We regret to inform you that André Watts is unable to perform in the Saturday and Sunday concerts with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Instead of the Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2, the Orchestra will play Beethoven's Symphony No. 7, in addition to the scheduled Brahms Symphony No. 2.
Mr. Watts was having back problems earlier in the week, but was optimistic he would be able to return for Saturday and Sunday. Unfortunately, he has not recovered to the degree he had hoped and will be unable to perform. The AJC reviewed the concert on Thursday and we've included a link as a preview.
If you have any questions, please call the Woodruff Arts Center Box Office at 404-733-5000. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patronage and understanding.
At its première in 1813 with Beethoven himself conducting, Beethoven was noted as remarking that his Symphony No. 7 was one of his best works. The second movement, Allegretto, was the most popular movement and had to be encored immediately. Brahms' Second Symphony is a charming, lyrical work capped by one of Brahms' most carefree and exuberant finales, the perfect culmination of a magnificent season.
Atlanta Streets Alive on Sunday from 4-8 p.m.
The Atlanta Streets Alive Festival is this Sunday afternoon, and Peachtree Street NE will be closed from 17th Street through downtown beginning at 2:30pm, blocking the entrance to Callaway Plaza from Peachtree Street NE. The entrance to Valet Parking will move to 15th Street and spaces will be limited. To ease congestion, the Promenade Parking deck will be open from both 14th and 15th Street entrances. Please plan accordingly or take MARTA to the Arts Center N5 station it's right across the street from us!