October 14: Free Asheville Symphony Concert
Photo by MICHAEL MOREL
On Sunday, October 14, the Asheville Symphony Orchestra (ASO) presents a free concert in Pack Square Park on the Bascom Lamar Lunsford Stage in front of the County Courthouse and City Hall. Music Director Daniel Meyer will conduct the 90 minute concert, which will feature music from The King and I, A Chorus Line, and even Star Wars.
ASO is the largest performing arts organization in Western North Carolina. Established in 1960, ASO presents seven full orchestra concerts per year in the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium in the U.S. Cellular Center. In case of inclement weather on October 14, the concert will take place at this location.
Sunday’s activities begin at 1:00 p.m. with food trucks and beverage vendors. Lawn seating is free and attendees are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket. Limited, reserved seating is available in advance until October 12 for $25.
Other upcoming concerts include a Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 2 on October 13 and Rachmaninoff’s Paganini Variations with Van Cliburn Medalist Joyce Yang on November 17.
This concert is made possible by a grant from the Chaddick Foundation and additional support from BMW of Asheville, Mission Hospital, Palm Village, Jos. A. Bank, and Ruth’s Chris Steak House. The radio media sponsor is WCQS 88.1, Western North Carolina Public Radio.
If you were planning on attending the Labor Day concert, which canceled due to hazardous weather, this is the rescheduled show for you! Enjoy this free “pops” concert and its tunes familiar to people of all ages.
For more information on this concert, reserved ticket purchases, and the upcoming season, visit the Symphony website at ashevillesymphony.org or call 828.254.7046.