Congratulations to our own ASO Music Director Robert Spano for being one of Musical America's 2014 Profiles in Courage Recipients! We are so thankful and proud of your courage,
leadership and commitment to excellence.
When Robert Spano arrived at the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra as music director in 2001, the orchestra was in the doldrums. A music director who stayed too long at the party had left the ensemble divided in its loyalties; morale was at an all-time low; and repertoire was decidedly predictable for a decidedly conservative audience. Enter new-music specialist Spano,
having spent five seasons building the Brooklyn Philharmonic into a highly regarded testing ground for new and unusual repertoire.
ATL Symphony Musicians