Asheville Symphony Tickets
This is surely among the most popular orchestras in the state of North Carolina. Asheville Symphony Orchestra is a name that speaks for itself. It has been entertaining music lovers for quite a few decades now and the viewership of this amazing orchestra continues to grow. Asheville Symphony regularly features well known local as well as international artists. The upcoming lineup of shows is definitely superb so do check out but first book your Asheville Symphony tickets .
The history of Asheville Symphony Orchestra dates back to the 1920’s. During that time famous conductor Lamar Stringfield actively performed and conducted concerts across Asheville City. It was Stringfield who won a Pulitzer Prize for his composition at an exhibition concert in Asheville and this actually was the start for the orchestra. In 1932 the first ever official orchestra of Asheville was founded by the name of North Carolina Symphony in Chapel Hill. Eventually in 1960 Asheville Symphony Orchestra was formed but the first live performance under the new name was given in 1961. Despite giving regular performances the orchestra did not become fully professional till 1977.
Acclaimed conductor Robert Hart Baker was hired in 1980 as a full time resident. Baker performed and conducted for Asheville Symphony till 2004 and was succeeded by another renowned music conductor Daniel Meyer. Till date Meyer is the resident director of this orchestra. He has studied music at well known institutions like the Conservatory of Music at University of Cincinnati and Denison University. Meyer also works as the music director of Erie Philharmonic. Currently the orchestra comprises of 80-100 members who are paid on per-service basis. The usual performance schedule of Asheville Symphony is seven full concerts annually at the US Cellular Center in Asheville. The orchestra’s official performance venue is the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium. Asheville Symphony operates on an annual budget of $1.2 million.
Asheville Symphony Orchestra since 1992 also has its own chorus by the name of Asheville Symphony Chorus which was founded by Dewitt Tipton. The orchestra also collaborated with Asheville Lyric Opera for a concert of La Boheme originally composed by the great Giacomo Puccini. Most recently Asheville Symphony gave a live performance with the Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra. Interesting thing to note is that this was the first ever performance of Cleveland Orchestra outside Ohio. Some of the big names of classical music that have performed with the orchestra include Jennifer Koh, Zuill Bailey, Benjamin Hochman and Simon Dinnerstein. The orchestra also promotes and encourages upcoming gifted musicians like pianist Daniil Trifonov, cellist Joshua Roman, violinist Kara Poorbaugh and Tim Fain, pianist Valentina Lisitsa, violinist Chee Yun and Joyce Yang.
The organizers at Asheville Symphony always have something good to offer to the fans. Throughout the year amazing music programs of diverse genres are taking place, so everyone should take out time to come and watch a live performance. If you love listening to piano, violin, cello then this is a place where you need to be, but do get your Asheville Symphony tickets first.