Author Archives: EarRelevant

Pianist Stephen Hough (credit: Sim Canetty-Clarke)

Review: Spivey Hall presents pianist Stephen Hough in its first 2020-21 season streamed concert

Mark Gresham | 25 NOV 2020 Spivey Hall presented its first concert stream of the 2020-21 season on Sunday afternoon: a solo performance by pianist Stephen Hough that was decidedly rooted in the late 19th-century culture of the modern […]

Spektral Quartet (l-r): violinists Maeve Feinberg and Clara Lyon, violist Doyle Armbrust and cellist Russell Rolen. (credit: Jocelyn Chuang)

Review: Spektral Quartet plays into the juxtapositions with Experiments in Living

Karl Henning | 25 November 2020 The Spektral Quartet have released a beguiling, wide-spanning and multilayered double album, Experiments in Living as not only a (linear, or not) program for listening, but as a kind of gaming experience with […]

Pianist Elizabeth Pridgen and cellist Charae Krueger. (video frame capture / FPCA)

Cooke Noontime Series concert offers another glimpse into Atlanta’s rich chamber music scene

Giorgio Koukl | 23 NOV 2020 Friday offered yet another possibility to listen to a live concert in the First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta. This time the Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta presented an all-Beethoven program with the […]

Violinist David Coucheron and double-bassist Xavier Foley share the spotlight in Foley's "For Justice and Peace" (source: ASO video fame capture)

Review: ASO concert features Hou and Foley in double debut

Mark Gresham | 21 NOV 2020 Thursday evening’s video concert the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra featured a couple of important firsts: the classical subscription series debut of new ASO associate conductor Jerry Hou and contrabassist Xavier Dubois Foley in his ASO […]