Schedule | Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Spano Conducts Mahler Opening Weekend

Classical

It’s Opening Night at the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and Music Director Robert Spano conducts Mahler’s stunning “Resurrection” Symphony, featuring the ASO and Chorus with special guests Laura Tatulescu, soprano, and Kelley O’Connor, mezzo-soprano.

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$20 - $79

Performance date(s)

Thursday, September 17, 2015 8:00 pm
Saturday, September 19, 2015 8:00 pm

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Seth MacFarlane with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

ASO Presents

Seth MacFarlane will perform at Atlanta Symphony Hall on September 18, 2015. Read More

$99.50 / $69.50 / $42.50 / $29.50
On-sale: 5/15/15 at 10am
Performance date

Friday, September 18, 2015 8:00 pm

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Spano Conducts Avner Dorman's Spices, Perfumes, Toxins!

Classical

Israeli composer Avner Dorman describes his concerto for percussion as a perfect showcase for ASO percussionists Thomas Sherwood and Charles Settle. Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 is a gripping and unforgettable musical journey from start to finish. Read More

$20 - $79
Performance date(s)

Thursday, September 24, 2015 8:00 pm
Saturday, September 26, 2015 8:00 pm

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Spano Conducts Beethoven with Jonathan Biss

Classical

Jennifer Higdon describes her Concerto for Orchestra as “truly a concerto in that it requires virtuosity from the principal players, the individual sections, and the entire orchestra.” Beethoven’s “Emperor” concerto radiates defiance, heroism and virtuoso fireworks from start to finish. Read More

$20 - $79
Performance date(s)

Thursday, October 1, 2015 8:00 pm
Saturday, October 3, 2015 8:00 pm

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Principal Guest Conductor Donald Runnicles Leads Beethoven 8; ASO's Own Play Mozart

Classical

Mozart’s Flute and Harp Concerto is a delight from start to finish, with the soloists engaging in charming dialogue throughout. Beethoven’s Eighth Symphony showcases the composer’s more playful side, filled with unexpected, delightful twists and turns.

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$20 - $79
Performance date(s)

Thursday, October 8, 2015 8:00 pm
Saturday, October 10, 2015 8:00 pm
Sunday, October 11, 2015 3:00 pm

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Classical Mystery Tour

Pops

Featuring Classical Mystery Tour and their spot-on tribute to The Beatles with your Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. A groovy way to kick off the Pops! season!

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Performance date(s)

Friday, October 16, 2015 8:00 pm
Saturday, October 17, 2015 8:00 pm

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Itzhak Perlman Recital

Classical

The ASO presents an intimate recital featuring world-famous violinist Itzhak Perlman.  Mr. Perlman performs works written for piano and violin.  Don’t miss a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hear a legendary artist performing some of the world’s most beloved chamber repertoire.

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Performance date(s)

Sunday, October 18, 2015 3:00 pm

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Olli Mustonen Conducts Prokofiev, Plays Beethoven

Classical

Olli Mustonen’s orchestral work, The Old Church at Petäjävesi, was inspired by an old Finnish church, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3, has a stormy opening movement and a finale that reveals a humorous side of the composer, too frequently overlooked. Prokofiev’s Fifth Symphony is a heroic, moving work, expressing the hope and optimism of the Russian people and their allies at the time of its composition.

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$20 - $79

Performance date(s)

Thursday, October 22, 2015 8:00 pm
Saturday, October 24, 2015 8:00 pm

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Chris Cornell – Acoustic Higher Truth Tour

ASO Presents

Chris Cornell will perform at Atlanta Symphony Hall on October 26, 2015. Read More

$76 / $63 / $59 / $51 / $39
Performance date

Monday, October 26, 2015 8:00 pm

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Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton

Pops

This orchestra event features Danny Elfman’s scores from the films of Tim Burton brought to life on stage by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. These two Hollywood heavyweights have been working together for nearly thirty years, with Mr. Elfman scoring Mr. Burton’s films including Beetlejuice, Batman and Batman Returns, Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Alice in Wonderland.

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Performance date(s)

Friday, October 30, 2015 8:00 pm
Saturday, October 31, 2015 8:00 pm

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Halloween Hijinks!

Family

The Atlanta Symphony’s annual Halloween concert features thrilling and chilling music for all ages! This concert is sure to tickle your funny bone with mesmerizing favorites and a few surprises led by ASO Assistant Conductor Joseph Young. Boys and ghouls are invited to wear their costumes! Read More

 
Performance date(s)

Saturday, October 31, 2015 2:00 pm

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The Tenors

ASO Presents

The Tenors will perform at Atlanta Symphony Hall on November 1, 2015. Read More

On sale 6/12/15 at 10am

$67.50 / $47.50
Performance date

Sunday, November 1, 2015 7:00 pm

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Spano Conducts World Premiere of Leshnoff Symphony, Beethoven’s Seventh

Classical

American composer Jonathan Leshnoff’s Symphony No. 2 was inspired by the book, Innerspace, by Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan, and explores the wonders of Jewish mysticism. Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 has earned its rightful place as one of Beethoven’s most compelling and thrilling Symphonies.

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$20 - $79
Performance date(s)

Thursday, November 5, 2015 8:00 pm
Saturday, November 7, 2015 8:00 pm

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Spano Conducts All-Star Verdi Requiem

Classical

Verdi’s Requiem is an unforgettable, moving experience, made more so in Atlanta Symphony Hall with world-class soloists, orchestra, chorus, and conductor.

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$20 - $79

Performance date(s)

Thursday, November 12, 2015 8:00 pm
Saturday, November 14, 2015 8:00 pm

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Yevgeny Sudbin Returns to ASO for Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 1

Classical

Superstar pianist Sudbin plays Beethoven’s great showpiece for a virtuoso pianist, conducted by the innovative and commanding Carlos Kalmar. Read More

$20 - $79
Performance date(s)

Thursday, November 19, 2015 8:00 pm
Saturday, November 21, 2015 8:00 pm

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Star Wars and More, the music of John Williams

Pops

In addition to the Star Wars movies, John Williams has scored dozens of films including Superman, Harry Potter, Indiana Jones, Saving Private Ryan, Jurassic Park, and War Horse. Come hear Principal Pops Conductor Michael Krajewski lead the Orchestra in an exciting journey of Williams’ music. This IS the Orchestra you have been looking for! Read More

 
Performance date(s)

Friday, November 27, 2015 8:00 pm
Saturday, November 28, 2015 2:00 pm
Saturday, November 28, 2015 8:00 pm

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Michael Feinstein with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

ASO Presents

Michael Feinstein will perform at Atlanta Symphony Hall on December 3, 2015. Read More

On sale 6/12/15 at 10am

$99 / $79 / $59 / $39
Performance date

Thursday, December 3, 2015 8:00 pm

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Michael Feinstein with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

ASO Presents

Michael Feinstein will perform at Atlanta Symphony Hall on December 3, 2015. Read More

On sale 6/12/15 at 10am

$99 / $79 / $59 / $39
Performance date

Thursday, December 3, 2015 8:00 pm

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Cirque de la Symphonie’s Holiday Spectacular

Pops

Back by popular demand- it’s Cirque de la Symphonie in a brand new Holiday special with all new artists, including jugglers, clowns and acrobats flying high above the Orchestra - all set to an impressive score of classical hits. Fun and Exciting for all ages!

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Performance date(s)

Friday, December 4, 2015 8:00 pm
Saturday, December 5, 2015 2:00 pm
Saturday, December 5, 2015 8:00 pm
Sunday, December 6, 2015 3:00 pm

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Christmas with the ASO

Holiday

Capture the spirit of the holidays with the Orchestra’s iconic story of Christmas, created by the legendary Robert Shaw. A majestic cast of over 400 musicians brings to life the Greatest Story Ever Told. Read More

 
Performance date(s)

Saturday, December 12, 2015 2:00 pm
Saturday, December 12, 2015 8:00 pm
Sunday, December 13, 2015 3:00 pm

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A Very Merry Holiday Pops

Pops

Atlanta’s favorite Holiday tradition! Principal Pops Conductor Michael Krajewski leads the ASO in the best holiday classics. Joined on stage by Artist-in-Residence bass Morris Robinson and the All City High-School Chorus, these concerts are sure to put you in the Holiday spirit. And if you’re on the nice list, Santa is sure to make a special appearance!
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Performance date(s)

Thursday, December 17, 2015 8:00 pm
Saturday, December 19, 2015 2:00 pm
Saturday, December 19, 2015 8:00 pm

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Home Alone with the ASO

Pops

This 1990 holiday classic is filled with mayhem, mischief and a great family story …with an amazing score by John Williams! Come see the full-length movie in Symphony Hall with your Atlanta Symphony Orchestra playing the score live!

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Performance date(s)

Saturday, January 2, 2016 8:00 pm
Sunday, January 3, 2016 3:00 pm

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Principal Cello Christopher Rex Plays Korngold

Classical

The ASO’s own Christopher Rex plays Korngold’s superb virtuoso work, with unforgettable melodies and lush orchestration.

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$20 - $79
Performance date(s)

Thursday, January 7, 2016 8:00 pm
Saturday, January 9, 2016 8:00 pm

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Spano Conducts, ASO Artist-in-Residence Solos, Pianist Simon Trpčeski Plays Rachmaninov

Classical

Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 14 is one of the Russian composer’s most haunting and powerful works. Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 2, is now one of the composer’s most beloved works.

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$20 - $79
Performance date(s)

Thursday, January 14, 2016 8:00 pm
Saturday, January 16, 2016 8:00 pm

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute Concert

Specials

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. had a dream for the world, and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra honors that dream and celebrates the legacy of this great man with a special concert on his birthday, led by Music Director Robert Spano and ASO Assistant Conductor Joseph Young, and featuring our ASO Artist-in-Residence, Morris Robinson.

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Performance date(s)

Friday, January 15, 2016 8:00 pm

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Runnicles Conducts Beethoven's Missa Solemnis

Classical

Since the days of Robert Shaw, Beethoven’s Missa solemnis has been a constant and central part of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus’s repertoire.  Join us for a celebration of the legacy of Maestro Shaw, and his beloved Orchestra and Chorus.

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$20 - $79
Performance date(s)

Thursday, January 21, 2016 8:00 pm
Saturday, January 23, 2016 8:00 pm

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Guest Conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya Returns to Conduct Dvořák; Kholodenko Plays Prokofiev in ASO Debut

Classical

Perú Negro is a brilliant and thrilling fusion of folk and classical elements. Prokofiev’s Concerto is filled with virtuoso opportunities, as well the “caustic humor” often found in Prokofiev’s music. Many consider the Symphony No. 7 to be Dvořák’s finest – it teems with melodic inspiration, high drama and riveting momentum. Read More

$20 - $79
Performance date(s)

Thursday, January 28, 2016 8:00 pm
Saturday, January 30, 2016 8:00 pm

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New Work from ASO's Own Michael Kurth; Concertmaster David Coucheron Solos

Classical

ASO Concertmaster David Coucheron is featured in an Everest of the Violin Concerto repertoire – Brahms’ violin concerto. The concert also features a new ASO commission by Atlanta composer and member of the Orchestra’s double-bass section, Michael Kurth. Read More

$20 - $79
Performance date(s)

Thursday, February 4, 2016 8:00 pm
Saturday, February 6, 2016 8:00 pm

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A Valentine’s Romance

Pops

Jazz guitarist and bandleader John Pizzarelli joins the ASO in an evening of love songs and duets. Special guest (and John’s wife!) Jessica Molasky joins him to put you in the mood this Valentine’s weekend! This will be a romantic evening you won’t want to miss.

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Performance date(s)

Friday, February 12, 2016 8:00 pm
Saturday, February 13, 2016 8:00 pm
Sunday, February 14, 2016 7:00 pm

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Be Mine! - A Free Family Concert

Family

Stories of young love abound during Valentine’s Day. Celebrate some of the greatest young romances in classical music as told through whimsical and romantic selections from Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night's Dream, Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet, Bizet’s Carmen and Puccini’s La bohème, among others. Admission for this concert is free as part of the Family Access Initiative at the Woodruff Arts Center; however, tickets are required as seating is limited to hall capacity.

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Performance date(s)

Sunday, February 14, 2016 3:00 pm

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Karen Gomyo Plays Tchaikovsky

Classical

Petrushka is the tale of a puppet who after being murdered by his rival, returns to haunt his master, and one of Stravinsky’s orchestral masterpieces.The Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto maintains its status as one of the most beautiful, thrilling and beloved works in the repertoire. This concert also features a kaleidoscopic transcription of Islamey for full orchestra by Sergei Lyapounov. Read More

$20 - $79
Performance date(s)

Thursday, February 18, 2016 8:00 pm
Saturday, February 20, 2016 8:00 pm

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ASO Premieres Frankenstein, Serkin Plays Brahms Piano Concerto

Classical

The Frankenstein Symphony features music from American composer Mark Grey’s full-length opera, based upon the novel by Mary Shelley. Brahms’ First Piano Concerto is based off of his first attempt at a symphony, at the behest of his mentor Robert Schumann.

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$20 - $79
Performance date(s)

Thursday, February 25, 2016 8:00 pm
Saturday, February 27, 2016 8:00 pm

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Virtuoso Hadelich Returns To Play Sibelius, Piollet Conducts Brahms

Classical

The Sibelius Concerto combines virtuoso flights for the violin soloist with the composer’s familiar haunting lyricism. Read More

$20 - $79
Performance date(s)

Thursday, March 3, 2016 8:00 pm
Saturday, March 5, 2016 8:00 pm

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Robert Shaw's Greatest Hits

Classical

Celebrate the 100th birthday and incomparable legacy of Robert Shaw.  Norman Mackenzie, Director of Choruses, and Maestro Shaw’s “designated successor,” leads a program of works for chorus and orchestra long associated with the ASO’s legendary Music Director. Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime event! Read More

 
Performance date(s)

Thursday, March 10, 2016 8:00 pm
Saturday, March 12, 2016 8:00 pm

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ASYO Crescendo Concert

ASYO

Meet the next generation of stars before they hit it big. Each year, the 120 dynamic and talented young artists of the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra (ASYO) energetically tackle masterworks of classical and modern music under the baton of Joseph Young. Read More

 

Sunday, March 13, 2016 3:00 pm

The Carole King Songbook

Pops

Carole King became famous first for writing hit songs, and then became a house-hold name performing those hits herself. Broadway star Liz Callaway leads this tribute to one of the most prolific song writers of her generation.

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Performance date(s)

Friday, March 18, 2016 8:00 pm
Saturday, March 19, 2016 8:00 pm

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Musical Story Time with the ASO

Performance date(s)

Sunday, March 20, 2016 3:00 pm

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Søndergård Returns To Conduct Debussy, Tharaud Debuts With Ravel

Classical

Alexadre Tharaud plays Ravel’s Concerto in D Major, a remarkable synthesis of classical and jazz elements which when played by a great virtuoso suggests of a performance by two hands. French composer Claude Debussy maintained a lifelong passion for the sea.  In his orchestral masterpiece, La mer, Debussy depicts its beauties and mysteries.  Read More

$20 - $79
Performance date(s)

Thursday, March 31, 2016 8:00 pm
Saturday, April 2, 2016 8:00 pm

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Spano Conducts Sibelius, Lortie Plays Grieg Piano Concerto

Classical

In Different River, a work commissioned and premiered by Maestro Spano and the ASO, Mr. Singleton depicts “an ever-changing perspective on a river that is always moving…Each time you step in you’re at a different place.” The Grieg Piano Concerto opens with one of the most famous and dramatic moments in concert music, and closes with a brilliant finale based upon the halling, a lively Norwegian folk dance. Read More

 
Performance date(s)

Thursday, April 7, 2016 8:00 pm
Friday, April 8, 2016 8:00 pm

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Spano Conducts World Premiere And Brahms’ Famous German Requiem, Featuring ASO Chorus

Classical

American composer Jonathan Leshnoff’s orchestral work, Zohar, is a musical exploration of the wonders and beauties of Jewish mysticism. The German Requiem, scored for soprano and baritone solo, chorus and orchestra, contains music of unsurpassed beauty and humanity. Read More

$20 - $79
Performance date(s)

Thursday, April 14, 2016 8:00 pm
Saturday, April 16, 2016 8:00 pm

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Runnicles Conducts Mahler’s Ninth

Classical

Mahler composed his Ninth Symphony in the wake of tragic events, and it premiered the year following Mahler’s death, and the epic symphony opens and closes with extended, heartfelt slow movements guaranteed to pull at your heartstrings. Read More

$20 - $79
Performance date(s)

Thursday, April 21, 2016 8:00 pm
Saturday, April 23, 2016 8:00 pm

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Perianes Returns To Play Schumann, Guest Conductor Zagrosek Conducts Brahms First Symphony

Classical

Mendelssohn’s Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage is a lovely Romantic orchestral work, inspired by two Goethe poems. Schumann’s Concerto requires a virtuoso pianist of the first rank and displays a remarkable sense of collaboration between soloist and orchestra. Read More

$20 - $79
Performance date(s)

Thursday, May 5, 2016 8:00 pm
Saturday, May 7, 2016 8:00 pm

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ASYO Finale Concert

ASYO

Meet the next generation of stars before they hit it big. Each year, the 120 dynamic and talented young artists of the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra (ASYO) energetically tackle masterworks of classical and modern music under the baton of Joseph Young. Read More

 

Sunday, May 8, 2016 3:00 pm

Broadway’s Golden Age

Pops

The large, lush arrangements for a Broadway Orchestra and chorus are no more, but the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and its world famous Chorus keep the tradition alive with an evening of Broadway classics from its Golden Age. Principal POPS Conductor Michael Krajewski leads this concert event with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus and cast of Broadway stars!

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Performance date(s)

Friday, May 13, 2016 8:00 pm
Saturday, May 14, 2016 8:00 pm
Sunday, May 15, 2016 3:00 pm

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Joseph Young Conducts Naughton Twins in Night of Mozart and the Romeo and Juliet Suite

Classical

Mozart probably composed the Concerto for Two Pianos to perform with his sister, Nannerl.  Typical of Mozart’s concertos, the work showcases both virtuoso technique and elegant expression. Romeo and Juliet is one of the Prokofiev’s most beautiful and inspired creations.  Read More

$20 - $79
Performance date(s)

Thursday, May 19, 2016 8:00 pm
Saturday, May 21, 2016 8:00 pm

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Music of Elton John

Pops

Come close the Pops! season and say Goodbye Yellow Brick Road. This will be your last chance to Crocodile Rock with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra on your 15/16 Pops! Season. Bring your friends Bennie and the Jets and sing Your Song along with Michael Cavanaugh, a Rocket Man of an entertainer.  

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Performance date(s)

Friday, May 27, 2016 8:00 pm
Saturday, May 28, 2016 8:00 pm
Sunday, May 29, 2016 3:00 pm

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Oundjian Conducts Berlioz, McDuffie Plays Philip Glass

Classical

Philip Glass composed his Violin Concerto No. 2, “The Four Seasons,” for Robert McDuffie, who performs the work at these concerts. Berlioz’ Fantastic Symphony continues, almost two centuries after its premiere, to transport audiences on a breathtaking ride—culminating in the hair-raising finale where all hell breaks loose, the Dream of a Witches’ Sabbath. Read More

$20 - $79
Performance date(s)

Thursday, June 2, 2016 8:00 pm
Saturday, June 4, 2016 8:00 pm

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Season Finale! Special Guest Pianist Andre Watts, Spano Conducts All-Brahms Evening

Classical

Both the Brahms Second Piano Concerto and Symphony stand in sharp contrast to their immediate predecessors. One of Brahms’s friends characterized the Second Piano Concerto, composed twenty years after the First, as “that of a grown man to the youth.” And the Second Symphony is a charming, lyrical work capped by one of Brahms’ most carefree and exuberant finales, the perfect culmination of a magnificent season. Read More

$20 - $79
Performance date(s)

Thursday, June 9, 2016 8:00 pm
Saturday, June 11, 2016 8:00 pm
Sunday, June 12, 2016 3:00 pm

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