The Vega Quartet, Fall 2020 edition. (source: video frame capture)

THIS WEEK: October 28 – November 3, 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.

WED/28, FRI/30, SUN/1*
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

THU/29, SAT/31*
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


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PERFORMANCE BROADCASTS & STREAMS

THU/29, SUN/1
🎧 10:00pm ET: THE ASO ON GPB · Georgia Public Broadcasting radio stations statewide @ 10pm. (program TBA) www.gpb.org/radio/programs/the-aso-on-gpb

FRI/30
📹 12:00pm ET: EMORY CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY OF ATLANTA · “Bach’s Lunch.”Amy Schwartz Moretti, violin; Christopher Rex, cello; William Ransom, piano. BEETHOVEN: Cello Sonata No. 2 in G minor, Op. 5 No. 2; Violin Sonata No. 5 in F major, Op. 24 (“Spring”). Live streamed from First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta. https://www.firstpresatl.org/concerts-at-first/

SUN/1
📹 4:00pm ET: EMORY CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY OF ATLANTA · The Vega String Quartet concludes their exploration of the complete string quartets of Beethoven with guest first violin David Coucheron. BEETHOVEN: String Quartet No. 11 in F minor, Op. 95 (“Serioso”) / String Quartet No. 14 in C♯ minor, Op. 131 / String Quartet No. 9 in C major, Op. 59, No. 2 (“Razumovsky 3”). Beethoven lecture by Bill McGlaughlin at 1:00pm (virtual event). schwartz.emory.edu/


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SUN/1
🎧 8:00pm ET: ATLANTA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA BROADCASTS · WABE-FM 90.1 @ 8pm. Archival performance from November 12, 1993. Robert Spano’s appearance as guest conductor with the ASO. Robert Spano, conductor; Bruno Leonardo Gelber, piano. Sibelius: Symphony No. 5 in E-Flat Major, Op. 82; Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 30. (Repeats online & on HD-2: TUE/3 @ 4pm; SAT/7 @ 11am.) www.wabe.org/shows/atlanta-symphony-orchestra/

SUN/1
🎧 10:00pm ET: ATLANTA MUSIC SCENE · WABE-FM 90.1M. Christian Tetzlaff, violin & Lars Vogt, piano. Johannes Brahms: Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Major, Op. 78; Dmitri Shostakovich: Sonata for Violin & Piano in G Major, Op. 134; Maurice Ravel: Violin Sonata No. 2 in G Major; Recorded 10/19/2019 at Clayton State University’s Spivey Hall www.wabe.org/shows/atlanta-music-scene/


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