2016/17 Season

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All 2016/17 Season Performances:

Garrick Ohlsson Plays Rachmaninov

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Thu, September 22, 2016

Sat, September 24, 2016

  • JOHN ADAMS: Tromba lontana
  • SIBELIUS: Symphony No. 5
  • RACHMANINOV: Piano Concerto No. 3
  • Garrick Ohlsson, Piano
  • Robert Spano, Music Director
  • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

UK Rocks!

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Fri, September 30, 2016

Sat, October 1, 2016

  • Mercury: Bohemian Rhapsody (arr. Prechel)
  • Townsend: Overture from Tommy (arr. Prechel)
  • Townsend: Pinball Wizard (arr. Castellon)
  • Hurley, Wilkins: Son-of-a-Preacher Man (arr. Pierson)
  • Sting: Every Breath You Take (arr. Ricketts)
  • Tribute to the Electric Light Orchestra (arr. Shoup)
  • McCartney: Maybe I'm Amazed (arr. Herman)
  • Lennox, Stewart: Eurythmics (arr. Shoup)
  • Rolling Stones Medley (arr. Berens)
  • Lennon, McCartney: A Day In the Life (arr. Prechel)
  • John, Taupin: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (arr. Spangler)
  • Morrison: Moondance (arr. Shoup)
  • Newman: Suite from Skyfall (arr. Prechel)
  • Adkins, Epworth: Theme from Skyfall (arr. Smith)
  • Berryman, Buckland, Martin: Viva la Vida (arr. Prechel)
  • Mercury: Someone to Love (arr. Spangler)
  • Storm Large, Vocalist
  • Shem von Schroeck, Vocalist
  • Michael Krajewski, Principal Pops Conductor
  • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Robert Spano Leads the Orchestra with Pianist Pedja Muzijevic

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Thu, October 6, 2016

Sat, October 8, 2016

  • JOHN ADAMS: The Chairman Dances
  • MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 22
  • SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 5
  • Pedja Muzijevic, Piano
  • Robert Spano, Music Director
  • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Pianist Denis Kozhukhin Makes Debut

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Thu, October 13, 2016

Sat, October 15, 2016

  • JOHN ADAMS: Lollapalooza
  • GERSHWIN: Piano Concerto in F
  • COPLAND: Symphony No. 3
  • Denis Kozhukhin, Piano
  • Hugh Wolff , Conductor
  • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Dvořák’s Symphony “From The New World” and Violinist Joseph Swensen

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Thu, October 20, 2016

Sat, October 22, 2016

  • LEE: Sukkot Through Orion's Nebula
  • BARBER: Violin Concerto
  • DVOŘÁK: Symphony No. 9 in E minor, "From the New World" (1893)
  • Joseph Swensen, Violin
  • Joseph Young, Assistant Conductor & Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra Music Director
  • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Casual Fridays: Dvořák's Symphony "From The New World" with Violinist Joseph Swensen

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Fri, October 21, 2016

  • BARBER: Violin Concerto
  • DVOŘÁK: Symphony No. 9 in E minor, "From the New World" (1893)
  • Joseph Swensen, Violin
  • Joseph Young, Assistant Conductor & Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra Music Director
  • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
  • CoResonance
  • Unknown Lyric

SOLD OUT - Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas Movie with the Orchestra Performing the Score Live!

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Fri, October 28, 2016

Sat, October 29, 2016

  • Stuart Chafetz, Conductor
  • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

The Phantoms of the Orchestra

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Sun, October 30, 2016

  • BACH: Toccata in D Minor
  • KODÁLY: Ballet Music 1925 (Dragon's Dance)
  • BACH/STOKOWSKI: Little Fugue in G
  • DUKAS: The Sorcerer's Apprentice
  • MUSSORGSKY: Night on Bald Mountain
  • Magical Circle Mime Company
  • Joseph Young, Assistant Conductor & Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra Music Director
  • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Robert Spano Leads Elgar's Sea Pictures and Vaughan Williams' A Sea Symphony

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Thu, November 3, 2016

Sat, November 5, 2016

  • ELGAR: Sea Pictures
  • VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: A Sea Symphony
  • Tamara Wilson, Soprano
  • Jamie Barton, Mezzo-Soprano
  • Brian Mulligan, Baritone
  • Robert Spano, Music Director
  • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus
  • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra Overture Concert

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Sun, November 6, 2016

  • ELGAR: Enigma Variations
  • Joseph Young, Assistant Conductor & Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra Music Director
  • Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra

Robert Spano Leads Orchestra Premiere of Flourish With Fireworks

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Thu, November 10, 2016

Sat, November 12, 2016

  • KNUSSEN: Flourish with Fireworks
  • SCRIABIN: Symphony No. 5, "Prometheus, Poem of Fire" (arr. Kurth)
  • PROKOFIEV: Violin Concerto No. 1
  • STRAVINSKY: The Firebird Suite (1919)
  • Elizabeth Pridgen, Piano
  • David Coucheron, Concertmaster
  • Robert Spano, Music Director
  • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Mahler's "The Song of the Earth"

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Thu, November 17, 2016

Sat, November 19, 2016

  • TAKEMITSU: A flock descends into the Pentagonal Garden
  • MAHLER: Das Lied von der Erde
  • Kelley O'Connor, Mezzo-Soprano
  • Russell Thomas, Otello
  • Donald Runnicles, Principal Guest Conductor
  • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

A Tribute to Louis Armstrong featuring Byron Stripling

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Fri, November 25, 2016

Sat, November 26, 2016

  • Byron Stripling, Trumpet
  • Micah Thomas, Jazz Pianist
  • Michael Krajewski, Principal Pops Conductor
  • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

A Family Holiday Special

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Sun, November 27, 2016

  • PROKOFIEV: "Troika" from Lt. Kije, Opus 60
  • TCHAIKOVSKY: Excerpts from The Nutcracker
  • HOLCOMBE: Twas the Night Before Christmas
  • BIZET: Farandole
  • John Lemley, Narrator
  • Joseph Young, Assistant Conductor & Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra Music Director
  • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Vivaldi’s Concerto For Mandolin with Special Guest Avi Avital

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Thu, December 1, 2016

Sat, December 3, 2016

  • RESPIGHI: Ancient Airs and Dances Suite 1
  • VIVALDI: Concerto in C major
  • AVNER DORMAN: Concerto for Mandolin and Strings
  • TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 6, "Pathétique"
  • Avi Avital, Mandolin
  • Laura Jackson, Conductor
  • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

A Very Merry Holiday POPS!

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Fri, December 16, 2016

Sat, December 17, 2016

Sat, December 17, 2016

  • Hugh Panaro, Vocals
  • Nikki Renée Daniels, Vocals
  • All-City High School Chorus, Chorus
  • David Charles Abell, Conductor
  • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Cirque de la Symphonie

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Tue, December 20, 2016

Wed, December 21, 2016

Wed, December 21, 2016

  • Joseph Young, Assistant Conductor & Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra Music Director
  • Betty Cantrell, Miss America 2016, Vocalist
  • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

CANCELED - Stuart Stephenson Performs Haydn's Trumpet Concerto

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Thu, January 5, 2017

Sat, January 7, 2017

  • RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Capriccio espagnol, Opus 34
  • HAYDN: Trumpet Concerto
  • BARTÓK: Concerto for Orchestra
  • Stuart Stephenson, Principal Trumpet
  • Peter Oundjian , Conductor
  • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Donald Runnicles Leads the Orchestra in Shostakovich and the World Premiere of a New Work by Marc Neikrug

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Thu, January 12, 2017

Sat, January 14, 2017

  • NEIKRUG: The Unicorn of Atlas Peak (World Premiere)
  • TCHAIKOVSKY: Piano Concerto No. 1 (1879 version)
  • SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 10
  • Kirill Gerstein, Piano
  • Donald Runnicles, Principal Guest Conductor
  • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Donald Runnicles Leads Premiere of Bruckner's Te Deum with Symphony No. 9

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Thu, January 19, 2017

Sat, January 21, 2017

  • BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 9
  • BRUCKNER: Te Deum
  • Melody Moore, Soprano
  • Kelley O'Connor, Mezzo-Soprano
  • Nicky Spence, Tenor
  • Raymond Aceto, Bass
  • Donald Runnicles, Principal Guest Conductor
  • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus
  • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Raiders of the Lost Ark Movie with the Orchestra Performing the Score Live!

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Fri, January 27, 2017

Sat, January 28, 2017

  • Steven Reineke, Conductor
  • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Conductor Jun Märkl Leads a Program Featuring Schumann, Strauss and Tchaikovsky with Cellist Johannes Moser

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Thu, February 2, 2017

Sat, February 4, 2017

  • R. STRAUSS: Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme
  • TCHAIKOVSKY: Rococo Variations
  • SCHUMANN: Symphony No. 1, "Spring"
  • Johannes Moser, Cello
  • Jun Märkl, Conductor
  • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Robert Spano Leads Mahler's First Symphony and Pianist Juho Pohjonen Performs Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4

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Thu, February 9, 2017

Sat, February 11, 2017

  • BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 4
  • MAHLER: Symphony No. 1, "Titan"
  • Juho Pohjonen, Piano
  • Robert Spano, Music Director
  • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Casual Fridays: Pianist Juho Pohjonen Performs Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4

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Fri, February 10, 2017

  • BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 4
  • MAHLER: Symphony No. 1, movement 4, "Titan"
  • Juho Pohjonen, Piano
  • Robert Spano, Music Director
  • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Music of Simon & Garfunkel

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Fri, February 17, 2017

Sat, February 18, 2017

  • AJ Swearingen & Jonathan Beedle, Vocals
  • Michael Krajewski, Principal Pops Conductor
  • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Conductor Michael Francis and Pianist Benjamin Grosvenor Make Debuts with Copland, Saint-Saëns and Vaughan Williams

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Thu, February 23, 2017

Sat, February 25, 2017

  • COPLAND: Appalachian Spring
  • SAINT-SAËNS: Piano Concerto No. 2
  • VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Symphony No. 5
  • Benjamin Grosvenor, Piano
  • Michael Francis, Conductor
  • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Premiere of Christopher Theofanidis’ Dreamtime Ancestors; Violin Virtuoso Benjamin Beilman Performs Sibelius

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Thu, March 2, 2017

Sat, March 4, 2017

  • THEOFANIDIS: Dreamtime Ancestors
  • SIBELIUS: Violin Concerto
  • JOHN ADAMS: Harmonielehre
  • Benjamin Beilman, Violin
  • Robert Spano, Music Director
  • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Conductor Michael Stern Leads a Performance of Russian Masters

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Thu, March 9, 2017

Sat, March 11, 2017

  • SHOSTAKOVICH: Festive Overture
  • MEDTNER: Piano Concerto No. 2
  • TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 4
  • Marc-André Hamelin, Piano
  • Michael Stern, Conductor
  • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Casual Fridays: Conductor Michael Stern Leads a Performance Featuring Russian Masters

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Fri, March 10, 2017

  • SHOSTAKOVICH: Festive Overture
  • TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 4
  • Michael Stern, Conductor
  • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Peter & the Wolf and Friends

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Sun, March 12, 2017

  • RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Flight of the Bumblebee
  • SAINT-SAËNS: "Elephant" from Carnival of the Animals (arr. Kurth)
  • COPLAND: "I Bought Me a Cat"
  • PROKOFIEV: Peter and the Wolf
  • Andrew Puckett, Narrator
  • Michael Palmer, Conductor
  • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

St. Patrick's Day with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Cherish The Ladies

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Fri, March 17, 2017

Sat, March 18, 2017

  • Cherish the Ladies, Vocals
  • Michael Krajewski, Principal Pops Conductor
  • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra Crescendo Concert

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Sun, March 19, 2017

  • BEETHOVEN: Overture to Egmont, Opus 84
  • RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Capriccio espagnol, Opus 34
  • MUSSORGSKY/RAVEL: Pictures at an Exhibition (arr. Maurice Ravel)
  • Joseph Young, Assistant Conductor & Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra Music Director
  • Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra

Robert Spano Leads Christopher Theofanidis' Creation/Creator with an All-Star Cast

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Thu, March 23, 2017

Sat, March 25, 2017

  • THEOFANIDIS: Creation/Creator
  • Jessica Rivera, Soprano
  • Sasha Cooke, Mezzo-Soprano
  • Thomas Cooley, Tenor
  • Nmon Ford, Baritone
  • Evan Boyer, Bass
  • Steven Cole, Narrator
  • Shannon Eubanks, Narrator
  • Robert Spano, Music Director
  • Daniel Arsham, Scenography
  • James Alexander, Stage Director
  • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus
  • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Robert Spano Leads All-Rachmaninov Program with Special Guest Pianist Stephen Hough

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Thu, April 6, 2017

Fri, April 7, 2017

  • RACHMANINOV: Vocalise
  • RACHMANINOV: Piano Concerto No. 1
  • RACHMANINOV: Symphonic Dances
  • Stephen Hough, Piano
  • Robert Spano, Music Director
  • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Tony Award-Winning Georgia Native, Sutton Foster, Brings Broadway To Atlanta

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Fri, April 21, 2017

Sat, April 22, 2017

  • Sutton Foster,

    Vocals

  • Scott Dunn, Conductor
  • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Vasily Petrenko Leads the Orchestra in R. Strauss and Dvořák

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Thu, April 27, 2017

Sat, April 29, 2017

  • R. STRAUSS: Don Juan
  • MENDELSSOHN: Piano Concerto No. 1
  • DVOŘÁK: Symphony No. 8
  • Stewart Goodyear, Piano
  • Vasily Petrenko, Conductor
  • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Nicholas McGegan Leads the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in Mozart, Rameau and Haydn

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Thu, May 4, 2017

Sat, May 6, 2017

  • MOZART: Eine kleine Nachtmusik
  • RAMEAU: Suite from Les Indes galantes
  • HAYDN: Symphony No. 104, "London"
  • Nicholas McGegan, Conductor
  • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Casual Fridays: Nicholas McGegan Conducts Mozart, Couperin and Haydn

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Fri, May 5, 2017

  • MOZART: Eine kleine Nachtmusik
  • COUPERIN: Pièces en concert for Cello and Strings (arr. Bazelaire)
  • HAYDN: Symphony No. 104, "London"
  • Daniel Laufer, Associate Principal Cello
  • Nicholas McGegan, Conductor
  • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Robert Spano Leads the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Debut of Gluck's Orfeo

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Thu, May 11, 2017

Sat, May 13, 2017

  • GLUCK: Orfeo ed Euridice
  • David Daniels, Orfeo
  • Susanna Phillips, Euridice
  • Janai Brugger, Amore
  • Moving Artists of glo
  • Lauri Stallings, Choreographer
  • Daniel Arsham, Scenography
  • James Alexander, Stage Director
  • Robert Spano, Music Director
  • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chamber Chorus
  • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra Finale Concert

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Sun, May 14, 2017

  • RACHMANINOV: Piano Concerto No. 2 (2nd and 3rd movements)
  • RESPIGHI: Fountains of Rome
  • MÁRQUEZ: Danzón No. 2
  • Raffi Besalyan, Piano
  • Joseph Young, Assistant Conductor & Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra Music Director
  • Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra

Donald Runnicles Leads an All-French Program

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Thu, May 25, 2017

Sat, May 27, 2017

  • DEBUSSY: Nocturnes
  • JOLIVET: Flute Concerto
  • FAURÉ: Requiem
  • Christina Smith, Principal Flute
  • Kim-Lillian Strebel, Soprano
  • Matthew Worth, Baritone
  • Donald Runnicles, Principal Guest Conductor
  • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus
  • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Robert Spano Closes the Season with Britten, Wagner and World Premiere

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Thu, June 1, 2017

Sat, June 3, 2017

  • BULLER: The Songs of Ophelia (World Premiere – Rapido Commission)
  • BRITTEN: Peter Grimes "Four Sea Interludes"
  • WAGNER: Die Walküre Act One
  • Twyla Robinson, Soprano
  • Clifton Forbis, Tenor
  • Daniel Sumegi, Bass
  • Robert Spano, Music Director
  • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Singin' in the Rain Movie with the Orchestra Performing the Score Live!

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Fri, June 9, 2017

Sat, June 10, 2017

  • Jack Everly, Conductor
  • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Plundering Pirates of Symphony Hall

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Sun, June 11, 2017

  • WAGNER: Flying Dutchman Overture
  • SULLIVAN: Pirate King from Pirates of Penzance
  • KORNGOLD: Overture from Captain Blood
  • RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Scheherazade
  • Christopher Brandon Morales, Bass-Baritone
  • Joseph Young, Assistant Conductor & Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra Music Director
  • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

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