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Taneyev’s At the Reading of a Psalm

July 15

Carnegie Hall

The ASO presents the U.S. Premiere of Sergei Taneyev’s final work, At the Reading of a Psalm. Conceived as a massive statement of Russian Orthodox faith at the onset of…

String Quartet at the Statue of Liberty

June 21

Statue of Liberty

Forty years ago, France launched the Fête de la Musique, a national holiday to celebrate music, open to everyone who wants to perform, with thousands of free concerts on streets…

String Quartet at Brooklyn Bridge Park

June 9

Brooklyn Bridge Park

A string quartet of ASO musicians performs a program of Italian chamber music. The finale of the concert will feature the soaring melodies and filigreed lines of the 19th century…

American Masters

Jun 5

Jazz at Lincoln Center

The ASO offers another free performance to close its 60th anniversary season. In line with the ASO’s long history of championing American artists, the closing concert offers a trio of…


Duke Ellington + Marcus Roberts Trio

March 24

Carnegie Hall

The ASO toasts the genre-defying genius of Duke Ellington with an evening including New World A-Comin’ and Three Black Kings for jazz trio and full orchestra with renowned jazz pianist…

Mahler in New York

Dec 16

Cathedral of St. John the Divine

This performance is now sold out. Doors will open at 6 pm for the pre-concert talk with Music Director Leon Botstein at 7 pm. Ticketholders should arrive at the Cathedral no later than…

World Opera Day: King Arthur

October 25, 2021


“Richly costumed and dramatically effective…Botstein, leading the American Symphony Orchestra, an impressive cast and the excellent Bard Festival Chorale, made a compelling case for the piece.”—New York Times, August 2021…

Jazz Ensemble at Bryant Park Upper Terrace

May 24

Bryant Park

A truly American genre, the ASO presents this jazz ensemble as a salute to America’s jazz royalty: New Jersey-native jazz pianist, organist, and composer Count Basie, considered one of the…

Jazz Ensemble at Bryant Park Upper Terrace

May 23

Bryant Park

A truly American genre, the ASO presents this jazz ensemble as a salute to America’s jazz royalty: New Jersey-native jazz pianist, organist, and composer Count Basie, considered one of the…

Strike Force at Bryant Park Upper Terrace

May 17

Bryant Park

This percussion ensemble combines Afro-Cuban Batá drumming and poetry with the sounds of contemporary chamber percussion, featuring Grammy-nominated Imani Winds’ oboist Toyin Spellman-Diaz in compositions by percussionist and composer Javier…

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Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5

February 2, 2020

Peter Norton Symphony Space

Treat yourself to a drink at the bar, then get a fascinating, “behind the music” tour of Beethoven’s famous Fifth: understand the cultural context of this history-changing work – even…


Beyond Beethoven

January 31, 2020

Carnegie Hall

There are many tributes to Beethoven’s 250th – now here’s one unlike anything else. Piano phenom, Lucas Debargue, makes his Carnegie Hall Debut BEYOND BEETHOVEN. Beethoven’s 250th has inspired celebrations…


Sons of Bach

December 19, 2019

Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center

Discover the music of four fellows who followed in the footsteps of their famous father. These rarely-performed works by W.F. Bach, J.C.F. Bach, J.C. Bach, and C.P.E. Bach showcase the…

The Kingdom

October 31, 2019

Carnegie Hall

Following on the success of our 2017 performance of The Apostles, the ASO opened its 58th season with Edward Elgar’s oratorio The Kingdom. Picking up where The Apostles left off,…


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…


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…


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…



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…


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…


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…