The Hendersonville Symphony’s 2019-2020 concert season will include five performances by the professional orchestra and four additional concert as part of its new “Hendersonville Symphony Presents” series.

Season tickets are now on sale for the Symphony’s primary five-concert series. This season’s orchestra concerts will each provide an opportunity to experience the most outstanding repertoire for symphony orchestra, ranging from classical repertoire to well-known more popular music from stage and screen. All concerts are at 7:30 p.m., except the December 14 holiday concert at 3:00 p.m., and will be performed at the Blue Ridge Community College Conference / Concert Hall.

The new additional series of concerts, titled “Hendersonville Symphony Presents” will offer four concerts featuring a broad range of traditional music genres in exciting new venues. The artists showcased span the spectrum of musical backgrounds; from Austin to Asheville, to Nashville, and even Switzerland. Ticket pricing and availability will be announced by July 1.

The symphony season will open on Saturday, Sept. 7 with “American Icons.” The audience will revel in the melodies, magic and memories of American musical icons, drawing inspiration from the mountains, New York’s jazz clubs and the Maine coastline in summer. Guest pianist Kathryn Brown will perform Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” with the orchestra. Among the generous amount of music included will be tributes to Duke Ellington, Cole Porter, Louis Armstrong and highlighted by Rodgers and Hammerstein’s orchestral highlights from “Carousel.”

On Saturday, Oct. 12, “The City of Music” will be the theme of a concert that shines a spotlight on Vienna (Austria), a world music capital where more famous composers lived than any other city worldwide. From beloved Strauss waltzes and polkas to renowned repertoire by Mozart, Beethoven and Brahms, the orchestra will shine in its performace of the world’s greatest music. Guest artist violinist Zachary DePue will join the orchestra for several works.

“Holidays Around the World” on Saturday, Dec. 14 will create a musical journey that offers a glimpse into the traditions, customs and music that make the holidays special.

On Saturday, March 28, “Once Upon A Time” will feature three composers who musically depict the classic tale of good versus evil. The concert will feature Tchaikovsky’s “Sleeping Beauty Suite,” Menken’s selections from the popular “Beauty and the Beast” and two movements from Berlioz’ “Symphonie Fantastique.” Also, the Hendersonville Symphony’s Young Artist Competition winner for 2019 will perform with the orchestra.

Rounding out the season will be a concert titled “Food, Glorious Food,” celebrating the connection between music, food and drink.

Both symphony season and single tickets are now on sale for upcoming season. All tickets can be purchased by visiting hendersonvillesymphony.org or by calling the Symphony office at 828-697-5884.

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