Symphony & Opera

Harpist Yolanda Kondonassis is featured soloist in Jennifer Higdon's "Harp Concerto." (credit: Robert Muller)

CD Review: “American Rapture” showcases three generations of American composers

Olivia Kieffer | 18 JUL 2019 On May 17, Azica Records released the album American Rapture, featuring harpist Yolanda Kondonassis and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra led by conductor Ward Stare. The album contains works by three generations of composers […]

Top row, l-r: Jonathan Bryan, Ellen Jackson, Isaac Kim. Bottom row, l-r: Álvaro Corral Matute, Jouelle Roberson, Elizabeth Sarian. (photos courtesy of The Atlanta Opera.)

Atlanta Opera announces 2019-20 Studio artists

EarRelevant Staff | 16 JUL 2019 ATLANTA, GA–  Today, the Atlanta Opera announced the six members of its 2019-20 Atlanta Opera Studio, the fourth year of this growing and successful program. The Studio has two returning artists and four […]

Elena Dubinets begins her work as the ASO's Chief Artistic Officer in August. (photo courtesy of the ASO)

Atlanta Symphony names Elena Dubinets as Chief Artistic Officer

Mark Gresham | 14 JUL 2019 ATLANTA, GA—  Elena Alexandrovna Dubinets has been named by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra as its Chief Artistic Officer, a new position created by merging the roles of Vice President of Artistic Planning and […]

John Luther Adams, composer of "Become Desert." (source: YouTube)

CD/DVD Review: John Luther Adams’ “Become Desert”

Melinda Bargreen | 9 JUL 2019 First there was Become River, a 16-minute John Luther Adams chamber work commissioned by the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. Then there was Become Ocean, Adams’ soundscape of swirling waves and surging seas, premiered […]

bass Morris Robinson sings “Ha wie will ich triumphieren” from Mozart's The Abduction from the Seraglio. (credit: Jeff Roffman)

ASO’s “Opera’s Greatest Hits” proves a lively, engaging open-air concert

Mark Gresham | 21 JUn 2019 A cool breeze wafted across the grass at Piedmont Park on Wednesday as clouds gathered from the west, offering some shade from the hot summer sun. No real threat of rain, as it […]