Monthly Archives: November 2012

Review: Classical music returns to Eddie’s Attic with engaging Franklin Pond Quartet [ArtsATL]

by Mark Gresham | 30 Nov 2012, ArtsATL

The Franklin Pond String Quartet at Eddie's Attic. (Photo by Mark Gresham)

The Franklin Pond String Quartet at Eddie’s Attic. (Photo by Mark Gresham)

Eddie’s Attic in Decatur continued its exploration of classical music on Wednesday evening, hosting a performance by the Franklin Pond Quartet: violinists Jun-Ching Lin and Carolyn Hancock, violist Paul Murphy and cellist Daniel Laufer. All are members of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, but the group’s name comes from the fact that all are also faculty of Franklin Pond Chamber Music, … • READ MORE on ArtsATL

Review: A tale of two concerts for French pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet at Spivey Hall [ArtsATL]

by Mark Gresham | 20 Nov 2012, ArtsATL

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet brilliantly performed Debussy's “Préludes.

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet brilliantly performed Debussy’s “Préludes.”

French pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet made his Atlanta debut in a recital of music by Beethoven and Debussy on Saturday afternoon at Spivey Hall. The 40-year-old pianist has been getting increasing attention in recent years, … • READ MORE on ArtsATL

ASO review: Rivera shows off special chemistry with orchestra while Beethoven hits a flat 5th [ArtsATL]

by Mark Gresham | 17 Nov 2012, ArtsATL

Jessica Rivera has a special empathy with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.

Jessica Rivera has a special empathy with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.

Robert Spano took the podium on Thursday to lead the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in a concert of music by Sibelius, Grieg and Rachmaninoff capped off by Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5. Soprano Jessica Rivera was the featured soloist in the first half of the program. … • READ MORE on ArtsATL

Review: Georgian Chamber Players elegantly improvise Dvorak, Mendelssohn program [ArtsATL]

by Mark Gresham | 14 Nov 2012, ArtsATL

The Georgian Chamber Players include members of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.

The Georgian Chamber Players include members of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.

The Georgian Chamber Players presented the first concert of their 2012-13 season on Sunday in the intimate Kellett Chapel of Peachtree Presbyterian Church on Roswell Road in Buckhead. … • READ MORE on ArtsATL

ASO review: Guest conductor Matthias Pintscher deftly showcases orchestra’s strengths [ArtsATL]

by Mark Gresham | 12 Nov 2012, ArtsATL

Matthias Pintscher is hailed as the brightest young talent on the German composing scene.

Matthias Pintscher is hailed as the brightest young talent on the German composing scene.

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra continued the autumn leg of its subscription season this past week with concerts led by composer and guest conductor Matthias Pintscher that featured guest violin soloist Karen Gomyo. … • READ MORE on ArtsATL

Review: Warsaw Philharmonic, pianist Yulianna Avdeeva dazzle at Schwartz Center [ArtsATL]

by Mark Gresham | 5 Nov 2012, ArtsATL

Yulianna Avdeeva, 27, is a rising star among concert pianists. (Photo by Christine Schneider)

Yulianna Avdeeva, 27, is a rising star among concert pianists. (Photo by Christine Schneider)

The Warsaw Philharmonic, led by its artistic director, Antoni Wit, performed a concert of music by Lutoslawski, Chopin and Dvořák on Friday in the Schwartz Center’s Emerson Concert Hall, featuring guest piano soloist Yulianna Avdeeva. … • READ MORE on ArtsATL