by Mark Gresham | 29 Aug 2012, ArtsATL
ASO President Stanley Romanstein says the orchestra’s future is at stake.
As of late Wednesday afternoon, no new collective bargaining agreement had been announced between the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the union that represents its musicians. … • READ MORE on ArtsATL
by Mark Gresham | 27 Aug 2012, ArtsATL
The program will include scenes from the film “The Last Flight of Petr Ginz.”
The Anti-Defamation League‘s office in Atlanta has announced the complete schedule of events for its “Celebrating Defiance” series of programs, which feature remembrance of the Holocaust through artworks related to the World War II concentration camp known as Theresienstadt. … • READ MORE on ArtsATL
by Mark Gresham | 26 Aug 2012, ArtsATL
Negotiations between the musicians and the ASO continue.
The collective bargaining agreement between the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the ASO Players Association expired at midnight Saturday, but both sides issued statements Sunday saying that negotiations continue. … • READ MORE on ArtsATL
by Mark Gresham | 21 Aug 2012, ArtsATL
The Clibber Jones Ensemble at Kavarna.
If you’ve never heard of Clibber Jones, you shouldn’t be surprised. The name is not a mispronunciation of that of Atlanta Braves third baseman “Chipper” Jones, not even intentionally. It’s the curious nom de plume of percussionist Olivia Kieffer, better known as a member of Atlanta’s all-female percussion group Chix With Stix and part of the music faculty at Reinhardt University. … • READ MORE on ArtsATL
by Mark Gresham | 17 Aug 2012, ArtsATL
The ASO musicians may be locked out on August 26.
The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra is moving headlong into the final days of contentious labor negotiations between its 93 musicians and the orchestra’s board and management. … • READ MORE on ArtsATL
by Mark Gresham | 14 Aug 2012, ArtsATL
Il Divo’s management preferred prerecorded music to live ASO musicians.
Sunday night’s concert at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre was billed as “Il Divo and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra,” but what the audience heard over the sound system was not the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. … • READ MORE on ArtsATL
by Mark Gresham | 7 Aug 2012, ArtsATL
The Atlanta Chamber Players created the Rapido! contest three years ago.
What “Iron Chef America” is to cooking, the annual Rapido! contest is to chamber music composers. Like the chefs and the “secret ingredient” sprung on them at the last minute, … • READ MORE on ArtsATL