ASO review: Runnicles leads orchestra, chorus in poignant, all-French tribute to Neil Williams [ArtsATL]

By Mark Gresham | 18 May 2013, ArtsATL

The program contained a heartfelt memorial to the late Neil Williams from Donald Runnicles (above). (Photo by Pablo Castagnola)

The program contained a heartfelt memorial to the late Neil Williams from Donald Runnicles (above). (Photo by Pablo Castagnola)

On Thursday in Symphony Hall, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus performed a concert of all-French music by Messiaen, Debussy and Duruflé, led by Principal Guest Conductor Donald Runnicles, with soprano Kiera Duffy, mezzo-soprano Kelley O’Connor and baritone Edward Parks as guest vocal soloists. … It is dedicated to the memory of L. Neil Williams Jr., a longtime Atlanta arts community leader and ASO supporter who died suddenly last August. … • READ MORE on ArtsATL