Halloween: “Carnival of the Animals”
This season we celebrate the outstanding leadership of Maestro Rick Sowers, who will retire in April 2024 after 35 years as our music director and conductor. For his final season with us, Maestro has created six concerts that promise to be truly memorable.
Audiences will be treated to soaring works of music that are among Rick’s personal favorites. Gifted ASO members will be featured in exceptional solo performances.
An “Evening of Song” will reunite Rick with well-known vocalists who will return to the Paramount stage to pay tribute to their friend and colleague. The 2023-24 season is a time to celebrate Maestro’s gifts as we anticipate a future that builds on the standard of excellence that he has set.
Concert number two of the season promises to be an evening of fun for the entire family!
As is our tradition, the orchestra and conductor will be dressed in their finest Halloween attire. All music will be animal-related, as ASO teams up with the Animal Protection League and the Anderson Humane Society for a program that will include a kids’ costume parade. Maestro Sowers’ Boston Terrier, Daisy, will make a cameo appearance.