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2017-2018 Season Sneak Preview
  • 2017-2018 Season Sneak Preview

  • ASO announces its 2017-2018 season!
  • where: directions
  • conductor: Peter Bay, music director


MASTERWORKS SERIES

September 8/9, 2017
Anton Nel, piano/harpsichord

FRANCIS POULENC Suite from Les biches (The Does)
W. A. MOZART Piano Concerto No. 15 in B-Flat Major, K. 450
FRANCIS POULENC Concert champêtre for Harpsichord and Orchestra
W. A. MOZART Symphony No. 31 in D Major, K. 297 Paris

October 6/7 2017
Bruce Williams, viola
Julia Taylor, soprano
Claudia Chapa, mezzo-soprano
Brian Yeakley, tenor
Charles Evans, baritone
Chorus Austin (Ryan Heller, director)

BEETHOVEN/BRUCKNER Piano Sonata in C Minor, Op. 13 Pathétique
RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Flos Campi (1925)
MAHLER/BRITTEN What the Wild Flowers Tell Me
ANTON BRUCKNER Te Deum (1884)

December 1/2, 2017
Beyond the Score

SERGEI PROKOFIEV Symphony No. 5 in B-flat Major, Op. 100

January 12/13, 2018
Bella Hristova, violin

GIOACHINO ROSSINI Overture to Semiramide
J. S. BACH Brandenburg Concerto No. 3. in G Major, BWV 1048
IGOR STRAVINSKY Violin Concerto in D Major (1931)
ALAN HOVHANESS Celestial Fantasy, Op. 44
JOSEPH HAYDN Symphony No. 94 in G Major, Surprise

February 23/24 2018
Rick Rowley, piano

ROBERT SCHUMANN Manfred Overture
EDWARD MACDOWELL Piano Concerto No. 2 in D Minor, Op. 23
ROBERT SCHUMANN Symphony No. 2. in C Major, Op. 61

March 23/24, 2018
Cameron Carpenter, organ

JOSEPH JONGEN Symphonie concertante for Organ and Orchestra
CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS Symphony No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 78 Organ

April 13/14, 2018
Vadim Gluzman

MICHAEL TORKE Bright Blue Music
LEONARD BERNSTEIN Serenade (after Plato’s Symposium) (1954)
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67

May 18/19 2018
Olga Kern, piano

TCHAIKOVSKY/STRAVINSKY Pas de deux from The Sleeping Beauty
PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Concerto No. 2 in G Major, Op. 44
SERGEI RACHMANINOFF Symphony No. 3 in A Minor, Op. 44

SARAH AND ERNEST BUTLER POPS SERIES

Friday, October 20, 2017
Disney FANTASIA: Live in Concert

Disney shares one of its crown jewels of feature animation with a live orchestra concert accompanying scenes from Walt Disney’s original FANTASIA (1940) and Disney FANTASIA 2000, highlighting a selection of the magnificent repertoire from both films including Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker Suite.

December 29/30, 20167
I Heart the 80’s

Come have the time of their life with music from The Police, George Michael, Michael Jackson, Cyndi Lauper, and so much more!

Bring your favorite food dish and enjoy this concert in a cabaret style setting.

Friday, February 9, 2018
Jurassic Park – Film with Orchestra

One of the most thrilling science fiction adventures ever made, and featuring one of John Williams’ most iconic and beloved musical scores, Jurassic Park transformed the movie-going experience for an entire generation and became the highest-grossing film of all time in 1993, winning three Academy Awards®.

Now audiences can experience this ground-breaking film as never before: projected in HD with a full symphony orchestra performing Williams’ magnificent score live to picture. Welcome… to Jurassic Park!

Jurassic Park Trademark & © Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.

June 1/2, 2018
The Rat Pack! 100 Years of Frank!

It’s hot! It’s cool! These performances celebrate the classic songs of Sinatra, Davis, and Martin, like “That’s Amore,” “The Lady is a Tramp,” “Mr. Bojangles,” “My Way,” and of course, “New York, New York” with brand new orchestrations. Choreographed and scripted with original Rat Pack routines, you’ll think you’re swingin’ at the Sands Hotel in Vegas.

Bring your favorite food dish and enjoy this concert in a cabaret style setting.

FAMILY CONCERTS

Halloween Children’s Concert – October 29, 2017
Christmas in the Community – TBD
Texas Young Composers Concert – TBD

SPECIAL EVENTS

Handel’s Messiah – December 12, 2017

all artists, programs, and dates are subject to change