We are very excited to be a part of the 4th Annual ATL Symphony Musicians Appreciation Concert, scheduled for Sunday, January 8 at 3pm. This wonderful tradition, organized by ASYO alumni, brings together former youth orchestra students and the ATL Symphony Musicians to perform chamber music. We are very grateful to the ASYO alumni for their generosity and artistry, and we look forward to seeing you at the concert!
This Thursday at 6:45pm on stage, we will have the second Preconcert Chamber Music performance of the season. These concerts are a rare opportunity to sit on stage and get an up-close-and-personal view of your favorite musicians playing some amazing music. Both works on the program are based on poetry about wind, and the Schreker, written the same year as Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde, features some of our newest colleagues in the ASO. We hope you can join us!
Toru Takemitsu: And then I knew 'twas wind, for flute, viola, and harp – featuring Christina Smith, flute; Paul Murphy, viola; Elisabeth Remy Johnson, harp
Franz Schreker: Der Wind, for violin, clarinet, horn, cello, and piano - featuring Anastasia Agapova, violin; Marci Gurnow, clarinet; Jaclyn Rainey, horn; Daniel Laufer, cello; Peter Marshall, piano
On this Monday and Tuesday evenings at 7pm, you can hear cellist Brad Richie and clarinetist Ted Gurch perform with Glo + Georgia Tech's Sonic Generator at Sol LeWitt's 54 Columns, at the corner of Highland Avenue and Glen Iris Drive in Atlanta. Check out www.gloATL.org for more information.
Puppies! At rehearsal!
The orchestra is partnering with the Atlanta Humane Society for tonight's pops performance. You can get $25 tickets to tonight's show using the promo code AHS and $5 will go to the Humane Society. These adorable pups might even make an appearance at the concert for you to meet them and their adorable squishy faces!
Did you hear Thursday's performance? If not, you can catch it tonight or tomorrow afternoon. #WoodwindPride
This week marks our final preconcert chamber music program of the season. Be sure to get there early on Thursday night to get the best seats, on stage, to hear these two quintets by Prokofiev. See you there!
Our Robert Shaw's 100 Birthday Concert at Carnegie Hall with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus review is in!
"Mr. Spano drew a glowing, spacious performance of this Brahms masterwork from the orchestra, marking a great return visit for both him and this essential ensemble."
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