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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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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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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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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…

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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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A Mass of Life

April 5, 2016

Carnegie Hall

Delius was a fervid follower of Nietzsche, and here he set passages from the philosopher’s poem Also sprach Zarathustra to music, creating a grand and compelling work celebrating life at…

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Giant in the Shadows

March 17, 2016

Carnegie Hall

The reputation of Max Reger today belies his dominant presence in music during his lifetime and the legacy he left. Here we celebrate two of his works, and one by…

Russia’s Jewish Composers

December 17, 2015

Carnegie Hall

These Russian Jews exploded ethnic stereotypes by refusing to be known only as Jewish composers. These works identified them more with the nation in which they lived than with their…

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America UNBOUND

May 23

Bryant Park

Experience the world premiere of this new piece by percussionist Javier Diaz, whose studio credits include Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story and Lin-Manuel Miranda’s In The Heights. Commissioned by the American Symphony…

America UNBOUND – World Premiere

May 22

Bryant Park

Experience the world premiere of this new piece by percussionist Javier Diaz, whose studio credits include Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story and Lin-Manuel Miranda’s In The Heights. Commissioned by the American Symphony…

A Century of Great American Jazz Composers

May 16

Bryant Park

The American Symphony Orchestra explores a truly American genre—jazz, with an ensemble comprised of ASO musicians and other featured artists active in the New York jazz scene today. The program…

A Century of Great American Jazz Composers

May 15

Bryant Park

The American Symphony Orchestra explores a truly American genre—jazz, with an ensemble comprised of ASO musicians and other featured artists active in the New York jazz scene today. The program…

Daphne

March 23

Carnegie Hall

The ASO spotlights Richard Strauss’s seldom heard pastoral opera Daphne. With its lush orchestral palette, endlessly shifting harmonic motion, sumptuous melodies, combined with a diaphanous serenity typical of Strauss’s later…

Organ + Orchestra

Jan 27

St. Bartholomew's Church

The ASO and St. Bartholomew’s Church share a connection rooted deep in the history of both institutions. ASO founder Leopold Stokowski began his American career as organist and choirmaster of…

String Quartet at Bryant Park Upper Terrace

Sept 20 & 21

Bryant Park

Musicians from American Symphony Orchestra performs pillars from the string quartet repertoire: Haydn’s Quartet op 76 No 5, nicknamed at various points in history “Largo” for its particularly comforting but…

Celebrating New York

Sept 17

Bryant Park

Continuing a partnership forged between the American Symphony Orchestra and the Bryant Park Corporation in the wake of COVID-19, the ASO will present a free concert to celebrate its 60th…

Joe Hisaishi Symphonic Concert at Radio City Music Hall

Aug 13-17

Radio City Music Hall

These performances have been rescheduled: Saturday, August 13, 2022 Monday, August 15, 2022 Tuesday, August 16, 2022 Wednesday, August 17, 2022 Thursday, August 18, 2022 Joe Hisaishi Symphonic Concert: Music…

Bard Music Festival – Program 6

Aug 7

Fisher Center, Sosnoff Theater

Anchored by the ASO, this all-Rachmaninoff event opens with the First Symphony, which the composer abandoned after its ill-starred premiere, and died without hearing a second time. Nevertheless, the work…