Symphony & Opera

Elena Dubinets begins her work as the ASO's Chief Artistic Officer in August. (photo courtesy of the ASO)

Atlanta Symphony names Elena Dubinets as Chief Artistic Officer

Mark Gresham | 14 JUL 2019 ATLANTA, GA—  Elena Alexandrovna Dubinets has been named by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra as its Chief Artistic Officer, a new position created by merging the roles of Vice President of Artistic Planning and […]

John Luther Adams, composer of "Become Desert." (source: YouTube)

CD/DVD Review: John Luther Adams’ “Become Desert”

Melinda Bargreen | 9 JUL 2019 First there was Become River, a 16-minute John Luther Adams chamber work commissioned by the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. Then there was Become Ocean, Adams’ soundscape of swirling waves and surging seas, premiered […]

bass Morris Robinson sings “Ha wie will ich triumphieren” from Mozart's The Abduction from the Seraglio. (credit: Jeff Roffman)

ASO’s “Opera’s Greatest Hits” proves a lively, engaging open-air concert

Mark Gresham | 21 JUn 2019 A cool breeze wafted across the grass at Piedmont Park on Wednesday as clouds gathered from the west, offering some shade from the hot summer sun. No real threat of rain, as it […]

Soprano Christine Goerke sings Leonore’s passionate “Abscheulicher” aria with Robert Spano and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in Thursday's performance of Beethoven's "Fidelio." (Credit: Jeff Roffman)

Review: Beethoven’s Fidelio caps Atlanta Symphony subscription season

Mark Gresham | 7 JUN 2019 On Thursday, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, led by music director Robert Spano, performed a concert version of Beethoven’s sole opera, Fidelio, as the grand finale offering of their 2018-19 subscription season. The concert, […]