Violinist Helen Hwaya Kim and pianist Robert Henry are featured this week on WABE's Atlanta Music Scene.

THIS WEEK: June 24 -30, 2020

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


Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are no live concert listings this week.

However, there are some signs of hope emerging. On Thursday, June 11, Georgia Governor Brian P. Kemp issued a new executive order which includes allowing “performance venues” to re-open on July 1. A press release form the Governor’s Office describes that section of the order in these words:

Live Performance Venues: Effective July 1, a “live performance venue” may reopen for business if it complies with specific criteria based on whether it is designated Tier I, II, or III. There are certain exceptions in the order for drive-in performances; private recording sessions, livestream performances, practices, fanless events, and rehearsals; and non-ticketed or free events. “Live Performance Venue” means “any indoor or outdoor location that requires patrons to purchase a license to attend an event featuring live musical, dramatical, automotive, educational, or any other type of entertainment performed before in-person patrons.” The term does not include restaurants and dining rooms, banquet facilities, private event facilities, private reception venues, weddings, drive-in venues, or events held as part of a convention, and the term does not include outdoor recreational fields used for amateur sporting events.

Althpugh as of 5this writing the Governor’s press office has yet to respond to questopns from EarRelevant, we anticipate being able to report more details about the order soon. Stay tuned!


WED/24 – TUE/30
📹 ORLI SHAHAM, piano · “Midweek Mozart” features music drawn from SHaham’s new all-Mozart album. A new episode begins each Wednesday @ 10am ET. This week:
Sonata No. 17, K. 570
Movement II, Adagio

Bonus! 🎧 Listen to John Lemley’s recent interview with Orli SHaham for EarRelevant: Orli Shaham’s cheerful Bach Yard Playdates brings classical music to the very young.

📹 🎧 @ 8:00pm ET: ASO VIRTUAL STAGE ·
”Listening Party with Jennifer Higdon.” Atlanta Symphony Orchestra music director Robert Spano and composer Jennifer Higdon sit down for an exclusive one-on-one chat. Their conversation will include listening excerpts from some of the composer’s most impactful works, as well as a live Q&A with viewers. YouTube and Facbook links to the listening party can be found under “Upcoming Events” at


THU/25 SUN/28
🎧 10:00pm ET: THE ASO ON GPB · Georgia Public Broadcasting radio stations statewide @ 10pm.Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Robert Spano, conductor | Joshua Bell, violin. WAGNER: Prelude to Act I of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg; JENNIFER HIGDON: Concerto for Orchestra; WIENIAWSKI: Violin Concerto No. 2; SARASATE: Zigeunerweisen.

📹 CONCERTS @ FIRST · First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta @ 8:00pm. “Music for the Crisis” virtual concert co-presented by Challenge the Stats and Concerts at First in response to the disproportionate effect of COVID-19 on Black communities, featuring music and commentary from healthcare workers and advocates. CTS aoncert artists include soprano Jayme Alilaw, bassoonist Andrew Brady, pianists Brittney Boykin and B.E Boykin, flutists Tara Byrdsong and Tara Bianca, harpist Angelica V. Hairston, cellists Khari Joyner and Lindsey Sharpe, violist Wilfred Farquharson, and violinists Tramaine Wilkes Jones, Chelsea Sharpe and Jessica Robinson Stinson performing muhsic by composers Valerie Coleman-Page, Mark Lomax II, Carlos Simon, Joel Thompson and Brandee Younger. Vikew the livestreamed concert online at or on Facebook at In addition, a pre-concert live online discussion will take place @ 7:15pm on Facebook at:, featuring composer Joel Thompson, Dr. Adrianne Ross DPM and CTS Executive Director Angelica Hairston.

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🎧 8:00pm ET: ATLANTA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA BROADCASTS · WABE-FM 90.1 @ 8pm. Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Robert Spano, conductor; Tengku Irfan, piano. WAGNER: Preludes to Acts I & III of Lohengrin; BARTÓK: Piano Concerto No. 2; BRAHMS: Symphony No. 1. (Repeats online & on HD-2: TUE/30 @ 4pm; SAT/4 @ 11am)

🎧 10:00pm ET: ATLANTA MUSIC SCENE · WABE-FM 90.1M. Helen Hwaya Kim, violin & Robert Henry, piano. Jean Marie LeCLAIR: Sonata No. 3 in D Major; Erich KORNGOLD: Suite from Much Ado About Nothing; Max RICHTER: Mercy; Claude DEBUSSY: La plus que de lente’; Sergei PROKOFIEV: Sonata in D Major, Op. 94. Recorded March 13th, 2019 at Kennesaw State University.