Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra announces new season

Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra members perform. (Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra)

ANN ARBOR – Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra announced its 2022-23 concert season on Thursday.

The season will feature performances geared toward audiences of all ages, including six classical mainstage concerts and three family-friendly pops events at Hill Auditorium and Michigan Theater.

“This visionary season has been designed with our entire audience in mind,” said A2SO executive director Sarah Calderini. “We’re proud to celebrate the rich diversity in classical music that has stood the test of time and that promises to still enhance our enjoyment and sense of togetherness.”

Also new this season? A new music director will be joining A2SO.

Over the past year, the orchestra auditioned six conductor candidates of international acclaim. A2SO’s chosen candidate will be announced this summer, according to a release.

“The A2SO’s music director will continue our mission of forging new connections and collaborations, bringing exceptional music to an ever-expanding audience base and solidifying our position as one of the highest-caliber regional orchestras in the Midwest,” reads a press release.

So what can audiences expect to hear this season? Performances will highlight classic masterpieces from Beethoven, Berlioz, Dvorak and Mahler and new works by Caroline Shaw, John Adams, Jorge Muñiz and more.

Soloists Inon Barnatan, Susan Platts, Vuvu Mpofu and Timothy McAllister will help bring the pieces to life, according to a release.

The orchestra’s popular and beloved pops series will feature sountracks from Studio Ghibli, the biggest Holiday Pops ever and a classical crossover to finish the season with Grammy Award-nominated singer Cody Fry.

Both full-season and custom ticket packages are available.

For more information, visit, email or call 734-994-4801.

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Meredith has worked for WDIV since August 2017 and was voted one of Washtenaw County's best journalists in 2019 by eCurrent's readers. She covers the community of Ann Arbor and has a Master's degree in International Broadcast Journalism from City University London, UK.