NEWS FLASH: Norman Mackenzie, the ASO's director of choruses, , steps in to conduct Handel's "Messiah" this week, replacing indisposed guest conductor Nathalie Stuzmann. (photo: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra)

This Week: December 11 – 17, 2019

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


WED/11, THU/12
Madison Morgan Cultural Center (Madison, GA) @ 8pm; THU: North Avenue Presbyterian Church @ @ 11:45am. Stephen Mulligan, conductor. The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra reaches out to the community with this pair of festive holiday concerts.

AHMAD JAMAL · Ferst Center For The Arts @ 8pm. Ahmad Jamal, one of jazz’ most prolific and gifted masters, performs live in celebration of WCLK’s 45th anniversary.

THU/12, FRI/13, SUN/15
ATLANTA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA & CHAMBER CHORUS · THU & FRI: Atlanta Symphony Hall @ 8pm; SUN: University of Georgia Performing Arts Center (Athens, GA) @ 3pm. Norman Mackenzie, conductor; Jeanine De Bique, soprano; Meg Bragle mezzo-soprano; Thomas Cooley , tenor; William Berger, baritone. VIVALDI: Gloria (excerpts); MOZART: “Exsultate, jubilate”; HANDEL: Messiah (Christmas portion).


SAT/14, SUN/15
CORO VOCATI · SAT: Smoke Rise Baptist Church (Stone Mountain, GA) @ 7pm; SUN: All Saints’ Episcopal Church @ 3pm. John H. Dickson, conductor”Christmas with Coro Vocati”- an annual celebration of the holidays with seasonal choral music.

ATLANTA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA · Atlanta Symphony Hall @ 8pm. “Cirque de la Symphonie.” An elegant fusion of cirque and orchestra, showcasing aerial flyers, acrobats, contortionists, dancers, jugglers, balancers and strongmen. (Conductor TBA.)



THU/12, SUN/15
THE ASO ON GPB · Georgia Public Broadcasting radio stations statewide @ 10pm. From the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s live concerts. MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 21; STRAUSS: Thus Spake Zarathustra. Peter Oundjian, conductor; Louis Lortie, piano; Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.

ATLANTA MUSIC SCENE · WABE-FM 90.1 @ 10:00pm. Atlanta Master Chorale. Eric Nelson, conductor. MOZART: Finale from Exultate Jubilate; BIZET: Farandole from L’Arlésienne Suite No. 2; HUMPERDINCK: Dream Pantomime from Hansel & Gretel; Craig COURTNEY: Festival Gloria; Tom FETTKE: Dear Little Stranger; Dan FORREST: The First Noel; Richard HYMAN: Carol of the Bells; Ralph Vaughan WILLIAMS: Fantasia on Greensleeves; Grant COCHRAN: What Child is This?; Adolph ADAM: O Holy Night [15] Irving BERLIN: White Christmas; Glenn RUDOLPH: The Dream Isaiah Saw; TCHAIKOVSKY: Waltz of the Flowers; Leroy ANDERSON: Sleigh Ride. Recorded 12/2016/2017 at JCSO Holiday Pops Concerts. [PROGRAM TIME 01:16:05] Repeats online & on HD-2: TUE/17 @ 3pm & SAT/21 @ 10am].

ATLANTA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA BROADCASTS · WABE-FM 90.1 @ 8pm. From the ASO’s MAR 7/9, 2019 concerts. KODALY: Dances of Galanta; CONUS: Violin Concerto; TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 4. Henrik Nánási, conductor; David Coucheron, violin. (Repeats online & on HD-2: TUE/17 @ 4pm; SAT/21 @ 11:00am)