Monthly Archives: February 2020

Thomas Søndergård leads the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in a second week of Scandinavian music. (credit: Jeff Roffman)

Review: Nielsen’s music tops in ASO’s second “Northern Lights” concert

Mark Gresham | 28 FEB 2020 Guest conductor Thomas Søndergård returned to the Symphony Hall podium on Thursday for a second week to lead the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in its second and final “Northern Lights”-themed program of music by […]

Summit Trio: Helen Hwaya Kim, violin, Robert Henry, piano, and Charae Krueger, cello, in Wednesday's performance. (source: video capture, KSU live streaming)

Review: Summit Trio plays Piazzolla and more, streamed live

Mark Gresham | 27 FEB 2020 Distance and traffic can be preoperative factor in whether one chooses to attend a concert. Especially if one is unable to drive – even if temporarily – and the limitations of public transportation […]

Cécile McLorin Salvant and Sullivan Fortner (source: WBUR)

A convivial feel permeates two very different Atlanta jazz shows

Jon Ross | 25 FEB 2020 When Gregory Porter opens his 2013 Blue Note debut with the promise, “There will be no love that’s dying here,” he delivers the words in an assured baritone. There’s a comforting, soulful swagger […]

Poulenc's "Concerto for Organ, Strings and Timpani" was performed last Thursday at First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta by organist Jens Korndörfer. withe the GSU Orchstra conducted by Michael Palmer, as part of a collaborative concert that also included music by Sibelius and Mendelssohn. (credit: Julia Dokter)

Review: Organ Concerto mingles two sides of Poulenc’s musical pesonality

Andrew Alexander | 24 FEB 2020 The critic Claude Rostand famously described composer Francs Poulenc as “one half monk, one half naughty boy.” It’s a conceptual construction that has more or less stuck. There is Poulenc, the light-hearted and […]