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Asheville Symphony To Celebrate Bates, Gershwin, Ellington - Asheville NC


November 5, 2018

The Asheville Symphony presents a jazz-tinged all-American program of works by Mason Bates, Duke Ellington and George Gershwin at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17.

The concert takes place at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium in downtown Asheville, under the baton of Music Director Darko Butorac.

“These three composers share in common the spirit of innovation,” said Butorac. “They all re-imagine what orchestral music can be through their own passions and experiences.”

The program opens with Mason Bates’ 2011 work, Mothership.

This fun and fast-paced work combines the composer’s career in...

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