2024-2025 ASO Season Subscriptions

Mix and match Classical & Pops concerts to make your own subscription


SINGLE TICKETS WILL GO ON SALE TUESDAY, AUGUST 1, 2024 at 10:00AM


FREE TICKETS available for everyone 21 and under for most Allentown Symphony Orchestra concerts* thanks to grants from PPL and The Century Fund.  Stop by or call the Box Office to order at 610.432.6715.



Opening Weekend!
BEETHOVEN'S 5TH!
Diane Wittry, conductor
Tine Thing Helseth, Trumpet

Saturday, September 21, 2024, at 7:30pm
Sunday, September 22, 2024, at 2:00 pm

EMILIE MAYER Overture No. 2
ALEXANDER ARUTIUNIAN  Trumpet Concerto
ASTOR PIAZZOLLA  Libertango
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN  Symphony No. 5


RHAPSODY IN BLUE @ 100
Diane Wittry, conductor
Steven Banks, saxophone
Simon Mulligan, piano

Saturday, November 9, 2024, at 7:30pm
Sunday, November 10, 2024, at 2:00 pm

SAMUEL COLERIDGE-TAYLOR  Ballade, Op. 33
BILLY CHILDS  Saxophone Concerto
WILLIAM GRANT STILL  Symphony No. 1 "Afro-American Symphony"
GEORGE GERSHWIN  Rhapsody in Blue


MAHLER & WAGNER
Diane Wittry, conductor
Sherezade Panthaki, soprano

Saturday, February 8, 2025, at 7:30pm
Sunday, February 9, 2025, at 2:00 pm

GUSTAV MAHLER  Symphony No. 4
GRAZYNA BACEVICZ  Concerto for String Orchestra
RICHARD WAGNER  Overture to Tannhäuser


COPLAND'S FANFARE & BRAHMS
Diane Wittry, conductor
Deanna Breiwick, soprano
John Brancy, baritone
Allentown Symphony Chorus | Eduardo Azzati, chorus master

Saturday, March 8, 2025, at 7:30pm
Sunday, March 9, 2025, at 2:00 pm

AARON COPLAND  Fanfare for the Common Man
RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS  Dona Nobis Pacem  featuring the poetry of Walt Whitman
JOHANNES BRAHMS  Symphony No. 4


Season Finale
TCHAIKOVSKY'S 5TH!
Diane Wittry, conductor
Gaeun Kim, cello (2024 Schadt String Competition Winner)

Saturday, April 26, 2025 at 7:30pm
Sunday, April 27, 2025, at 2:00 pm

CLARICE ASSAD  "Frankenstein" World Premiere
AULIS SALLINEN  Cello Concerto, Op. 44
PIOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY  Symphony No. 5



AN INNOCENT MAN —
THE MUSIC OF BILLY JOEL

John Devlin, conductor
John Meilleur, lead vocals
John Regan, piano

TWO SHOWS!
Saturday, October 19, 2024, at 2:00pm & 7:30pm

The songs of Billy Joel come to Miller Symphony Hall, backed up by the ASO and a rock band. You'll hear his greatest hits, such as Piano Man, My Life, Scenes from an Italian Restaurant, and Only the Good Die Young.


HOLIDAY POPS
Diane Wittry, conductor

TWO SHOWS!
Saturday, December 21, 2024, at 2:00pm & 7:30pm

A sell-out every year and now an Allentown holiday music tradition! Classics, carols, sing-alongs, and plenty of surprises (including a visit from a certain North Pole resident.) Perfect for family, friends, and co-workers.


NOTHIN' BUT THE BLUES
Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, and more

Chelsea Tipton, conductor
Shayna Steel, vocalist
Eric Metzgar, guitar

Saturday, January 25, 2025, at 7:30pm

Nothin' But the Blues pays tribute to blues legends who sang their way into history including Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, Ma Rainey, Louis Armstrong, and more. Songs include Louis Blues, House of the Rising Sun, and Baby Won't You Please Come Home as performed by vocalist Shayna Steel and the Allentown Symphony Orchestra.


Night at the Movies —
JOHN WILLIAMS AND MORE

Diane Wittry, conductor

TWO SHOWS!
Saturday, May 17, 2025 at 2:00pm & 7:30pm

Enjoy some of the best music ever written for the cinema, including Star Wars, Schlindler's List and other pieces by Joh Williams, as well as cinematic music by Elmer Bernstein (Magnificent 7), James Horner (TItanic, Avator), Enrico Morricone, Marin Hamlish, and more!


Brass Transit —
THE MUSIC OF CHICAGO

Michael Avagliano, conductor

Saturday, July 12, 2025, at 7:30 pm

Brass Transit is the Premiere Chicago Tribute Band. Formed in 2008, Brass Transit tours North America steadily dazzling audience with flawless performances and spectacular attention to detail in their covers. Get ready to sing along!


Please contact the Box Office to add one or more of these concerts to your subscription at 610.432.6715


JIM BRICKMAN
COMFORT & JOY
A HOLIDAY CELEBRATION 2024

Saturday, November 23, 2024, at 7:30 pm
(Note: The ASO will not perform at this concert.)

Jim Brickman, the multiple Grammy nominated songwriter and piano sensation is back with his annual holiday tour, a magical evening celebrating music, love, and family. Join Brickman for this LIVE and joyous concert experience that blends yuletide memories and holiday favorites with his own hit songs such as, "The Gift," "Sending You a Little Christmas," "Angel Eyes," and "If You Believe."


Repertory Dance Theatre's
NUTCRACKER*

Repertory Dance Theatre
Allentown Symphony Orchestra
Diane Wittry, conductor

Saturday, December 7, 2024, at 2:00 pm
Sunday, December 8, 2024, at 2:00 pm

The magic of RDT's Nutcracker brings enchantment to your holidays! Professional guest artists are joined by a cast of 100 dancers with Tchaikovsky’s beloved score performed live by the ASO.

(*Note: These performances are not included in the free student tickets offer.)


ASO Family Concert
MOZART, COPLAND & THE NATURAL WORLD

Diane Wittry, conductor

Saturday, February 22, 2025, at 2:00 pm

Based on the principles of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) this family concert illustrates many parallels between music and the living parts of an ecosystem. Balance and diversity are just two of the concepts presented through music composed by Mozart, Bach, Copland, and others.

JOE JACKSON                                          
Overture for the 21st Century - "Joy of the Soul"               

J.S. BACH  (arr. MacKenzie)          
Passacaglia in C Minor

ASTOR PIAZZOLLA                                   
Fuga Y Misterio                               

AARON COPLAND                             
Variations on a Shaker Melody                                  

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART
Symphony Number 41, IV. Molto Allegro                                

PETER ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY
Marche Slav Op. 31