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Anchorage Symphony Orchestra

400 D St, Anchorage, AK (Downtown)
907-274-8668
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Ranked #51 of 102 attractions in Anchorage
Type: Symphonies
Most recent review
- Jun 15, 2013
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Eagle River, Alaska
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50 reviews 50 reviews
17 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

Whether listening to one of their classical evenings or a night of the "Beatles" or "Queen", ASO is an excellent local symphony. World Class director.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

In previous years I thought the woman who sang was okay, and her voice wasn't suited to every song. This year I found her to be extremely pitchy and screeching. I would recommend they hire a new singer. I think one of the violinists would agree, she was plugging her ear during one of the songs.

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Delta Junction, Alaska
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52 reviews 52 reviews
19 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

I love the symphony and have attended many in many places over my 59 years. ASO is up to par. It's not the Boston Pops, but they have talent and a wonderful director. i personally know a trumpeter now with the orchestra who is amazing! They have a varied repertoire for the seasons from serious to pop compilations. I go... More

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Anchorage, Alaska
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109 reviews 109 reviews
44 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We saw Holst The Planets at the PAC and the orchestra was really good. I have some good recordings of this piece and they did not disappoint me. Sound was excellent and accompanying commentary and visuals were really engaging. Good strings and decent wind sections. Seating and crowding before and after performance were AWFUL. This venue needs a bit of... More

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Wasilla, Alaska
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154 reviews 154 reviews
88 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

The ASO is one of the most exciting places to visit in Anchorage. We started out going as part of a Humanities course, and have been regulars ever since. For such a small city, the symphony is out of this world!

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Palmer, Alaska
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46 reviews 46 reviews
30 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

I think the quality of the orchestra is very good, especially for the size of the city & area they have to draw upon. They do their own performances but also play for many visiting productions. It is a nice amenity to have.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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40 reviews 40 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

Excellent variety of programming for the novice or trained ear. Introducing generations of Alaskans to the arts. Bravo!

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Anchorage, AK
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62 reviews 62 reviews
17 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012

When we moved to Anchorage from Seattle, we thought we would not be able to enjoy the type of Symphony experience we were used to. Boy were we wrong! This orchestra is conducted by Randall Craig Fleischer and it is apparent that he imposes strict discipline on the musicians. Some small community orchestras can be described as playing good music... More

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Southcentral Alaska
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45 reviews 45 reviews
22 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2011

As a lifelong lover of classical music, I was curious to see if the Anchorage Symphony could deliver memorable performances. I was not disappointed. All of the orchestral musicians were very talented, as is the conductor. Their renditions of Gershwin and Copland were fantastic- so much so that I'm going to buy season tickets! Alaskans owe it to themselves to... More

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aksoccer
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2010

yeah, they're crazy good musicians, but sometimes the concerts can be a bit...long. but if you're really into long, classical concerts, go for it! but if you are looking for a more interesting (not quite as STRICTLY classical) and shorter of a concert, check out the Junior Youth Symphony (they're middle schooled audition kids). you may think they're bad because... More

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