennedy. These presidents protected our liberties, including freedom of expression, and stood by the…

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Triumph of Art

December 7, 2017

Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center

Each of these composers was influenced by confrontation with authoritarian regimes, both fascist and communist. This concert reveals the compositional response to resistance, inner emigration, and exile by three leading…

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Hollow Victory: Jews in Soviet Russia after the World War

January 28, 2018

Carnegie Hall

Despite the brutal suppression of Jewish culture in the late 1940s under Stalin, Jewish composers sustained a vibrant and active musical culture, as these grippingly beautiful works reveal. Explore the…

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Intolerance

March 1, 2018

Carnegie Hall

In post-Fascist Italy, Luigi Nono attempted to reverse the darkness of Mussolini and rescue art from being the handmaiden of the state. His one-act opera Intolleranza 1960 speaks out against…

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A Walt Whitman Sampler

October 17, 2018

Carnegie Hall

Walt Whitman, the defining 19th-century poetic voice of America, inspired several generations of European composers. In the 20th century, Whitman’s poetry was beautifully adapted during World War I by Othmar…

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The Key of Dreams

March 22, 2019

Carnegie Hall

Based on the French play Juliette, ou La clé des songes (Juliette, or The Key of Dreams) by Georges Neveux, Martinů’s operatic masterpiece Julietta, one of the greatest 20th-century works…

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Sounds of the American Century

January 25, 2019

Carnegie Hall

Robert Mann Photo by Charles AbbottNew York City composers of the mid-20th century sought to define a new American sensibility in orchestral music. The abstract works of Robert Mann, the…

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Chamber Concert at Morris Museum

Oct 17

Morris Museum

A string quartet featuring musicians from the ASO will perform a program of works by Black composers. The quartet is comprised of ASO’s concertmaster Cyrus Beroukhim, violinist Phillip Payton, principal…

Love Among the Woodwinds

Oct 14

Opus 40

Enjoy a romantic evening at the Opus 40 Sculpture Park and Museum in Saugerties, NY with music performed by the ASO’s oboist Julia DeRosa and clarinetist Liam Burke. Watch the…

Pop-up Chamber Concert at Bryant Park

Sept 23

Bryant Park

A string quartet featuring ASO’s concertmaster Cyrus Beroukhim, principal violin Richard Rood, principal viola William Frampton, and cellist Alberto Parrini will perform Samuel Barber’s String Quartet Opus 11, George Walker’s…

Pop-up Chamber Concert at Bryant Park

Sept 21

Bryant Park

A string quartet featuring ASO’s concertmaster Cyrus Beroukhim, principal violin Richard Rood, principal viola William Frampton, and cellist Alberto Parrini will perform Samuel Barber’s String Quartet Opus 11, George Walker’s…

Pop-up Chamber Concert at Bryant Park

Sept 16

Bryant Park

A string quartet featuring musicians from ASO will perform a program of works by Black composers. The quartet is comprised of ASO’s concertmaster Cyrus Beroukhim, violinist Phillip Payton, principal viola…

Pop-up Chamber Concert at Bryant Park

Sept 14

Bryant Park

A string quartet featuring musicians from ASO will perform a program of works by Black composers. The quartet is comprised of ASO’s concertmaster Cyrus Beroukhim, violinist Phillip Payton, principal viola…

Free Outdoor Chamber Concert

Sept 12

Washington Lake Park Amphitheater

Socially-distanced live chamber music performance in the beautiful setting of Washington Lake Park Amphitheater in Sewell, New Jersey. A string quartet featuring musicians from the ASO will perform a program…

Free Outdoor Chamber Concert

Aug 9

Washington Lake Park Amphitheater

In partnership with Music at Bunker Hill, we are happy to offer a free, socially-distanced chamber music performance in the beautiful setting of Washington Lake Park Amphitheater in Sewell, New…

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Duke Ellington + Marcus Roberts Trio

Postponed

Carnegie Hall

Out of respect for our audience and in light of the circumstances involving COVID-19, the ASO postponed its presentation of Duke Ellington + Marcus Roberts Trio originally scheduled for March 12, 2020….

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The Apostles

May 12, 2017

Carnegie Hall

England’s greatest composer since Purcell wrote a magnificent but rarely-heard setting of the New Testament. Elgar’s The Apostles follows the story of the Twelve through the Resurrection. On a par…