2016-2017 ASO Classical Season

ALLENTOWN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Diane Wittry, Music Director/Conductor
 

OPENING GALA WITH BRANFORD MARSALIS, SAXOPHONE
OCT 15 & 16, 2016


PROGRAM

VILLA-LOBOS Sinfonietta No. 1 (A memoria de Mozart)

VILLA-LOBOS Fantasia for Saxophone and Orchestra
 with BRANFORD MARSALIS, saxophone soloist

BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 3 (Erocia)


 

ELGAR'S ENIGMA VARIATIONS
NOV 5 & 6, 2016


PROGRAM

SIBELIUS Karelia Overture

SCHUMANN  Cello Concerto in A minor, Op. 129
 with ALEXANDER HERSH, cello soloist, 2016 Schadt String Competition Winner

LOCAL COMPOSER TBA Variations on a Theme by Elgar (World Premiere)

ELGAR Enigma Variations


Plus
YOUNG MUSICIAN STRING FESTIVAL
NOV 6, 2016


 

VIENNESE NIGHTS
FEB 11 & 12, 2017


PROGRAM

NICOLAI Merry Wives of Windsor

SCHUBERT Ballet Music from Rosamunde

SUPPÉ Morning, Noon, and Night in Vienna

MOZART Piano Concerto No. 17 (1st Mvt)
 with KATIE MAHAN, piano soloist

LEHAR Merry Widow Waltz
 with KATIE MAHAN, piano soloist

STRAUSS Overture to Die Fledermaus

STRAUSS On the Beautiful Blue Danube

STRAUSS Sangerlust Polka (the Joy of Singing)
  with BEL CANTO CHILDREN"S CHORUS OF THE BACH CHOIR OF BETHLEHEM/Joy Hirokawa, Artistic Director

STRAUSS Tritsch-Trastsch Polka
 with BEL CANTO CHILDREN"S CHORUS OF THE BACH CHOIR OF BETHLEHEM/Joy Hirokawa, Artistic Director

STRAUSS Radetzky March
 with BEL CANTO CHILDREN"S CHORUS OF THE BACH CHOIR OF BETHLEHEM/Joy Hirokawa, Artistic Director


 

SYMPHONIC ORGAN FESTIVAL
MAR 11 & 12, 2017


PROGRAM

EWAZEN Organ and Orchestra (World Premiere)
 with ERIC EWAZEN, Guest Composer

STRAUSS Death and Transfiguration

SAINT-SAËNS Symphony No. 3 (Organ Symphony)


 

MAHLER'S RESURRECTION SYMPHONY No. 2
APR 8 & 9, 2017


PROGRAM

MAHLER Symphony No. 2, C minor Resurrection
 
with ALLENTOWN SYMPHONY CHORUS/Eduardo Azzati, Chorus Master