Join us on Thursday, October 11 at 10 a.m. for an Asheville Symphony Guild Program all about the Asheville Symphony Youth Orchestra.
Come hear about our amazing Youth Orchestra! ASYO Music Director Emily Schaad and General Manager Brian Garland will discuss their experiences working with and conducting the student musicians of the Youth Orchestra. Learn more about the workshops, retreats, practices and performances that are all part of our youth orchestra students’ incredible journey to musicianhood!
Enjoy refreshments at 10 a.m. followed by the program. It all takes place at the Asheville Symphony Offices at 27 College Place, Suite 100, Asheville, NC 28801.
Directions: From College Street turn north on to Town Mountain Road. Just up the hill and into the curve, turn right on College Place. Go past the church to the first office building on the right. Turn right into the parking lot. The symphony offices are in the building with the Explore Asheville signage. You may park in the building’s parking lot or in the two church parking lots next to the office complex.
Our Directory is Now Digital
Looking for a Guild friend’s address?
The Guild Membership Directory is now online. Click on the Membership Directory button (found under the Membership tab) and you can download a copy of the directory to your computer. If you prefer a physical copy, it prints out on six pages.
Please note: If you have not logged in to the website before, you will need to create a password to access the membership directory.
The Guild hosted a Musical Feast to welcome our new Maestro, Darko Butorac (pictured, center).
Don’t miss these fantastic Feasts!
Return to Perelandra
Dinner on the Deck and a Concert by the Lonesome Road Band
Thursday, October 18, 5 p.m.
Return to beautiful Perelandra for an evening highlighted by a fabulous bluegrass concert featuring Grammy-nominated J. Larry Keith and The Lonesome Road Band. They have an outstanding Bluegrass repertoire, providing wonderful harmonies along with telling humorous mountain stories. Perelandra, and its beautiful mountain views is the home of Jerry Reed Smith, a very well-known dulcimer maker. Adjoining his home and his dulcimer workshop (which we get to tour), Jerry has built a wonderfully intimate concert hall.
From Folk to Baroque
Join Robin Bullock of Swannanoa Solstice Fame for a Delectable Dinner and a Fantastic Concert
Thursday, October 25, 5:30 p.m.
After a fabulous dinner looking out on the forests of the Ramble, Robin Bullock, hailed as the Celtic Guitar God by the Baltimore City Paper, will entertain us with his celebrated acoustic guitar, mandolin and cittern. He blends the ancient melodies of Celtic lands, their American descendants, and the masterworks of the Baroque and Renaissance eras into a powerful musical vision.
Lunch with Ann Vasilik
Watch the amazing Ann Vasilik create one of her masterful Asheville scenes right in front of us. Then enjoy a delicious lunch.
Wednesday, November 7, 12 p.m.
Have you ever watched Ann work? There is a fascinating magic as the transparent washes begin to reveal the solid elements of the scene. A special prize will go to the first person who can identify where the view is seen from! Add a glass of delightful wine and a delicious lunch! One guest will win the demo painting (which Ann will frame). Expect additional prizes as well.
Pass the Hat Nov. 17
You can help support Music in the Schools!
The Guild’s annual “Pass the Hat” fundraiser will be held at the Nov. 17 Masterworks Concert. Bring you credit card, checkbook or cash to help kids learn about music!