After last season’s pandemic-induced hiatus from public gatherings, we are delighted to welcome you, our dedicated audience, to the 52nd season of memorable orchestral music performed by the Ashland Symphony Orchestra. This is a special year for ASO in at least three aspects. First, this year we present both matinee and evening performances at reduced capacity to protect the health of all our musicians and patrons. Second, we resume our search for a music director to succeed Maestro Arie Lipsky, who retired at the end of the 2018-2019 season. Each of the five finalists have programmed and will conduct a concert this season Your comments about the finalists and their performances will assist the orchestra members, the Search Committee, and the Board of Directors in making a final selection. Finally, we are using the ASO website and Facebook page to provide you with programs and more information about this year’s concerts and activities. Having relied on these media as our only way to communicate with you last year, we plan to continue using the media for the advantage of all of us this year.
The ASO Board of Directors thanks you for your continuing support of our outstanding orchestra and hopes this year’s performances will inspire, challenge, and delight you.
Michael Hupfer, President
ASO Board of Directors