The orchestra's Lincoln Center season opens on October 22 with a program of psalm settings by Schrecker, Bruckner, Max Reger, Liszt and Zemlinsky. Shrecker's version of Psalm 116, which dates from 1900, has never been heard in the United States.
On February 9, the orchestra plays works by such composer-conductors as George Szell, Leonard Bernstein and Paul Kletzki, as well as the world premiere of a Double Concerto for Violin and Percussion by Harold Faberman, the percussionist-turned-composer-and-conductor who has led the Colorado Symphony and other groups.
The schedule also includes "Symphonic Mexico," with mid-20th-century works by Revueltas and others; an evening exploring the legacy of Franck, with works by the composer and by Chausson, Dukas and Magnard; a concert pairing music by Shostakovich and his friend Michael Weinberg; and a concert performance of Schrecker's opera Der ferne Klang (The Distant Sound), which will mark the American premiere of the 1910 opera.
The ASO, founded in 1962 by Leopold Stokowski, has been directed by conductor, musicologist and educator Leon Botstein since 1992. The orchestra performs neglected works and thematically organized programs, often with links to literature and other art forms.