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2020-21 season

The ASU Symphony and Chamber Orchestras have moved their innovative programming and ground-breaking guest artists online for the first part of the fall 2020!


The ensemble will be recording works by Beethoven, Dvorak, Janacek, Marc Mellits, Jessie Montgomery, Steve Reich, Daniel Bernard Roumain, Stravinsky, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, and new works by ASU composers.

The ASUSO is also leading a consortium commission of a new work by Carlos Simon, winner of the 2019 ASU Commission Competition, to be premiered in 2021. Should live performances take place in the fall, information will be added to this page as well as the orchestra’s Facebook page.

Director of Orchestras

Listen and Watch

Musicians playing

Harp of Nerves

JIJI performs Harp of Nerves, a guitar concerto by Hilary Purrington, with the ASU Symphony Orchestra.

An orchestra playing on stage

Don Juan

The ASU Symphony Orchestra opens the 2018-19 with Strauss’s explosive tone poem Don Juan, which launched him to international fame when he was only 25 years old.


Guest artists 2020-21

Orchestral opportunities