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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…

Marcus-Roberts-Trio

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

Online

“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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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…

Bernstein

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…

Freidenstag

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…