Symphony & Opera

Concertmaster David Coucheron performs Beethoven's Violin Concerto with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, led by music director Robert Spano. (credit: Jeff Roffman)

Review: ASO’s David Coucheron plays Beethoven nobly, Knussen and Lutosławski complement

Mark Gresham | 17 JAN 2020 In its Thursday evening concert at Symphony Hall the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra performed music by Knussen, Lutosławski and Beethoven, led by music director Robert Spano and featuring the orchestra’s concertmaster, violinist David Coucheron, […]

Mexican pianist Jorge Federico Osorio performs Manuel de Falla's "Nights in the Gardens of Spain" with Robert Spano and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. (credit Jeff Roffman)

Atlanta Symphony gets colorful in music by Auznieks, Falla and Prokofiev

Mark Gresham | 10 January 2020 On Thursday evening the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra performed their first subscription concert of 2020, a colorful offering of music by Auznieks, Falla and Prokofiev led by music director Robert Spano, with pianist Jorge […]

Violinist Justin Bruns performs Astor Piazzolla's "" with the conductor Stepehen Mulligan and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. (credit: Tango dancers Eva Lucero and Patricio Touceda shared the downstage spotlight with violinist Justin Bruns in Astor Piazzolla's "Las Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas." (credit: Rand Lines)

Review: Atlanta Symphony pairs “Seasons” of Vivaldi and Piazzolla to start the new year

Mark Gresham | January 7, 2019 In May 2018, I heard violinist Justin Bruns and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Stephen Mulligan, perform Vivaldi’s Le quattro stagioni (The Four Seasons) in a concert at the Madison-Morgan Cultural Center […]

ASO associate conductor Stephen Mulligan. (digital art based on a photo by Jeff Roffman)

Review: Atlanta Symphony rings in the new year with sounds of Old Vienna

Mark Gresham | January 2, 2019 On Tuesday evening the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, led by associate conductor Stephen Mulligan, celebrated the turn of the new year with a concert of mostly Viennese music, played to a large and appreciative […]

Review: Tradition marks Christmas with the ASO, but spark is missing

Mark Gresham | 10 DEC 2019 Tradition is the passing along of that which is of value to the next generations. Nowhere is this more telling than in the traditions of Christmas as expressed in the various performing arts. […]