Preview: Bent Frequency, CORE join forces for “on love” Valentine’s treat at Callanwolde [ArtsATL]

by Mark Gresham | 11 Feb 2015

Decatur’s CORE Performance Company and Bent Frequency offer their unique take on Valentine’s Day.

This weekend, the dance artists of CORE Performance Company and musicians of Bent Frequency will perform a new collaborative work, on love, at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center …
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Review: ASO artist in residence Russell Thomas enthralls with captivating Ebenezer concert [ArtsATL]

by Mark Gresham | 10 Feb 2015

Russell Thomas has a third solo concert scheduled in April. (Photo by Trevor Cochlin)

On Saturday afternoon, tenor Russell Thomas — the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s inaugural artist in residence this season — performed a free recital at Ebenezer Baptist Church …
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Review: ASO has intonation issues on Gould; Coucheron steals the evening with trademark tone [ArtsATL]

by Mark Gresham | 7 Feb 2015

David Coucheron, center, with guest conductor Tito Muñoz. (Photo by Jeff Roffman)

On Thursday evening at Symphony Hall the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra performed a program of music by Gould, Bruch and Dvořák led by guest conductor Tito Muñoz with ASO concertmaster David Coucheron as featured violin soloist. …
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Review: Sonic Generator revisits the old, brings in the new in Terminal West concert [ArtsATL]

by Mark Gresham | 6 Feb 2015

Violinist Helen Kim with Sonic Generator at Terminal West. (Photo by Mark Gresham)

On Wednesday, high-tech new music ensemble Sonic Generator performed the first concert of their season at Terminal West, the über-hip 7,000-square-foot music and special events …
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Review: Bent Frequency, accordionist Zöllner pay tribute to the new music of Mexico [ArtsATL]

by Mark Gresham | 27 Jan 2015

Guitarist Dieter Hennings was a featured musician. (Concert photos by Dot Paul)

On Saturday night, new music ensemble Bent Frequency performed a concert at Kopleff Recital Hall with three featured guests: composer-conductor Juan Trigos, guitarist Dieter Hennings …
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Review: Conductor Matthias Pintscher and pianist Inon Barnatan perform Wagner, Mozart, Beethoven with ASO [ArtsATL]

by Mark Gresham | 24 Jan 2015

Pianist Inon Barnatan (Photo by Marco Borggreve)

On Thursday evening, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra performed music by Wagner, Mozart and Beethoven at Symphony Hall, led by guest conductor Matthias Pintscher and featuring pianist Inon Barnatan as guest soloist. …
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News: ASO principal bassoonist Keith Buncke named principal bassoon of Chicago Symphony [ArtsATL]

by Mark Gresham | 22 Jan 2015

ASO’s Keith Buncke (center) will join the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. (Photo by Delmar Williams)

It seems almost like a game of musical chairs. In a huge turn of events, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s new principal bassoonist, Keith Buncke, has now been named principal bassoon of the famed Chicago Symphony Orchestra. …
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Review: Peachtree String Quartet’s winter concert a mix, from melancholy to vibrant [ArtsATL]

by Mark Gresham | 21 Jan 2015

Peachtree String Quartet plays a winter concert in its home venue in Garden Hills. (Photo by Mark Gresham)

A bright and sunny afternoon with temperatures in the high 50s was opportune weather for Peachtree String Quartet’s winter concert at the Garden Hills Recreation Center on Sunday. An eager audience packed the small, woody venue to hear violinists Christopher Pulgram and John Meisner, violist Yang-Yoon Kim and cellist Karen Freer perform music by Haydn, Shostakovich and Dvořák. …
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Review: Marin Alsop conducts “must hear” ASO concerts with guest soloist Julian Rachlin [ArtsATL]

by Mark Gresham | 19 Jan 2015


Marin Alsop was guest conductor with guest violinist Julian Rachlin in Atlanta Symphony Orchestra concerts of music by Barber, Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky.

On Thursday the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra performed the first of three concerts of music by Barber, Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky, led by guest conductor Marin Alsop and featuring guest solo violinist Julian Rachlin. The program was repeated Friday in the 620-seat Morgan Hall at Kennesaw State University’s Bailey Performance Center, then again on Saturday at Symphony Hall. …
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