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Winds Among the Trees: American Symphony Orchestra Woodwind Sextet

June 24

Opus 40

Enjoy an evening of rarely-heard music that will immerse you in a sprawling landscape. Featuring works from Carl Maria von Weber, Matyas Seiber, and more, this unique program exploring the…

Woodwind Trio at Morris Museum

June 2

Morris Museum

Due to inclement weather, this concert has been rescheduled. Please join us on its rain date, Wednesday, June 2 at 7:00pm Together, the oboe, clarinet, and bassoon possess a wonderful…

Horn Quartet at 34th Street Herald Square Plaza

May 19

Herald Square

Perfectly at home in the outdoors, the horn quartet has enjoyed a rich history from the forest to the concert hall. This program features composers highlighted by Bard Music Festivals…

Woodwind Trio at Bryant Park Fountain Terrace

May 18

Bryant Park

Woodwind chamber music had something of a renaissance in the 1920s; at the same time, works for reed trio—oboe, clarinet, and bassoon—were coming together with the formation of the Trio…

Horn Quartet at Bryant Park Fountain Terrace

May 17

Bryant Park

Perfectly at home in the outdoors, the horn quartet has enjoyed a rich history from the forest to the concert hall. This program features composers highlighted by Bard Music Festivals…

Strike Force at 34th Street Herald Square Plaza

May 12

Herald Square

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…

ASO Salutes NYC/USA (Jazz Ensemble) at Bryant Park Fountain Terrace

May 11

Bryant Park

A truly American genre, the ASO presents this jazz ensemble as a salute to U.S. healthcare workers who have made it possible for New Yorkers to experience live music once…

ASO Salutes NYC/USA (Jazz Ensemble) at Bryant Park Fountain Terrace

May 10

Bryant Park

A truly American genre, the ASO presents this jazz ensemble as a salute to U.S. healthcare workers who have made it possible for New Yorkers to experience live music once…

Strike Force at 34th Street Herald Square Plaza

May 5

Herald Square

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…

Modernism in Mexico at Bryant Park Fountain Terrace

May 4

Bryant Park

Modernism in Mexico explores string quartets by some of Mexico’s most important 20th-century composers: Manuel Ponce, Silvestre Revueltas, and Carlos Chávez. Ponce was Mexico’s leading classical musician, and this performance…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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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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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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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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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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…