American Symphony Orchestra Announces 60th Season

By Dejan Vukosavljevic

The American Symphony Orchestra has announced details for its 60th anniversary season.

“Nothing can compare to the thrill of live performances,” said Music Director Leon Botstein in an official press release. “We are overjoyed at our return to the stage after the restrictions of the past year and to once again be able to play for our beloved audiences in person. To celebrate this especially meaningful event on the occasion of our 60th anniversary season makes it even more significant.”

For the purpose of this article, we will focus on the vocal works only.

Mezzo-soprano Taylor Raven will perform in a concert entitled “Mahler in New York.” The evening will include music by George Whitefield Chadwick, Henry Hadley, Alphons Diepenbrock, and Gustav Mahler.

Performance Date: Dec. 16, 2021, Cathedral of St. John the Divine

Soprano Wendy Bryn Harmer, mezzo-soprano Eve Gigliotti, tenor Joshua Blue, and bass Harold Wilson present the U.S. premiere of Sergei Taneyev’s final work “At the Reading of a Psalm.” The performance also includes the Bard Festival Chorale.

Performance Date: Jan. 28, 2022, Carnegie Hall