Monthly Archives: November 2014

Atlanta Symphony Musicians return to Eddie’s Attic for “United by Music” program [ArtsATL]

by Mark Gresham | 24 Nov 2014

Juan Ramirez and Sharon Berenson perform Piazzolla’s “Libertango.” (Photo by Mark Gresham)

It was a rain-soaked Sunday afternoon as members of the ATL Symphony Musicians assembled to perform this year’s “United by Music” concert at Eddie’s Attic. Almost …
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Review: With Beethoven’s Fifth, ASO begins to find its groove and shake off the rust of the lockout [ArtsATL]

by Mark Gresham | 21 Nov 2014

Led by Spano, the orchestra is still shaking off the effects of its long layoff. (Photos by Jeff Roffman)

On Thursday evening, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra returned to the Symphony Hall stage for the second week of performances in its late-starting 70th anniversary season, …
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Review: Caleb Herron is going, going, “gonged” in Georgia Perimeter solo percussion recital [ArtsATL]

by Mark Gresham | 20 Nov 2014

Caleb Herron stepped outside the Chamber Cartel for a solo performance. (Photo by Mark Gresham)

On Tuesday evening, percussionist Caleb Herron, who is the founding artistic director of new music ensemble Chamber Cartel, performed a solo recital that primarily focused …
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Review: Atlanta Symphony returns to loud ovation; shows rust and effects of musician fill-ins [ArtsATL]

by Mark Gresham | 15 Nov 2014

In the first concert since the lockout ended, the ASO received a hero’s welcome. (Photo by Jeff Roffman)

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus returned to the stage of Symphony Hall Thursday night, after nine weeks of lockout. It performed Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5, featuring ASO concertmaster David Coucheron as soloist, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, led by ASO music director Robert Spano. …
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Preview: ASO contrabassist Michael Kurth debuts two pieces from his side job as composer [ArtsATL]

by Mark Gresham | 7 Nov 2014

Composer/musician Michael Kurth in the Krog Street tunnel. (Courtesy John Fulton Photography)

Michael Kurth has been on the road again. This week, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra contrabassist and composer has been playing as a substitute with the …
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