Reimagining the 2020/21 Season

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra has announced the first phase of the reimagined Fall 2020 season, responding to the advice of medical professionals and public health officials in order to minimize exposure to COVID-19 for performers, staff and audiences. Under these conditions, all first-phase reimagined concerts in the Delta Classical Series through December 31, 2020 will be performed without a live audience and will be available to view and enjoy on the ASO's Virtual Stage as subscriber content. The programs will be comprised of smaller orchestral ensembles and will feature Music Director Robert Spano, Principal Guest Conductor Donald Runnicles, selected guest conductors and artists, and ASO members as soloists.

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The reimagined concerts will premiere on the dates listed below and subscribers will have an exclusive window of access to enjoy at their leisure. For a list of currently cancelled concerts during the 2020/21 season, please see our Orchestral Updates.

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Behind The Curtain Series



2020/21 Season Performances:

Reimagined: Gil Shaham Plays Beethoven

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Thu, October 1, 2020 8:00 PM

  • MOZART: Symphony No. 41, “Jupiter”
  • BEETHOVEN: Violin Concerto
  • Gil Shaham, Violin
  • Robert Spano, Music Director
  • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Experience the thunder and the poetry in an all-star program featuring Mozart's exuberant "Jupiter" symphony and the exquisite Beethoven Violin Concerto.

Reimagined: Mozart and More

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Thu, October 15, 2020 8:00 PM

  • BARBER: Summer Music
  • MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 21
  • TCHAIKOVSKY: Serenade for Strings in C major
  • Inon Barnatan, Piano
  • Robert Spano, Music Director
  • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Robert Spano presents a program featuring the music of Mozart, Barber, and Tchaikovsky.

Reimagined: Principal Cello Rainer Eudeikis Performs Haydn

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Thu, October 22, 2020 8:00 PM

  • HAYDN: Symphony No. 60, "Il distratto"
  • HAYDN: Cello Concerto No. 2 in D major
  • MOZART: Quartet in C major, K. 465 "Dissonance"
  • Rainer Eudeikis, Principal Cello
  • Peachtree String Quartet
  • Donald Runnicles, Principal Guest Conductor
  • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Principal Guest Conductor Donald Runnicles and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra turn up the charm with a program inspired by 18th-century wit Josef Haydn.

Behind The Curtain: Principal Bassoon Andrew Brady Performs Hertel

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Thu, November 12, 2020 8:00 PM

  • HERTEL: Bassoon Concerto in A minor
  • BACH: Orchestral Suite No. 3
  • HANDEL: Water Music Suite (Excerpts from Suites Nos. 1 & 2)
  • Andrew Brady, Principal Bassoon
  • Robert Spano, Music Director
  • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Robert Spano leads a more intimate ensemble in a concert of Baroque classics featuring ASO Principal Bassoonist Andrew Brady in his solo debut.

Behind The Curtain: Talent Development Program Alumnus, Double-Bassist Xavier Foley Joins the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

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Thu, November 19, 2020 8:00 PM

  • SCHUBERT: Piano Quintet in A Major, Op. 114, "Trout"
  • XAVIER FOLEY: For Justice and Peace
  • BOTTESINI: Double Bass Concerto No. 2
  • Xavier Foley, Double Bass
  • Jerry Hou, Associate Conductor & Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra Music Director
  • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

The ASO welcomes the return of acclaimed soloist and ASO Talent Development Program alumnus Xavier Foley.

Behind The Curtain: Robert Spano Conducts Ravel

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Thu, December 3, 2020 8:00 PM

  • RAVEL: Le tombeau de Couperin
  • RAVEL: Shéhérazade (arr. Shevtsov)
  • RAVEL: Mother Goose Suite
  • Kelley O'Connor, Mezzo-Soprano
  • Robert Spano, Music Director
  • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra presents a post-WWI tribute to the French Baroque.

Behind The Curtain: Wagner and Beethoven

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Thu, December 10, 2020 8:00 PM

  • WAGNER: Siegfried Idyll
  • BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 1
  • Nathalie Stutzmann, Conductor
  • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

The opera-star-turned-conductor Nathalie Stutzmann makes her Atlanta Symphony Orchestra debut in a program of German Romantic delights.

Joy to the World: A Holiday Brass Spectacular

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Thu, December 17, 2020 8:00 PM

  • Jaclyn Rainey, Principal Horn
  • Susan Welty, Associate Principal Horn
  • Kimberly Gilman, Horn
  • Chelsea McFarland, Horn
  • Bruce Kenney, Horn
  • Stuart Stephenson, Principal Trumpet
  • Michael Tiscione, Associate Principal Trumpet
  • Anthony Limoncelli, Trumpet
  • Mark Maliniak, Trumpet
  • Nathan Zgonc, Acting/Associate Principal/Second Trombone
  • Jeremy Buckler, Trombone
  • Brian Hecht, Bass Trombone
  • Michael Moore, Principal Tuba
  • Michael Stubbart, Assistant Principal Timpani/Percussion
  • Joseph Petrasek, Principal Percussion
  • William Wilder, Assistant Principal Percussion
  • Sharon Berenson, Second Violin, Piano
  • Jerry Hou, Associate Conductor & Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra Music Director

Enjoy a festive evening of treasured holiday favorites performed by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Brass Ensemble.

Warm Wishes: A Holiday Celebration with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

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Mon, December 21, 2020 8:00 PM

  • Talise Trevigne, Soprano
  • Russell Thomas, Tenor
  • Jerry Hou, Associate Conductor & Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra Music Director
  • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Enjoy the magic of the most wonderful time of the year with classical holiday favorites and beloved carols.

The Four Seasons

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Sat, January 2, 2021 8:00 PM

  • VIVALDI: Le quattro stagioni (The Four Seasons)
  • PIAZZOLLA: Las Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas (The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires)
  • Patricio Touceda & Eva Lucero, Tango Dancers
  • Justin Bruns, Associate Concertmaster
  • Jerry Hou, Associate Conductor & Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra Music Director
  • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

The new year begins with a special one-night performance of Vivaldi's effervescent masterpiece The Four Seasons, accompanied by Argentine composer Astor Piazzolla's reinterpretation of The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires.

The "Rach Two" Featuring Pianist Dejan Lazić

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Thu, January 7, 2021 8:00 PM

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Sat, January 9, 2021 8:00 PM

  • DERRICK SPIVA JR.: Prisms, Cycles, Leaps (Part 1)
  • DAWSON: Negro Folk Symphony
  • RACHMANINOV: Piano Concerto No. 2
  • Dejan Lazić, Piano
  • Ryan Bancroft, Conductor
  • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

This program features an eclectic range of music, touching down in Russia and Eastern Europe, the American South, Africa and North India.

An All-Liszt Program Featuring Piano Powerhouse Jean-Yves Thibaudet

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Thu, January 14, 2021 8:00 PM

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Sat, January 16, 2021 8:00 PM

  • LISZT: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 (orch. Liszt/Doppler)
  • LISZT: Piano Concerto No. 2
  • LISZT: A Faust Symphony
  • Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Piano
  • Richard Clement, Tenor
  • Robert Spano, Music Director
  • Men of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus
  • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Celebrated French pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet returns for a performance of Franz Liszt's Piano Concerto No. 2.

Symphonie fantastique and a Concerto by Chopin

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Thu, January 21, 2021 8:00 PM

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Sat, January 23, 2021 8:00 PM

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Sun, January 24, 2021 3:00 PM

  • CHOPIN: Piano Concerto No. 2
  • BERLIOZ: Symphonie fantastique
  • Pedja Mužijević, Piano
  • Robert Spano, Music Director
  • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Hector Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique is considered by many to be one of the most inventive, revolutionary orchestral works of the romantic period.

Chamber Recital

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Thu, February 4, 2021 6:45 PM

Join us for a complimentary Chamber recital featuring our talented Atlanta Symphony Orchestra musicians.

David Coucheron Performs Mozart's Third Violin Concerto

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Thu, February 4, 2021 8:00 PM

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Sat, February 6, 2021 8:00 PM

  • DVOŘÁK: Slavonic Dances Nos. 1, 2 and 8
  • MOZART: Violin Concerto No. 3
  • BRAHMS: Symphony No. 2
  • David Coucheron, Violin
  • Nathalie Stutzmann, Conductor
  • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

ASO Concertmaster David Coucheron shines in an early Mozart offering, the Third Violin Concerto.

An Evening of Schumann and Tchaikovsky Featuring Kian Soltani and Alexander Melnikov

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Sat, February 13, 2021 8:00 PM

  • GITY RAZAZ: And the brightest rivers glide... (ASO commission)
  • CLARA SCHUMANN: Piano Concerto
  • ROBERT SCHUMANN: Cello Concerto
  • TCHAIKOVSKY: Romeo and Juliet Fantasy-Overture
  • Alexander Melnikov, Piano
  • Kian Soltani, Cello
  • Jerry Hou, Associate Conductor & Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra Music Director
  • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

A pair of award-winning soloists join the ASO for concertos by two famous musical lovers, Robert and Clara Schumann.

Piano Superstar Yefim Bronfman Plays Beethoven

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Thu, February 18, 2021 8:00 PM

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Sat, February 20, 2021 8:00 PM

  • ADAM SCHOENBERG: Concerto for Orchestra (ASO commission)
  • BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 3
  • Yefim Bronfman, Piano
  • Robert Spano, Music Director
  • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

One of the greatest pianists of our time, Yefim Bronfman returns to the ASO to perform Ludwig van Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 3.

Copland's Fanfare for the Common Man with Maestro Robert Spano

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Thu, February 25, 2021 8:00 PM

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Sat, February 27, 2021 8:00 PM

  • COPLAND: Fanfare for the Common Man
  • MICHAEL GANDOLFI: Piano Concerto (ASO commission)
  • COPLAND: Symphony No. 3
  • Marc-André Hamelin, Piano
  • Robert Spano, Music Director
  • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

One of the most iconic pieces of Americana ever written, Copland's Fanfare for the Common Man inspires Hollywood composers to the present day, and even inspired Copland himself.

Rachmaninov's Symphonic Dances and Rising Star Eun Sun Kim Makes Her ASO Debut

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Thu, March 4, 2021 8:00 PM

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Sat, March 6, 2021 8:00 PM

  • PROKOFIEV: Piano Concerto No. 3
  • RACHMANINOV: Symphonic Dances
  • Alexander Gavrylyuk, Piano
  • Eun Sun Kim, Conductor
  • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Sergei Rachmaninov's Symphonic Dances was his very last major composition, a piece that revealed an unabashedly nostalgic embrace of modern Russian romanticism.

Conductor Edward Gardner Returns for Mahler Symphony No. 5

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Thu, March 11, 2021 8:00 PM

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Sat, March 13, 2021 8:00 PM

  • MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 21
  • MAHLER: Symphony No. 5
  • Cédric Tiberghien, Piano
  • Edward Gardner, Conductor
  • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

We welcome back guest conductor Edward Gardner to navigate us through the turbulent waters of this colossal masterpiece.

Donald Runnicles Leads the ASO in Mahler's "Resurrection" Symphony

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Thu, March 18, 2021 8:00 PM

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Sat, March 20, 2021 8:00 PM

  • MAHLER: Symphony No. 2, “Resurrection”
  • Leah Crocetto, Soprano
  • Elizabeth DeShong, Mezzo-Soprano
  • Donald Runnicles, Principal Guest Conductor
  • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus
  • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

In many ways, Gustav Mahler's Second Symphony solidified his position as the heir apparent to Ludwig van Beethoven.

Family Concert: Peter and the Wolf

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Sun, March 21, 2021 1:30 PM

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Sun, March 21, 2021 3:00 PM

  • Jerry Hou, Associate Conductor & Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra Music Director
  • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

This musical fairy tale follows the story of Peter and a variety of other characters, each represented by a different instrument or group of instruments.

James Ehnes Performs Shostakovich's First Violin Concerto

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Thu, March 25, 2021 8:00 PM

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Fri, March 26, 2021 8:00 PM

  • AARON JAY KERNIS: Musica Celestis
  • SHOSTAKOVICH: Violin Concerto No. 1
  • SIBELIUS: Symphony No. 5
  • James Ehnes, Violin
  • Donald Runnicles, Principal Guest Conductor
  • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Grammy® Award-winning violinist James Ehnes returns to the ASO to perform Dmitri Shostakovich's Violin Concerto No. 1.

The Remarkable Ray Chen Performs Saint-Saëns

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Thu, April 8, 2021 8:00 PM

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Sat, April 10, 2021 8:00 PM

  • HANNAH KENDALL: weaves flowers and leaves
  • SAINT-SAËNS: Violin Concerto No. 3
  • BARTÓK: Concerto for Orchestra
  • Ray Chen, Violin
  • Shiyeon Sung, Conductor
  • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Violinist Ray Chen returns to perform a work befitting of his talents: Camille Saint-Saëns' Violin Concerto No. 3.

Brahms Violin Concerto with Robert McDuffie and Tchaikovsky's Fourth Symphony

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Thu, April 15, 2021 8:00 PM

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Sat, April 17, 2021 8:00 PM

  • BRAHMS: Violin Concerto
  • TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 4
  • Robert McDuffie, Violin
  • Robert Spano, Music Director
  • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

In a program of late-romantic music that is both dramatic and contemplative, Robert Spano presents the Brahms Violin Concerto alongside Tchaikovsky's iconic Fourth Symphony.

Yo-Yo Ma Returns for Shostakovich's First Cello Concerto

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Sun, April 18, 2021 7:00 PM

  • BORODIN: "Polovtsian Dances" from Prince Igor
  • BORODIN: Symphony No. 2
  • SHOSTAKOVICH: Cello Concerto No. 1
  • Yo-Yo Ma, Cello
  • Robert Spano, Music Director
  • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

The inimitable Yo-Yo Ma returns to perform one of the most iconic pieces of the 20th century cello repertoire, Shostakovich's Cello Concerto No. 1.

Bernstein's Chichester Psalms

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Thu, April 22, 2021 8:00 PM

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Sat, April 24, 2021 8:00 PM

  • BERNSTEIN: Chichester Psalms
  • JONATHAN LESHNOFF: The Sacrifice of Isaac (ASO commission)
  • James Laing, Countertenor
  • John Tessier, Tenor
  • Russell Braun, Baritone
  • Robert Spano, Music Director
  • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus
  • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Robert Spano leads the incomparable ASO Chorus in Leonard Bernstein's choral masterpiece Chichester Psalms.

Chamber Recital

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Thu, April 29, 2021 6:45 PM

Join us for a complimentary Chamber recital featuring our talented Atlanta Symphony Orchestra musicians.

Stravinsky's Petrushka Featuring Pianist Stephen Hough

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Thu, April 29, 2021 8:00 PM

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Sat, May 1, 2021 8:00 PM

  • KAIJA SAARIAHO: Laterna Magica
  • SAINT-SAËNS: Piano Concerto No. 5, "Egyptian"
  • STRAVINSKY: Petrushka (1947)
  • Stephen Hough, Piano
  • Hannu Lintu, Conductor
  • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Under the baton of Hannu Lintu, this concert bridges the gap between two seemingly opposing forces: Camille Saint-Saëns and Igor Stravinsky.

Dazzling Violin Virtuoso Augustin Hadelich and Vaughan Williams' Symphony No. 6

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Thu, May 6, 2021 8:00 PM

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Sat, May 8, 2021 8:00 PM

  • ANNA CLYNE: New Work
  • BRITTEN: Violin Concerto
  • VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Symphony No. 6
  • Augustin Hadelich, Violin
  • Andrew Manze, Conductor
  • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

This program features music from two British composers writing in the shadow of war.

Hilary Hahn Returns to Perform Ginastera's Violin Concerto

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Thu, May 20, 2021 8:00 PM

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Sat, May 22, 2021 8:00 PM

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Sun, May 23, 2021 3:00 PM

  • GABRIELA LENA FRANK: Walkabout
  • GINASTERA: Violin Concerto
  • SARASATE: Carmen Fantasy
  • Hilary Hahn, Violin
  • Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Conductor
  • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Three-time Grammy® Award-winning violinist Hilary Hahn joins conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya for a program featuring Alberto Ginastera's Violin Concerto.

Scheherazade and "Rach Three" with Garrick Ohlsson

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Thu, June 3, 2021 8:00 PM

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Sat, June 5, 2021 8:00 PM

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Sun, June 6, 2021 3:00 PM

  • RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Scheherazade
  • RACHMANINOV: Piano Concerto No. 3
  • Garrick Ohlsson, Piano
  • Robert Spano, Music Director
  • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

A night of musical fireworks brings celebrated pianist Garrick Ohlsson back to the ASO to perform "Rach Three."

Robert Spano Atlanta School of Composers Celebration

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Fri, June 4, 2021 8:00 PM

  • MARK BULLER: The Parallactic Transits (ASO commission)
  • KRISTS AUZNIEKS: New Work (ASO commission)
  • MICHAEL GANDOLFI: The Nature of Light
  • JENNIFER HIGDON: "river sings a song to trees" from Cityscape
  • MICHAEL KURTH: Everything Lasts Forever
  • Laura Ardan, Principal Clarinet
  • Robert Spano, Music Director
  • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Under Robert Spano's baton, the ASO has consistently featured new music from contemporary composers alongside more standard classical repertoire.

Celebrate 20 Years with Maestro Spano

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Thu, June 10, 2021 8:00 PM

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Sat, June 12, 2021 8:00 PM

  • MAHLER: Symphony No. 3
  • Kelley O'Connor, Mezzo-Soprano
  • Robert Spano, Music Director
  • Gwinnett Young Singers, Vocals, Choral
  • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus
  • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Join us in bidding farewell as Robert Spano concludes his illustrious 20-year tenure with the ASO in fitting fashion, conducting Mahler's grand Symphony No. 3.

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