Monthly Archives: January 2014

Pianist Wu Han and the Atlanta Symphony bring brilliance to Britten and Berlioz [ArtsATL]

By Mark Gresham | 24 Jan 2014, ArtsATL

Wu Han (with her iPad) and Spano take a bow. (Photo by Jeff Roffman)

Wu Han (with her iPad) and Spano take a bow. (Photo by Jeff Roffman)

Thursday evening’s concert at Symphony Hall by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra featured music by Britten and Berlioz, led by ASO Music Director Robert Spano with pianist Wu Han as guest soloist. The concert was repeated Friday night on the road …

A delightful chamber music weekend with Regency Piano Quartet at Spivey, Molly Blank Series at Breman [ArtsATL]

By Mark Gresham | 22 Jan 2014, ArtsATL

Atlanta Opera Orchestra String Quartet

Atlanta Opera Orchestra String Quartet

Atlanta’s chamber music scene is full of surprises. Such was the case on Saturday evening when a group billed as the Regency Piano Quartet performed at Spivey Hall. A completely unfamiliar ensemble name, the group was presented not by the Hall’s artist series but by …

Conductor Claudio Abbado dies at age 80

Claudio Abbado

Claudio Abbado   (

[Reuters] MILAN – “Claudio Abbado, who decided to become a conductor after hearing a concert at La Scala at the age of eight and went on to lead the Milan opera company and top orchestras for more than half a century, has died aged 80, La Scala said on Monday. …” • Read the article by Isla Binnie at REUTERS (US Edition, Mon Jan 20, 2014 11:36am EST)

Minnesota Orchestra ends 15-month lockout with three-year agreement

MINNEAPOLIS – On Tuesday, the Minnesota Orchestra marked the end of the longest work stoppage for any symphonic orchestra in U.S. history with a new three-year labor agreement. The bitter lockout lasted a total of 488 days. Read the article by Graydon Royce in the StarTribune.

Note: At the time of this post, the last update of the article was January 14, 2014 at 11:09pm.