Monthly Archives: October 2014

Review: ASO concertmaster David Coucheron improvises, enchants in chamber setting [ArtsATL]

by Mark Gresham | 21 Oct 2014

The Georgia Chamber Players (clockwise): David Coucheron, guest violinist Helen Hwaya Kim, Julia Coucheron (with page turner Rebecca Beavers), Christopher Rex and Reid Harris. (Photo by Mark Gresham)

Two engaging high-end chamber music concerts graced Atlanta’s classical music scene this past weekend. The first, on Friday, was presented by ATL Symphony Musicians Foundation …
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Review: Locked-out ASO musicians perform DIY concert with guest cellist Matt Haimovitz [ArtsATL]

by Mark Gresham | 16 Oct 2014

Cellist Matt Haimovitz performing Haydn’s Cello Concerto No. 1, with Richard Prior conducting the ATL Symphony Musicians. (Photo by Mark Gresham)

On Tuesday evening, the ATL Symphony Musicians presented their most recent concert at the spacious Dunwoody United Methodist Church. The small orchestra was led by …
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Preview: Terminus Ensemble performs fourth season opener, then heads off on a different track [ArtsATL]

by Mark Gresham | 15 Oct 2014

A Terminus performance from earlier this year at the Second Ponce de Leon Baptist Church. (Photo courtesy Terminus Ensemble of Contemporary Music)

With the imposition of lockout still in full force and the arrival of federal mediation into the fray of labor negotiations, the musicians of the …
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Preview: Missing classical music? Locked-out ATL Symphony Musicians perform three concerts [ArtsATL]

by Mark Gresham | 9 Oct 2014

Richard Prior conducting the ATL Symphony Musicians and members of the ASO Chorus. (Photos by Mark Gresham)

With the imposition of lockout still in full force and the arrival of federal mediation into the fray of labor negotiations, the musicians of the …
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Review: Atlanta Chamber Players don’t skip a beat with Elizabeth Pridgen as new artistic director [ArtsATL]

by Mark Gresham | 8 Oct 2014

The Atlanta Chamber Players at the New American Shakespeare Tavern. (Photo by Mark Gresham)

The Atlanta Chamber Players opened its 2014–15 season on Tuesday at one of the group’s favorite haunts, the New American Shakespeare Tavern on Peachtree Street. …
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Preview: Series celebrates 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act with arts set in nature [ArtsATL]

by Mark Gresham | 3 Oct 2014

The group performs Stewart Engart’s “Amid Tumult.” Stewart Engart (composer, conducting), Laura Gordy (piano), Tracy Woodard (violin), Maya Killingsworth (viola), Brandon Dodge (percussion), Thomas Avery (classical guitar) and Eric Fontaine (saxophone). (Photo by Mark Gresham)

Fifty years ago last month, the Wilderness Act of 1964 was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson, creating a legal definition of wilderness …
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Review: Piano prodigy Beatrice Rana takes “Clara” for a sumptuous ride at Spivey Hall [ArtsATL]

by Mark Gresham | 2 Oct 2014

Rana at the 14th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition at Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth. (Photo by Ralph Lauer/The Cliburn)

As soon as Sam Dixon heard her play at last year’s Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, he knew he wanted to book pianist Beatrice Rana …
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