Monthly Archives: October 2019

A scene from Houston Grand Opera's "Rigoletto," directoed by Tomer Zvulun. Texas Classical Review says, "Michael Mayes was devastating in the title role of Verdi’s “Rigoletto” (photo credit:: Lynn Lane)

Atlanta artists out and about: New York, Houston, Sydney, Dallas

EarRelevant Staff | 30 OCT 2019 Prominent Atlanta artists often hit the media in other parts of the world. Here are four recent reviews of October shows which involved a few of the city’s prominent names: NEW YORK CITY, […]

Sergei Babayan performs music of Chopin at the Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center. (courtesy of Chopin Society of Atlanta.)

Review: Pianist Sergei Babayan plays all-Chopin recital with fluidity, artistry

Mark Gresham | 29 OCT 2019 On Sunday afternoon, the celebrated Armenian-American pianist Sergei Babayan performed a solo recital comprised entirely of short works by the Polish Romantic-era composer and piano virtuoso Fryderyk (Frédéric) Chopin. Presented by the Chopin […]

Principal guest conductor Donald Runnicles will lead this week's concert by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. (source:

This Week: October 30 – November 5, 2019

★ Posted on Mondays, the listings are for Wednesday through the following Tuesday. TOP LOCAL LIVE · BROADCASTS & STREAMS TOP LOCAL LIVE WED/30 ROBERT HENRY · Bailey Performance Center @ 8:00pm. Robert Henry, piano, with John Lawless, percussion. […]

l-r: Pianists Rudolf Firkušný, Nikita Magaloff and Arthur Rubinstein in 1960. (source: Dutch National Archives, The Hague, Fotocollectie Algemeen Nederlands Persbureau (ANEFO); credit: Joop van Bilsen; permissions: < a href="" target="_blank">Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Netherlands.)

Remembering Rudolf Firkušný

Giorgio Koukl | 25 OCT 2019 Thus year marks the 25th anniversary of the death of renowned Czech-American pianist Rudolf Firkušný. Born in 1912 in the Moravian town Napajedla, Firkušný began his musical studies with composers Leoš Janáček and […]

Guitarist Jason Vieaux (center) in performance with the Escher String Quartet.

CD Review: Dance proves an exuberant, exhilarating album from Vieaux, Escher Quartet

Karl Henning | 24 OCT 2019 Guitarist Jason Vieaux and the Escher String Quartet present an engagingly dynamic program whose common thread is homage to and assimilation of Spanish musical tradition. (In this recording, the Escher Quartet is, violinists […]