ASHLAND — The Ashland Symphony Orchestra will open its 48 th season on Saturday, Sept. 9, with “Divinely Dvořák” featuring young prodigy Kevin Miura on violin.

“Song & Symphony” follows on Saturday, Oct. 28, at Ashland Grace Brethren Church, and will feature Kendra Colton, soprano. The ASO heads to the Budd School Auditorium in Loudonville on Sunday, Oct. 29 at 2 p.m., for a concert of both Pops and Classical music.

Ashland Symphony Orchestra in concert

Kicking off the holiday season on Sunday, Nov. 26, is the annual “Family Holiday Pops” with the Ashland High School A Cappella Choir and the Madison Comprehensive High School Concert Choir.

Ashland Regional Ballet and students from Opus II Dance Studio will join the ASO on stage for “The Magic of Harry Potter” on Saturday, Feb. 3. There will be preconcert activities for the whole family including a display of live owls from the Medina Raptor Center. The Orchestra’s musical March madness at the Hugo Young Theatre begins with the free School Day Concert for 3rd graders on Friday, March 9 at noon.

The annual free Young People’s Concert is Saturday, March 10 at 4 p.m. with pre-concert activities beginning at 3 p.m. The Instrument Petting Zoo will be available and gives children an opportunity to touch and play musical instruments from the orchestra.

The Saturday evening performance of “From Mozart to Gershwin” will feature some of the ASO’s own musicians. The season concludes on Saturday, April 28, with “Romantic April” with The Ashland Area Chorus and Ashland University Choir and featuring soloist Sarina Zhang on both cello and piano.

Ashland is the smallest community in the United States to have a professional orchestra and the ASO has been conducted by Maestro Arie Lipksy since 1996. The Orchestra is supported by many local individuals and corporate sponsors as well as the Ohio Arts Council, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts. Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Robert M. & Janet L. Archer Auditorium unless otherwise noted.

Tickets are adults $23, seniors (65+) $20, and children under 18/college student with ID $5.

Tickets for “Family Holiday Pops” and “The Magic of Harry Potter” are $16 for adults and seniors.

Ticket prices for the Loudonville concert will be announced at a later date. Concert goers can save money by purchasing a subscription package.

For more information call Martha Buckner, Executive Director, 419-289-5115, or visit

The Life section is supported by Brethren Care Village in Ashland.

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