ASO music director Robert Spano. (credit: Jeff Roffman)

AJC spotlights Spano’s collaborative legacy as ASO heads into 75th anniversary season

Mark Gresham | 05 SEP 2019

As the opening of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s 75th anniversary approaches, all eyes are on music director Robert Spano and his contributions to the orchestra’s legacy. That includes, of course, Atlanta’s own major daily newspaper, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, which yesterday published this overview by its classical music journalist Jon Ross: Collaboration epitomizes Robert Spano’s legacy with the ASO


Published in the AJC’s “Things to Do” section, the long-form article by Ross, serves as excellent overview of Spano’s time at the helm of the orchestra — touching on its beginnings, Spano’s collaborative and consensus-building character, his varied talents as conductor, pianist, composer and educator, and what may lie in store for the future for Spano as he prepares to step down from his post as music director at the end of toe 2020-21 season. Ross concludes with a list of four highlights from the upcoming 2019-20 concerts.

Kudos to our colleague Jon Ross and the Atlanta Journals-Constitution. ■

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