Monthly Archives: January 2015

Review: Bent Frequency, accordionist Zöllner pay tribute to the new music of Mexico [ArtsATL]

by Mark Gresham | 27 Jan 2015

Guitarist Dieter Hennings was a featured musician. (Concert photos by Dot Paul)

On Saturday night, new music ensemble Bent Frequency performed a concert at Kopleff Recital Hall with three featured guests: composer-conductor Juan Trigos, guitarist Dieter Hennings …
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Review: Conductor Matthias Pintscher and pianist Inon Barnatan perform Wagner, Mozart, Beethoven with ASO [ArtsATL]

by Mark Gresham | 24 Jan 2015

Pianist Inon Barnatan (Photo by Marco Borggreve)

On Thursday evening, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra performed music by Wagner, Mozart and Beethoven at Symphony Hall, led by guest conductor Matthias Pintscher and featuring pianist Inon Barnatan as guest soloist. …
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News: ASO principal bassoonist Keith Buncke named principal bassoon of Chicago Symphony [ArtsATL]

by Mark Gresham | 22 Jan 2015

ASO’s Keith Buncke (center) will join the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. (Photo by Delmar Williams)

It seems almost like a game of musical chairs. In a huge turn of events, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s new principal bassoonist, Keith Buncke, has now been named principal bassoon of the famed Chicago Symphony Orchestra. …
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Review: Peachtree String Quartet’s winter concert a mix, from melancholy to vibrant [ArtsATL]

by Mark Gresham | 21 Jan 2015

Peachtree String Quartet plays a winter concert in its home venue in Garden Hills. (Photo by Mark Gresham)

A bright and sunny afternoon with temperatures in the high 50s was opportune weather for Peachtree String Quartet’s winter concert at the Garden Hills Recreation Center on Sunday. An eager audience packed the small, woody venue to hear violinists Christopher Pulgram and John Meisner, violist Yang-Yoon Kim and cellist Karen Freer perform music by Haydn, Shostakovich and Dvořák. …
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Review: Marin Alsop conducts “must hear” ASO concerts with guest soloist Julian Rachlin [ArtsATL]

by Mark Gresham | 19 Jan 2015


Marin Alsop was guest conductor with guest violinist Julian Rachlin in Atlanta Symphony Orchestra concerts of music by Barber, Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky.

On Thursday the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra performed the first of three concerts of music by Barber, Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky, led by guest conductor Marin Alsop and featuring guest solo violinist Julian Rachlin. The program was repeated Friday in the 620-seat Morgan Hall at Kennesaw State University’s Bailey Performance Center, then again on Saturday at Symphony Hall. …
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Review: Violinist Helen Kim sparkles in Kennesaw concert with pianist Sakiko Ohashi [ArtsATL]

by Mark Gresham | 14 Jan 2015

Kim with pianist Sakiko Ohashi at Kim’s faculty recital. (Photo by Mark Gresham)

On Monday evening Kennesaw State University’s Bailey Performance Center was the site of a free recital by violinist Helen Hwaya Kim with guest collaborative pianist …
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Year in Review: For the Atlanta Symphony, it was a year divided and a time to assess the future [ArtsATL]

by Mark Gresham | 2 Jan 2015

ASO musicians were locked out of Symphony Hall for almost three months. (Photo by Jeff Roffman)

For Atlanta’s classical music scene, the latter part of 2014 was dominated by the nine-week lockout of Atlanta Symphony Orchestra musicians by the Woodruff Arts Center …
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