If you’ve ever wondered about the creative process for composers, tune in to tonight’s livestream at 8pm EDT featuring our very own Michael Kurth! He will be discussing composition as well as answering questions. This will also include a Listening Party of his work “Everything Lasts Forever”. We hope you’ll join in!
Please join us onstage or online this Thursday, February 27th at 6:45pm for a Preconcert Chamber Music presentation by The Merian Ensemble! The livestream can be viewed at the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Facebook page.
This concert will feature a program entitled "Listen: Works by Women", in honor of International Women's Day on March 8th.
The Merian Ensemble
Elisabeth Remy Johnson, harp
Christina Smith, flute
Emily Brebach, oboe
Marci Gurnow, clarinet
Jessica Oudin, viola
We would love to see you at our annual ATL Symphony Musicians Appreciation Concert at 3pm on January 5th! The concert will be held in Kellett Chapel at Peachtree Presbyterian.
This event is not ticketed. Suggested donation of $10 per person at the door. All donations benefit the ATL Symphony Musicians Scholarship Fund. Reception to follow. Please come out and support all of these wonderful musicians!
We’re extremely excited that our own Elisabeth Remy Johnson has curated this program! We hope our supporters will come out and listen to what is sure to be a captivating performance by some of the women from the ATL Symphony Musicians!
A total of 16 musicians* were involved in the concert, a combination of members of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and alumni of the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra. One of the latter, violinist Davis S. Butner, who is currently studying architecture at Yale, gave a speech after intermission about, to quote his opening paragraph, “the impact the Atlanta Symphony has made on my life and musical upbringing as a native Atlantan.”
Beginning with the magic he discovered in his first Young Audiences Concert in 1997, Butner walked the audience through personal tales of the ASO’s passionate performances, engagement of the community, and the personal access he was afforded as a young person to the orchestra’s professional musicians, recounting the names of many who helped and inspired him.
Butner closed his talk with a cautionary passage from a speech by the late Robert Shaw, former music director of the ASO, “The Conservative Arts,” in which Shaw argues for the essential collegiality between amateur and professional, between orchestra and public, and that we must remain on guard together lest we lose our arts to careless cultural complacency.
The ATL Symphony Musicians would love to see our supporters at the annual collaborative chamber music concert with alumni of the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra! The concert is free and will be on Sunday, January 6th at 3:00pm at Kellett Chapel of Peachtree Presbyterian.
The program is:
Johannes Brahms String Sextet No. 2, Op. 36
Jacques Ibert Trois Pièces for Woodwind Quintet
Richard Wagner Siegfried Idyll
Please save the date!
This Thursday, October 19, will be our first Preconcert Chamber Music recital of the year. Please join us at 6:45pm on stage at Symphony Hall to enjoy a program of Sarasate, Rossini, and Bernstein. You will also get an opportunity to hear three of the newest members of the orchestra! The performers are: Joel Dallow, cello; Karl Fenner, bass; Sissi Yuqing Zhangand Anastasia Agapova, violins; Peter Marshall, piano (not pictured); and Andrew Brady Anthony Georgeson, Laura Najarian and Juan de Gomar, bassoons. We look forward to seeing you there!
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