2022-2023 ASO Season

Diane Wittry, conductor


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Opening Weekend

BEETHOVEN & RACHMANINOFF!
Saturday, October 15, 2022 at 7:30pm 
Sunday, October 16, 2022 at 2:00pm 

Eric Lu, piano

TAILLEFERRE  Overture for Orchestra 
BEETHOVEN  Piano Concerto No. 3 
RACHMANINOFF  Symphonic Dances




BERNSTEIN’S ON THE TOWN

Saturday, November 12, 2022 at 7:30pm 
Sunday, November 13, 2022 at 2:00pm 

Kelly Hall-Tompkins, violin 

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS  Symphony No. 5 
BARBER  Violin Concerto
BERNSTEIN  On the Town, "Three Dance Episodes"




DVOŘÁK’S “NEW WORLD”

Saturday, February 11, 2023 at 7:30pm
Sunday, February 12, 2023 at 2:00pm 

Mimi Stillman, flute; Frances Duffy, harp 

GRANT STILL Ennanga
ZHOU TIAN  Flute Concerto
DVOŘÁK  Symphony No. 9 “New World”




DAPHNIS ET CHLOÉ

Saturday, March 11, 2023 at 7:30pm 
Sunday, March 12, 2023 at 2:00pm 

Allentown Symphony Chorus 

BOULANGER  Of a Spring Morning 
BOULANGER  Of a Sad Evening 
RAVEL  Rapsodie espagnole 
CHRIS ROGERSON  World Premiere for Orchestra & Chorus 
RAVEL  Daphnis et Chloé  Suite No. 2




Season Finale

TCHAIKOVSKY’S FOURTH!
Saturday, April 15, 2023 at 7:30pm 
Sunday, April 16, 2023 at 2:00pm

Leonard Fu, violin (2022 Schadt Competition Winner) 

COLERIDGE-TAYLOR  “The Song of Hiawatha” Overture 
ELGAR  Violin concerto in B minor, Op. 61
TCHAIKOVSKY  Symphony No. 4





FROM BROADWAY TO HOLLYWOOD

Saturday, September 24, 2022 at 7:30pm 

Ronald Demkee, conductor
Richard Glazier, piano
Michael Andrew & Natalie Cordone, vocalists 

The greatest songs from the greatest musicals from Broadway to Hollywood and stops in-between! Lots of Gershwin and much more in this bi-coastal celebration featuring Richard Glazier, seen on PBS and Turner Classic Movies. Richard performs, as well as shares stories and movie highlights! 




HOLIDAY POPS!

Saturday, December 17, 2022 at 7:30pm 
Diane Wittry, conductor
Phoenix Best, vocalist 

It’s Allentown’s newest holiday musical tradition. Share it with family and friends and thrill to the spectacle of the season. It’s a sparkling celebration of carols, classics, sing-alongs and more! (And yes, Virginia, there will be a Santa Claus.)




THE BRUBECK BROTHERS – A DAVE BRUBECK CELEBRATION

Saturday, January 21, 2023 at 7:30pm 
Diane Wittry, conductor

Ring in the new year with the Brubeck Brothers – Chris and Dan – as they join the Allentown Symphony to play the classics of their father Dave Brubeck. “Take 5” and more.




THE MUSIC OF JOHN WILLIAMS

Saturday, May 6, 2023 at 7:30pm 
Diane Wittry, conductor

The music of John Williams has transported us beyond our imagination. To new worlds. Through heart-pounding adventures. Be there when the Allentown Symphony performs all your John Williams favorites – Star Wars and more!




DISNEY IN CONCERT A MAGICAL CELEBRATION

Saturday, July 15, 2023 at 7:30pm 

Ronald Demkee, conductor
Vocalists to be announced 

MAGICAL. This new Disney in Concert presentation will be an unforgettable musical adventure! The ASO will be joined on stage with stellar Broadway vocalists for a magical celebration that includes selections from The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Hercules, Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Tangled, Frozen, Coco, Moana and more!





THE THRILL OF THE ORCHESTRA

ASO Family Concert
Saturday February 25, 2023 at 2:00pm 
Diane Wittry, conductor 

A full symphony orchestra - and so many instruments! What is the sound particular to each instrument? How do they make that glorious sound? And what makes it so magical when they all play together? That’s the thrill of the orchestra – for kids of every age – even adults!




REPERTORY DANCE THEATRE'S NUTCRACKER

Tchaikovsky with the Allentown Symphony Orchestra
Saturday, December 3, 2022 at 2:00pm 
Sunday, December 4, 2022 at 2:00pm 

Ronald Demkee, conductor 

Be a part of RDT’s 35th Nutcracker production! Professional guest artists are joined by a cast of 100 dancers with Tchaikovsky’s beloved score performed live by the ASO.