The Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra (A2SO) has unveiled its upcoming concert season. The 2021-22 season is set to include seven classical concerts and three pop concerts which are set to be staged in front of a live, in-person audience.
The program will include fiercely fresh and inspiring works by Simon and Shostakovich, Basulto and Brahms, Sheng and Schumann, and many more. All ten concerts will be hosted by the University of Michigan’s Hill Auditorium and The Michigan Theatre. There will also be soloists, such as Zlatomir Fung, Paul Watkins, Soovin Kim, Gloria Chien, and Measha Brueggergosman who will be featured over the course of the season.
The 93rd season of the orchestra’s storied history will be one of renewal and revival. The 2021-22 season will welcome a host of internationally renowned names to join the orchestra in dazzling solo repertoire by Beethoven, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, and more. This is all in celebration of the rich cultural community of Ann Arbor and the return of public concerts.
“This is an action-packed, triumphant season filled to the brim with tremendously exciting symphonic music as we return to live, in-person concerts,” states A2SO Executive Director Tyler Rand.
Of course, safety will be the priority of the A2SO. Enhanced safety measures are in place to comply with federal and local guidelines.
Below are the full season details.
Friday, September 10, 2021 | 8pm – Hill Auditorium
Lina Gonzales-Granados, conductor & music director candidate
Zlatomir Fung, cello
BASULTO Personas Indivisibles
TCHAIKOVSKY Rococo Variations
BRAHMS Symphony No. 2
Saturday, October 9, 2021 | 8pm – Michigan Theater
Perry So, conductor & music director candidate
HAYDN Symphony No. 95
BRUCKNER Symphony No. 6
Friday, October 29, 2021 | 8pm – Hill Auditorium
MUSIC FROM HARRY POTTER
Unleash your inner wizard with this concert of Hogwarts hits providing fun for the whole family!
Friday, November 12, 2021 | 8pm – Hill Auditorium
PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION
Jacob Joyce, conductor & music director candidate
Measha Brueggergosman, soprano | UMS Choral Union
Michael KROPF High Spirits
MUSSORGSKY Pictures at an Exhibition
Friday, December 10, 2021 | 8pm – Hill Auditorium
Kazem Abdullah, conductor & music director candidate
Celebrate the season with a sleigh-full of holiday hits for young and old!
Saturday, January 22, 2021 | 8pm – Michigan Theater
MOZART’S BIRTHDAY BASH
Oriol Sans, conductor & music director candidate
Christopher Harding, piano | Arthur Greene, piano
MOZART Concerto No. 10 for Two Pianos
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 5
Saturday, March 12, 2022 | 8pm – Michigan Theater
Morihiko Nakahara, conductor & music director candidate
Chad Burrow, clarinet
BOULANGER D’un matin de printemps
SHENG Wild Swan
RACHMANINOFF Symphony No. 2
Saturday, March 19, 2022 | 8pm – Michigan Theater
Enjoy audience favorites from the big screen, with music from E.T., Indiana Jones, and Star Wars all making an appearance!
Saturday, April 23, 2022 | 8pm – Hill Auditorium
Earl Lee, conductor & music director candidate
Gloria Chien, piano | Soovin Kim, violin | Paul Watkins, cello
Carlos SIMON Fate Now Conquers
BEETHOVEN Triple Concerto
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 4
Friday, May 20, 2022 | 8pm – Hill Auditorium
BEETHOVEN VIOLIN CONCERTO
Andreas Delfs, conductor & music director candidate
Aaron Berofsky, violin
BEETHOVEN Violin Concerto
DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 6
For more information on where to purchase tickets, visit the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra website.
35 Research Dr., STE 100, Ann Arbor. 734-994-4801. a2so.com.