Symphony & Opera

Violinist James Ehnes performs Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto with the ASO and principal guest conductor Donald Runnicles. (credit: Rand Lines)

Review: James Ehnes soars in Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto

Mark Gresham | 08 NOV 2019 On Thursday evening at Symphony Hall, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, performed a concert of music by Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky, led by principal guest conductor Donald Runnicles and featuring Canadian violinist James Ehnes. The […]

"If the shoe fits..." Mezzo-soprano Emily Fons and tenor Santiago Ballerini in the Atlanta Opera's production of Rossini's "La Cenerentola" ("Cinderella") (credit: Raftermen)

Atlanta Opera’s La Cenerentola is playful comedy but long

Mark Gresham | 6 NOV 2019 The Atlanta Opera opened its first mainstage production of the season on Saturday, Gioachino Rossini’s La Cenerentola, starring mezzo-soprano Emily Fons as Angelina (the Cinderella) and Santiago Ballerini as Prince Ramiro. The dramma […]

ASO principal conductor Donald Runnicles (credit Jeff Roffman, 2017)

Review: Donald Runnicles led the ASO in an emotionally dark program

William Ford | 04 NOV 2019 The Romantic period in music is generally said to have been from about 1830 to 1900 (although there were late-blooming Romantic composers even into the 1930s). Music from the Romantic era is probably […]

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, […]

Pianist Ronald Brautigam performing Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 22 this week with the ASO and conductor Edo de Waart. (credit: Raftermen (edited))

Review: Edo de Waart leads Atlanta Symphony in cohesive performance of Mozart, Strauss

Mark Gresham | 18 OCT 2019 On Thuirsday evening at Symphony hall, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra performed a concert of Music by Mozart and Richard Strauss, led by guest conductor Edo de Waart and featuring pianist Ronald Brautigam as […]