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Philip Lasser: Piano Concerto

Brahms: Violin Concerto

Simone Dinnerstein

Joshua Bell

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3

Nielsen: Violin Concerto

Andr茅 Watts

Hilary Hahn

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Elgar: Cello Concerto

Yo-Yo Ma

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R. Strauss: Oboe Concerto

Elizabeth Koch Tiscione

Bart贸k: Violin Concerto No. 2

Gil Shaham

Music Director

Robert Spano


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We’re excited to present the 2013–2014 season. It’s the ASO you know and love, but with lots that’s new and improved. We’ve kept a lot of the familiar, including amazing performances by an array of stellar guest artists, along with our own Music Director Robert Spano, Principal Guest Conductor Donald Runnicles, and the musicians of your Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. We’ve changed and added things, including three new series: First Fridays with the ASO, Classical Friday, and Classical Sundays. What you can expect, as always, is a tremendous season featuring world premieres (Richard Prior in October, Michael Gandolfi in February, Mark Grey in March), innovative presentations (Aida in June), ASO musicians in the spotlight (David Coucheron playing Barber in October), and of course, incredible artists and guest conductors (Yo-Yo Ma in April, Joshua Bell in May).

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Get ready to renew, subscribe and enjoy! Earlier start times on Saturday (7:30pm) and Sunday (2pm) concerts. Earlier in, earlier out. More time to eat & play!

First Fridays with the ASO at 6pm (as in first Friday of the month). Shorter and a bit lighter.

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David Coucheron

AndrĂŠ Watts

Louis Lortie

Leonidas Kavakos

Gil Shaham

Donald Runnicles


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Classical series 1

26/28

Sep Thu: 8pm/Sat: 7:30pm Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 3 Brahms: Symphony No. 3 Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 Robert Spano, conductor André Watts, piano

“B’S THREEs”: BACH, BRAHMS, AND BEETHOVEN Robert Spano opens his 13th season — and the Orchestra’s 69th — with the “thirds” of three of the great composers: Bach’s Third Orchestral Suite with its eloquent “Air”; Brahms’ powerful, confident Third Symphony; and guest pianist André Watts performing Beethoven’s stormy Third Piano Concerto.

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Nov Thu: 8pm/Sat: 7:30pm Bartók: Violin Concerto No. 2 Orff: Carmina burana Robert Spano, conductor Gil Shaham, violin Kiera Duffy, soprano Marco Panuccio, tenor Nmon Ford, baritone Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus Gwinnett Young Singers

CARPE DIEM! “O Fortune, like the moon you are changeable…” And so begins the magnificent Carmina burana, a celebration of the idea of Carpe Diem, “seize the day,” and an irresistible force of energy led by Maestro Robert Spano, with the Orchestra, ASO Chorus, and special guests. Violinist Gil Shaham brings to life Bartók’s energetic and virtuosic Violin Concerto No. 2.

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Jan Thu: 8pm/Sat: 7:30pm Vaughan Williams: Tallis Fantasia Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 21 Dvořák: Symphony No. 7 Peter Oundjian, conductor Louis Lortie, piano

MASTER AND COMMANDER The “ever immaculate, ever imaginative” (London Times) pianist Louis Lortie returns to Symphony Hall to present Mozart’s elegant Piano Concerto No. 21. Toronto Symphony Orchestra Music Director Peter Oundjian makes his ASO debut leading the Orchestra in Vaughan Williams’ breathtakingly beautiful work based on a Tallis melody, and Dvo˘rák’s dramatic Seventh.

20/22

Feb Thu: 8pm/Sat: 7:30pm Wagner: Prelude and “Good Friday Spell” from Parsifal Michael Gandolfi: Oratorio World Premiere Robert Spano, conductor John Tessier, tenor Brett Polegato, baritone Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus

WORLD PREMIERE! Robert Spano leads the world premiere of an oratorio celebrating the life and thought of visionary scientist Richard Feynman by Atlanta School of Composers member Michael Gandolfi, featuring the Orchestra, Chorus, tenor John Tessier and baritone Brett Polegato. Excerpts from Wagner’s opera tell the story of the quest for the Holy Grail.

Mar Thu: 8pm/Sat: 7:30pm Wagner: “Liebestod” from Tristan und Isolde Ravel: La valse Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring Donald Runnicles, conductor & piano Robert Spano, piano

DANCE WITH THE DYNAMIC DUO Robert Spano and Donald Runnicles (in his season premiere) extend their brilliant creative partnership as they join forces to illuminate three orchestral masterworks: Wagner’s magnificent conclusion to the heartbreaking Tristan und Isolde; Ravel’s passionate dance La valse; and Stravinsky’s seminal 20th-century masterpiece ballet, The Rite of Spring.

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May Thu: 8pm/Sat: 7:30pm Bach: Violin Concerto No. 1 Sibelius: Pelléas et Mélisande Suite Beethoven: Symphony No. 3, “Eroica” Leonidas Kavakos, conductor & violin

THE “HEROIC” GREEK Leonidas Kavakos, who “might be the most deeply satisfying violinist performing today,” (Philadelphia Inquirer) does double duty in this program, playing violin and conducting the Orchestra. On the program: Bach’s eloquent First Violin Concerto; Sibelius’ orchestral suite from the play about forbidden, doomed love; and Beethoven’s powerful and volcanic “Heroic” symphony.

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Classical series 2

3/5

Oct Thu: 8pm/Sat: 7:30pm Richard prior: New Work World Premiere Adam Schoenberg: American Symphony Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2 Robert Spano, conductor Garrick Ohlsson, piano

AN ASO WORLD PREMIERE! ASO favorite Garrick Ohlsson plays one of the great late-Romantic piano concertos, Rachmaninov’s Second — his passionate return to composing after losing his musical voice. Maestro Spano and the Orchestra premiere a new work by Richard Prior, Director of Orchestral Studies at Emory University. Adam Schoenberg’s American Symphony pays homage to the history of our nation.

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Nov Thu: 8pm/Sat: 7:30pm Tchaikovsky: Capriccio Italien Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto No. 5, “Egyptian” Dvořák: Symphony No. 9, “New World” Carlo Montanaro, conductor Pascal Rogé, piano

AROUND THE WORLD Take a musical journey around the globe as Italian conductor Carlo Montanaro leads the Orchestra in Russian composer Tchaikovsky’s captivating Capriccio Italien, inspired by his trip to Italy, and Dvo˘rák’s “New World” symphony, based on American folk music. French pianist Pascal Rogé makes his ASO debut playing Saint-Saëns’ “Egyptian,” an ode to Northern Africa.

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23/25

Jan Thu: 8pm/Sat: 7:30pm Britten: Piano Concerto Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique Robert Spano, conductor Wu Han, piano

SIMPLY FANTASTIC Multi-faceted, multi-talented pianist Wu Han, Musical America’s 2012 Musician of the Year, brings her impressive talent to the ASO presenting Britten’s one and only piano concerto. Robert Spano conducts Berlioz’s semiautobiographical tale of love found and then lost, the brilliant and colorful Symphonie fantastique.

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Feb Mar Thu: 8pm/Sat: 7:30pm Mendelssohn: Hebrides Overture Nielsen: Violin Concerto Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 Marc Piollet, conductor Hilary Hahn, violin

POETIC LICENSE Written from a position of self-doubt and on the brink of an emotional crisis, Tchaikovsky’s expressive Fifth Symphony is one of the composer’s most popular works. Guest conductor Marc Piollet makes his ASO debut leading the Orchestra in one of the earliest examples of a tone poem – Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture. American virtuoso Hilary Hahn explores Nielsen’s rarely performed, lyrically dramatic, Violin Concerto.

*Thursday Subscribers attend Sunday, April 6, 2pm

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Apr Sat: 7:30pm* Brahms: Gesang der Parzen Brahms: Schicksalslied Brahms: Alto Rhapsody Brahms: Symphony No. 4 Donald Runnicles, conductor Kelley O’Connor, mezzo-soprano Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus

BRAHMS – A COLLECTION Three of Brahms’ beloved compositions for chorus and orchestra are presented here by Donald Runnicles, and Atlanta favorite mezzo-soprano Kelley O’Connor, with the ASO Chorus. Included are the lovely and autumnal Alto Rhapsody, alongside Brahms’ dramatic Fourth (and final) Symphony.

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May Thu: 8pm/Sat: 7:30pm Verdi: Overture to I vespri siciliani Bloch: Schelomo Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10 Ilan Volkov, conductor Christopher Rex, cello

VOICE OF THE PEOPLE Bloch’s “Hebraic Rhapsody” for solo cello and orchestra was written to illustrate, in his words, “the complex, glowing, agitated soul” of the Jewish people. ASO Principal Cello Christopher Rex gives the piece voice. Conductor Ilan Volkov also leads Shostakovich’s Tenth Symphony, written after the death of Stalin and the composer’s own oppression at the hands of the tyrannical Russian leader.


Garrick Ohlsson

Kelley O’Connor

Hilary Hahn

Christopher Rex

Pascal Rogé

Wu Han


Joshua Bell

Stephen Hough

Elizabeth Koch Tiscione

David Coucheron

Nadja SalernoSonnenberg

Jeffrey Khaner


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Classical series 3

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Oct Thu: 8pm/Sat: 7:30pm Ravel: Mother Goose Suite Barber: Violin Concerto Sibelius: Symphony No 2 Susanna Mälkki, conductor David Coucheron, violin

SCANDiNAVIAN SMöRGÅsbOrd Finnish conductor Susanna Mälkki makes her ASO debut with countryman Sibelius’ Second Symphony, a work which has become symbolic of the independence of the people of Finland, along with Ravel’s lovely fairy tale suite, Ma mere l’oye. Concertmaster David Coucheron takes center stage for Barber’s soaring Violin Concerto.

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Nov Sat: 7:30pm* Copland: Short Symphony Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1 Stravinsky: Petrushka James Gaffigan, conductor Stephen Hough, piano

THE HEIGHT OF EMOTION The highs and lows of human emotion are at the heart of Petrushka, the story of a puppet who comes to life and experiences joy, love, and anguish. Guest conductor James Gaffigan guides the Orchestra through Stravinsky’s famous ballet and Copland’s rhythmically-intricate Short Symphony. Pianist Stephen Hough brings to life Liszt’s dazzling Piano Concerto No. 1. *Thursday Subscribers attend Sunday, November 3, 2pm

10/11

Jan Feb Thu: 8pm/Sat: 7:30pm Mussorgsky: Prelude to Khovanshchina Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No. 1 Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances Roberto Abbado, conductor Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, violin

Apr Thu/Fri: 8pm*** R. Strauss: Metamorphosen R. Strauss: Oboe Concerto Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 Donald Runnicles, conductor Elizabeth Koch Tiscione, oboe

PURELY RUSSIAN DRAMA

Donald Runnicles’ season finale brings two of Strauss’ more personal works – Metamorphosen, his mournful, heartfelt work highlighting the string section; and his Oboe Concerto, a challenging work for the ASO’s own Principal Oboe Elizabeth Koch Tiscione. Closing the night is Beethoven’s gripping Seventh Symphony.

Mussogorsky’s opera Khovanshchina chronicles the turbulent years in Russia leading to the rise to power of Tsar Peter the Great. Guest conductor Roberto Abbado leads the Orchestra in the prelude, “Dawn on the Moscow River,” and Rachmaninov’s final composition, the bewitching Symphonic Dances. Violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg lends her fiery talents to the emotionally and technically demanding First Violin Concerto by Shostakovich.

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Mar Thu: 8pm** Ravel: Pavane Jonathan Leshnoff: Flute Concerto Debussy: Jeux Mozart: Symphony No. 31, “Paris” Robert Spano, conductor Jeffrey Khaner, flute

WE’LL ALWAYS HAVE PARIS Robert Spano and Jeffrey Khaner reunite to present the ASO debut of Jonathan Leshnoff’s Flute Concerto, which they premiered in 2011 in Philadelphia. And the Orchestra presents a night in Paris with Ravel’s Pavane, Debussy’s Parisian ballet Jeux, and Mozart’s symphonic ode to the City of Lights. **Saturday Subscribers attend Thursday, March 6, 8pm

METAMORPHOSIS

29/31

May Thu: 8pm/Sat: 7:30pm Charles Zoll: New Work World Premiere Hindemith: Mathis der Maler Symphony Brahms: Violin Concerto Robert Spano, conductor Joshua Bell, violin

JOSHUA BELL AND ONE TO WATCH! One of the rare classical music superstars to cross over into mainstream popularity, Joshua Bell is a crowd favorite who garners “rock star enthusiasm” from audiences. He brings his technical prowess to Brahms’ Violin Concerto, considered by some to be the Mount Everest of violin concertos, with its technical and interpretive challenges. Maestro Spano leads the Orchestra in the world premiere of a new work from a new composer — Charles Zoll, the 2012 Rapido! Composition Competition winner. ***Saturday Subscribers attend Friday, April 11, 8pm

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17/19

Oct Thu: 8pm/Sat: 7:30pm Respighi: Fountains of Rome Philip Lasser: Piano Concerto, The Circle and the Child World Premiere Prokofiev: Cinderella excerpts Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conductor Simone Dinnerstein, piano

Fairy tales for all ages American pianist Simone Dinnerstein is known for her wonderfully expressive interpretation. She brings that energy to the world premiere of a new concerto from American composer Philip Lasser. Guest conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya leads the ASO in Respighi’s vision of the Eternal City, Rome, and selections from Prokofiev’s fairy tale ballet.

21/23

Nov Thu: 8pm/Sat: 7:30pm Pärt: cantus in memory of benjamin britten Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 Thomas Søndergård, conductor Baiba Skride, violin

A NIGHT OF DOUBLE DEBUTS “Force of Nature” (theirishtimes.com) violinist Baiba Skride makes her ASO debut with one of the most beloved and challenging of all violin concertos, Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto. Danish conductor Thomas Søndergård, Principal Conductor of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, makes his ASO debut leading Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5 and Pärt’s tribute to the great British composer Benjamin Britten.

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Feb Thu: 8pm/Sat: 7:30pm Schubert: Symphony No. 3 Paganini: Violin Concerto No. 1 Elgar: Enigma Variations James Feddeck, conductor Augustin Hadelich, violin

DAREDEVIL! “The essence of Hadelich’s playing is beauty” —Washington Post Paganini’s first violin concerto requires daredevil technique and fearlessness from the player, and violinist Augustin Hadelich delivers. Conductor James Feddeck leads the orchestra in Schubert’s captivating Third and Elgar’s captivating musical portrait of his closest friends, Enigma Variations.

20/21

Mar Thu/Fri: 8pm* Mark Grey: Fire Angels Mahler: Symphony No. 4 Robert Spano, conductor Jessica Rivera, soprano Stuart Skelton, tenor

FIRE ANGELs WORLD PREMIERE “This will be our response to violence: that we will make music more intensely, more beautifully and more devotedly than ever before.” — Leonard Bernstein Written for the 10th anniversary of 9-11, composer Mark Grey has expanded his story of love, connection and transcendence for full orchestra. Featuring soprano Jessica Rivera, who premiered the original work, and tenor Stuart Skelton, Robert Spano leads the Orchestra in the world premiere of the fully orchestrated version of the moving Fire Angels. *Saturday Subscribers attend Friday, March 21, 8pm

24/26

Apr Thu: 8pm/Sat: 7:30pm Britten: War Requiem Robert Spano, conductor Evelina Dobra˘ceva, soprano Anthony Dean Griffey, tenor Stephen Powell, baritone Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus Gwinnett Young Singers

ET LUX PERPETUA LUCEAT EIS More than 50 years after its premiere, Britten’s War Requiem remains one of the most lyrical, haunting, and beautiful choral works performed today. Robert Spano leads the Orchestra and Chorus in this tribute to Great Britain’s fallen soldiers, among them four of his close friends. Britten wove together poetry and the Latin mass to create a quintessential requiem for the 20th century.

5/7

Jun Thu: 8pm/Sat: 7:30pm Verdi: Aida Robert Spano, conductor Latonia Moore, soprano (Aida) Michelle DeYoung, mezzo-soprano (Amneris) Stuart Neill, tenor (Radames) Gordon Hawkins, baritone (Amonasro) Burak Bilgili, bass (Ramfis) Evan Boyer, bass (King) Kearstin Piper Brown, soprano (Priestess) Grant Knox, tenor (Messenger) Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus

A SLAVE TO LOVE The story is familiar — that of a forbidden love, with a mismatched couple at its center, and jealousy, intrigue, honor, and loyalty all swirling around them. The slave Aida loves the man whose army captured her, and he in turn is loved by another, more powerful woman. Verdi captures all of the drama in this grandest of all grand operas. Maestro Robert Spano and a brilliant cast of soloists, plus the ASO Chorus, close out the season with this operatic masterpiece.


miguel HarthBedoya

ASO chorus

Augustin Hadelich

Baiba Skride

Simone Dinnerstein

Jessica Rivera

Evelina ˘ Dobraceva


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Sep Fri: 8pm Bach: Orchestra Suite No. 3 Brahms: Symphony No. 3 Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 Robert Spano, conductor André Watts, piano

Robert Spano opens the Orchestra’s 69th with the “thirds” of three of the great composers: Bach’s Third Orchestral Suite with its eloquent “Air”; Brahms’ powerful, confident Third Symphony; and guest pianist André Watts performing Beethoven’s stormy Third Piano Concerto.

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Oct Fri: 8pm Richard prior: New Work World Premiere Adam Schoenberg: American Symphony Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2 Robert Spano, conductor Garrick Ohlsson, piano

Robert Spano

ASO favorite Garrick Ohlsson plays one of the great late-Romantic piano concertos, Rachmaninov’s Second — his passionate return to composing after losing his musical voice. Maestro Spano and the Orchestra premiere a new work by Richard Prior, Director of Orchestral Studies at Emory University. Adam Schoenberg’s American Symphony pays homage to the history of our nation.


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Classical Friday series cf

What an amazing way to end the workweek – with a night of classical music! This season, the brand new Classical Friday series features stunning piano and violin concertos, and the powerhouse Carmina burana. Special guests include André Watts on piano and violin virtuoso Joshua Bell. With the Classical Friday series you get eight of the season’s best concerts!

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Nov Fri: 8pm Tchaikovsky: Capriccio Italien Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto No. 5, “Egyptian” Dvořák: Symphony No. 9, “New World” Carlo Montanaro, conductor Pascal Rogé, piano

Jan Fri: 8pm Mussorgsky: Prelude to Khovanshchina Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No. 1 Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances Roberto Abbado, conductor Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, violin

Take a musical journey around the globe as Italian conductor Carlo Montanaro leads the Orchestra in Russian composer Tchaikovsky’s captivating Capriccio Italien, inspired by his trip to Italy, and Dvo˘rák’s “New World” symphony, based on American folk music. French pianist Pascal Rogé makes his ASO debut playing Saint-Saëns’ “Egyptian,” an ode to Northern Africa.

Mussogorsky’s opera Khovanshchina chronicles the turbulent years in Russia, leading to the rise to power of Tsar Peter the Great. Roberto Abbado leads the Orchestra in the prelude, “Dawn on the Moscow River,” and Rachmaninov’s final composition, the bewitching Symphonic Dances. Violinist Nadja SalernoSonnenberg lends her fiery talents to the emotionally demanding First Violin Concerto by Shostakovich.

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Nov Fri: 8pm Bartók: Violin Concerto No. 2 Orff: Carmina burana Robert Spano, conductor Gil Shaham, violin Kiera Duffy, soprano Marco Panuccio, tenor Nmon Ford, baritone Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus Gwinnett Young Singers

“O Fortune, like the moon you are changeable…” And so begins the magnificent Carmina burana, an irresistible force of energy led by Robert Spano, with the Orchestra, ASO Chorus and special guests. Violinist Gil Shaham brings to life the energetic Bartók Violin Concerto No. 2.

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Feb Fri: 8pm Mendelssohn: Hebrides Overture Nielsen: Violin Concerto Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 Marc Piollet, conductor Hilary Hahn, violin

Written from a position of self-doubt and on the brink of an emotional crisis, Tchaikovsky’s expressive Fifth Symphony is one of the composer’s most popular works. Guest conductor Marc Piollet makes his ASO debut leading the Orchestra in one of the earliest examples of a tone poem – Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture. American virtuoso Hilary Hahn explores Nielsen’s rarely performed, lyrically dramatic, Violin Concerto.

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May Fri: 8pm Bach: Violin Concerto No. 1 Sibelius: Pelléas et Mélisande Suite Beethoven: Symphony No. 3, “Eroica” Leonidas Kavakos, conductor & violin

Leonidas Kavakos, who “might be the most deeply satisfying violinist performing today,” (Philadelphia Inquirer) does double duty in this program, playing violin and conducting the Orchestra. On the program: Bach’s eloquent First Violin Concerto; Sibelius’ orchestral suite from the play about forbidden, doomed love; and Beethoven’s powerful and volcanic “Heroic” symphony.

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May Fri: 8pm Charles Zoll: New Work World Premiere Hindemith: Mathis der Maler Symphony Brahms: Violin Concerto Robert Spano, conductor Joshua Bell, violin

Joshua Bell is a crowd favorite who garners “rock star enthusiasm” from audiences. He brings his technical prowess to Brahms’ Violin Concerto, considered by some to be the Mount Everest of violin concertos, with its technical and interpretive challenges. Maestro Spano leads the Orchestra in the world premiere of a new work from a new composer — Charles Zoll.

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Sunday afternoons with the ASO! This new series features beloved musical masterpieces, including Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring, as well as the grandest of all operas, Verdi’s Aida. This new Classical Sunday series is no longer limited to Series 1 but includes Sundays across the season, and has a new start time of 2pm.

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Nov Sun: 2pm Copland: Short Symphony Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1 Stravinsky: Petrushka James Gaffigan, conductor Stephen Hough, piano

The highs and lows of human emotion are at the heart of Petrushka, the story of a puppet who comes to life and experiences joy, love, and anguish. Guest conductor James Gaffigan guides the Orchestra through Stravinsky’s famous ballet and Copland’s rhythmically-intricate Short Symphony. Stephen Hough brings to life Liszt’s dazzling Piano Concerto No. 1.

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Jan Sun: 2pm Britten: Piano Concerto Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique Robert Spano, conductor Wu Han, piano

Multi-talented pianist Wu Han, Musical America’s 2012 Musician of the Year, brings her impressive talent to Britten’s one and only piano concerto. Robert Spano conducts Berlioz’s semi-autobiographical tale of love found and lost, the colorful Symphonie fantastique.

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Mar Sun: 2pm Wagner: “Liebestod” from Tristan und Isolde Ravel: La valse Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring Donald Runnicles, conductor & piano Robert Spano, piano

Robert Spano and Donald Runnicles extend their brilliant creative partnership as they join forces to illuminate three orchestral masterworks: Wagner’s magnificent conclusion to the heartbreaking Tristan und Isolde; Ravel’s passionate dance La valse; and Stravinsky’s seminal 20th-century masterpiece ballet, The Rite of Spring.

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Apr Sun: 2pm Brahms: Gesang der Parzen Brahms: Schicksalslied Brahms: Alto Rhapsody Brahms: Symphony No. 4 Donald Runnicles, conductor Kelley O’Connor, mezzo-soprano Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus

Three of Brahms’ beloved compositions for chorus and orchestra are presented here by Donald Runnicles, and Atlanta favorite mezzo-soprano Kelley O’Connor, with the ASO Chorus. Included are the lovely and autumnal Alto Rhapsody, alongside Brahms’ dramatic Fourth (and final) Symphony.

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Apr Sun: 2pm R. Strauss: Metamorphosen R. Strauss: Oboe Concerto Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 Donald Runnicles, conductor Elizabeth Koch Tiscione, oboe

Donald Runnicles brings us two of Strauss’ more personal works – Metamorphosen, the heartfelt work highlighting the string section; and his Oboe Concerto, featuring Principal Oboe Elizabeth Koch Tiscione. Closing the program is Beethoven’s gripping Seventh Symphony.

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Jun Sun: 2pm Verdi: Aida Robert Spano, conductor Latonia Moore, soprano (Aida) Michelle DeYoung, mezzo-soprano (Amneris) Stuart Neill, tenor (Radames) Gordon Hawkins, baritone (Amonasro) Burak Bilgili, bass (Ramfis) Evan Boyer, bass (King) Kearstin Piper Brown, soprano (Priestess) Grant Knox, tenor (Messenger) Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus

The story is familiar — forbidden love, a mismatched couple, jealousy, intrigue, honor, and loyalty. The slave Aida loves the man whose army captured her, and he in turn is loved by another, more powerful woman. Verdi captures all of the drama in this grandest of all grand operas. Maestro Spano, a brilliant cast of soloists and the mighty Chorus close out the season with this operatic masterpiece.


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This POPS! series is one of the best yet, and offers something for everyone: five concerts led by Principal Pops Conductor Michael Krajewski — from a night of movie magic to an evening on the high wire and a romp through rock and roll — and a tribute to the late great Marvin Hamlisch led by Larry Blank and featuring three singing stars of stage and screen.

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mar Fri/Sat: 8pm Larry Blank, conductor Jodi Benson, Doug LaBrecque, Donna McKechnie, vocalists

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Oct Fri/Sat: 8pm Michael Krajewski, conductor Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus

Movie Music Spectacular How many times do we walk out of movies humming one of the themes? So much of our moviegoing experience is based on the soundtrack, which often outlives the movie’s popularity. Join Principal Pops Conductor Michael Krajewski and the ASO Chorus, together for the first time, and relive magical movie moments through music!

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Nov Fri/Sat: 8pm Michael Krajewski, conductor

20/21

DEC Fri/Sat: 8pm Michael Krajewski, conductor

A Very Merry Holiday Pops! This annual anything-goes holiday variety show stars the Orchestra, a reveling drumline, gleeful youth choruses, the season’s merriest songs, and a jitterbugging Santa.

14/15

FEB Fri/Sat: 8pm Michael Krajewski, conductor Ashley Brown, vocalist Rich Ridenour, piano

Cirque de la Symphonie

piano Romance

The magic of Cirque comes to the Symphony! Marvel at high flying aerialists, daredevil cyclists, and acrobatic feats of wonder set to classical masterpieces and contemporary hits.

It’s our Valentine to you — a night of romantic songs with the ASO! Rich Ridenour is a terrific pianist and arranger, and a first-class showman. He’s joined by award-winning Broadway vocalist Ashley Brown, alongside the extremely entertaining antics of our own Michael Krajewski.

Tribute to Marvin Hamlisch The ASO celebrates the tremendous musical legacy of Marvin Hamlisch, winner of numerous major awards (three Oscars, four Grammys, four Emmys, a Tony and three Golden Globes), writer of more than 40 movie scores, and one of the longest running Broadway shows, A Chorus Line. Conductor Larry Blank and showstopping vocalists Jodi Benson, Doug LaBrecque and Donna McKechnie present the best of this legendary composer.

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may Fri/Sat: 8pm Michael Krajewski, conductor Micah Wilshire, Shem von Schroeck, Rob Evan, tenors

rock tenors Three huge vocal talents from the worlds of rock, country, Broadway and opera collide in a symphonic take on rock hits by The Doobie Brothers, Journey, Paul McCartney, Chicago, Coldplay, Sting, Queen, Yes, Crosby, Stills & Nash, and more!

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Dec Thu: 8pm/Sat: 2pm Norman Mackenzie, conductor ASO Chamber Chorus

Dec Sun: 7pm Vincent Danner, conductor Atlanta Gospel Singers

Handel: Messiah Part 1

ASO Gospel Christmas

Few if any works of the season hold a candle to the spiritual power of Messiah. The Orchestra’s acclaimed interpretation is a profoundly moving concert experience not to be missed.

Amen! The powerhouse Atlanta Gospel Singers lift your spirit and rock your soul in an inspiring program of modern and traditional selections.

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Dec Fri: 8pm/ Sat: 2 & 8pm Norman Mackenzie, conductor Gwinnett Young Singers Morehouse College Glee Club Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus

Christmas with the aso 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.


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Dec Sun: 1:30 & 3:30pm Jere Flint, conductor Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra

ASO Kids’ christmas christmas is for kids!

Everyone knows the holidays are best viewed through the eyes of children. This “pops-style” concert features a lively collection of every kid’s favorite Christmas music. Hand-clapping singa-longs, special guest performers and a finale featuring our favorite jolly elf make this concert the perfect way for families to dive into the Christmas spirit!

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Dec Thu/Fri: 8pm/Sat: 2 & 8pm Michael Krajewski, conductor

A Very Merry Holiday Pops! This annual anything-goes holiday variety show stars the Orchestra, a reveling drumline, gleeful youth choruses, the season’s merriest songs and a jitterbugging Santa.

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Holiday concerts are made possible through an endowment from the Livingston Foundation in memory of Leslie Livingston Kellar.

Dec Tue: 8pm Jack Everly, conductor Judy McLane, vocalist Michael Chertock, piano

ASO New Year’s Eve Gershwin ’S Wonderful

Ring in the New Year in musical style, with the music and lyrics of George and Ira Gershwin. The ASO and guest conductor Jack Everly, along with vocalist Judy McLane and pianist Michael Chertock, present Gershwin favorites including “I Got Rhythm” and “They Can’t Take That Away from Me” as we welcome 2014!

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The ASO Family Concert series is an essential first step in introducing children to a lifelong appreciation of music. Each concert is designed to be a stimulating and appealing mix of original and beloved children’s tales, with visual humor and award-winning performers. The Instrument Petting Zoo is a great opportunity for children to touch and play musical instruments before each performance.


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Tchaikovsky Discovers America!

Jere Flint, conductor Magic Circle Mime Company

Jere Flint, conductor Classical Kids Live!

Every Halloween the “phantoms of the orchestra” return to haunt the concert hall. The maestro and his terrified assistant must use the power of the baton to control this ghoulish orchestra of the undead and lead them in concert.

Based on actual historical events, this story tells of the great composer’s arrival in New York for the grand opening of Carnegie Hall in 1891, and his adventure-filled trip to Niagara Falls. Audiences will enjoy more than twenty-five excerpts of the composer’s music — woven into the drama, as two performers recreate historical incidents from the composer’s life, and act out stories from his famous ballets.

Join the Atlanta Symphony for a lively and musical ride where you and your family will discover the wonders of an orchestra! Meet the Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion and Strings, as they each share their unique sound and music. Hear selections from some of the best-loved orchestral compositions. Meet the Orchestra and become a life-long friend with music.

Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra Dynamic and talented young artists of the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra tackle challenging repertoire under the leadership of Music Director Jere Flint. Experience the future of orchestral music in three concerts by the region’s top young musicians.

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chris mann These special concerts are crowd-pleasers ­­— here for just a brief moment before moving on. Some are old favorites, like Celtic Woman and Yo-Yo Ma. Some are young up-and-comers like Chris Mann from NBC’s The Voice. And others are established greats — The Vienna Boys Choir and a special Tribute to Robert Shaw.

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Don’t miss this star-studded gathering of musical celebrities in an unprecedented musical celebration of the life and legacy of Robert Shaw. Christine Brewer, Lynn Harrell, Sylvia McNair, Marietta Simpson and ASO Music Director and pianist extraordinaire, Robert Spano, will join emcee Martin Goldsmith in a gala recital to honor the legendary ASO Music Director and Conductor Laureate. Proceeds benefit the making of a landmark new film: Robert Shaw – Man of Many Voices, co-produced by Georgia Public Broadcasting in association with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Yale University Music Library. Follow the film’s progress at:

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Say goodbye to Friday afternoons stuck in traffic, and hello to the new First Fridays with the ASO. We’re bringing great live music to the first Friday of each month. Grab some friends, get a drink before the show, and enjoy this abbreviated concert experience. No intermission and a shorter program means you are out the door in time for dinner with friends, and a traffic-free drive home. Concerts start at 6pm and last approximately one hour. In addition to Classical programming on First Fridays with the ASO, watch for additional announcements for other concerts coming soon.

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Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1 Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 Robert Spano, conductor Stephen Hough, piano

Join the ASO for our very first “First Friday” experience, with Music Director Robert Spano leading the Orchestra in Beethoven’s incomparable Fifth Symphony. Pianist Stephen Hough plays Liszt’s brilliant showpiece.

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Paganini: Violin Concerto No. 1 Elgar: Enigma Variations James Feddeck, conductor Augustin Hadelich, violin

Paganini’s First Violin Concerto demands fearlessness from the player, and violinist Augustin Hadelich delivers, with conductor James Feddeck leading the Orchestra in Elgar’s beautiful musical portrait of his closest friends, Enigma Variations.

Mar Fri: 6pm Ravel: Pavane Jonathan Leshnoff: Flute Concerto

Mozart: Symphony No. 31, “Paris” Robert Spano, conductor Jeffrey Khaner, flute The Orchestra presents a night in Paris with Ravel’s Pavane and Mozart’s symphonic ode to the City of Lights. Robert Spano and Jeffrey Khaner reunite to present the ASO debut of Jonathan Leshnoff’s Flute Concerto.

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Brahms: Symphony No. 4

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Dvo˘Rák: Symphony No. 9, “New World”

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Robert Spano, conductor Inspired by both Native American and African American traditional music, Dvo˘rák’s “New World” Symphony journeys through the heart of America, getting to know its people and its music. Robert Spano conducts the ASO in one of the most popular symphonies.

Donald Runnicles, conductor

Donald Runnicles leads the Orchestra in Brahms’ Symphony No. 4. While Brahms referred to his fourth as “…a few entr’actes and polkas which I happened to have lying about,” he knew he had a noble work that expresses a wide range of emotions.

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Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 3 Robert Spano, conductor DC Sep 26/27 cf /28 Brahms: Symphony No. 3 André Watts, piano Thu/Fri: 8pm/ Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 Sat: 7:30pm

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Richard prior: New Work WP Robert Spano, conductor DC Oct 3/4 cf /5 Adam Schoenberg: American Symphony Garrick Ohlsson, piano Thu/Fri: 8pm/ Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2 Sat: 7:30pm

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Jere Flint, conductor F Oct 27 Magic Circle Mime Company Sun: 1:30pm & 3:30pm

Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1 Beethoven: Symphony No. 5

Robert Spano, conductor FF Nov 1 FIRST FRIDAY Stephen Hough, piano Fri: 6pm

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Robert Spano, piano S Nov 10 Lynn Harrell, cello Sun: 3pm Christine Brewer, soprano Marietta Simpson, mezzo-soprano Sylvia McNair, mezzo-soprano Martin Goldsmith, host

Bartók: Violin Concerto No. 2 Orff: Carmina burana

Robert Spano, conductor DC Nov 14/15 cf /16 Gil Shaham, violin Thu/Fri: 8pm/ Kiera Duffy, soprano Sat: 7:30pm Marco Panuccio, tenor Nmon Ford, baritone ASO Chorus Gwinnett Young Singers

Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra Jere Flint, conductor Y Nov 17 Overture Concert Sun: 3pm Pärt: cantus in memory of benjamin britten Thomas Søndergård, conductor DC Nov 21/23 Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto Baiba Skride, violin Thu: 8pm/ Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 Sat: 7:30pm Cirque de la Symphonie Michael Krajewski, conductor P Nov 29/30 Fri/Sat: 8pm

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Norman Mackenzie, conductor H Dec 13/14 Gwinnett Young Singers Fri: 8pm/ Morehouse College Glee Club Sat: 2pm & 8pm ASO Chorus

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Jack Everly, conductor H Dec 31 Judy McLane, vocalist Tue: 8pm Michael Chertock, piano

Vaughan Williams: Tallis Fantasia Peter Oundjian, conductor DC Jan 9/11 Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 21 Louis Lortie, piano Thu: 8pm/ Dvořák: Symphony No. 7 Sat: 7:30pm

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James Feddeck, conductor FF Feb 7 FIRST FRIDAY Augustin Hadelich, violin Fri: 6pm

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Jere Flint, conductor F Feb 9 Classical Kids Live! Sun: 1:30pm & 3:30pm

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Michael Krajewski, conductor P Feb 14/15 Ashley Brown, vocalist Fri/Sat: 8pm Rich Ridenour, piano

Wagner: Prelude and “Good Friday Spell” from Parsifal Michael Gandolfi: Oratorio WP

Robert Spano, conductor DC Feb 20/22 John Tessier, tenor Thu: 8pm/ Brett Polegato, baritone Sat: 7:30pm ASO Chorus

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Ravel: Pavane Jonathan Leshnoff: Flute Concerto Mozart: Symphony No. 31, “Paris”

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Wagner: “Liebestod” from Tristan und Isolde Ravel: La valse Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring

Donald Runnicles, DC Mar 13/15/16 cs conductor & piano Thu: 8pm/Sat: 7:30pm/ Robert Spano, piano Sun: 2pm

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Robert Spano, conductor DC Mar 20/21 Jessica Rivera, soprano Thu/Fri: 8pm Stuart Skelton, tenor

Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra Jere Flint, conductor Y Mar 23 Crescendo Concert Sun: 3pm Tribute to Marvin Hamlisch

Larry Blank, conductor P Mar 28/29 Jodi Benson, Doug LaBrecque, Fri/Sat: 8pm Donna McKechnie, vocalists

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Robert Spano, conductor DC April 24/26 Evelina Dobra˘ceva, soprano Thu: 8pm/ Anthony Dean Griffey, tenor Sat: 7:30pm Stephen Powell, baritone ASO Chorus Gwinnett Young Singers

Dvořák: Symphony No. 9, “New World” Robert Spano, conductor FF May 2 FIRST FRIDAY Fri: 6pm Michael Krajewski, conductor P May 9/10 Micah Wilshire, Shem von Schroeck, Fri/Sat: 8pm Rob Evan, tenors

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Verdi: Overture to I vespri siciliani Ilan Volkov, conductor DC May 22/24 Bloch: Schelomo Christopher Rex, cello Thu: 8pm/ Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10 Sat: 7:30pm Charles Zoll: New Work WP Robert Spano, conductor DC May 29/30 cf /31 Hindemith: Mathis der Maler Symphony Joshua Bell, violin Thu/Fri: 8pm/ Brahms: Violin Concerto Sat: 7:30pm Verdi: Aida WP = World Premiere

Robert Spano, conductor DC Latonia Moore, soprano (Aida) Michelle DeYoung, mezzo-soprano (Amneris) Stuart Neill, tenor (Radames) Gordon Hawkins, baritone (Amonasro) Burak Bilgili, bass (Ramfis) Evan Boyer, bass (King) Kearstin Piper Brown,soprano (Priestess) Grant Knox, tenor (Messenger) ASO Chorus

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Barber: Violin Concerto

Robert Spano Music Director Donald Runnicles Principal Guest Conductor Michael Krajewski Principal Pops Conductor

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David Coucheron

Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No. 1

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Nadja SalernoSonnenberg

Donald Runnicles

mozart: Piano Concerto No. 21

Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto

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Stephen Hough

Baiba Skride

Christopher Rex


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