December 11, 2020 | Hill Auditorium

Behind The Music

Join your Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra in welcoming the holidays with some of the most beloved music of the season. Hill Auditorium will glow with the magical spirit of this cherished A2SO tradition featuring holiday works both new and old. Bring the whole family to this magical seasonal event!


Coming soon!


Oriol Sans, conductor

Oriol Sans, Conductor

Oriol Sans, assistant professor and director of orchestral activities, directs the University of Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra, conducts opera productions and teaches graduate students in conducting. Before his appointment at the University of Wisconsin, he was associate director of orchestras at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

His professional conducting activities include performances with a long list of renowned soloists, collaborations with celebrated composers, and concerts with orchestras and ensembles, including the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the Santa Fe Symphony, the Michigan Chamber Winds and Strings, the New Mexico Philharmonic, the San Juan Symphony (Colorado), the Orquesta Filarmónica de Jalisco in Guadalajara (Mexico), the Flint Symphony Orchestra, the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra, the International Contemporary Ensemble and the Four Corners Ensemble.

A native of Catalonia, Spain, Mr. Sans studied orchestral and choral conducting at the Barcelona Conservatory, receiving the school’s Honors Award in both specialties upon graduation. Following his training in Spain, he studied with Kenneth Kiesler at the University of Michigan where he received his master’s degree in orchestral conducting and his doctorate in musical arts. In addition to his degrees in music, Mr. Sans also holds a bachelor’s degree in humanities from the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona.

By The Numbers

Reindeer leading Santa's sleigh

miles per second – the speed of Santa's sleigh!

Musicians in Your A2SO


September 10, 2020 | Goodyear Plays Beethoven

September 11, 2020 | Beethoven 7

October 17, 2020 | Brahms & Copland

November 14, 2020 | Beethoven & Scheherazade

December 11, 2020 | Holiday Pops

January 23, 2021 | Mozart's Vienna

March 13 & 14, 2021 | Night at the Movies

March 20, 2021 | Tchaikovsky & Sibelius

April 24, 2021 | Rachmaninoff & Wagner