Welcome to our 2023-2024 season!

Two themes traverse the ASO's four fall concerts: "Profiles in Courage" - musical portraits of three of our nation's great leaders: Lincoln, King and Kennedy; and canonic Second Symphonies.  We hope you can join us for music by Richard Rodgers, Jerod Impichaachaaha' Tate, Charles Ives, George Walker, Aaron Copland, Lee Hoiby, Howard Hanson, Joan Tower, Leonard Bernstein and Aldophus Hailstork -- as well as for performances by three Amherst College Class of 2024 soloists performing concerto movements by Carl Nielsen, Rebecca Clarke and Edvard Grieg.  We close the semester with the grand Second Symphony by Jean Sibelius!

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Music Events at Amherst College

See the music calendar and join the Amherst College Concert Office email list to get the latest news. Each of our ensembles perform several times over the course of the semsester. See performances and find opportunities to participate.

Tickets and Directions

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ASO Recordings

Listen to a number of our recent recordings, including selections from Verdi, Puccini and Mozart. And listen to out full recording archive on our SoundCloud page.

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About the Orchestra

The ASO specializes in Western "classical" music of the classical, Romantic and early twentieth-century periods. Learn more about the orchestra, our director, Mark Lane Swanson, ans our musicians.