Symphony & Opera

Violinist Gil Shaham solos in Beethoven's Violin Concerto with Robert Spano and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. (source: video frame capture, edited)

A conversation with violinist Gil Shaham: from isolation to concertizing

Mark Gresham | 15 OCT 2020 When violinist Gil Shaham soloed in Beethoven’s Violin Concerto for the recent virtual season-opening concert of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, it was his first time to perform with an orchestra since March. The […]

Recently raised: "The Big Tent" in which the Atlanta Opera will perform this fall. (video capture, Felipe Barral/TAO)

The Atlanta Opera adds three live concerts to its “Big Tent” productions

EarRelevant Staff | 07 OCT 2020 ATLANTA– On Tuesday afternoon The Atlanta Opera announced its fall Big Tent Concert Series comprised of three new, live concerts woven into the schedule of the company’s productions of Pagliacci and The Kaiser […]

ASO music director Robert Spano takes the virtual stage for the orchestra's opening concert for Fall 2020. (screen capture)

ASO’s virtual opening night a musical and media success

Mark Gresham | 3 SEP 2020 On Thursday evening the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra presented the debut viewing of its “re-imagined” fall 2020 virtual season – video concerts that were not live-streamed, so were afforded the creative advantages that come […]

The video production control room backstage at Symphony Hall, Sept. 18 rehearsal. (source: ASO)

ASO opens virtual classical season tonight, after program and schedule adjustments

Mark Gresham | 1 OCT 2020 Although only a month and a half having passed since their mid-August announcement, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s plans for Fall 2020 have continued to evolve in terms of scheduled dates, programming and even […]