Category Archives: Mark Gresham on ArtsATL

Review: Riverside Chamber Players debut Michael Kurth’s engaging “Some of a Sudden” [ArtsATL]

by Mark Gresham | 7 Mar 2017 for ArtsATL.com

Riverside Chamber Players (photo:  David Hedges

Riverside Chamber Players (photo: David Hedges)

On Sunday’s pleasant afternoon, the Riverside Chamber Players performed a concert of music by Jean Françaix and Michael Kurth at the Unitarian Universalist Metro Area North (UUMAN) congregation in Roswell. …
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Review: Violinist Beilman debuts with ASO; Spano leads on Adams’ energetic “Harmonielehre” [ArtsATL]

by Mark Gresham | 3 Mar 2017 for ArtsATL.com

Violinist Benjamin Beilman and ASO music director Robert Spano. (credit: Jeff Roffman)

Violinist Benjamin Beilman and ASO music director Robert Spano. (credit: Jeff Roffman)

On Thursday evening at Symphony Hall, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra performed a concert of music by Theofanidis, Sibelius and Adams, led by music director Robert Spano with violinist Benjamin Beilman as featured soloist. …
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Mark Gresham on ArtsATL: February 2017

ASO music director Robert Spano and pianist Juho Pohjonen. (credit: Jeff Roffman)

ASO music director Robert Spano and pianist Juho Pohjonen.

10 FEB 2017 • Review: ASO gives strong versions of Mahler, Beethoven with pianist Juho Pohjonen [ArtsATL]
Triple winners: tenor Alasdair Kent, soprano Jacqueline Stucker and bass-baritone Alan Higgs. (credit: Bradley Howard)

l-r: tenor Alasdair Kent, soprano Jacqueline Stucker and bass-baritone Alan Higgs.

15 FEB 2017 • Review: The Metropolitan Opera regional auditions at Spivey end in a stunning three-way tie [ArtsATL]

Mark Gresham on ArtsATL: January 2017

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l-r: pianist Peter Marshall, saxophonist Jan Berry Baker and percussionist Stuart Gerber.

l-r: pianist Peter Marshall, saxophonist Jan Berry Baker and percussionist Stuart Gerber.

18 JAN 2017 • Preview: Bent Frequency plays John Cage and other music based on Japanese garden designs [ArtsATL]

Mark Gresham on ArtsATL: December 2016

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Violinist David Coucheron and pianist Elizabeth Pridgen. (Photo by Mark Gresham)

Violinist David Coucheron and pianist Elizabeth Pridgen. (Photo by Mark Gresham)

6 DEC 2016 • Review: Atlanta Chamber Players warm a wet and cold afternoon with Vaughan Williams [ArtsATL]
ASO director of choruses Norman Mackenzie (Photo by Jeff Roffman)

ASO director of choruses Norman Mackenzie (Photo by Jeff Roffman)

16 DEC 2016 • Review: The ASO brings back its joyous holiday staple, Handel’s “Messiah” [ArtsATL]
The highlight of the ASO's year was the Carnegie Hall tribute to the late Robert Shaw. (Photo by Chris Lee).

The highlight of the ASO’s year was the Carnegie Hall tribute to the late Robert Shaw. (Photo by Chris Lee)

28 DEC 2016 • The Year in Review: ASO, The Atlanta Opera reach toward financial and artistic stability [ArtsATL]

Mark Gresham on ArtsATL: November 2016

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WWI soldiers take a break from fighting to celebrate Christmas in Silent Night.

WWI soldiers take a break from fighting to celebrate Christmas in Silent Night.

8 NOV 2016 • Review: The Atlanta Opera brings grit and realism to its ambitious WWI drama “Silent Night” [ArtsATL]

Mark Gresham on ArtsATL: October 2016

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Ben Bliss and Sarah Coburn in The Atlanta Opera's The Abduction From the Seraglio.

Ben Bliss & Sarah Coburn in The Abduction From the Seraglio.

11 OCT 2016 • Review: The Atlanta Opera opens season with Mozart’s “Abduction From the Seraglio” [ArtsATL]
Sonic Generator and glo merged forces at the

Sonic Generator and glo merged forces at the “54 Columns” site.

19 OCT 2016 • Review: Bent Frequency sends “waves”; Sonic Generator and glo team at “54 Columns” [ArtsATL]
ASO assistant conductor Joseph Young with guest violinist Joseph Swensen.

Conductor Joseph Young & violinist Joseph Swensen.

21 OCT 2016 • Review: Under Joseph Young, ASO performs Dvořák’s crowd-favorite Symphony No. 9 [ArtsATL]
The duo of David Coucheron and his sister, Julie, began the recital.

David Coucheron and his sister, Julie.

26 OCT 2016 • Review: ASO violinist David Coucheron flies solo with a little help from his friends [ArtsATL]

photo by Mark Gresham

Mark Gresham on ArtsATL: September 2016

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In an unusual move, Robert Spano dances.

In an unusual move, Robert Spano dances.

13 SEP 2016 • Review: Spano and Stallings join forces to make joyful noise in “cloth{field}” [ArtsATL]
co-authored with Cynthia Bond Perry
photo by Thom Baker
Violinist Joshua Bell with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.

Violinist Joshua Bell with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.

19 SEP 2016 • Review: ASO rings in the new season with rousing evening of Tchaikovsky and Joshua Bell [ArtsATL]
 
photo by Jeff Roffman
Conductor Robert Spano and pianist Garrick Ohlsson

Conductor Robert Spano and pianist Garrick Ohlsson

23 SEP 2016Review: Pianist Garrick Ohlsson helps ASO kick off its new season with grand and bold fanfare [ArtsATL]
 
photo by Jeff Roffman
flutist Todd Skitch, violist Catherine Lynn and cellist Brad Ritchie

flutist Todd Skitch, violist Catherine Lynn and cellist Brad Ritchie

30 SEP 2016Review: The Atlanta Chamber Players premiere new piece by Rapido! champ Mark Buller [ArtsATL]
 
photo by Mark Gresham

Mark Gresham on ArtsATL: August 2016

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The Atlanta Taiko Project.

The Atlanta Taiko Project.

23 AUG 2016 • Review: World Music Day showcases Atlanta’s growing palette of musical styles [ArtsATL]
 
photo by Richard Calvin Brown
Chamber Cartel at M. Rich Center.

Chamber Cartel at M. Rich Center.

30 AUG 2016 • Review: Chamber Cartel hosts Boston soprano Margot Rood at M. Rich Center [ArtsATL]
 
photo by Mark Gresham

Mark Gresham on ArtsATL: July 2016

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Jennifer Torrence (left) and Carolyn Chen.

Jennifer Torrence (left) and Carolyn Chen.

6 JUL 2016 • Review: Eyedrum’s “How to Fight” puts unique twists on movement, song and text [ArtsATL]
 
photo by Mark Gresham
Julie Coucheron and the Cecilia Quartet.

Julie Coucheron and the Cecilia Quartet.

18 JUL 2016 • Review: Cecilia String Quartet, Coucheron show chemistry, clarity at Cashiers concert [ArtsATL]
 
photo by Mark Gresham