Monthly Archives: August 2013

Preview: Klimchak to debut new CD, “Nostalgia for the Future,” at Balzer Theater concerts [ArtsATL]

By Mark Gresham | 21 Aug 2013, ArtsATL

Klimchak performs on a host of instruments. (Photo by Chris Stack)

Klimchak performs on a host of instruments. (Photo by Chris Stack)

Atlanta’s unique, eclectic multi-instrumentalist Klimchak will release his new CD, “Klimchak Live! Nostalgia for the Future,” at a pair of concerts this Friday and Saturday at the Balzer Theater downtown. This will be the third summer that he has performed at Balzer, presented by Theatrical Outfit, … • READ MORE on ArtsATL

Preview: “Profound impact” of Alaskan wilderness informs Stephen Wood’s new music [ArtsATL]

By Mark Gresham | 10 Aug 2013, ArtsATL

Stephen Wood in Denali at the Alaska Range.

Stephen Wood in Denali at the Alaska Range.

The vast Alaskan interior is land of extremes. Mostly wilderness, the landscape rises from the low-lying boreal forests up to altitudes above the tree line … • READ MORE on ArtsATL

Violin prodigy David Coucheron takes “musical journey” as ASO concertmaster [ArtsATL "30 under 30" profile]

By Mark Gresham | 2 Aug 2013, ArtsATL

David Coucheron began playing the violin at age two. (Photo by Jeff Roffman)

David Coucheron began playing the violin at age two. (Photo by Jeff Roffman)

When violinist David Coucheron began his role as concertmaster of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in September 2010, he was just reaching his 25th birthday, making him the youngest concertmaster of any major symphony orchestra. That remains true today. Coucheron, who plays a 1725 Stradivarius, will turn 28 in September. … • READ MORE on ArtsATL

Preview: Perimeter Flutes to showcase local music Saturday, then head to New Orleans [ArtsATL]

By Mark Gresham | 1 Aug 2013, ArtsATL

The Perimeter Flutes at Kopleff Hall last year. (Photo by Mark Gresham)

The Perimeter Flutes at Kopleff Hall last year. (Photo by Mark Gresham)

Amid the dog days of summer, when there are typically few opportunities to hear well-played classical chamber music, the Perimeter Flutes will perform a free concert Saturday at 1 p.m. at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Tucker. All the music is by living composers, four of them based in Atlanta, … • READ MORE on ArtsATL

With ASO musicians everywhere but Atlanta, it’s summertime blues for classical fans [ArtsATL]

By Mark Gresham | 1 Aug 2013, ArtsATL

ASO Principal Guest Conductor Donald Runnicles is at the Grand Teton Music Festival this summer.

ASO Principal Guest Conductor Donald Runnicles is at the Grand Teton Music Festival this summer. (Photo courtesy of Grand Teton Music Festival)

On July 6, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra performed at Reinhardt University in Waleska, Georgia. It was the orchestra’s last concert together until late September, when the new subscription season begins. For the musicians, looking forward to a few weeks off is one thing, but an unpaid work hiatus of 2½ months is something else. … • READ MORE on ArtsATL