Arts & Entertainment: Best classical ensemble

  • Now part of the Asheville music scene for more than a half-century, The Asheville Symphony Orchestra performs not just the classics, but innovative concerts involving theater, vocalists, up-and-coming soloists and new composers. Since taking his position in 2004, conductor and music director Daniel Meyer has increased ASO’s community presence, with local in-school performances and other educational programs. — A.M.