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

Body of text Posted on Tuesday afternoons, event listings are for Wednesday through the following Tuesday.


♫ = live performance with audience
🎧 = audio broadcast or stream
📹 = video stream

TOP LIVE & LOCAL

Because of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, in-person concert listings are occasional and audience capacity is both limited and socially distanced. Check ticketing, availability and rules in advance. Some small live events have asked us not to list them because of limited seating capacity or because they are by invitation only. We look forward to more available, pubic live events for in-person audiences.

THU/22, SAT/24*
7:30pm ET: THE ATLANTA OPERA · Ruggiero LEONCAVALLO: Pagliacci. Circus performers grapple with tragedy and question boldly whether they must perform despite heartbreak and ruin. Cast: Reginald Smith Jr. (Tonio), Richard Trey Smagur (Canio), Talise Trevigne (Nedda), Joseph Lattanzi (Silvio), Megan Marino (Beppe). Rolando Salazar, conductor; Tomer Zvulun, stage director; Julia Noulin-Merat, set designer; Joanna Schmink, costume designer; Ben Rawson, lighting designer. All performances will be presented in “The Big Tent,” a large, ventilated, open-sided tent located on Anderson Field at Oglethorpe University’s Hermance Stadium. Info and tickets: atlantaopera.org *additional performance dates through 11/13

FRI/23, SUN/25*
7:30pm ET: THE ATLANTA OPERA · Viktor ULLMANN: The Kaiser of Atlantis. In this in a chilling satire built for our time, Emperor Overall reigns and declares total war, but Death refuses to take another soul. A haunting allegory about redemption despite the worst of humanity. Cast: Michael Mayes (Emperor Overall), Kevin Burdette (Death), Alek Shrader (Harlequin), Daniela Mack (The Drummer), Jasmine Habersham (A Girl), Calvin Griffin (The Loudspeaker), Brian Vu (A Soldier). Clinton Smith, conductor; Tomer Zvulun, stage director; Julia Noulin-Merat, set designer; Joanna Schmink, costume designer; Ben Rawson, lighting designer. All performances will be presented in “The Big Tent,” a large, ventilated, open-sided tent located on Anderson Field at Oglethorpe University’s Hermance Stadium. Info and tickets: atlantaopera.org *additional performance dates through 11/14

FRI/23
♫ 📹 8:00pm ET: ATLANTA CHAMBER PLAYERS · First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta. Live-streeamed, with a very limited live audience. Helen Hwaya Kim, violin; Brad Ritchie, cello; Alcides Rodriguez, clarinet; Andrew Brady, bassoon; Susan Welty, horn; Julie Coucheron, piano. David Kirkland GARNER: Crow / Melt; Ludwig van BEETHOVEN: Piano Trio in C minor / Duet for Clarinet and Bassoon. Info: atlantachamberplayers.com

TUE/27
8:00pm ET: THE ATLANTA OPERA COMPANY AND STUDIO PLAYERS · “Mack the Knife: An Evening of Kurt Weill” – We’ll feature songs from their famous opera The Threepenny Opera, plus tuneful selections written by Weill that you may not know. Players Jasmine Habersham, Brian Vu and Megan Marino are all winners of The Kurt Weill Foundation for Music’s prestigious Lotte Lenya Competition. Presented in “The Big Tent,” a large, ventilated, open-sided tent located on Anderson Field at Oglethorpe University’s Hermance Stadium. Info and tickets:atlantaopera.org


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PERFORMANCE BROADCASTS & STREAMS

THU/22
📹 8:00pm ET: ATLANTA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA · Classical subscription series virtual concert. Donald Runnicles, conductor; Rainer Eudeikis, cello; Peachtree String Quartet. HAYDN: Symphony No. 60, “Il distratto”; HAYDN: Cello Concerto No. 2 in D major; MOZART: Quartet in C major, K. 465 “Dissonance.”This ticketed virtual concert will live-streamed and subsequently available on demand for 72 hours at atlantasymphony.org

THU/22, SUN/25
🎧 10:00pm ET: THE ASO ON GPB · Georgia Public Broadcasting radio stations statewide @ 10pm.Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra. Stephen Mulligan, conductor. BEETHOVEN: Coriolan Overture; SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 5. www.gpb.org/radio/programs/the-aso-on-gpb

SUN/25
🎧 8:00pm ET: ATLANTA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA BROADCASTS · WABE-FM 90.1 @ 8pm. Archival performance from February 2, 2008. Robert Spano, conductor. TCHAIKOVSKY: Romeo & Juliet Fantasy Overture; RACHMANINOFF: Symphony No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 13. (Repeats online & on HD-2: TUE/27 @ 4pm; SAT/31 @ 11am.) www.wabe.org/shows/atlanta-symphony-orchestra/


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SUN/25
🎧 10:00pm ET: ATLANTA MUSIC SCENE · WABE-FM 90.1M. DeKalb Symphony Orchestra, Fyodor Cherniavsky, conductor; William Ransom, piano. J. S. BACH: Keyboard Concerto No. 1 in D Minor, BWV 1052; Richard WAGNER: Overture to Die Meistersinger; Bedřich SMETANA: The Moldau; Gustav MAHLER: Totenfeier. Recorded 2016 and 2019 at GSU Perimeter College-Clarkston. www.wabe.org/shows/atlanta-music-scene/

MON/26
📹 7:30pm ET: SUMMIT PIANO TRIO· Helen Kim, violin, Charae Krueger, cello, and Robert Henry, piano. Works by Haydn, Shostakovich, and Debussy. arts.kennesaw.edu/concerts-and-events/music.php


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