2020-2021 ASO Concert Schedule

 

While we are very excited to unveil the 2020-2021 Aiken Symphony Orchestra concert season, we want our valued patrons to know that due to venue uncertainty and possible social distancing requirements, our subscription brochures have not been mailed.  We hope to have further information in the coming weeks and will communicate them as soon as possible.  Thank you, in advance, for your patience.

The concerts are listed below in chronological order, however, please take note of the concerts as they apply to our subscription packages outlined here –
Conductor’s Circle – all nine concerts, including four classical, two POPS, and three Chamber Orchestra.
Platinum – Four classical concerts (10/31, 2/14, 4/29 , and 5/8 ) and 2 POPS (10/18 and 12/12).
Gold – Four Classical concerts (10/31, 2/14, 4/29, and 5/8) and BRAVO BROADWAY POPS (10/18).
Silver – Four Classical concerts (10/31, 2/14, 4/29, and 5/8).
Chamber Orchestra – three Chamber Orchestra concerts (11/15, 12/15, and 3/14).

If you are planning to visit Aiken to attend a concert and would like additional information about what else to see and do in our wonderful city, please visit http://www.discoveraikencounty.com.

For more detailed information on each concert, please view our 2020-2021 press release .

SWINGING ON A STAR – April 19, 2020 – For those patrons who had tickets to this concert, we have made the difficult decision to officially cancel and not reschedule.  We are offering two options – donate the cost of your ticket(s) to the ASO and receive a letter of thanks or request a refund of the purchase price.  Please contact the ASO office (803.220.7251 or admin@aikensymphonyorchestra.com) no later than June 5 with your choice as refunds cannot be issued after that date.  

POPS #1 – BRAVO BROADWAY with guest vocalist Hugh Panaro

Sunday, October 18, 2020
3:00pm | Etherredge Center


Hugh Panaro
Tenor

Featuring the music of Cole Porter, Meredith Wilson, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Frederick Loewe, Leonard Bernstein, and Andrew Lloyd Webber!

We are thrilled to welcome back the ever-popular Hugh Panaro!  Mr. Panaro has appeared extensively on Broadway, most notably in Les Miserables and as Phantom in Phantom of the Opera.  Be sure to purchase tickets early – this concert is sure to sell out!

Please click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMEeguZlzcs to watch Mr. Panaro sing “Music of the Night” amongst friends!

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Classical #1 Lomazov Plays Tchaikovsky

Saturday, October 31, 2020
7:30pm | Etherredge Center


Marina Lomazov

Symphony No. 2, Op. 27, E Minor…
S. Rachmaninoff 

Piano Concerto No. 1, Op. 23, B-Flat Minor…
 
P.I. Tchaikovsky
Marina Lomazov, Piano

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Chamber Orchestra #1
The Fabulous J.S. Bach and Friends

Sunday, November 15, 2020
3:00pm | amentum Theater


Mary Lee Taylor Kinosian
Concerto for Two Violins, D Minor…  J.S. Bach
Donald Portnoy and
Mary Lee Taylor Kinosian,
violins

Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, G Major…  J.S. Bach

Serenade, Op. 20, E Minor…  E. Elgar

Simple Symphony, Op. 4…  B. Britten
 
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POPS #2 – Home for the Holidays

Saturday, December 12, 2020
7:30pm | Etherredge Center


(photo credit AP Gouge Photography)
Our annual holiday classic once again graces the stage of USC Aiken’s Etherredge Center! The joy of many holiday classics performed by your Aiken Symphony Orchestra always adds to the happiness of the season. And, once again, we are thrilled to be joined by dancers from the Aiken Civic Ballet and members of the Aiken Choral Society.
 
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Chamber Orchestra #2 – Handel’s Messiah

Tuesday, December 15, 2020
7:30pm | St. Mary Help of Christians Church

 
Vocal soloists:
Diana Amos,
soprano
Rachel Calloway,
mezzo soprano
Dominic Armstrong,
tenor
Jacob Will,
baritone
 
Aiken Symphony Festival Chorus
 
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Classical Concert #2
Amore – Arias, Duets, and Overtures from World-Famous Operas

Sunday, February 14, 2021
3:00pm | Etherredge Center

Please join us as we celebrate all things romantic at Amore – Famous Love Songs from the Opera!  What a night we have planned for our second Classical Concert of the season.  We look forward to sharing some of the most loved arias, duets, and overtures from world-famous operas including Carmen, Madam Butterfly, La Boheme, Barber of Seville, Pagliacci, and Tosca.  Professional vocalists will enchant alongside your ASO.  Be sure to join us for this special Valentines concert.

Vocalists:
Diana Amos, soprano
Rachel Calloway, mezzo-soprano
Dominic Armstrong, tenor
Jacob Will, baritone

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Chamber Orchestra #3 – Magnificent Strings

Sunday, March 14, 2021
3:00pm | amentum Theater


Isabel Ong

Lullaby… G. Gershwin

Violin Concerto No. 3, K216, G Major…
W. A. Mozart
Isabel Ong,
violin

St. Paul Suite… G. Holst

Symphony No. 83, G Minor (La Poule)
F. J. Haydn 

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Classical Concert #3 – Lara Plays Lalo

Thursday, April 29, 2021
7:30pm | Etherredge Center

 


Lara St. John
Enigma Variations, Op. 38 (Variations on an original theme)… E. Elgar
 
Symphonie Espagnole, Op. 21… E. Lalo
Lara St. John, violin
 
Click here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WdcGEL4V28) to watch Ms. St. John perform on Colorado Public Radio!
 
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Classical Concert #4 – Beethoven’s Mighty Choral Symphony

Saturday, May 8, 2021
7:30pm | Etherredge Center

Symphony No. 1, Op. 21, C Major… 
L.V. Beethoven

Symphony No. 9, Op. 125, D Minor (Choral)… 
L.V. Beethoven

The “Mighty Choral Symphony” soloists
Diana Amos,
soprano
Rachel Calloway,
mezzo-soprano
Dominic Armstrong,
tenor
Jacob Will,
baritone

Aiken Symphony Festival Chorus
Joel Scraper, Director

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