Annapolis Symphony, 2021-22: 60th-anniversary commission, in-person and virtual ticket options

Posted on: July 22, 2021

The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra has announced details of its 2021-22 season, featuring five masterworks programs, four community concerts at locations throughout Annapolis, a family concert with Magic Circle Mime Company, and a holiday pops concert with the Sultans of String ensemble. The season will open September 4 with the return of the ASO’s annual free Pops in the Park concert at Quiet Waters Park; the program will feature music by Tchaikovsky, Brahms, Scott Joplin, Leroy Anderson, Duke Ellington, John Williams, and more. Music Director José-Luis Novo will lead the orchestra’s first masterworks concert at Maryland Hall, featuring Concertmaster and Annapolis Symphony Academy Director Netanel Draiblate as soloist in Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto, and Debussy’s La Mer. In May, the orchestra will perform the world premiere of a new work by Jessica Hunt marking the ASO’s 60th anniversary, on a program with Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances and Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with soloist Olga Kern. The orchestra is offering subscription packages to all five in-person programs at Maryland Hall, subscription packages to its four-concert community series, and Symphony+ virtual subscriptions to access the ASO’s virtual platform. Said Novo, “We cannot wait to celebrate our 60th anniversary with everyone.”