May 28, 2021 (Ann Arbor, MI) — The Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra (A2SO) has unveiled their 2021-22 concert season, with seven classical and three pops concerts staged in front of live, in-person audiences.
Crafted around seven conductor finalists vying to become the orchestra’s next music director, fiercely fresh and inspired programing will include works by Simon and Shostakovich, Basulto and Brahms, Sheng and Schumann, and many more. The University of Michigan’s Hill Auditorium and the Michigan Theater will host all ten concerts, with soloists including Zlatomir Fung, Paul Watkins, Soovin Kim, Gloria Chien and Measha Brueggergosman featuring over the course of the season.
The 93rd season in the orchestra’s storied history will be one of renewal and revival. Celebrating the rich cultural community of Ann Arbor and the return of public concerts, 2021-22 will welcome a host of internationally renowned names to join the orchestra in dazzling solo repertoire by Beethoven, Mozart, Tchaikovsky and more. As A2SO Executive Director Tyler Rand summarizes, ’this is an action-packed, triumphant season filled to the brim with tremendously exciting symphonic music as we return to live, in-person concerts.’
A range of season subscriptions are currently available online or by calling 734.994.4801, including a brand-new Music Director Preview Series that includes all eight candidate-led concerts, as well as a Hill Auditorium Mini Series featuring all four concerts at the University of Michigan’s first-class concert hall. First time subscribers receive an additional subscription for free with the purchase of one full-price package. Subscriptions do not include tickets to Music from Harry Potter and Movie Magic, but subscribers will be given pre-sale access to these events. Tickets to individual concerts will go on sale to the public on August 23.
Safety will continue to be a priority as the A2SO prepares to host seated audiences, with enhanced measures in place to comply with federal and local guidelines.
Launching their 93rd season, the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra (A2SO) is a premier regional orchestra that creates live, orchestral music for 70,000 listeners each year. They engage with the community not only through innovative concert programming in the Michigan Theater and Hill Auditorium, but also via educational programs, radio, recordings, numerous community concerts, and online streaming activity. To find out more about the A2SO’s upcoming activity and ongoing initiatives, visit www.a2so.com.