Events - Upcoming

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, 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, 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, 11 January 2020 - 8:00 PM
BUSTER KEATON - Sherlock Jr.
CHARLIE CHAPLIN - The Pawnshop

- When his fiancée is robbed, a kindly movie projectionist (Buster Keaton) is framed, but uses his amateur sleuthing skills to solve the case, clear his name, and win back the girl.

- Chaplin plays an assistant in a pawnshop where he goes about his job in his usual comic manner. When a customer brings in an alarm clock to be pawned, Chaplin engages in one of his most famous solo sustained comedy bits.
Program TBA
Ensemble: Anchorage Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Randall Craig Fleischer
Alaska Center for the Performing Arts: Atwood Concert Hall
Anchorage, Alaska
Saturday, 25 January 2020 - 8:00 PM
- Elgar described his popular overture as "cheerful and Londony...honest, healthy, humorous and strong, but not vulgar". Listen out for cockneys, church bells, couples in love, and various brass bands.

- Sibelius' lush and romantic Symphony No. 1 is thought to have one of the most unique openings in the genre with a lone clarinet underscored by a rumbling timpani, creating a theme out of which the entire symphony develops.

- Dr. Jose´ Francisco Salgado returns to the Atwood stage with Moonrise, a film comprised of NASA images celebrating man's landing on the moon set, to Ravel's beautiful orchestral suites from Daphnis et Chloé.
Presenter: Anchorage Symphony Orchestra
Elgar: Cockaigne Overture, Op. 40 "In London Town"
Ensemble: Anchorage Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Randall Craig Fleischer
Sibelius: Symphony no 1 in E minor, Op. 39
Ensemble: Anchorage Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Randall Craig Fleischer
Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé, Suites No. 1 and 2
Artist: Dr. Jose Francisco Salgado
Ensemble: Anchorage Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Randall Craig Fleischer
Alaska Center for the Performing Arts: Atwood Concert Hall
Anchorage, Alaska
Saturday, 29 February 2020 - 8:00 PM
- In his tribute to Thomas Tallis, Vaughan Williams composed an ethereal piece that involves a full string orchestra, a smaller orchestra of nine players, and a string quartet to all perform at the same time.

- Anchorage Symphony principal clarinetist, Karl Pasch performs the premiere of his new concerto.

- Written over a decade before Howard Shore scored the films, Johan de Meij’s first symphony The Lord of the Rings is based on the trilogy of the same name by J.R.R. Tolkien.
Presenter: Anchorage Symphony Orchestra
Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Ensemble: Anchorage Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Randall Craig Fleischer
Pasch: Clarinet Concerto
Artist: Karl Pasch (Clarinet)
Ensemble: Anchorage Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Randall Craig Fleischer
Meij: Symphony no 1 "The Lord of the Rings"
Ensemble: Anchorage Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Randall Craig Fleischer
Alaska Center for the Performing Arts: Atwood Concert Hall
Anchorage, Alaska
Saturday, 4 April 2020 - 8:00 PM
- One of Rossini’s most memorable and exciting opera overtures, The Thieving Magpie opens with an aggressive and militaristic theme followed by the drama and intrigue surrounding the theft of a silver spoon.

- This year's Musica Nova composer is Vivian Fung, an award-winning composer with a unique talent for combining idiosyncratic textures and styles into large-scale works, reflecting her multicultural background. Her new Trumpet Concerto features Classical Trumpeter and Gold Medal Global Music Award-Winner Mary Elizabeth Bowden .

- Vivaldi's Gloria is one of sacred music's most uplifting choral works - a piece of high drama and hidden performers. We are thrilled to be joined by Concert Choirs from Bartlett, Dimond, South, and West High Schools.
Presenter: Anchorage Symphony Orchestra
Rossini: Overture to La gazza ladra, The Thieving Magpie
Ensemble: Anchorage Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Randall Craig Fleischer
Fung: Trumpet Concerto
Artist: Mary Bowden (Trumpet)
Ensemble: Anchorage Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Randall Craig Fleischer
Debussy: General Lavine - eccentric, from Preludes Book II
Ensemble: Anchorage Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Randall Craig Fleischer
Debussy: Rêverie
Ensemble: Anchorage Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Randall Craig Fleischer
Debussy: Golliwog's Cakewalk
Ensemble: Anchorage Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Randall Craig Fleischer
Vivaldi: Gloria in D major, RV 589
Artists: Bartlett High School Concert Choir (Vocals); Dimond High School Concert Choir (Vocals); South Anchorage High School Concert Choir (Vocals); West Anchorage High School Concert Choir (Vocals)
Ensemble: Anchorage Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Randall Craig Fleischer
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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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