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Anchorage Symphony Orchestra

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Address: 400 D St, Anchorage, AK 99501-2342
Phone Number: 907-274-8668
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Loved the Mozart Requiem

I have lived in many small towns, Anchorage being the largest town I've ever lived in meaning this is the first place I've lived with it's own symphony. I may not have a lot to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2016
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

I have lived in many small towns, Anchorage being the largest town I've ever lived in meaning this is the first place I've lived with it's own symphony. I may not have a lot to compare it to but I think it's first rate especially for a town of this size. I've been to a number of Anchorage Symphony performances... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The last performance was enhanced by a talented, and beautiful, Russian guest pianist. Also, the pre-concert informal talks of Maestro Randy Fleisher are welcombed by more than one group at luncheons, library, schools, etc. to inspire attendance. The performances are always well received, and the Atwood Concert Hall is generally sold-out. The upcoming "Legend of Northern Lights" should be equally... More 

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Eagle River, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 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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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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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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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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 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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