Symphony & Opera

Soprano Jessica Rivrea sings Samuel Barber's "Knoxville: Summer of 1915" with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, led by Robert Spano in his final concert as the orchestra's music director. (ASO)

Grand Finale: Atlanta Symphony concludes Robert Spano era with music of Barber and Mahler

ATLANTA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA June 10, 2021 Robert Spano, music director / conductor Jessica Rivera, soprano Samuel BARBER: Knoxville: Summer of 1915 Op. 24 Gustav MAHLER: Symphony No. 4 in G major MARK GRESHAM | 11 JUN 2021 On Thursday […]

Guest conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya. (source: ASO)

Review: Harth-Bedoya leads the ASO in a Latin musical fiesta

ATLANTA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA June 3, 2021 Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conductor Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano Jimmy LÓPEZ: Fiesta! Gabriela Lena FRANK: Elegía Andina Aaron ZIGMAN; Tango Manos: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra Manuel de FALLA: Suite No. 1 from The Three-Cornered Hat […]

Robert Spano conducting the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra before the pandemic. (credit: Katie Kelly, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Association)

Q&A: Robert Spano talks about his new post with the Fort Worth Symphony and his continuing work in Atlanta

Mark Gresham | 1 JUN 2021 “Fort Worth is friendly; it’s still a Texas town. It’s the most Texas city in Texas.” ~Dan Jenkins On May 6 the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra announced that although Robert Spano will be stepping […]

Guest conductor James Gaffigan conducted the first piece on Thursday's ASO concert without baton or mask. (video frame / ASO)

Review: Atlanta Symphony, Gaffigan, dispense with plastic shields but continue to distance

ATLANTA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA May 27, 2021 Streamed from Symphony Hall James Gaffigan, conductor Michael TILSON THOMAS: Street Song for Symphonic Brass William Grant STILL: Wood Notes Antonín DVOŘÁK: Symphony No. 7 in D minor, Op. 70 MARK GRESHAM | […]