Events

Postponed until 2021-2022
An exhilarating musical journey across three continents: from Wagner’s explosive opera music to the intimacy of Barber’s famous Adagio for Strings, we will land in Latin America to experience the heart pounding rhythms of Ginastera’s dances. We welcome renowned French cellist Sebastian Hurtaud in his ASO debut, bringing us his fabulous performance of Elgar’s monumental Cello Concerto.
 
Postponed until 2021-2022
Let us take a trip through time, focusing on the epicenter of European classical music: Vienna. Dress up in your favorite outfit for Johann Strauss’s festive overture to Die Fledermaus, an opera about a costume ball. During this 250th anniversary year of Beethoven’s birth, we need no further excuse to play one of his finest and liveliest symphonies, the Seventh. In between is a more recent and still relatively unknown Viennese gem by Friedrich Gulda performed by Mark Kosower, The Cleveland Orchestra’s principal cellist. This eclectic and entertaining concerto deftly blurs the idioms of composers such as Beethoven and Strauss, and includes elements of jazz, rock, polka, classical, and more!
 
Postponed until 2021-2022
A musical gift for the entire family! Share the warmth of the season with this evening of traditional carols and holiday favorites featuring the Ashland High School A Cappella Choir and other area choirs.
 
Postponed until 2021-2022
American classics by Leonard Bernstein and Florence Price, and Brahms’ epic Symphony No.2! Bernstein’s On the Town will be sure to get your feet tapping, and the sunny, lush warm tone of Brahms’ Second Symphony will melt away the winter cold. The Ashland Symphony is also joined by Ohio-trained and nationally-acclaimed pianist Michelle Cann to perform Florence Price’s jazzy, soulful, and romantic Piano Concerto. Sure to bring energy, this concert promises to send you out the door humming!
 
Postponed until 2021-2022
Playing with our expectations is at the essence of all great music. What do Ravel’s fairytale-inspired instrumental combinations, Lorenz’s use of Venezuelan Maracas as a solo instrument, and Shostakovich’s Symphony No.9 have in common? They are all unexpected artistic statements made by three seemingly dissimilar composers who span the 20th century. Join us for an evening filled with orchestral color on a program that will delightfully challenge your musical expectations.
 
Postponed until 2021-2022
The works on this program juxtapose extremes of light and dark. Weber’s opera Der Freischütz depicts supernatural evils that lurk in the forest, as well as the eventual triumph of goodness. Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin contains scenes of heartrending sadness as well as joy, and the duet from Iolanta is about a young blind princess learning about light. Sibelius’ Symphony No.5 depicts the bleak cold of the Finnish landscape, but ends with a hopeful flight of swans.
 
June 27, 2021
FREE Family Event! Celebrate our nation’s independence with the Ashland Symphony Orchestra in the beautiful outdoor setting of the Myers Memorial Band Shell.