Events - Past

Alaska Center for the Performing Arts: Atwood Concert Hall
Anchorage, Alaska
Tuesday, 12 November 2019 - 12:00 PM
With wit and enthusiasm, Maestro Randall Craig Fleischer and the Anchorage Symphony Orchestra present Symphony Under Construction. This Young People’s Concert explores elements of musical composition through performances of Tchaikovsky, Strauss and other masters, including a finale surprisingly written by the audience during the concert!
Presenter: Anchorage Symphony Orchestra
Program TBA
Ensemble: Anchorage Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Randall Craig Fleischer
Alaska Center for the Performing Arts: Atwood Concert Hall
Anchorage, Alaska
Tuesday, 12 November 2019 - 10:00 AM
With wit and enthusiasm, Maestro Randall Craig Fleischer and the Anchorage Symphony Orchestra present Symphony Under Construction. This Young People’s Concert explores elements of musical composition through performances of Tchaikovsky, Strauss and other masters, including a finale surprisingly written by the audience during the concert!
Presenter: Anchorage Symphony Orchestra
Program TBA
Ensemble: Anchorage Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Randall Craig Fleischer
Alaska Center for the Performing Arts: Atwood Concert Hall
Anchorage, Alaska
Saturday, 9 November 2019 - 8:00 PM
- The Egmont Overture commissioned for a play by the same name by Johann Wolfgang van Goethe. Composed during the Napoleonic Wars, Beethoven used this piece to express his political opinion against Napoleon's oppressive government.

- Anchorage audiences may remember Zach DePue as a founding member of the jazz trio, Time for Three. He returns to the Atwood Stage to perform Dvorák's Violin Concerto, a masterpiece from his Slavic period.

- An undeniable trailblazer, Florence Beatrice Smith Price's Symphony No. 1 was the first symphony by an African-American woman to be performed by a major American orchestra (Chicago Symphony Orchestra, 1933).
Presenter: Anchorage Symphony Orchestra
Beethoven: Egmont Overture
Ensemble: Anchorage Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Randall Craig Fleischer
Dvorak: Concerto for Violin in A minor, Op. 53
Artist: Zach DePue (Violin)
Ensemble: Anchorage Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Randall Craig Fleischer
Price: Symphony No. 1
Ensemble: Anchorage Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Randall Craig Fleischer
Alaska Center for the Performing Arts: Atwood Concert Hall
Anchorage, Alaska
Saturday, 9 November 2019 - 7:00 PM
ASO Education Consultant, Susan Wingrove-Reed, gives a pre-concert lecture on the music and personalities of your Anchorage Symphony's Trailblazers.
Presenter: Anchorage Symphony Orchestra
Program TBA
Loussac Library: Moose Meeting Room (2nd Floor)
Anchorage, Alaska
Friday, 8 November 2019 - 12:00 PM
Join Maestro Fleischer for a lively noon-time discussion of the music from your Anchorage Symphony's Trailblazers. Bring your own lunch.
Presenter: Anchorage Symphony Orchestra
Program TBA
98.1 FM
Anchorage, Alaska
Thursday, 7 November 2019 - 4:30 PM
Tune into the KLEF Preview Show and hear Maestro Fleischer discuss and play the music from the ASO’s Trailblazers.
Presenter: Anchorage Symphony Orchestra
Program TBA
Loussac Library: Wilda Marston Theatre
Anchorage, Alaska
Sunday, 3 November 2019 - 3:00 PM
Anchorage Symphony Orchestra and Anchorage Public Library present a free public screening of the documentary "The Caged Bird: The Life and Music of Florence B. Price!"

The TRUE STORY of the first female African-American composer to have a symphony performed by a major American orchestra. This is the inspiring story of one woman's remarkable triumph over prejudice and preconceptions.

Sunday, November 3rd -- 3:00 p.m.
Wilda Marston Theatre
Loussac Library
Presenters: Anchorage Public Library; Anchorage Symphony Orchestra
Program TBA
Alaska Center for the Performing Arts: Atwood Concert Hall
Anchorage, Alaska
Saturday, 5 October 2019 - 8:00 PM
An engineer saves a shipwrecked girl from a gambler in this dramatization of the lives of Alaskan settlers. The Cheechakcos was the first feature filmed entirely in Alaska and the only film by Cap Lathrop’s Alaska Moving Pictures Co. According to the University of Alaska Fairbanks Rasmuson Library Alaska Film Archives, “the film boasted Alaska cast members and spectacular location shooting that vied with the best Hollywood productions.” In 2003, The Cheechakos was deemed “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” by the United States Library of Congress and was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry.
Presenter: Anchorage Symphony Orchestra
Program TBA
Ensemble: Anchorage Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Randall Craig Fleischer
Alaska Center for the Performing Arts: Atwood Concert Hall
Anchorage, Alaska
Saturday, 5 October 2019 - 7:00 PM
ASO Clarinetist, Chris Beheim, gives a pre-concert lecture on the music and personalities of The Cheechakos.
Presenter: Anchorage Symphony Orchestra
Program TBA
Alaska Center for the Performing Arts: Atwood Concert Hall
Anchorage, Alaska
Saturday, 21 September 2019 - 8:00 PM
- Van Cliburn medalist, Daniel Hsu returns to the Atwood Stage after his commanding performance in March 2019. This time he tackles Chopin's spirited Piano Concerto No. 1.

- Inspired by his trip to the French capital, Gershwin's An American in Paris evokes the sights and energy of the City of Lights. He even brought back Parisian taxi horns for the New York premiere!

- Described as "a tribute to the waltz", Ravel's La valse reveals the depths of his romanticism, power, and vigor.
Presenter: Anchorage Symphony Orchestra
Berlioz: Rob Roy Overture
Ensemble: Anchorage Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Randall Craig Fleischer
Chopin: Concerto for Piano no 1 in E minor, B 53/Op. 11
Artist: Daniel Hsu (Piano)
Ensemble: Anchorage Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Randall Craig Fleischer
Gershwin: An American in Paris
Ensemble: Anchorage Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Randall Craig Fleischer
Ravel: La valse
Ensemble: Anchorage Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Randall Craig Fleischer
Alaska Center for the Performing Arts: Atwood Concert Hall
Anchorage, Alaska
Saturday, 21 September 2019 - 7:00 PM
ASO Education Consultant, Susan Wingrove-Reed, gives a pre-concert lecture on the music and personalities of your Anchorage Symphony's A French Connection.
Presenter: Anchorage Symphony Orchestra
Program TBA
Loussac Library: Moose Meeting Room (2nd Floor)
Anchorage, Alaska
Friday, 20 September 2019 - 12:00 PM
Join Maestro Fleischer in the Moose Meeting Room for a lively noon-time discussion of the music from your Anchorage Symphony's A French Connection. Bring your own lunch.
Presenter: Anchorage Symphony Orchestra
Program TBA
Conductor: Randall Craig Fleischer
98.1 FM
Anchorage, Alaska
Thursday, 19 September 2019 - 4:30 PM
Tune into the KLEF Preview Show and hear Maestro Fleischer discuss and play the music from the ASO’s A French Connection.
Presenter: Anchorage Symphony Orchestra
Program TBA
Alaska Center for the Performing Arts: Atwood Concert Hall
Anchorage, Alaska
Saturday, 7 September 2019 - 6:30 PM
This elegant black-tie evening features intimate cabaret style seating, fine fare, a short live auction and a Baton Drawing - one lucky guest will conduct the ASO! All to benefit the Anchorage Symphony Orchestra, a community-sponsored organization.

Many have been attending Champagne Pops for years and know how quickly the premier tables and seats sell out. To our returning guests, thank you for your continued support of the Anchorage Symphony and this opportunity to bring our community together. To our new guests, welcome. We know you will feel at once at home with great music, great fun, and great friends.
Presenter: Anchorage Symphony Orchestra
Program TBA
Ensemble: Anchorage Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Randall Craig Fleischer
Alaska Center for the Performing Arts: Atwood Concert Hall
Anchorage, Alaska
Saturday, 6 April 2019 - 8:00 PM
Sponsor: Holland & Knight
Presenter: Anchorage Symphony Orchestra
Bernstein: On the Waterfront: Symphonic Suite
Ensemble: Anchorage Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Randall Craig Fleischer
Mozart: Requiem in D minor, K 626
Artists: Alaska Chamber Singers; Anchorage Concert Chorus; West Anchorage High School Concert Choir
Ensemble: Anchorage Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Randall Craig Fleischer
Williams: Hymn to the Fallen from Saving Private Ryan
Artists: Alaska Chamber Singers; Anchorage Concert Chorus; West Anchorage High School Concert Choir
Ensemble: Anchorage Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Randall Craig Fleischer
Prokofiev: Alexander Nevsky, Op. 78
Ensemble: Anchorage Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Randall Craig Fleischer
Alaska Center for the Performing Arts: Atwood Concert Hall
Anchorage, Alaska
Saturday, 6 April 2019 - 7:00 PM
ASO Education Consultant, Susan Wingrove-Reed, gives a pre-concert lecture on the music and personalities of the ASO's Season Finale.
Program TBA
Alaska Center for the Performing Arts: Atwood Concert Hall
Anchorage, Alaska
Sunday, 31 March 2019 - 3:00 PM
A musical menagerie for the whole family!
Delight in Saint Saëns’ classic Carnival of the Animals — his witty musical salute to “feathers, fur, and fin.” Majestic lions, braying mules, dancing elephants, elegant swans and many more critters come alive during this audience favorite and other animal-related pieces, including “Flight of the Bumble Bee,” music from The Lion King and many more.

Come early and visit the Instrument Petting Zoo hosted by The Music Man!
Presenter: Anchorage Symphony Orchestra
Rimsky-Korsakov: The Flight of the Bumblebee
Ensemble: Anchorage Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Randall Craig Fleischer
Mancini: Pink Panther
Ensemble: Anchorage Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Randall Craig Fleischer
Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake, Op. 20
Ensemble: Anchorage Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Randall Craig Fleischer
Lloyd Webber: Jellicle Ball (from Cats)
Ensemble: Anchorage Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Randall Craig Fleischer
Gershwin: Walking the dog (Promenade)
Ensemble: Anchorage Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Randall Craig Fleischer
Saint-Saëns: Le Carnaval des animaux (Carnival of the Animals)
Artist: Timothy Smith (Piano)
Ensemble: Anchorage Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Randall Craig Fleischer
Stravinsky: Firebird Suite (1919)
Ensemble: Anchorage Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Randall Craig Fleischer
Disney's LION KING JR
Ensemble: Anchorage Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Randall Craig Fleischer
The Hotel Captain Cook: Discovery Ballroom
Anchorage, Alaska
Thursday, 28 March 2019 - 7:00 PM
22nd Annual Symphony of Wines

Delightful Silent Auction Items
Live Music & Scrumptious Appetizers

Thursday, March 28, 2019, 7-9:30pm
The Hotel Captain Cook

Sample from over 150 exquisite wines from renowned wineries.

Tickets - $90

Must be 21 or older to attend | Identification required for entry | Business/Cocktail Attire
Sponsor: Specialty Imports
Presenters: Anchorage Symphony Orchestra; Specialty Imports
Program TBA
Alaska Center for the Performing Arts: Atwood Concert Hall
Anchorage, Alaska
Saturday, 2 March 2019 - 8:00 PM
Sponsor: Dore & Kevin Meyers
Presenter: Anchorage Symphony Orchestra
Tower: Made in America
Ensemble: Anchorage Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Randall Craig Fleischer
Rachmaninov: Concerto for Piano no 3 in D minor, Op. 30
Artist: Daniel Hsu (Piano)
Ensemble: Anchorage Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Randall Craig Fleischer
Hanson: Symphony no 2, Op. 30 "Romantic"
Ensemble: Anchorage Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Randall Craig Fleischer
Alaska Center for the Performing Arts: Atwood Concert Hall
Anchorage, Alaska
Saturday, 2 March 2019 - 7:00 PM
ASO Education Consultant, Susan Wingrove-Reed, gives a pre-concert lecture on the music and personalities of Made in America.
Program TBA
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The Anchorage Symphony Orchestra is funded, in part, by the Atwood Foundation, Richard L and Diane M Block Foundation , Municipality of Anchorage, Anchorage Assembly, Alaska State Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts and through the generosity of many individuals and corporate community leaders.
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