ASO Announces 2023-2024 Concert Season


Press Release

For Immediate Release

June 1, 2023

ASO launches 2023-2024 season

United States Première, Boris Pigovat’s Holocaust Requiem

World Première, Nicky Sohn’s co-commission with ASO and Gabriela Lena Frank Creative Academy of Music

5 Masterworks contemporary composers, including Anna Clyne, Boris Pigovat, Narong Prangcharoen, Carlos Simon, and Nicky Sohn

13 Masterworks classical composers including Beethoven, Berlioz, Elgar, Grieg, Haydn, Rossini, Ponce, Ravel, Respighi, Revueltas, Schumann, Sibelius, and Tchaikovsky

6 guest artists – Gabriela Montero, Steven Isserlis, Pepe Romero, Elissa Lee Koljonen, Awadagin Pratt, and Peter Minkler

Continued expansion of orchestral repertoire to 6 Masterworks concerts at Maryland Hall, and 3 Masterworks concerts at Music Center at Strathmore

Debut performances of 3 Chamber Music concerts in Bowie, Riva, and Annapolis

2 FREE community concerts Labor Day weekend – Quiet Waters Park and Downs Park

Masterworks performances at Maryland Hall presented earlier in the evening, at 7:30 PM

Annapolis, Maryland | May 15, 2023 – This September, the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra (ASO), a non-profit organization, will launch its 62nd season of producing exciting symphonic music and amazing community concerts.

Jose Luis NovoArtistic Director and Conductor José-Luis Novo designed the season with a distinct mix of classical and contemporary music, propelling the ASO to an unsurpassed level of excellence.  The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra is one of the oldest performing arts organizations in the county, as well as one of the largest. The Symphony directly impacts the quality of life for people of all ages here in Anne Arundel County and Maryland, and is an important contributor to the local economy.

Season 62 features exciting and inspiring works by contemporary composers. Importantly, the addition of these concerts is an expansion of the ASO’s orchestral repertoire. This type of expansion allows Maestro Novo and the professional musicians of the orchestra to showcase their skill and talent. Symphonic programs are artfully designed to reflect the ASO’s long history in Annapolis. Concerts continue to build on the ASO’s promise to expand music to every corner of the county, including new audiences beyond the reach of the ASO’s home, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts.

The ASO’s strategic plan includes an ambitious and important pledge to bring more music, to more people, in more places. Musicians, staff and Maestro Novo are dedicated to this endeavor; the effort is reflected in business practices, artistic choices, and community partnerships. 

In the 2022-2023 season, the ASO expanded its reach and attracted new audiences to performances.

  • 25,691 concertgoers and listeners enjoyed 68 live performances at Maryland Hall, Music Center at Strathmore, Temple Beth Shalom, and Anne Arundel County parks.
  • 41 performances were provided free for the community in a variety of venues, including performing arts halls, hospitals, mental health facilities, museums, and schools.
  • 10,000 people received free or subsidized tickets.

The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra continues to bring composers, guest artists, and musicians from underrepresented groups. The Symphony, including Maestro Novo, the Board of Trustees, and staff, fully embraces using music to speak to contemporary cultural and social phenomena, giving audience members the opportunity to pause, reflect, and engage on issues of merit on a personal level.

The Symphony’s expansionist and community-oriented strategic plans will continue to unfold and progress in Season 62. With concerts at Maryland Hall and Strathmore, at Quiet Waters Park and Downs Park, at museums, medical centers, schools and churches, the ASO will continue to impact music lovers across the county.

Season 62 marks the second Masterworks Series season returning to live concerts at Maryland Hall and Music Center at Strathmore since the pandemic, and follows a hugely successful international tour to Spain in July, 2022. During the four-city tour, one critic called the ASO “a high-level orchestra… dedicated and highly motivated that delivers a magnificent performance.” Another national publication said “The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra performance was far superior to all concerts this year of the most important season of the National Auditorium.”  This level of excellence is evident in the musical programming choices made by Maestro Novo for Season 62.

2023-2024 Season Inspiration

Novo, who enters his 19th season as Artistic Director of the ASO, focused on a repertoire of six Masterworks, digging deep into the music to explore themes of memory, community, and connection to homeland.

“The visceral power of music impacts the lives of everyone. It puts us in touch with our better selves, enriches the soul and frees the imagination.” José-Luis Novo 

Novo has made a distinct effort to stand behind the themes of his musical choices by presenting emerging composers who represent a new diversity in symphonic music. Carlos Simon, Anna Clyne, Boris Pigovat, Narong Prangcharoen, and Nicky Sohn are stunning and virtuosic examples of new artists assuming the mantle of engaging the full power of music to speak to culture, art, and society.

Guest artists include internationally renowned  musicians: pianist Gabriela Montero, cellist Steven Isserlis, classical guitarist Pepe Romero, violinist Elissa Lee Koljonen, pianist Awadagin Pratt, and violist Peter Minkler.

Of his artistic vision, Novo said:

“There will be time for some ambitious projects, but also for pure symphonic enjoyment with Ravel’s Mother Goose, Respighi’s Roman Festivals, Elgar’s Enigma Variations and Berlioz’s Roman Carnival. Of course we’ll have some lighter fun along the way at our hugely popular Pops in the Park concerts on Labor Day weekend at both Quiet Waters Park and Downs Park, and at our annually sold out Holiday Pops concert at Maryland Hall.” 

Interim Executive Director Barbara Randolph notes the eloquence and expressiveness  inherent to symphonic music and to Maestro Novo’s artistic choices for Season 62.  “The season opening concert boldly explores the powerful connection of humans to native places and promotes reflection on the concept of home. Over the course of six Masterworks performances, we’ll move toward music that defines a national identity, performances that celebrate Mediterranean culture and flair, arriving at the juxtaposition of creation and destruction. We’ll explore a three-part portrayal of genius, and end the season by circling back to themes of identity, freedom, and connection,” she said.

Masterwork I – Music to Remember with pianist Gabriela Montero and violist Peter Minkler

Carlos Simon’s “This Land: “Towards a More Perfect Union” was inspired by the poetry of Jewish-Russian poet Anna Lazarus, a passionate immigration activist.  Her poem “The New Colossus”, written in 1883, compares the Statue of Liberty to the ancient Greek Colossus of Rhodes, presenting this “new colossus” as a patroness of immigrants rather than a symbol of military might. The statue’s role and the poem’s hopeful, unironic tone offer an idealistic vision of America’s role on the world stage as a welcomer and protector of immigrants. Simon notes: “Lush, bright harmonies in the strings are used to represent hope and unity.” Simon is composer-in-residence at the Kennedy Center for the Arts and Assistant Professor at the College of Performing Arts at Georgetown University.

Pianist Gabriela Montero will perform as soloist for Edvard Grieg’s celebrated Piano Concerto.  Born in Venezuela, Montero started her piano studies at age four, making her concerto debut at age eight in her hometown of Caracas. This led to a scholarship from the government to study privately in the USA and then at the Royal Academy of Music in London with Hamish Milne. Winner of the 4th International Beethoven Award, Montero is a committed advocate for human rights, whose voice regularly reaches beyond the concert hall. She was named an Honorary Consul by Amnesty International in 2015 and recognized with Outstanding Work in the Field of Human Rights by the Human Rights Foundation for her ongoing commitment to human rights advocacy in Venezuela. In January 2020, she was invited to give the Dean’s Lecture at the Harvard Radcliffe Institute and has spoken and performed twice at the World Economic Forum in Davos. She was also awarded the 2012 Rockefeller Award for her contribution to the arts and was a featured performer at Barack Obama’s 2008 Presidential Inauguration.

To end this program, we present the United States première of Boris Pigovat’s “Holocaust Requiem,” in memory of the 1941 Babi Yar massacre in Kyiv, Ukraine. That horrible event was the first and best-documented of the massacres that occurred at the hands of the Nazis in 1941, killing more than 33,771 Jewish people over two days. The première will be performed September 29th and 30th, 2023, on the 82nd anniversary of the massacre. Peter Minkler of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra will be the featured viola soloist.

Pigovat, originally from Ukraine but currently living and working in Israel, lost his grandparents and aunt in the Babi Yar massacre. The music speaks to his family’s pain, and that of all people who have experienced loss due to the horrors of invasion, war, and genocide. Each movement of the Requiem is named after the Latin Mass text, the emotional symbols of sorrow, suffering, and hope expressed purely instrumentally but led by the ‘human’ voice of the viola.

“I knew that I had to write this part of the Requiem to depict, by means of music, this ruthless conveyor of death, to try to express the feelings of horror, helplessness, pain, and despair experienced by those who lived and died in this terrible time. If the listener feels the pain and shudders, I would consider my task accomplished.” Boris Pigovat

Masterworks II – “Pepe Plays Ponce”: Ravel, Revueltas & Ponce with guitarist Pepe Romero

In the early 19th century, opera overtures signaled to the audience that the entertainment was about to begin. Masterworks II presents Rossini’s Barber of Seville Overture as originally intended: an opening to an incredible performance! Masterworks II transports the audience to the Mediterranean as French, Italian, and Mexican composers inspire the audience to remember, recall, and recollect. Plus, the ASO is very excited to welcome Pepe Romero, world famous guitarist, to Annapolis.

Concierto del Sur, written in 1941 by the masterful Mexican pianist and composer Manuel Ponce, is undoubtedly one of the greatest masterworks to showcase the guitar as a solo instrument accompanied with a full orchestra. By including rifts on Mexican folk music and mestizo rhythms and instrumentation in his music, Ponce ushered in an era of musical genius born in South and Central America and showcased around the world in music that became popular in movies, television, and in every genre of the art form. Ponce made it possible for future Hispanic composers to find inspiration and celebration in their cultural roots while simultaneously releasing them from the domination of European expectations.

Pepe Romero will join the ASO for Ponce’s Concierto del Sur, one of the foremost guitar concertos of the repertoire. Pepe Romero is a living legend in the world of classical music.

Honored by kings, heads of state, and major institutions, Romero’s most significant contribution to music is his affinity for connecting the richness and beauty of classical guitar to every audience.  Romero has premiered works by the finest composers of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries and has long championed music by composers from earlier periods of musical history, including rare or lost pieces. Romero has recorded more than 60 works for guitar and vocal that are groundbreaking for the industry, making the sound and theory of classical guitar accessible to millions. Romero is the recipient of the “Premio Andalucía de la Música,” the highest recognition given by his native land for his contribution to the arts.

On August 19, 1936, the Spanish poet Federico García Lorca was murdered by fascist militia forces at the onset of the Spanish Civil War. Outraged by the assassination, which may have been related to Lorca’s gay lifestyle or socialist leanings, Mexican composer Silvestre Revueltas was inspired to create his masterwork for chamber orchestra, Homenaje a Federico García Lorca (Tribute to Federico García Lorca). Revueltas’ Homenaje a Federico García Lorca premiered in Madrid in 1937, and remains widely regarded as one of his most compelling works, combining a highly personal and modernist approach by juxtaposing folk, popular, and Indigenous musical elements. Always attuned to the intersection of politics, art, and music, much of Revueltas’ work reflects a sense of nationalism and respect, if not even fondness, for his cultural traditions, often without quoting specific or well-known folk music outright. In this way, his creativity and artistry brought the melodies of Latin America to audiences around the world.

Masterworks III – “Raging Fire”: Tchaikovsky & Sibelius with violinist Elissa Lee Koljonen

In Masterworks III the ASO reconnects with  the music of Thai composer Narong Prangcharoen.  After winning the ASO’s Annapolis Charter 300 Young Composers Competition in 2008, Prancharoen has made a name for himself on the international stage and in his homeland of Thailand.

Jean Sibelius’ Violin Concerto in D minor, originally composed in 1904 and revised in 1905, is the only concerto by the great and prolific composer. Born in Finland in 1865, Sibelius is widely regarded as his country’s greatest composer and his music is often credited with having helped Finland develop a national identity during its struggle for independence from Russia. Soloist Elissa Lee Koljonen, with some Finnish heritage of her own, will join the ASO as guest violinist.

Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74, also known as the Pathétique Symphony, is Tchaikovsky’s final completed symphony, written between February and the end of August 1893. Tchaikovsky described the composition in letters as “the best thing I ever composed or shall compose.” Noted by ASO musicians as one of their favorite pieces to play, the excitement, drama, and hyper-romantic melodies make “Pathétique” a real treat for audiences.

Masterworks IV -“Portraits”: Schumann & Elgar with Steven Isserlis, cellist

Masterworks IV brings to life beautiful orchestral music as painted by three important composers, all genius artists. Hector Berlioz wrote his Roman Carnival Overture reusing musical themes from an unsuccessful opera that tells the story of two lovers, using an English horn solo to speak to their affair. Strings and woodwinds evoke images of traditional folk music and dancing, and the rhythm of the saltarello brings forth images of a grand carnival.

Sir Edward William Elgar, 1st Baronet, dedicated his Enigma Variations to individual people characterized within each movement of the work. Each variation is a musical sketch of his closest friends, including his wife, publisher, a former lover sailing away, and even his friend’s dog falling into a river. Particular musical instruments bring forth the personality of each portrait.

Written late in his short life, Robert Schumann’s Cello Concerto is one of his more enigmatic works due to its structure, the length of the exposition, and the transcendental quality of the opening, as well as the intense lyricism of the second movement.

Masterworks IV features the famous cellist Steven Isserlis from London, England playing Schumann’s Concerto for Cello in A Minor, Op. 129. The recipient of many awards, Isserlis’ honors include a CBE in recognition of his services to music. He is also one of only two living cellists featured in Gramophone’s Hall of Fame.

Masterworks V – “Roman Festivals”: Respighi & Beethoven with pianist Awadagin Pratt

Expect the Unexpected. It’s more than a slogan. It’s the artistic vision of our Maestro and the incredible talent of our musicians. And it’s the genius of the composers we present at Masterworks V: Sohn, Beethoven, and Respighi.

The ASO presents a world première from composer Nicky Sohn, the second instance of a co-commissioning project made possible through the partnership “Embracing 21st Century Voices” between the ASO and the Gabriela Lena Frank Creative Academy of Music. Read more about Ms. Sohn´s career and professional performances on our website.

Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major was his last appearance as a soloist with an orchestra. It’s been called the most admirable, singular, artistic, and complex Beethoven concerto ever, and is a favorite of concert audiences. American pianist Awadagin Pratt will join the ASO as the soloist.

Among his generation of concert artists, pianist Awadagin Pratt is acclaimed for his musical insight and intensely moving performances in recital and with symphony orchestras. Pratt is also a conductor, and a strong advocate for music education. A favorite at college and university performing arts series, Pratt participates in numerous residency and outreach activities wherever he appears. He has been a frequent visitor as a performer to the White House, most notably during the Clinton and Obama administrations.

Roman Festivals is a tone poem in four movements for orchestra completed in 1928 by the Italian composer Ottorino Respighi. It is the last of his three tone poems about Rome, following Fountains of Rome (1916) and Pines of Rome (1924). Each movement depicts a scene of celebration in ancient and contemporary Rome, specifically gladiators battling to the death, the Christian Jubilee, a harvest and hunt festival, and a festival in the Piazza Navona. Musically, the piece is the longest and most demanding of Respighi’s Roman trilogy.

Notably, Roman Festivals requires more musicians and instruments than any other piece being performed this season, a logistical challenge for the ASO’s production team.

“This piece is special, and its size adds to the experience,” said Miram Fogel, Director of Artistic Operations. “Audiences will see and hear a large number of musicians on stage, which calls for extra coordination and planning. Plus, it features instruments not typically found in an orchestra, such as a mandolin, organ, and buccine (a kind of ancient brass instrument).”

Masterworks VI “This Midnight Hour”: Anna Clyne & Sibelius Symphony No. 2

Masterworks VI will wrap up the season by bringing audiences back to the original themes of unity, community, and homeland. Music is an emotional experience that takes us on a journey: each piece expresses who we are, where we are, who we want to be, and where we want to go.

Franz Joseph Haydn spent most of his life in a rural area on the Austria-Hungary border, making music for nobility but hoping for recognition as an important composer. He found this respect in England, a land that sincerely appreciated his music and where he composed twelve symphonies, all successful. His Symphony No. 104 in D Major “London”, which the ASO will perform at Masterworks VI, is Haydn’s final composition and the last in his “London” series. He composed and conducted the piece to great success in May, 1795.

Anna Clyne, writing nearly 250 years after Haydn, is a composer from the United Kingdom who’s worked as composer-in-residence in European capitals and now lives in New York. Inspired by poetry, in her piece This Midnight Hour, she brings forth the terroir of a moment and place in time.

Born in Finland in 1865, Sibelius is widely regarded as his country’s greatest composer and his music is often credited with having helped Finland develop a national identity during its struggle for independence from Russia. Sibelius composed music that spoke to freedom, independence, and cultural preservation, unintentionally becoming widely regarded as his country’s greatest composer.

Referring to Symphony No. 2 in D major op. 43, which the ASO will perform at Masterworks VI, the composer Sulho Ranta (1901-60) spoke on behalf of his fellow Finns when he declared, “There is something about this music—at least for us—that leads us to ecstasy; almost like a shaman with his magic drum.”

Comments from the Executive Director

Interim Executive Director Barbara Randolph has led the ASO through post-pandemic transitions, the tour to Spain, expansion of programming and into the 2023-2024 season. She notes: “The 2023-2024 season builds on Maestro Novo’s vision to expand the artistry of the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, and deepen our exposure to both new and classical symphonic styles. He achieves all this in the company of extraordinary guest artists. This season, the audience will experience  a true journey. They will hear a story, travel in time, extrapolate a lesson, reflect, and have moments of joy. The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra emerged from the pandemic years stronger than ever, well-prepared to excite our guests LIVE and with fellow lovers of great music. The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra is doing amazing things – on the stage and in the community. Please join us!”    

Other news of import: 

✅ Masterworks are performed at 7:30 PM at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St. in downtown Annapolis, Maryland. The earlier timing reflects patrons’ requests for earlier performances, which they feel adds transportation and dining conveniences both pre-and post-concert.

✅ Masterworks III, IV, and V will be performed at 3 PM at Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, Bethesda, Maryland. The acoustics at Strathmore are outstanding, and allow the audience to experience the magic and power of the full symphony. Parking at Strathmore is free.

✅ This season will feature a new Chamber Music Series of three concerts at 3 PM on weekend afternoons at locations including Bowie State University, Ss. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, and Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Annapolis. A subscription to these concerts is available for sale. Purchasing the Chamber Series as a package guarantees pricing and seating.

✅ Each year the ASO hosts several days of school concerts, created as the perfect opportunity for elementary-aged students to enjoy a field trip. School concerts will be held at Maryland Hall at 10 AM and 11:30 AM on January 17, 18, and 19, 2024. This concert is subsidized by grants and donations, enabling students, teachers, and chaperones who may not otherwise be able to attend a symphony to enjoy a fun, exciting, and magical experience. Please contact the ASO Box Office at 410-263-0907 to arrange field trip details.

✅ The annual Family Concert, a beautiful late-morning adventure intended for the entire family to enjoy, will be held at Maryland Hall at 11 AM on January 20, 2024.

✅ The ASO will continue to offer pre-concert lectures at Maryland Hall with WBJC’s Jonathan Palevsky that include insightful and enlightening discussion about each piece, taking listeners inside the scores. This popular lecture reveals the story, social commentary, history, science, musicology, and behind-the-scenes tidbits that turns a musical score into a true work of art.

✅ Single tickets for students may be purchased for $10 using code STUDENT10 at checkout.

✅ Active and retired military service members may receive a 25% discount on single ticket through the ASO Website using code TEMPO..


Subscriptions are available for sale now. Subscriptions enable patrons and music lovers to benefit from significant discounts, guaranteed pricing, the best seats, the most flexibility, and first access to single tickets. The following subscriptions are available for purchase online at annapolissymphony.org/subscribe or by phone at 410-263-0907:

  • The Masterworks Series includes six concerts at Maryland Hall in Annapolis. Patrons choose either the Friday Series or Saturday Series and enjoy the same reserved seat for each concert.

  • A FlexPass! Subscription allows you to choose 3, 4, or 5 Masterworks performances at Maryland Hall. You can mix and match Friday or Saturday performances.

  • The Series @ Strathmore subscription includes three performances at the Strathmore Music Center on Sunday afternoons at 3pm.

  • The Chamber Music Series includes three performances at Bowie State University, Ss. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, and Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Annapolis at 3 PM.

** Pops in the Park Concerts are free and do not require a ticket.

** Single tickets to Masterworks, Chamber, and Pops concerts will be on sale starting August 1, 2023.

Annapolis Symphony Orchestra 2023-2024 Concert Calendar

Pops in the Park – September 2 & 3, 2023

Saturday, Sept 2 – 11:00 am,  Downs Park

Sunday, Sept 3 – 5:30 pm, Quiet Waters Park (rain date Monday, Sept 4, 5:30 pm)

Masterworks I – September 29 & 30, 2023

“Music to Remember” with pianist Gabriela Montero and violist Peter Minkler

Friday, Sept 29 – 7:30 pm, Maryland Hall

Saturday, Sept 30 – 7:30 pm, Maryland Hall

Chamber Music Series 1 – October 15, 2023 

Sunday, Oct 15 – 3:00 pm, Bowie State University

Masterworks II – November 3 & 4, 2023

“Pepe Plays Ponce”: Ravel, Revueltas & Ponce with guitarist Pepe Romero

Friday, Nov 3 – 7:30 pm, Maryland Hall

Saturday, Nov 4 – 7:30 pm, Maryland Hall

Holiday Pops – December 15, 2023

Friday, Dec 15 – 7:30 pm, Maryland Hall

School Concerts – 10 am & 11:30 am, January 17-19, 2024

Wednesday-Friday, January 17-10, Maryland Hall

Family Concert – January 20, 2024

Saturday, Jan 20 – 11 am, Maryland Hall

Masterworks III – February 2 & 3 & 4, 2024

“Raging Fire”: Tchaikovsky & Sibelius with violinist Elissa Lee Koljonen

Friday, Feb 2 – 7:30 pm, Maryland Hall

Saturday, Feb 3 – 7:30 pm, Maryland Hall

Sunday, Feb 4 – 3:00 pm, Strathmore

Masterworks IV – March 1 & 2 & 3, 2024

“Portraits”: Elgar & Schumann with cellist Steven Isserlis

Friday, Mar 1 – 7:30 pm, Maryland Hall

Saturday, Mar 2 – 7:30 pm, Maryland Hall

Sunday, Mar 3 – 3:00 pm, Strathmore

Chamber Music Series 2 – March 24, 2024

Sunday, Mar 24 – 3:00 pm, Ss. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church

Masterworks V – April 12 & 13 & 14, 2024

“Roman Festivals”: Respighi & Beethoven

Friday, Apr 12 – 7:30 pm, Maryland Hall

Saturday, Apr 13 – 7:30 pm, Maryland Hall

Sunday, Apr 14 – 3:00 pm, Strathmore

Chamber Music Series 3 – May 4, 2024

Saturday, May 4 – 3:00 pm, Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Annapolis

Masterworks VI – May 10 & 11, 2024

“This Midnight Hour”: Anna Clyne & Sibelius Symphony No. 2

Friday, May 10 – 7:30 pm, Maryland Hall

Saturday, May 11 – 7:30 pm, Maryland Hall

2023-2024 Masterworks Season Programming


Masterworks 1

Carlos Simon This Land: “Towards a more perfect Union”

Grieg Concerto for Piano in A minor, op. 16 30’, Gabriela Montero, piano

Boris Pigovat Requiem, “The Holocaust” US Première, Peter Minklin, viola

Total Timing 84’

Masterworks II

RossiniThe Barber of Seville Overture

Manuel M. Ponce Concierto del Sur, Pepe Romero, guitar 

Revueltas Homenaje a García Lorca

RavelMa Mère l’Oye (complete ballet)

Total Timing 75’

Masterworks III

Narong Prangcharoen Raging Fire

Sibelius Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D minor, op. 47, Elissa Lee Koljonen, violin

Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, op. 74“Pathétique” 4

Total Timing 88’

Masterworks IV

Berlioz Le Carnaval Romain (Roman Carnival)

Schumann Concerto for Cello in A minor, op. 129, Steven Isserlis, cello

Elgar Enigma Variations, op. 36 29’

Total Timing 63’

Masterworks V

Nicky Sohn World Premiere ASO/GLFCAM Co-commission

van Beethoven Concerto for Piano No. 4 in G major, op. 58, Awadagin Pratt, piano 

Respighi Feste Romane 24’

Total Timing 85’

Masterworks VI

J. Haydn Symphony No. 104 in D Major “London”

Anna Clyne This Midnight Hour

SibeliusSymphony No. 2 in D major op. 43

Total Timing 85’

About the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra

The mission of the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra is to inspire, educate, and enrich lives near and far by creating extraordinary musical experiences with uncompromising artistic excellence. As we celebrate our 62nd year in Annapolis, we are more intent than ever on bringing More Music, To More Places, For More People.

The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra offers subscription packages, both for in-person and virtual viewing, as well as tickets for single in-person programs. For more information or to purchase tickets or subscriptions, visit AnnapolisSymphony.org or contact the box office at 410-263-0907.

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