Monthly Archives: October 2020

Scene from Act 2 of Pagliacci: Smith, Smagur, Trevigne, Morino - under wraps in their isolation booths while cut-out puppets begin to take their places during the opera's play-within-a-play. (credit: Ken Howard)

Review: An intriguingly innovative Pagliacci opens The Atlanta Opera’s socially-distanced Big Tent Series

Mark Gresham | 24 OCT 2020 On Thursday evening, The Atlanta Opera emphatically opened its thoroughly re-imagined 2020-21 season with a performance of Ruggiero Leoncavallo’s opera, Pagliacci, in an outdoor production well-suited to our current times, overshadowed by living […]

Peachtree String Quartet performs in masks at UGA's Hugh Hodgson Hall. (credit: James Dunn)

Review: Peachtree String Quartet concert re-opens UGA’s Hodgson Hall to the public, albeit with limited audience

Mark Gresham | 22 OCT 2020 On Sunday afternoon, the Peachtree String Quartet (violinists Christopher Pulgram and Sissi Yuqing Zhang, violist Yang-Yoon Kim and cellist Thomas Carpenter) traveled to Athens, Georgia, where they performed an hour-long program of movements […]

Death and Harlequin (Kevin Burdette and Alek Shrader) do a kickdance in rehearsal for "The Kaiser of Atlantis." (credit: Ken Howard / The Atlanta Opera)

THIS WEEK: October 21 – 27, 2020

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Pianistb Inon Barnatan perfoming Mozart's "Piano Concerto No. 21" with the ASO. (source: Video frame capture / ASO)

Review: ASO delights with music of Barber, Mozart and Tchaikovsky

Mark Gresham | 16 OCT 2020 On Thursday evening the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra premiered the second episode of its six-concert virtual classical subscription series for Fall 2020. ASO music director Robert Spano conducted the orchestral works and pianist Inon […]