Saturday, August 18, 2007

Atlanta Symphony Season: a few concerts you may want to check out

I checked out the Atlanta Symphony website and picked a few concerts that may be of interest.

Saint-Saens Organ Symphony

Saint-Saëns' inspired "Organ" Symphony is the spirited and optimistic star of this evening of French masterpieces. The celebrated violinist and conductor Pinchas Zukerman brings us a rising-star violinist in Ms. Hagner ("resourceful technique. deeply affecting" - New York Times).

10.11.07 - 8:00PM

10.12.07 - 8:00PM

10.13.07 - 8:00PM

Pictures At An Exhibition

Transcendent! Russian Orthodox chants and ringing cathedral bells color the orchestral sounds of Rimsky-Korsakov's ode to Easter. Equally colorful is Ravel's masterful orchestration of Mussorgsky's Pictures. ASO Concertmaster Cecylia Arzewski will shine in Khachaturian's only violin concerto, imbued with the spirit of the dances and folksongs of his native Armenia.

02.28.08 - 8:00PM

02.29.08 - 8:00PM

Shostakovich Symphony No. 5

Emmanuel Krivine returns to lead Shostakovich’s sweeping work of struggle from tragedy to triumph. Equally gripping are Schumann’s Manfred Overture and virtuosic piano concerto, which is a fine showcase for the gifted American pianist Nicholas Angelich, making his ASO debut.

03.20.08 - 8:00PM

03.21.08 - 8:00PM

03.22.08 - 8:00PM

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Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4

Tchaikovsky's deepest emotions fuel a wondrous, searing, and tumultuous symphony. ASO Principal Cellist Christopher Rex performs American giant Samuel Barber's eloquent cello concerto. And Osvaldo Golijov's musical associate Gonzalo Grau debuts an ASO commission.

03.06.08 - 8:00PM

03.07.08 - 8:00PM

03.08.08 - 8:00PM

Berlioz Requiem

Hector Berlioz’s legendary Requiem is filled with multiple trumpet calls that echo amidst the thunder and doom as grace descends with choral beauty. A showpiece for the acclaimed Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus that sold out when last performed at Symphony Hall.

05.01.08 - 8:00PM

05.02.08 - 8:00PM

05.03.08 - 8:00PM