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New 'Alt ASO' series brings Asheville Symphony into smaller local venues

Peter Vann

The Asheville Symphony's new Alt ASO series fulfills something music director Darko Butorac has wanted since arriving in Asheville three seasons ago—taking the orchestra out of Thomas Wolfe Auditorium and into smaller venues around town.

The series calls on smaller configurations of the orchestra performing a broader array of music. Programs in the initial series feature songs from the likes of Lady Gaga, Guns n’ Roses, Queen and Nirvana, along with operatic works.
Alt ASO opens January 25 at Highland Brewing. Other series concerts are April 26 at the Orange Peel and June 21 at the Asheville Art Museum. I’m Matt Peiken, BPR News.

Matt Peiken, BPR’s first full-time arts journalist, has spent his entire career covering arts and culture.
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