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Get Jazzed about Jean-Yves Thibaudet and An American in Paris

Music Director Robert Spano and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra launch the new season with George Gershwin's postcard from the French capital.

Music Director Robert Spano and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra launch the new season with George Gershwin's postcard from the French capital. The swinging showpiece that inspired the Academy Award-winning film and Tony Award-winning musical caps a night filled with American music. Pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet is a Parisian in America as the soloist in Bernstein's jazz-inspired Second Symphony.

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Thu. 09/21/17 8:00 PM

Sat. 09/23/17 8:00 PM

Shakespeare Meets Italian Opera in Verdi's Otello

Music Director Robert Spano turns up the passion with this mashup between two giants of the theatre: William Shakespeare and Giuseppe Verdi.

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Music Director Robert Spano turns up the passion with this mashup between two giants of the theatre: William Shakespeare and Giuseppe Verdi. Pitting one of the greatest romances against a most odious villain, Verdi's Otello propels you through Shakespeare's stormy seas, soaring love duet, tender "Ave Maria" and crushing conclusion. Famed American tenor Russell Thomas heads this all-star cast.

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Tue. 10/10/17 8:00 PM

Sat. 10/07/17 8:00 PM

What’s New — The Cutting Edge of Classical

Chic. Inspired. Eclectic. Fun. Take a sonic journey with Robert Spano and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.

Chic. Inspired. Eclectic. Fun. Take a sonic journey with Robert Spano and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. First, revel in the luscious and fantastical soundscapes of Atlanta favorite Michael Gandolfi. The world premiere of his Four New Gardens of Cosmic Speculation is the 2.0 of the ASO's GRAMMY®-nominated recording. And then be dazzled by the composer/pianist Dejan Lazić in his own Piano Concerto "In Istrian Style."

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Thu. 10/12/17 8:00 PM

Sat. 10/14/17 8:00 PM

Orchestra with Attitude: Bernstein, Prokofiev and Ravel

Bernstein, Prokofiev and Ravel are three of a kind – cheeky, irrepressible, brazen and poetic.

Bernstein, Prokofiev and Ravel are three of a kind – cheeky, irrepressible, brazen and poetic. Ludovic Morlot conducts this concert with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Sony recording artist Ray Chen, a violinist "to die for" (Huffington Post). Chen plays the smart and chic Violin Concerto No. 2 by "the bad boy of Russian music," Sergei Prokofiev.

Thursday evening includes a pre-concert chamber music recital at 6:45 p.m. in Atlanta Symphony Hall. Free for all ticket holders for the October 19 and 21, 2017, concerts.

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Thu. 10/19/17 8:00 PM

Sat. 10/21/17 8:00 PM

Falla's Sexy Flamenco Gypsy Dance

Falla's hot-blooded ballet sizzles with Andalusian melodies. El amor brujo is a feverish tale about a specter consumed with lust and cruelty.

Falla's hot-blooded ballet sizzles with Andalusian melodies. El amor brujo is a feverish tale about a specter consumed with lust and cruelty. Each night, he forces a beautiful Gypsy girl – his widow – to dance with him. Can her Latin lover break the spell? Jun Märkl leads the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra with the fiery Colombian-born soprano Catalina Cuervo.

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Thu. 11/02/17 8:00 PM

Sat. 11/04/17 8:00 PM

Mahler's Exuberant Seventh Symphony

It was only 50 years ago that Gustav Mahler was all but forgotten. Today, he has one of the biggest and most ardent followings in all of classical music.

It was only 50 years ago that Gustav Mahler was all but forgotten. Today, he has one of the biggest and most ardent followings in all of classical music. Hear why when Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Music Director Robert Spano conducts the magnificent Seventh Symphony. Reaching the pinnacle of the Romantic symphony, the Seventh is bigger, grander, more luxurious; and infused with heart-pounding energy.

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Thu. 11/09/17 8:00 PM

Sat. 11/11/17 8:00 PM

Opera Stars Light up Verdi's Requiem

Verdi's Requiem is a bucket list experience.

Verdi's Requiem is a bucket list experience. The multiple GRAMMY® Award-winning combination of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus continues its love affair with Principal Guest Conductor Donald Runnicles in this star-studded performance featuring Erin Wall, a "soprano of radiance, pristine beauty and tingling top notes" (Financial Times), Jamie Barton, "irresistibly rich and colorful" (Likely Impossibilities), and Dimitri Pittas, “a rich tenor, charged with electricity" (Houston Chronicle).

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Thu. 11/16/17 8:00 PM

Sat. 11/18/17 8:00 PM

Leonard Bernstein and the Beethoven Seventh

In 1989 the Berlin Wall came down and American conductor and composer Leonard Bernstein went there to conduct a celebratory concert. His composer of choice? Beethoven.

In 1989 the Berlin Wall came down and American conductor and composer Leonard Bernstein went there to conduct a celebratory concert. His composer of choice? Beethoven. Ludwig Beethoven and Leonard Bernstein were lifelong champions of two things: music and liberty. All season long, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra celebrates the "LBs." Join guest conductor Peter Oundjian for the toe-tapping ballet Fancy Free by the 25-year-old Leonard Bernstein, and for the last piece Bernstein conducted before his death at 72, Beethoven's Seventh Symphony.

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Thu. 01/11/18 8:00 PM

Sat. 01/13/18 8:00 PM

Beethoven's "Emperor" Concerto

It was a publisher who decided to title Beethoven's E-flat concerto "Emperor," but it surely fits.

It was a publisher who decided to title Beethoven's E-flat concerto "Emperor," but it surely fits. Majestic, striding, and tender, the Fifth Piano Concerto is not only a crowning achievement among Beethoven's compositions, but among all the piano concertos written before or since.

Thursday evening includes a pre-concert chamber music recital at 6:45 p.m. in Atlanta Symphony Hall. Free for all ticket holders for the January 25 and 27, 2018, concerts.

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Thu. 01/25/18 8:00 PM

Sat. 01/27/18 8:00 PM

Beethoven's Second and Third Piano Concertos

As a powerful young pianist who was out to impress, Beethoven also demanded a new kind of music. Thus, he produced the Second and Third Piano Concertos.

The piano as we know it was invented around 1700 by an Italian named Bartolomeo Cristofori. It would be decades before it really caught on. Of the great composers, the first to cut his teeth on the modern instrument was the child prodigy Beethoven. Unlike the harpsichord, the piano can be lyrical, dramatic, loud and soft; it demanded a new, more expressive kind of music. As a powerful young pianist who was out to impress, Beethoven also demanded a new kind of music. Thus, he produced the Second and Third Piano Concertos.

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Thu. 02/01/18 8:00 PM

Sat. 02/03/18 8:00 PM

The Exquisite Mozart Requiem

Mozart left most of his Requiem complete, and enough sketches of the rest for his faithful pupil Süssmayr to imagine how the master would have finished this sublime work, one of the most achingly beautiful works ever written.

Who can forget that scene in Amadeus when the genius Mozart lay on his deathbed, racing against time to complete his final opus – a mass for the dead. And just to make the whole episode even more eerie, the piece was commissioned by a mysterious stranger Mozart never met!

Mozart left most of his Requiem complete, and enough sketches of the rest for his faithful pupil Süssmayr to imagine how the master would have finished this sublime work, one of the most achingly beautiful works ever written.

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Thu. 02/08/18 8:00 PM

Sat. 02/10/18 8:00 PM

Sun. 02/11/18 3:00 PM

Schubert's Unfinished and Unparalleled Eighth Symphony

The acclaimed Italian maestro Roberto Abbado returns to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in the deliciously haunting Unfinished Symphony by Franz Schubert.

The acclaimed Italian maestro Roberto Abbado returns to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in the deliciously haunting Unfinished Symphony by Franz Schubert. And once again, the Orchestra welcomes pianist Jorge Federico Osorio, "a serious and cultivated Beethoven player" (Chicago Tribune) for the most intimate, most elegant and noble of the Beethoven piano concertos – the Fourth – and the final in a series of concerts featuring Beethoven's five concertos.

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Thu. 02/15/18 8:00 PM

Sat. 02/17/18 8:00 PM

An Evening with the Eminent Maestro Edo de Waart

Augustin Hadelich joins the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the internationally renowned guest conductor Edo de Waart.

When Augustin Hadelich picks up his 1723 Stradivari violin, something magical happens, "sharply defined in character, immaculately articulated, rich in interpretative acumen and blessed with extraordinary finesse" (Gramophone Magazine). Hadelich joins the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the internationally renowned guest conductor Edo de Waart, whose music-making is "ravishing...graced by sumptuous orchestral color and sure-handed pacing" (San Francisco Chronicle).

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Thu. 03/01/18 8:00 PM

Sat. 03/03/18 8:00 PM

Prokofiev's Third Piano Concerto

Delight in the mighty Ein Heldenleben featuring Concertmaster David Coucheron as the musical stand-in for the wild and mystical philosopher Nietzsche, who inspired Strauss to write this ultimate tribute to the ego!

Delight in the mighty Ein Heldenleben featuring Concertmaster David Coucheron as the musical stand-in for the wild and mystical philosopher Nietzsche, who inspired Strauss to write this ultimate tribute to the ego! Conductor Henrik Nanasi leads the Orchestra, and is joined by pianist Behzod Abduraimov playing Prokofiev's Third Piano Concerto.

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Thu. 03/08/18 8:00 PM

Sat. 03/10/18 8:00 PM

The Latin Lover: Boléro Meets the Tango

Peruvian maestro Miguel Harth-Bedoya returns to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra for a sensuous and spirited show of Latin music.

Peruvian maestro Miguel Harth-Bedoya returns to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra for a sensuous and spirited show of Latin music, including a concerto by tango master Astor Piazzolla, and a brand new symphonic suite from Jimmy López's "exquisite" (The Economist) opera Bel Canto, based on the Ann Patchett novel and seen on PBS. Ravel's mesmerizing Spanish ballet Boléro ends the evening with a hot-blooded "olé!"

Thursday evening includes a pre-concert chamber music recital at 6:45 p.m. in Atlanta Symphony Hall. Free for all ticket holders for the March 15 and 17, 2018, concerts.

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Thu. 03/15/18 8:00 PM

Sat. 03/17/18 8:00 PM

The Effervescent, Soul-Searching Music of J.S. Bach

Robert Spano leads the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in an evening dedicated to one of history's most wondrous composers.

Jazz singer Nina Simone said, "Bach made me dedicate my life to music." Pop musician Andrew Bird commented: "There is something comforting about going into a practice room, putting your sheet music on a stand and playing Bach over and over again." Jazz bassist Charles Mingus put it this way, "What's hard is to be as simple as Bach. Making the simple, awesomely simple, that's creativity." Robert Spano leads the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in an evening dedicated to one of history's most wondrous composers.

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Thu. 03/22/18 8:00 PM

Sat. 03/24/18 8:00 PM

Beethoven and Heroism in the "Eroica" Symphony

In 1803, Beethoven, an ardent champion of Liberty and Brotherhood of Man, felt so invigorated by Napoleon's victory over tyranny, he invented a new kind of music: more expansive, more thrilling, more heroic.

In 1803, Beethoven, an ardent champion of Liberty and Brotherhood of Man, felt so invigorated by Napoleon's victory over tyranny, he invented a new kind of music: more expansive, more thrilling, more heroic. But then Napoleon crowned himself emperor. Beethoven was crushed. He removed "Bonaparte" from the title page of his Third Symphony and gave to humanity this majestic essay on freedom.

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Thu. 04/05/18 8:00 PM

Fri. 04/06/18 8:00 PM

Dvořák's Stormy Symphony No. 7

Guest conductor Christian Arming leads the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and welcomes composer/pianist Conrad Tao, the 23-year-old YouTube, Tumblr and Twitter sensation.

By the 1880s, Europe had fallen in love with the "kick up your heels" music of Antonín Dvořák (he had a knack for imitating Slavic folk dances). But in his Seventh Symphony, he introduced a different side of his personality: a master of the Dramatic Romantic Symphony. Guest conductor Christian Arming leads the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and welcomes composer/pianist Conrad Tao, the 23-year-old YouTube, Tumblr and Twitter sensation, and one of the most exciting players of his generation.

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Thu. 04/12/18 8:00 PM

Sat. 04/14/18 8:00 PM

Violin Sensation Nicola Benedetti Plays the Beethoven Concerto

Scottish violin superstar Nicola Benedetti brings her "operatic eloquence" (The Telegraph) to Beethoven's monumental Violin Concerto.

"It's my favorite concerto," says the glamorous Nicola Benedetti. The Scottish violin superstar brings her "operatic eloquence" (The Telegraph) to Beethoven's monumental Violin Concerto. "[It's so] tender, and sensitive, and intimate," she says. "I'm just so unbelievably moved by his music."

Nicola Benedetti is "an artist who exudes star quality, [combining] exquisite playing...true virtuosity and a deep musical intelligence" (The Herald Scotland). She joins composer/conductor Matthias Pintscher and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.

» Violinist Nicola Benedetti Awarded 2016 Queen's Medal for Music

Thursday evening includes a pre-concert chamber music recital at 6:45 p.m. in Atlanta Symphony Hall. Free for all ticket holders for the April 19 and 21, 2018, concerts.

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Thu. 04/19/18 8:00 PM

Sat. 04/21/18 8:00 PM

Prokofiev and Beethoven: Two Big Personalities Take on the Classical Symphony

The spirit of 18th century composer Franz Joseph Haydn hovers over this concert with Carlo Rizzi conducting the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.

The spirit of 18th century composer Franz Joseph Haydn hovers over this concert with Carlo Rizzi conducting the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. 20th century Russian Sergei Prokofiev paid homage to Haydn in his nimble and puckish "Classical" Symphony. 100 years before, Beethoven, a cantankerous student of Haydn, echoed the master in his sunny and explosively exuberant Second Symphony.

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Thu. 04/26/18 8:00 PM

Sat. 04/28/18 8:00 PM

Sun. 04/29/18 3:00 PM

Hilary Hahn Plays Tchaikovsky

It is difficult to say whether Atlantans are more in love with violinist Hilary Hahn or the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto, but having the two of them together is pure luxury.

It is difficult to say whether Atlantans are more in love with violinist Hilary Hahn or the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto, but having the two of them together is pure luxury. A mountain of a piece for the solo violinist, the Tchaikovsky combines sweetness with bravado and soaring melodies. "Without a doubt, she is the most complete, perfect, and intelligent interpreter of her instrument so far in the 21st century" (El Mundo). Guest conductor Cristian Măcelaru also leads the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in a thrill ride by the 19-year-old Dmitri Shostakovich: the First Symphony.

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Thu. 05/31/18 8:00 PM

Sat. 06/02/18 8:00 PM

Sun. 06/03/18 3:00 PM

Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade and Debussy's Prelude to The Afternoon of a Faun

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Music Director Robert Spano leads the Orchestra with audience favorites and closes the season in a blaze of orchestral fireworks.

Shimmering. Sultry. Ambiguous. Revolutionary. With his quiet, dreamy and sumptuous Prelude to The Afternoon of a Faun (1894), Claude Debussy ushered in the age of modernism, breathing new life into music. In 1888, Rimsky-Korsakov wrote Scheherazade, a muscular and lusciously exotic showpiece inspired by 1001 Arabian Nights. Only six years separate the two works, but they are worlds apart. Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Music Director Robert Spano bookends the concert with these two audience favorites, and closes the season in a blaze of orchestral fireworks.

Thursday evening includes a pre-concert chamber music recital at 6:45 p.m. in Atlanta Symphony Hall. Free for all ticket holders for the June 7 and 9, 2018, concerts.

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Thu. 06/07/18 8:00 PM

Sat. 06/09/18 8:00 PM

Rufus Wainwright

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Sat. 09/30/17 8:00 PM

Very Merry Holiday Pops

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Fri. 12/15/17 8:00 PM

Sat. 12/16/17 2:00 PM

Sat. 12/16/17 8:00 PM

Matthew Morrison

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Sat. 06/16/18 8:00 PM

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