Anchorage Symphony's "Opening Night"
Randall Craig Fleischer, conductor
featuring Zuill Bailey, cello
GERSHWIN | Cuban Overture
MICHAEL DAUGHERTY | Tales of Hemingway
TAN DUN | Passacaglia: Secret of Wind and Birds
RESPIGHI | Ancient Airs and Dances (Suite No. 2)
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV | Capriccio Espagnol
After two “hysterical weeks” in Havana, Gershwin wrote his Cuban Overture to share the musical colors of Cuba he loved with American audiences.
Michael Daugherty’s Grammy award®-winning piece, Tales of Hemingway, based on the writings of Ernest Hemingway, features cellist Zuill Bailey, who won a Grammy for his recording of the piece.
Tan Dun’s Secret of Wind and Birds was inspired by new and old, natural and manmade, ancient and modern. Bird songs depicted by traditional Chinese instruments are played on smartphones of musicians and audience members.
Anchorage Symphony’s “Opening Night” is presented by Anchorage Symphony Orchestra.
Runs approximately 2 hours including intermission.
BABIES — Discouraged. Ticket required for all ages.
CHILDREN — Recommended for ages 6 and older.
Disruptive patrons of any age will be expected to exit the show.
Get Behind-the-Scenes: ASO Education Consultant, Susan Wingrove-Reed, will give a pre-concert lecture on the music and personalities of the performance of Anchorage Symphony’s “Opening Night”. This free lecture begins one hour before the show. Public welcome.
An ASL Interpreter will sign this event on Saturday, September 22 at 8:00 pm. Select seats labeled " I " to purchase seats with a view of the interpreter. For more information, contact CenterTix at 263-ARTS).
Atwood Concert Hall
Alaska Center for the Performing Arts
621 W 6th Ave, Anchorage
If you already have tickets and are concerned that your current seats may not fulfill your needs, please complete this special seating request form.
An ASL Interpreter will sign this event on Saturday, September 22 at 8:00 pm. Select seats labeled " I " to purchase seats with a view of the interpreter. For more information, contact CenterTix at 263-ARTS (voice).
All levels of the theatres in the Center have wheelchair-and scooter-accessible locations where patrons can remain in their wheelchairs/scooters or transfer to portable theater seats. Select seats labeled "W" to purchase these seats.
Scooters cannot be placed in the aisles due to the Center's evacuation plan. Patrons are welcome to transfer to a Center transport wheelchair in the lobby to gain access to permanent seat locations. Devices will be stored in the lobbies.
Assistive Listening Devices - Sound from the stage is broadcast directly to you by our in-house listening system (Listen Technologies LR-52000-072). This system has a standard 3.5mm output jack, so you can use your own headset or one of our stereo headsets. A limited number of T-coil compatible loop lanyards are also available. Listening devices are kept at the House Manager's station in the lobby prior to and during performances. This service is free of charge, however a deposit or ID is required.
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621 West 6th Avenue, Anchorage, Alaska 99501.
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