Symphony & Opera

Jessye Norman

International opera star Jessye Norman passes away, age 74

EarRelevant Staff | 01 OCT 2019 A truly international star, American operatic soprano and recitalist Jessye Mae Norman passed away on Monday morning at age 74 in New York City. The reported official cause of her death was septic […]

Stephen Mulligan leads the ASO at centennial Olympic Park. (credit: Raftermen)

ASO delights downtown in first “Around the A” concert

The days grow short when you reach September, and evening shadows fall sooner downtown where tall buildings intervened with remaining western sunlight, shading the Southern Company Amphitheater where the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra performed an outdoor concert on Wednesday evening. […]

Robert Spano leads the ASO in the opening concert of its 75th anniversary season.Robert Spano leads the ASO in the opening concert of its 75th anniversary season.

The Atlanta Symphony at 75, part one

John Lemley and Mark Gresham | 24 SEP 2019 Now that the opening weekend of concerts are over and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s 75th anniversary season has officially begun, it’s time for a good look at the orchestra’s history […]

Opening night of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra's 75th anniversary season. l-r: music director Robert Spano, violinist Joshua Bell. (credit: Rafterman Photography)

Review: ASO opens 75th season with focus on performers’ abilities

Mark Gresham | 23 SEP 2019 On Friday evening, The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra kicked off its 75th anniversary season with music by Wagner, Higdon, Weniawski, and Sarasate, led by ASO music director Robert Spano and violinist Joshua Bell as […]