Atlanta Symphony Orchestra associate conductor Stephen Mulligan conducts the Aspen Philharmonic this Wednesday as part of the Aspen Music Festival. (photo: Jeff Roffman)

This Week: July 31 – August 6, 2019

Posted on Mondays, the listings are for Wednesday through the following Tuesday.

It’s summer and local concerts are few and far between, so there are no local live listings of concerts this week. In the meantime, have a look at the selected festivals listed below in which the artistic directors are connected to Atlanta, as are many Atlanta musicians who are performing in the festvals’ orchestras and ensembles.


FRI/5 – SUN AUG/13
HIGHLANDS-CASHIERS CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL (Fridays and Sundays, Highlands Performing Arts Center; Saturdays and Mondays, Albert Carlton Library, Cashiers.) · FRI/2, Highlands @ 6pm and SAT/3, Cashiers @ 5pm: “Dynamic Duo” BEETHOVEN: Sonata for Piano and Cello in C Major; RAVEL: Gaspard de la Nuit; Rachmaninoff: Sonata for Piano and Cello. Sara Sant’Ambrogio, cello; Victor Asuncion, piano. SUN/4, Highlands @ 5pm and MON/5, Cashiers @ 5pm: ” Anything You Can Do…” BACH, RACHMANINOFF: Prelude in E Major; SCHUMANN, SCHUBERT, LISZT: Three Songs; PAGANINI, LISZT: Caprice #24; BACH, BUSONI: Chaconne in D. Robyn Bollinger, violin; Bradley Howard, tenor; Victor Asuncion,

Through FRI/JUL 31
GRAND TETON MUSIC FESTIVAL (Jackson Hole, WY). FRI/31: Walk Festival Hall @ 8:00pm. Takács Quartet. MOZART: String Quartet No. 19 in C major, K 465 “Dissonance;” BARTOK: String Quartet No. 1 in A minor; BEETHOVEN: String Quartet No. 9 in C major, op. 59 no. 3.

Through TUE/AUG 23
ASPEN MUSIC FESTIVAL (Aspen, CO) · WED/31 @ 6:00pm: Benedict Music Tent. Aspen Philharmonic Orchestra. MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 22 in E-flat major, K. 482; SIBELIUS: Symphony No. 1 in E minor, op. 39. Stephen Mulligan conductor; Jeffrey Kahane piano. WED/31 @ 8:30pm: Harris Concert Hall. Recital by Daniil Trifonov, piano. BERG: Piano Sonata, op. 1; PROKOFIEV: Sarcasms, op. 17; BARTÓK: Out of Doors, BB 89; COPLAND: Piano Variations; MESSIAEN: from Vingt regards sur l’Enfant-Jésus; LIGETI: from Musica ricercata; STOCKHAUSEN: Klavierstücke No. 4, no. 9; J. ADAMS: China Gates; J. CORIGLIANO: Fantasia on an Ostinato; T. ADÈS: Traced Overhead, op. 15. THU/1: Harris Concert Hall @ 8:00pm. HAYDN: String Quartet in D major Hob. III/70, op. 71, no. 2; BARBER: String Quartet, op. 11; PREVIN: Penelope (New Work). Renée Fleming soprano; Emerson String Quartet; Simone Dinnerstein piano; Victoria Clark narrator. FRI/2: Benedict Music Tent @ 6:00pm. Aspen Chamber Symphony. CHABRIER: España, rhapsody; KHATCHATURIAN: Violin Concerto; BARTÓK: Dance Suite, BB 86a; BIZET: Carmen Suite. Marcus Stenz, conductor; Stephen Waarts violin.  SAT/3: Harris Concert Hall @ 4:30pm. Aspen Contemporary Ensemble. J SHATIN: Ruah; DVOŘÁK: Piano Quartet in E-flat major, B. 162, op. 87. Timothy Weiss, conductor; Mehrdad Gholami, flute; Alexander Kerr, violin; Stephen Wyrczynski, viola; Brinton Smith, cello; Anton Nel, piano. SAT/3: Harris Concert Hall @ 8:00pm. Escher String Quartet. MOZART: String Quartet in F major, K. 590; IVES: String Quartet No. 2; SCHUBERT: String Quartet in G major, D. 887, op. posth. 161. SUN/4: Benedict Music Tent @ 4:00pm. Aspen Festival Orchestra. A. THORVALDSDOTTIR: Aeriality; RACHMANINOFF: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, op. 43; STRAVINSKY: The Rite of Spring. James Gaffigan, conductor; Nikolai Lugansky, piano. MON/5: Harris Concert Hall @ 6:00pm. PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE. J. WOLFE: Dark Full Ride, Part I; C. WUORINEN: Percussion Quartet; K. AGÓCS: Concerto for Violin and Percussion Orchestra; Percussion Solo to be announced; ANTHEIL: Ballet mécanique. Jonathan Haas, conductor; Jennifer Koh, violin. TUE/6: Harris Concert Hall @ 7:30pm. A RECITAL BY NIKOLAI LUGANSKY. FRANCK/BAUER: Prélude, fugue, et variation, M. 30; DEBUSSY: Deux arabesques and Images, series 2; FRANCK: Prélude, choral, et fugue, M. 21; SKRYABIN: Piano Sonata No. 3 in F-sharp minor, op. 23. Nikolai Lugansky, piano.

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ATLANTA MUSIC SCENE · WABE-FM 90.1 @ 10:00pm Atlanta Youth Wind Symphony, Scott Stewart, conductor. BERNSTEIN: Profanation from Symphony No. 1 “Jeremiah,” Divertimento • Three Dance Episodes from On The Town; HERRMANN: Overture to North by Northwest; MASLANKA: California; HANSON: Chorale & Alleluia; ZDECHLIK: Celebrations. Recorded at Lassiter Concert Hall on 5/19/2018. [PROGRAM TIME 01:00:53] Repeats online & on HD-2: TUE/6 @ 3pm & SAT/10 @ 10am].

ATLANTA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA BROADCASTS · WABE-FM 90.1 @ 8pm. From the ASO’s MAY 30, and JUN 1 & 2, 2019 concerts. BEETHOVEN: Leonore Overture No. 3; BERNSTEIN: Halil, Nocturne for Flute & Orchestra; BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 6, “Pastoral.” Donald Runnicles, conductor; Christina Smith, flute. (Repeats online & on HD-2: TUE/6 @ 4pm; SAT/10 @ 11:00am)

THU/1, SUN/4
THE ASO ON GPB · Georgia Public Broadcasting radio stations statewide @ 10pm. From the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s live concerts. MILHAUD: The Bull on the Roof; CANTELOUBE; Songs of the Auvergne; DEBUSSY: Preludes & La Mer. Donald Runnicles, conductor; Kim-Lillian Strebel, soprano; Atlanta Symphony

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