Symphony & Opera

Composer Michael Kurth. (graphics: Rob Phipps/ASO, based on a photo by Jeff Roffman)

CD Review: Atlanta Symphony’s Everything Lasts Forever spotlights the freshly eclectic music of Michael Kurth

Mark Gresham | 27 MAR 2019 (Updated: 29 MAR 2019)* The latest CD by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Chorus , Everything Lasts Forever, will be released on Friday by ASO Media (CD-1011). The disc features four works […]

Ivan Segovia does double duty as Gianni Schicchi in Giacomo Puccini's Gianni Schicchi and in Michael Ching's Buoso's Ghost. Credit: Andre Peele.

Review: Capitol City Opera does a double take with two tales of Gianni Schicchi

Mark Gresham | 23 MAR 29019 Gianni Schicchi is the final and most popular part of Puccini’s Il trittico, three contrasting one-act operas which the composer originally intended to be presented together. Although first performed that way in 1918 […]

Peter Oundjian conducting the ASO, January 2018 (credit: Raftermen)

Atlanta Symphony shows two faces of Romanticism in Brahms and Strauss

Mark Gresham | 22 MAR 2019 Thursday night’s concert by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra showed off the two different streams taken by 19th century Romanticism. Led by guest conductor Peter Oundjian and featuring pianist Benjamin Grosvenor, the ASO program […]

Johns Creek Symphony Orchstra and Johns Creek Chorale perform Duruflé's "Requiem." (credit: ©Ben Weitz)

Review: Choral-orchestral music flourishes in Atlanta’s northern suburbs

Mark Gresham | 19 MAR 2019 A pair of choral-orchestral concerts this past Saturday bore witness to the increasing growth of truly viable classical music offerings in the northern suburbs, well outside of Atlanta’s I-285 Perimeter Highway. At 4pm, […]