ASO review: Clarinetist Laura Ardan brings fire to Michael Gandolfi’s “The Nature of Light” [ArtsATL]

by Mark Gresham | 14 Jan 2013, ArtsATL

Laura Ardan performed Michael Gandolfi's piece with emotional intensity.

Laura Ardan performed Michael Gandolfi’s piece with emotional intensity.

Thursday was a rainy night in Georgia, but a near-capacity audience showed up at Symphony Hall to hear Robert Spano conduct the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in a performance of music by Michael Gandolfi, Sergei Prokofiev and Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov. There were two featured soloists on the docket: the young Finnish pianist Juho Pohjonen and the ASO’s own principal clarinetist, Laura Ardan. … • READ MORE on ArtsATL