Hendersonville Symphony Presents “Young at Heart” Concert

Do you remember the first time you heard the thunderous, live music of a symphony orchestra? Or, perhaps you are looking for the chance to give that excitement and wonder to a young person in your life.

Aaron Lipsky, a clarinetist from Asheville and sophomore at A.C. Reynolds High School, received First Prize in the Hendersonville Young Artist Competition and will be featured soloist.

The Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra can do this for you on Saturday, March 16, at 7:30 p.m. with a concert for the entire family.

“Young at Heart,” the next concert in the Symphony’s 2018-2019 season, will feature such selections as “Tubby the Tuba” and “A Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra,” and “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice,” from the animated film “Fantasia.”

This performance is guaranteed to delight and enchant the young – and those young at heart.
Featured soloist at the concert will be the 2019 winner of the Hendersonville Symphony’s Young Artist Competition, Aaron Lipsky of Asheville.

Aaron, a clarinetist, received First Prize in the annual competition and will perform the third movement of Carl Maria von Weber’s Clarinet Concerto No. 2.

A single, general admission ticket to the March 16 concert is $40 for adults, $20 for adults under age 40, and $10 for students. Group discounts are available. Tickets can be purchased by calling 828-697-5884 or by visiting

The concert is generously sponsored by Lake Pointe Landing and the Audrey Love Charitable Foundation, with Young Artist Competition sponsorships from Laborde Eye Group and Dr. and Mrs. Jerry Pyles.

A native of Asheville, Aaron began playing clarinet at age 11 in his sixth-grade band program. A sophomore at A.C. Reynolds High School, he is a three-time member of the N.C. All-State Honors Band. In the summers of 2017 and 2018, Aaron attended the Brevard Music Center (BMC) Summer Institute and Festival, where he was the youngest student in 2017, and a BMC Scholar in 2018.

He played principal clarinet in the Brevard Concert Orchestra under the direction of Keith Lockhart and Ken Lam. He was a semi-finalist in the Brevard Music Center 2018 Concerto Competition and is a two-time recipient of the Ione M. Allen Music Scholarship. Aaron is the founder and Artistic Director of Clarinet & Friends, a chamber music organization that gives concerts of different styles of music around Western North Carolina. Aaron is the grandson of American Composer Phillip Rhodes.

The Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra, founded in 1971, exists to enrich the Hendersonville and Henderson County communities with live symphonic performances and music education opportunities for youth and adults.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit, or call the Symphony office at 828-697-5884.

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