The Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra Announces Upcoming 2021-22 Season Lineup

The Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra is proud to announce their 2021-22 concert lineup. Here’s what concerts to expect.

Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra 2021-22
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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

ROCOCO VARIATIONS
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

BRUCKNER 6
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
Pops concert

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
SCHUMANN Adventlied
MUSSORGSKY Pictures at an Exhibition

Friday, December 10, 2021 | 8pm – Hill Auditorium

HOLIDAY POPS
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

BACEWICZ Overture
MOZART Concerto No. 10 for Two Pianos
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 5

Saturday, March 12, 2022 | 8pm – Michigan Theater

RACHMANINOFF 2
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

MOVIE MAGIC
Pops concert

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

TCHAIKOVSKY 4
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.