Founded in 1946 as a small community orchestra of seventeen, the Anchorage Symphony Orchestra has blossomed into a vibrant part of Alaska’s cultural landscape, with almost 80 members and a large repertoire. While the Symphony only stages a handful of concerts each season, the programming is impeccable and adventurous. Maestro Randall Fleischer acts as Music Director for the orchestra and under his leadership, the ensemble has risen to new levels of artistic achievement. As part of its fundraising efforts, the Anchorage Symphony League sponsors an annual pops concert featuring the orchestra and notable artists performing pop and Broadway tunes. Season tickets are available and individual ticket prices are a bargain compared to most other symphony concerts.
Anchorage Symphony Information
- Public Transportation: Very Good (Buses 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 36, 45, 60, 75, and 102 are all within a short walk)
- Handicapped Accessibility: Good
- Performances/Programs: 10–15 performances per season
- Ticket Prices: Individual tickets range from $20–$40. Student and senior discounts available
- Group Discounts: Group discounts are the same as student discounts. Around 10% off
- Subscriptions: Season tickets available at several levels (from $60–$120) with early ticket sales for special events
- Membership/Donations: Friends ($50–$99); Donors ($100–$249); Sponsors ($250–$499); Patrons ($500–$999); Benefactors ($1,000–$1,499); Maestro’s Circle ($1,500+). Depending on level, donor benefits include name listing in the Classic Concert programs; invitations to ASO rehearsals; advance mailing of program notes for upcoming concerts; a complimentary parking pass; invitations to the Meet the Musicians reception; Alaska Airlines miles; chair sponsorship of an ASO musician; invitations to the Maestro’s Circle Dinner; and more.