Pavel Haas Quartet with pianist Boris Giltberg (credit Marco Borggreve)

THIS WEEK ATLANTA: May 5 – 11, 2021

EarRelevant Staff | 05 MAY 2021

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


😷 = live performance with in-person audience
🎧 = audio broadcast or stream
📹 = video stream

TOP LIVE & LOCAL

Because of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, in-person concert listings are occasional and audience capacity is both limited and socially distanced. Check ticketing, availability and rules in advance. Some small live events have asked us not to list them because of limited seating capacity or because they are by invitation only. We look forward to more available, pubic live events for in-person audiences.

THU/6, SAT/8
😷 8:00pm ET: THE ATLANTA OPERA · “The Threepenny Carmen.” Jorge Parodi, conductor; Tomer Zvulun, stage director; Ashley Dixon (Carmen); Jasmine Habersham (Micaëla); Richard Trey Smagur (Don Jose); Theo Hoffman (Escamillo); Brian James Myer (El Dancairo); Nathan Munson (El Remendado); Alejandra Sandoval (Frasquita); Gabrielle Beteag (Mercedes); Tom Key (Lilas Pastia); Sonia Olla (Flamenco Dancer). “The Threepenny Carmen is not simply a stripped down version of the original opera, it digs into what Bizet’s 1875 classic might mean for audiences today. Capturing its essence as an exploration of sexual freedom, social hierarchies and the class system.” Live performances outdoors in the Big Tent on the campus of the Cobb Energy Center. Masks, self-screening and temperature check required. Tickets available for “pods” of 2 or 4 seats: atlantaopera.org

WED/5, FRI/7, SUN/9
😷 8:00pm ET: THE ATLANTA OPERA · “The Threepenny Opera.” Francesco Milioto, conductor; Tomer Zvulun, stage director; Gina Perregrino (Jenny); Kevin Burdette (Jonathan Peachum); Ronnita Miller (Mes. Peachum); Kelly Kaduce (Polly); Jay Hunter Morris (Macheath). “The Threepenny Opera established Kurt Weill as one of the most successful composers of Weimar Germany. The combination of Brecht’s libretto of cynicism and hard truths with Weill’s deceptively tuneful, accessible music offers up a biting satire of the establishment. Puppets play the prostitutes, beggars, gangsters, and constables, and singers will at times wear giant puppet-like heads as both an aesthetic link with the puppets and for additional virus protection. Live performances outdoors in the Big Tent on the campus of the Cobb Energy Center. Masks, self-screening and temperature check required for audience entry. Tickets available for “pods” of 2 or 4 seats: atlantaopera.org

SAT/8, SUN/9
😷 THE ATLANTA OPERA · “Concert for Unity” – in collaboration with True Colors Theatre. Matinee concert that features and celebrates Black opera stars. Performers: Morris Robinson, Joshua Conyers, Ronnita Miller, Jasmine Habersham, and Enoch King. Live performances outdoors. The two performances are at different venues: SAT/8 at 2:00pm ET in the Big Tent on the campus of the Cobb Energy Center. Masks, self-screening and temperature check required. Tickets available for “pods” of 2 or 4 seats: atlantaopera.org; SUN/9 at 2:30pm ET at the Southwest Arts Center. To reserve tickets: truecolorstheatre.org


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PERFORMANCE BROADCASTS & STREAMS

THU/6, SUN/9
🎧 10:00pm ET: THE ASO ON GPB · Georgia Public Broadcasting radio stations statewide @ 10pm. Atlanta Symphpny Orchestra. Atlanta Symphpny Orchestra. Gemma New, conductor; Randall Goosby, violin; Christina Smith, flute; Elisabeth Remy Johnson, harp. Joseph JONGEN: Danse lente for flute & harp; BRUCH: Concerto No. 1 in G Minor for Violin & Orchestra, Op. 26; MOZART: Adagio-Allegro from Symphony No. 38 in D Major, K. 504. www.gpb.org/radio/programs/the-aso-on-gpb

FRI/7
📹 12:00pm ET: EMORY CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY OF ATLANTA · “Cooke Noontime Series.” Members of the Vega String Quartet – violinist Jessica Shuang Wu, violist Yinzi Kong, and cellist Guang Wang – with pianist William Ransom. Johannes BRAHMS: Piano Quartet in G Minor. No registration required.schwartz.emory.edu/events-tickets/virtual-stage/

SAT/8
📹 3:00pm ET: PAVEL HAAS QUARTET & BORIS GILTBURG · Spivey Hall presents Pavel Haas Quartet – violinists Veronika Jarůšková and Marek Zwiebel, violist Luosha Fang, and cellist Peter Jarůšek – with pianist Boris Giltburg in a streamed concert. SMETANA Quartet No. 2; BRAHMS Piano Quintet in F minor. Ticketed online event. spiveyhall.org


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SUN/9
🎧 8:00pm ET: ATLANTA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA BROADCASTS · WABE-FM 90.1 @ 8pm. Atlanta Symphpny Orchestra. Gemma New, conductor; Randall Goosby, violin; Christina Smith, flute; Elisabeth Remy Johnson, harp. Joseph JONGEN: Danse lente for flute & harp; BRUCH: Concerto No. 1 in G Minor for Violin & Orchestra, Op. 26; MOZART: Adagio-Allegro from Symphony No. 38 in D Major, K. 504. (Repeats online & on HD-2: TUE/11 @ 4pm; SAT/15 @ 11am.) www.wabe.org/shows/atlanta-symphony-orchestra/

SUN/9
🎧 10:00pm ET: ATLANTA MUSIC SCENE · WABE- FM 90.1. Sir Simon Keenlyside, baritone & Natalia Katyukova, piano. Robert SCHUMANN: Ballade des Harfners, Op. 98, No. 2; Franz SCHUBERT: Liebesbotschaft / Ständchen / Die Stadt / Der Einsame / An den Mond in einer Herbstnacht; Hugo WOLF: Fußreisse / Denk’ es, o Seele! / Schlafendes Jesuskind / Auf eine Christblume II / Storchenbotschaft; Johannes BRAHMS: Nachtigallen schwingen, Op. 6, No. 6 / Verzagen, Op. 72, No. 4 / Über die Heide, Op. 86, No. 4 / O kuhler Wald, Op. 72, No. 2 / Nachtwandler, Op. 86 No. 3 / Es schauen die Blumen, Op. 96 No. 3; Claude DEBUSSY: Voici que le printemps; Gabriel FAURÉ: En Sourdine, Op. 58, No. 2 / Le Papillon et la Fleur, Op. 1, No. 1.
Recorded at Clayton State University’s Spivey Hall 12/02/2018. www.wabe.org/shows/atlanta-music-scene/


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Minor for Violin & Orchestra, Op. 26; MOZART: Adagio-Allegro from Symphony No. 38 in D Major, K. 504. (Repeats online & on HD-2: TUE/11 @ 4pm; SAT/15 @ 11am.) www.wabe.org/shows/atlanta-symphony-orchestra/