Mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton is featured soloist in the closing concert of the Bellingham Festival of music, this Friday, July 19. (courtesy of Bellingham Festival of Music.)

This Week: July 17 – 23, 2019

Posted on Mondays, the listings are for Wednesday through the following Tuesday.

It’s summer and local concerts are few and far between, so there are no local live listings of concerts this week. In the meantime, have a look at the selected festivals listed below in which the artistic directors are connected to Atlanta, as are many Atlanta musicians who are performing in the festvals’ orchestras and ensembles.


Through – SUN AUG/13
HIGHLANDS-CASHIERS CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL (Fridays and Sundays, Highlands Performing Arts Center; Saturdays and Mondays, Albert Carlton Library, Cashiers) · FRI/19, Highlands @ 6pm and SAT/20, Cashiers @ 5pm: “Concerto Night” SCHUMANN: Concerto Without Orchestra; ELGAR: Cello Concerto; MENDELSSOHN: Violin Concerto. Philippe Quint, violin; Ani Aznavoorian, cello; Elizabeth Pridgen, piano. SUN/21, Highlands @ 5pm and MON/22, Cashiers @ 5pm: “Quint–Essential” MOZART: Duo for Violin & Viola; BEETHOVEN: Trio for Strings; Tchaikovsky: Souvenir de Florence for String Sextet. Philippe QUINT, violin; Helen Kim, violin; Yinzi Kong, viola; Scott Rawls, viola; Ani Aznavoorian, cello; Charae Krueger, cello.

Through – FRI/JUL 19
BELLINGHAM FESTIVAL OF MUSIC (Bellingham, WA) · Western Washington University Performing Arts Center FRI/19 @ 7:30pm: Gala Evening of Favorite Opera Arias and Choruses. Jamie Barton, mezzo-soprano; The BFM Chorus. ROSSINI: Overture to “La gazza ladra;” SAINT SAENS: Bacchanale and “Mon coeur s’ouvre à ta voix” from “Samson and Delilah;” VERDI: “Va pensiero” from “Nabucco;” BIZET; “Les voici,” “Cigarette Girls Chorus,” “Habanere,” and “Seguidilla,” from “Carmen.” DONIZETTI: “Servants’ Chorus” from “Don Pasquale;” CILEA: “Acerba voluttà” from “Adriana Lecouvreur;” VERDI: “Patria oppressa” from “Macbeth,” and “O don fatale” from “Don Carlo;” BERNSTEIN: Overture to “Candide,” and “I am easily assimilated,” from “Candide.”

Through FRI/JUL 31
GRAND TETON MUSIC FESTIVAL (Jackson Hole, WY) · WED/17: Walk Festival Hall @ 8:00pm. Los Angeles Guitar Quartet. ROSSINI: Overture from The Barber of Seville; BEASER: Chaconne; HAND: Chorale; LISZT (arr. Kaneniser/Minei): Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2; FALLA: Selections from El amor brujo; METHENEY: Road to the Sun. THU/18: Walk Festival Hall @ 8:00pm. SCHULHOFF: Concertino; EWALD: Brass Quintet No. 3, Opus 7; BEETHOVEN: String Quartet No. 1 in F major, Opus 18. Carole Bean, flute/piccolo; Russell Campbell, trumpet; Charles Daval, trumpet; Gail Williams, horn; Jay Evans, trombone; Carol Jantsch, tuba; Ling Ling Huang, violin; Tomoko Iguchi, violin; Caroline Gilbert, viola; Philippe Chao, viola; Dariusz Skoraczewski, cello; Robin Kesselman, bass. FRI/19: Walk Festival Hall @ 8:00pm and SAT/20: Walk Festival Hall @ 6:00pm. SMETANA: The Moldau; SHUMANN: Cello concerto in A minor, Opus 129; BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 5 in C minor. Rafael Payare, Conductor; Alisa Weilerstein, cello; Festival Orchestra. TUE/23: St. John’s Episcopal Church @ 6:00pm. LAVEN: Moon Over Jenny Lake; DVOŘÁK: Terzetto, Opus 74; BEEFTINK: Fireflies; GRIEG: Lyric Pieces. Carole Bean, flute; Stephanie Rhodes Russell, piano; Christopher Pulgram, violin; Julianne Lee, violin; Yang-Yoon Kim, viola; Steven Laven, cello.

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Through TUE/AUG 23
ASPEN MUSIC FESTIVAL (Aspen, CO) · WED/17 @ 6:00pm.: Benedict Music Tent. Aspen Philharmonic Orchestra. Johannes Zahn, conductor; Darrett Adkins cello. HARTKE: Da pacem (Cello Concerto); BRAHMS: Symphony No. 1 in C minor, op. 68. WED/17 @8:30pm: Harris Concert Hall. American Brass Quintet. J TOWER: Copperwave; J MEYER: Luminosity; A SCHOENBERG: Reflecting Light; T GURECKIS: Fixated Nights; HALL/NEAVE: Ever of Thee; HARTWELL: Double Quickstep; HEROLD: Aux pieds de la Madonne from Zampa, ou La fiancée de marbre; ANONYMOUS: Waltz; ANONYMOUS: Grand Confederate Quickstep. Louis Hanzlik, trumpet; Eric Reed, horn; Michael Powell, trombone; John D. Rojak, bass trombone. THU/18: Harris Concert Hall @ 8:00pm. “Red, Hot, And Blue: A Cabaret Evening from American Song to Broadway. ” Juliet Powar, soprano; Madeleine Lyon, mezzo-soprano; Katherine Menke, mezzo-soprano; Jose Simerilla Romero, tenor; Devin M. Eatmon, tenor; Korin Gregory Thomas-Smith, baritone; Kenneth Merrill, piano. FRI/19: Benedict Music Tent @ 6:00pm. Aspen Chamber Symphony. IVES: The Unanswered Question; MARTIN: Petite symphonie concertante; BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 2 in D major, op. 36. Courtney Lewis, conductor; Jory Vinikour, harpsichord; Anneleen Lenaerts, Harp; Anton Nel, piano. SAT/20 @ 4:30pm: Harris Concert Hall. CHAMBER MUSIC. CARTER: Double Concerto; SCHOENBERG: Fünf klavierstücke, op. 23; PIERRE JALBERT: Piano Quintet. Aspen Contemporary Ensemble; Daniel Pesca, harpsichord; Tengku Irfan, piano; Timothy Weis,s conductor; Paul Kantor, violin; Espen Lilleslåtten, violin; Victoria Chiang viola; Michael Mermagen, cello. SAT/20 @ 8:00pm: Harris Concert Hall. A RECITAL BY ARIE VARDI, PIANO. J. S. BACH: Harpsichord Concerto in F minor, BWV 1056, Concerto for Two Harpsichords No. 2 in C major, BWV 1061, Concerto for Three Harpsichords in C major, BWV 1064, Concerto for Four Harpsichords in A minor, BWV 1065. Arie Vardi, piano; Maxim Lando, piano; Ray Ushikubo, piano; Harmony Zhu, piano. SUN/21: Benedict Music Tent @ 4:00pm. Aspen Festival Orchestra. C.A. BROWN: How to Relax with Origami; RACHMANINOFF: Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, op. 18; ELGAR: Variations on an Original Theme, op. 36, “Enigma.” Leonard Slatkin, conductor; Seong-Jin Cho piano. MON/22 @ 6:00pm: Harris Concert Hall. MOZART: String Quintet in E-flat major, K. 614; MENDELSSOHN: Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, op. 49. Masao Kawasaki, violin; Choong-Jin Chang, viola; Megan Wei, viola; Michael Mermagen, cello; William Hagen, violin; Andrei Ionită, cello; Anton Nel, piano. MON/22 @ 7:30pm: Benedict Music Tent. ROGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN’S SOUTH PACIFIC (in concert). Lonny Price, director; Andy Einhorn, conductor; Festival Symphony; Nathan Gunn, baritone; Christy Altomare; Ann Harada; Leanne Cabrera; Ryan McCartan; Brian Ray Norris. TUE/23: Harris Concert Hall @ 7:30pm. KODÁLY: Dances of Galánta; BRAHMS/PARLOW: Hungarian Dance in D major; BARTÓK/MAX MUELLER: Romanian Folk Dances, BB 76; DVOŘÁK: from Slavonic Dance No. 8 in G minor, op. 46, and Romance for Violin and Orchestra in F minor, op. 11, B. 39; J. STRAUSS JR.: Overture to The Gypsy Baron; RAVEL: Tzigane, rapsodie de concert. Johannes Zahn, conductor, Sarah Chang, violin.



ATLANTA MUSIC SCENE · WABE-FM 90.1 @ 10:00pm. Harmonie Universelle-USA; Francisca Vanherle Maxwell, soprano; Catherine Bull & Janice Joyce, Flute; Lara Lay, oboe, Gesa Kordes, violin; Elena Draineva, viola; Brad Knobel, cello; Daniel Pyle, harpsichord & director. MOZART: Quartet in D for flute, violin, viola and basso continuo, K. 285. RUST: Trio in D for viola d’amore and two flutes; BACH: Braes of Ballenden, and Quintet in C for flute, oboe, violin viola and basso continuo, Op. 11, #1. Recorded 9/30/2016 at Spivey Hall, Clayton State University. [PROGRAM TIME 00:59:08] Repeats online & on HD-2: TUE/23 @ 3pm & SAT/27 @ 10am].

ATLANTA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA BROADCASTS · WABE-FM 90.1 @ 8pm. From the ASO’s MAY 9/11, 2019 concerts. PRIOR: …of shadow and light…; OLIVERIO: Double Timpani Concerto; BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 5. Robert Spano, conductor; Mark Yancich, timpani & Paul Yancich, timpani. (Repeats online & on HD-2: TUE/23 @ 4pm; SAT/27 @ 11:00am)

THU/18, SUN/21
THE ASO ON GPB · Georgia Public Broadcasting radio stations statewide @ 10pm. From the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s live concerts. PROKOVIEV: Symphony No. 4; RAVEL: Concerto in G; STRAVINSKI: Firebird Suite. Lionel Bringuier, conductor. Lise de la Salle, piano; Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.