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2017-2018 Season

 

Saturday/Sunday

October 7, 7:30 PM

October 8, 3:00 PM

Angela Meade

Soprano

John Matthew Myers

Tenor

Allentown Symphony Chorus

Diane Wittry

Conductor

Miller Symphony Hall

OPENING WEEKEND - OPERA ARIAS

OVERTURE TO LA FORZA DEL DESTINO

Verdi

PACE, PACE MIO DIO - FROM LA FORZA DEL DESTINO

Verdi

LAMENTO DE FREDERICO FROM L'ARLESIANA

Cilea

CASTA DIVA - FROM NORMA

Bellini

INTERMEZZO - FROM L'AMICO FRIZ

Mascagni

CHERRY DUET - FROM L'AMICO FRIZ

Mascagni

GRAND MARCH - ARRIVAL OF THE GUESTS AT WARBURG

Wagner

DICH TEURE HALLE - FROM TANNHAUSER

Wagner

PRELUDE - LA TRAVIATA

Verdi

PARIGI, O CARA FROM LA TRAVIATA

Verdi

TRIUMPHAL MARCH FROM AIDA

Verdi

ODIO SOLO - FROM I DUE FOSCARI

Verdi

PEASANTS CHORUS FROM EUGENE ONEGIN

Tchaikovsky

IOLANTA

Tchaikovsky


Saturday / Sunday

November 4, 7:30 PM

November 5, 3:00 PM

 

The Eroica Trio

Doug Ovens

Composer & Percussionist

 

Diane Wittry

Conductor

 

Miller Symphony Hall

 

BEETHOVEN AND BERTOIA

SYMPHONY NO. 8, OP. 93

Beethoven

BERTOIA SOUND SCULPTURES COMMISSION

Doug Ovens

(world premiere)

TRIPLE CONCERTO, OP. 56

Beethoven

featuring the Eroica Trio

 


Young Musician String Festival

Saturday / Sunday

February 10, 7:30 PM

February 11, 3:00 PM

 

Joyce Yang

Piano

Zhou Tian

Guest Composer

 

Diane Wittry

Conductor

 

Miller Symphony Hall

RIMSKY-KORSAKOV'S SCHEHERAZADE

PALACE OF NINE PERFECTIONS

Zhou Tian

RHAPSODY ON A THEME OF PAGANINI

Rachmaninoff

SCHEHERAZADE, OP. 35

Rimsky-Korsakov

 

 

Saturday

Feb 24, 2:00PM

FAMILY CONCERT

Michael Boudewyns

"Really Inventive Stuff"

Diane Wittry

Conductor

 

Miller Symphony Hall

THE LIFE AND TIMES OF BEETHOVEN

 

SYMPHONY NO. 5

Beethoven


Phantasy Symphony

Saturday / Sunday

March 10, 7:30 PM

March 11, 3:00 PM

 

Featuring 2017 Schadt Winner

Classical Guitar


Diane Wittry

Conductor

 

Miller Symphony Hall

MUSSORGSKY'S PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION

PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION COMPOSERS COMPETITION

(Compositions based around pictures in the Allentown Art Museum)

CONCIERTO DE ARANJUEZ

Rodrigo

PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION

(WITH FILM)

Mussorgsky, arr. Ravel

Saturday / Sunday

April 14, 7:30 PM
April 15, 3:00 PM

 

Lester Lynch

Baritone

Laquita Mitchel

Soprano

Allentown Symphony Chorus

Combined High School Choruses

 

Diane Wittry

Conductor

Miller Symphony Hall

 

BERNSTEIN AT 100 - AMERICAN FANFARES

FANFARE FOR THE COMMON MAN

Copland

SELECTIONS FROM PORGY AND BESS Gershwin

SYMPHONIC DANCES FROM WEST SIDE STORY

Bernstein

AMERICA - FROM WEST SIDE STORY

Berstein

OLYMPIC HYMN (1980)

Bernstein

 

Saturday

July 11, 7:30 PM

Miller Symphony Hall

DISNEY IN  CONCERT -

A TALE AS OLD AS TIME

Disney storytelling and music are brought to life by the ASO and Broadway stars Deidre Donovan, Stephanie Gersen, Nathan Riley, and Anthony Apicella, teaturing high-resolution animated film sequences of the great Disney films you know and love.

Beauty and the Beast

Tangled

The Little Mermaid

Frozen

The Princess and the Frog

Aladdin

 

Saturday

Sept. 23, 7:30 PM

 

Rachel York

Soprano

 

Miller Symphony Hall

THE MUSIC OF JAMES BOND & MORE

A thrilling musical salute to the five-decade phenomenon of James Bond as Rachel YOrk takes the stage to sing some of 007's most iconic songs with the Allentown Symphony performing music by such songwriters as Shirley Bassey to Paul McCartney and Carly Simon to Adele.

 

 

Saturday

Jan 27, 7:30PM

 

Joan Hess &

Kirby Ward

Dancers

 

Miller Symphony Hall

DANCING AND ROMANCING -

The Music of Ginger Rogers

and Fred Astaire

The evening will put a song in your heart and have you dancing in the aisles!  Broadway and Hollywood combine for a romantic and entertaining evening of song and dance with two veterans of the Broadway stage:  Joan Hess & Kirby Ward.



Saturday

May 12, 7:30PM

 

 

Miller Symphony Hall

CH CH CH CHANGES -

A Symphonic Tribute to the Music of Diavid Bowie

Experience the musical world of rock icon David Bowie with the ASO, a full band and light show! This dynamic night of music will cover the full range of Bowie's amazing career.

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