Monthly Archives: September 2012

Preview: ASO musicians to let the healing begin with “United by Music” at Eddie’s Attic [ArtsATL]

by Mark Gresham | 29 Sep 2012, ArtsATL

Classical music will return to Eddie's Attic on Sunday with a benefit for ASO musicians.

Classical music will return to Eddie’s Attic on Sunday with a benefit for ASO musicians.

In the wake of contentious labor negotiations between Atlanta Symphony Orchestra musicians and management, including a lockout that began August 26 and ended Wednesday with ratification of an agreement, the ATL Symphony Musicians will play a three-hour chamber music marathon at Eddie’s Attic in Decatur … • READ MORE on ArtsATL

Review: A rousing and emphatic return to the stage for locked-out ASO musicians [ArtsATL]

by Mark Gresham | 22 Sep 2012, ArtsATL

Soloists David Coucheron (left) and William Pu play Bach's

Soloists David Coucheron (left) and William Pu play Bach’s “Double Concerto” as Michael Palmer conducts.

On Thursday evening, locked-out players of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra performed under the moniker “ATL Symphony Musicians” in the first of two consecutive nights of benefit concerts at North Atlanta High School, in the 600-plus-seat theater of its Center for the Arts. The audience filled the intimate theater to capacity, … • READ MORE on ArtsATL

Georgia State, Emory music programs get big financial boosts from donors [ArtsATL]

by Mark Gresham | 20 Sep 2012, ArtsATL

The gift from Aileen Valianos came as a surprise to Georgia State University.

The gift from Aileen Valianos came as a surprise to Georgia State University.

At a time when there is a general feeling of pessimism about funding for the arts, two Atlanta institutions of higher learning have been named beneficiaries of significant gifts in support of their music programs. … • READ MORE on ArtsATL

Preview: Violist Jennifer Stumm brings home a night of classical music at Eddie’s Attic [ArtsATL]

by Mark Gresham | 9 Sep 2012, ArtsATL

Jennifer Stumm first played Eddie's at the age of 16 as a fiddle player in a country band.

Jennifer Stumm first played Eddie’s at the age of 16 as a fiddle player in a country band.

The viola is the middle child among orchestral bowed string instruments. The players of its closest siblings, the violin and violincello, get far more fame and attention as featured soloists with U.S. orchestras. And while there are few truly well known, rock star viola virtuosi on the symphonic circuit in this country, Jennifer Stumm hasn’t let the odds deter her from making an international career out of playing the “big fiddle.” … • READ MORE on ArtsATL

ASO musicians say Woodruff Arts Center nixed potential labor deal with orchestra [ArtsATL]

by Scott Freeman and Mark Gresham | 05 Sep 2012, ArtsATL

The musicians union says no further talks are scheduled.

The musicians union says no further talks are scheduled.

Negotiations between the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the union that represents its musicians have broken down after talking points for an agreement were rejected by the Woodruff Arts Center’s executive board, the ASO Players Association said Tuesday. … • READ MORE on ArtsATL