Symphony & Opera

Mezzo-soprano Kelley O'Connor and music director Robert Spano in this week's performance of Maurice Ravel's "Shéhérazade." [video frame capture / ASO ]

Review: The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra performs all-Ravel concert

Mark Gresham | 7 DEC 2020 Airing from Thursday evening until Sunday evening, this past weekend’s virtual concert by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, led by music director Robert Spano and featuring mezzo-soprano Kelley O’Connor, was devoted entirely to the […]

Violinist David Coucheron and double-bassist Xavier Foley share the spotlight in Foley's "For Justice and Peace" (source: ASO video fame capture)

Review: ASO concert features Hou and Foley in double debut

Mark Gresham | 21 NOV 2020 Thursday evening’s video concert the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra featured a couple of important firsts: the classical subscription series debut of new ASO associate conductor Jerry Hou and contrabassist Xavier Dubois Foley in his ASO […]

Five characters in three images from The Atlanta Opera's "Pagliacci" and "The Kaiser of Atlantis," coming soon to a digital screen near you. L-R: Reginald Smith, Calvin Griffin, Kevin Burdette, Michael Mayes, Alek Shrader. (composite courtesy of TAO / via 21c Media Group)

Into the future: Atlanta Opera continues to innovate, launches new digital platform

Mark Gresham | 20 NOV 2020 @ 6:00an ET Exactly one month after the closing night of its innovative “Big Tent” performances, which captured the attention of the international opera community, The Atlanta Opera will launch its new digital […]

ASO associate conductor Jerry Hou (courtesy of ASO)

An interview with Jerry Hou, associate conductor of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Mark Buller | 18 NOV 2020 Conductor Jerry Hou joined the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in September 2020 as its new associate conductor and music director of the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra. Hou comes to the ASO from Houston, Texas, […]