Monthly Archives: September 2011

NeoPhonia returns with Atlanta composers, world premieres in “Red Clay Connections” [ArtsATL]

by Mark Gresham | 29 Sep 2011, ArtsATL

Nick Demos leads a Neophonia ensemble.

Nick Demos leads a Neophonia ensemble.

On Tuesday, October 4, Georgia State University’s NeoPhonia New Music Ensemble will present one of its “Red Clay Connections” in the school’s Kopleff Recital Hall, featuring only Atlanta-based composers: Alvin Singleton, Nicole Chamberlain, Robert Scott Thompson, Nickitas Demos and a newcomer to the city, Tae Hong Park. … • READ MORE on ArtsATL

Ballet in Symphony Hall: gloATL, Sonic Generator and Robert Spano in Kaija Saariaho’s “Maá” [ArtsATL]

by Mark Gresham | 7 Sep 2011, ArtsATL

Preparing for

Preparing for “Maá”: Robert Spano, at left, conducts Sonic Generator. (Rehearsal photos by Mark Gresham)

There’s no grass on the stage — not yet — but at a Tuesday rehearsal in Symphony Hall, the orchestra’s acoustical shell has been pushed aside, revealing the naked concrete back wall and rows of black risers. A pair of dancers are going over their moves in intensive preparation. In a few hours, the musicians will take a final run-through of the treacherous and subtle 80-minute score. … • READ MORE on ArtsATL