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Under Music Director Arie Lipsky’s leadership and inspired music making, the A2SO has been favorably compared to the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, the Boston Symphony and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Record numbers heard the Michigan premiere of Michael Daugherty’s electric Trail of Tears, a thrilling Wagner Ring Cycle, Verdi’s Requiem, Mahler’s Second Symphony, and concert opera versions of Mozart’s Magic Flute and Abduction from the Seraglio, and Rigoletto.
“While I have had the pleasure to hear my music performed by many of the leading orchestras in America and abroad, it is always a particular delight to hear it perfomed by our wonderful Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra.”
Michael Daugherty, Grammy Award-nominated composer, one of the most performed and commissioned American composers of his generation
Each carefully prepared season features time-honored classics, a variety of less familiar works by the great masters, plus a bouquet of accessible new works by modern composers, including the premiere of a new work by an emerging U-M student composer. The Orchestra was also heard over National Public Radio in November 2004, performing Once Upon a Castle, a commission created by internationally known Michael Daugherty for the A2SO's and Michigan Theater's 75th anniversaries.
Audiences have been treated to a variety of stellar soloists including world-class artists who just happen to call Ann Arbor home such as Bill Bolcom and Joan Morris, Katherine Larson, Deanna Relyea, Arthur Greene, Gemini, Penelope Crawford, Melody Racine, Daniel Washington, Amy Porter, Stephen Shipps and the U-M Gamelan Ensemble, as well as artists who have come to wish Ann Arbor was their home: David Russell, Adam Golka, Orion Weiss, Matt Haimovitz, Arkadiy Figlin, Bella Hristova (winner of the 2007 Michael Hill International Competition) Eli Eban, Anton Nel, Pip Clarke, Augustin Hadelich (2006 winner of the Indianapolis Violin Competition), Ilya Kaler, Jaime Laredo, and Richard Stoltzman. We are proud to boast soloists from our own orchestra including Aaron Berofsky, Sarah Cleveland and Andy Pelletier.