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This Week: August 14 – 20, 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 classical music 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, and the broadcasts and stream of concerts from local public radio stations.


Through TUE/AUG 23
ASPEN MUSIC FESTIVAL (Aspen, CO) · WED/14 @ 6:00pm: Benedict Music Tent. Aspen Philharmonic Orchestra. NICKY SOHN: On Its Way (2018 Druckman Prize Winner) (World Premiere); MOZART: Sinfonia concertante in E-flat major, K. 364 (K. 320d); RACHMANINOFF: Symphonic Dances, op. 45. Hugh Wolff, conductor. WED/14 @ 8:30pm: Harris Concert Hall. A Recital by Jay Campbell. MATTHIAS PINTSCHER: Now II for Violincello Solo; CARTER: Figment No. 1 for Solo Cello; LIZA LIM: an ocean beyond earth; PAULINE OLIVEROS: Horse Sings from Cloud; J.S. BACH: Andante from Sonata in C major, BWV 1005; TRISTAN PERICH: Formations. Jay Campbell, cello. THU/15 @ 7pm: Wheeler Opera House. MOZART: Le Nozzi di Figaro. Jane Glover, conductor; Edward Berkeley, director. THU/15 @ 8:00pm: Harris Concert Hall. SPECIAL EVENT: A Recital by Robert McDuffie. COPLAND: Hoe Down from Rodeo; JAY UNGAR: Ashokan Farewell; GERSHWIN/HEIFETZ: “It Ain’t Necessarily So” from Porgy and Bess; JOHN CORIGLIANO: Violin Sonata; COPLAND: Appalachian Spring (Original Version). Robert McDuffie, violin; Robert Spano, piano. FRI/16 @ 6:00pm: Benedict Music Tent. Aspen Philharmonic Orchestra. BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, op. 37; ALAN FLETCHER: If on a winter’s night a traveler; BRAHMS: Variations on a Theme by Haydn, op. 56a. Christian Arming, conductor; Jonathan Biss, piano. FRI/16 @ 8:30pm: Harris Concert Hall. First Glimpse II. Stephen Hartke, composer-in-residence; Christopher Theofanidis, composer-in-residence; Aspen Contemporary Ensemble; Timothy Weiss, conductor.  SAT/17 @ 7pm: Wheeler Opera House. MOZART: Le Nozzi di Figaro. Jane Glover, conductor; Edward Berkeley, director. SAT/17 @ 8:00pm: Harris Concert Hall. A Recital by Vladimir Feltsman. BEETHOVEN: Seven Bagatelles, op. 33; BEETHOVEN: Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, op. 13, “Pathétique;” CHOPIN: Nocturne in B-flat minor, op. 9, no. 1; CHOPIN: Nocturne in E-flat major, op. 9, no. 2; CHOPIN: Nocturne in B major, op. 9, no. 3; CHOPIN: Nocturne in F-sharp minor, op. 48, no. 2; CHOPIN: Ballade No. 4 in F minor, op. 52. Vladimir Feltsman, piano. SUN/18: Benedict Music Tent @ 4:00pm. Aspen Festival Orchestra. J. S. BACH: Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit, BWV 106, “Actus tragicus;” MAHLER: Symphony No. 2 in C minor, “Resurrection.”

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ATLANTA MUSIC SCENE · WABE-FM 90.1 @ 10:00pm. Atlanta Youth Wind Symphony. Scott Stewart, conductor. R. STRAUSS: Fanfare für die Wiener Philharmoniker; Chang Su KOH: Cherry Blossom Brilliance; Aaron PERRINE: Traces of Amber Sky. Malcolm ARNOLD: English Dance Set II; Todd STALTER: Ignition; David MASLANKA: First Light; Percy GRAINGER: Molly on the Shore • Lincolnshire Posy. Recorded at the Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center on 3/25/2019. [PROGRAM TIME 00:57:25] Repeats online & on HD-2: TUE/20 @ 3pm & SAT/24 @ 10am].

SPIVEY SOIRÉE · WABE-FM 90.1 @ 8pm. Spivey Soirée Program #1. TCHAIKOVSKY: String Quartet No. 3 in E-Flat Minor, Op. 30; BRAHMS: Piano Quintet in F Minor, Op. 34. Dover Quartet; Inon Barnatan, piano. (Repeats online & on HD-2: TUE/20 @ 4pm; SAT/24 @ 11:00am)

THU/15, SUN/18
THE ASO ON GPB · Georgia Public Broadcasting radio stations statewide @ 10pm. From the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s live concerts. Beethoven: Fidelio (complete opera). Robert Spano, conductor; Christine Goerke, Leonore; Joseph Kaiser, Florestan; Nmon Ford, Pizarro; Morris Robinson, Don Fernando; Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chorus.