Monthly Archives: November 2013

Review: Conductor Thomas Søndergard, soloist Baiba Skride make rousing ASO debut

By Mark Gresham | 22 Nov 2013, ArtsATL

Guest Conductor Thomas Søndergard. (Photo by Andy Buchanan)

Guest Conductor Thomas Søndergard. (Photo by Andy Buchanan)

Thursday’s performance at Symphony Hall by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra brought forth music by Pärt, Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich, led by Danish conductor Thomas Søndergard and featuring Latvian-born violinist Baiba Skride as guest soloist. …
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Review: ASO, Shaham perform Bartók and “Carmina Burana” in best concert of the season (so far) [ArtsATL]

By Mark Gresham | 16 Nov 2013, ArtsATL

Gil Shaham, left, with Robert Spano at the podium. (Photo by Jeff Roffman)

Gil Shaham, left, with Robert Spano at the podium. (Photo by Jeff Roffman)

Gridlock traffic, primarily due to Vice President Joseph Biden’s motorcade, delayed the start of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s concert on Thursday night at Symphony Hall. – See more at: http://www.artsatl.com/category/music1/page/3/#sthash.QJZivSJf.dpuf …
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Review: Led by conductor Carlo Montanaro, ASO plays colorful program of exotic influences [ArtsATL]

By Mark Gresham | 8 Nov 2013, ArtsATL

Pianist Pascal Roge was the featured soloist. (Photo courtesy Atlanta Symphony Orchestra)

Pianist Pascal Roge was the featured soloist. (Photo courtesy Atlanta Symphony Orchestra)

Thursday’s subscription concert by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra featured music by Tchaikovsky, Saint-Saëns and Dvorak, led by Italian guest conductor Carlo Montanaro and featuring French pianist Pascal Rogé in his ASO debut. …
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Preview: ASO gala to raise money for film documentary on legendary conductor Robert Shaw [ArtsATL]

By Mark Gresham | 8 Nov 2013, ArtsATL

Robert Shaw.

Robert Shaw.

A star-studded assemblage of performers will descend upon Atlanta’s Symphony Hall this Sunday afternoon to perform a gala recital in support of ”Robert Shaw — Man of Many Voices,” a documentary film project about the life, music and legacy of Robert Lawson Shaw, former music director of the Atlanta Symphony… • READ MORE on ArtsATL

Review: ASO plays a triple-header, opens “First Friday” series with Liszt and Beethoven [ArtsATL]

By Mark Gresham | 5 Nov 2013, ArtsATL

GPianist Stephen Hough. (Photo by Hiroyuki Ito)

Pianist Stephen Hough. (Photo by Hiroyuki Ito)

For the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, this past weekend was an odd one in terms of performance schedule. There was no concert on Thursday, which was Halloween. On Friday, the orchestra officially debuted its “First Friday” concerts concept … • READ MORE on ArtsATL

Preview: Sonic Generator makes a French connection with l’Orchestre national de Lorraine [ArtsATL]

By Mark Gresham | 1 Nov 2013, ArtsATL

Georgia Tech’s Sonic Generator

Georgia Tech’s Sonic Generator

Sonic Generator, the contemporary music ensemble-in-residence at Georgia Tech, will join forces with members of the Orchestre national de Lorraine and its conductor, Jacques Mercier, in a concert of innovative music by Steve Reich, Martin Matalon, John Zorn, Daniel Wohl and Jason Freeman at the Ferst Center for the Arts this Sunday evening, November 3, at 7 p.m. … • READ MORE on ArtsATL