Symphony & Opera

Pianist Ronald Brautigam performing Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 22 this week with the ASO and conductor Edo de Waart. (credit: Raftermen (edited))

Review: Edo de Waart leads Atlanta Symphony in cohesive performance of Mozart, Strauss

Mark Gresham | 18 OCT 2019 On Thuirsday evening at Symphony hall, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra performed a concert of Music by Mozart and Richard Strauss, led by guest conductor Edo de Waart and featuring pianist Ronald Brautigam as […]

Diego and Frida (Ricardo Herrera and Catalina Cuervo) in a happy moment at a party of art collecting American elites. (credit: Raftermen)

Review: Frida powerfully honors the life and legacy of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo

Mark Gresham | 07 OCT 2019 Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a Mexican holiday that evolved from indigenous cultural practices of central and southern Mexico. After Spanish conquest, with Catholicism in attendance, what had been a […]

Malaysian pianist Tengku Irfan solos in Bartok's Piano Concerto No. 2 with the ASO , Robert Spano conducting. (credit: Nunnally Rawson)

Review: Bartók concerto sizzles, Brahms flows at ASO

Mark Gresham | 04 OCT 2019 On Thursday evening at Symphony Hall, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra performed a concert of music by Wagner, Bartók and Brahms, led by ASO music director Robert Spano and featuring Malaysian-born pianist Tengku Irfan […]

Promotional images for the Atlanta Opera's 2019-20 season: top, l-r: Frida, La Cenerentola, Salome; bottom: Porgy and Bess, Madame Butterfly, Glory denied. (source: The Atlanta Opera)

The Atlanta Opera’s 40th season mixes innovations and favorites

John Lemley and Mark Gresham | 03 OCT 2019 The Atlanta Opera is celebrating its 40th Anniversary this season, opening with the first of its two Discoveries Series productions: Frida, the story of the Mexican icon Frida Kahlo, performed […]