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Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor Midori April 2010
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contents april 2010 12
12 ‘Broadly and Freely in a State of Bliss’
8 ASO Leadership 10 Robert Spano 16 Musicians 29 Contributors 52 Calendar 54 Administration 56 General Info 58 Ticket Info 60 Gallery ASO
The unique majesty of Anton Bruckner is on display this month.
the music 19 The concert’s program and notes
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tlanta Symphony Orchestra Music Director Robert Spano is recognized internationally as one of the most imaginative conductors of his generation. Since 2001, he has invigorated and expanded the ASO’s repertoire through a creative programming mix, recordings and visual enhancements, such as the Theater of a Concert — the continuing exploration of different formats, settings and enhancements for the musical performance experience. Mr. Spano also champions the Atlanta School of Composers, his commitment to nurturing and championing music through multi-year partnerships, defining a new generation of American composers. Mr. Spano has conducted the great orchestras of North America, including those in Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia and San Francisco. Overseas, he has led the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala, Czech Philharmonic, Frankfurt Radio Sinfonie Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Scottish, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, New Japan Philharmonic and Tonhalle Orchester. He has conducted the Chicago, Houston, Santa Fe, Royal Opera at Covent Garden, and Welsh National operas. In August 2005, he conducted Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen at Seattle Opera and returned for the cycle in August 2009. With a discography of 12 critically acclaimed recordings for Telarc and Deutsche Grammophon made over six years, Robert Spano has garnered six Grammy Awards. Musical America’s 2008 Conductor of the Year, Mr. Spano was artistic director of the Ojai Festival in 2006, director of the Festival of Contemporary Music at the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s Tanglewood Music Center in 2003 and 2004, and from 1996 to 2004 was music director of the Brooklyn Philharmonic. Head of the Conducting Fellowship Program at Tanglewood Music Center from 1998-2002, he has served on the faculties of Bowling Green State University, Curtis Institute and Oberlin Conservatory. Mr. Spano lives in Atlanta.
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‘Broadly and freely in a state of bliss’ The Unique Majesty of Anton Bruckner
by Ken Meltzer
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Perhaps there is no symphonic composer (at least among those of the pre-modern era) who still has the power to strike fear into the hearts of even veteran concertgoers as does Bruckner. And yet, great conductors and orchestras relish the opportunity to perform the music of this gifted, but woefully misunderstood composer. To a great degree, negative reactions to Bruckner’s music are the product of misplaced expectations. Bruckner was a devoted admirer of the music of his friend, Richard Wagner (1813-1883). Bruckner was also a relative contemporary of fellow Austrian composer Gustav Mahler (1860-1911). Both Mahler and Bruckner wrote symphonies of epic length. In truth, Bruckner’s music sounds little to nothing like that of Wagner or Mahler. And as a result, Bruckner’s works suffered (and continue to suffer) the worst of both worlds. Those who dislike Wagner and/or Mahler’s music steer away from Bruckner. Fans of the composers who approach Bruckner hoping for a similar musical experience are bound to be disappointed. So, what does Bruckner’s music sound like? Certainly, one can hear the influences of such composers as Ludwig van Beethoven (17701827) and Franz Schubert (1797-1828) and, in particular, their epic Ninth Symphonies. But above all, Bruckner’s music is an expression
of its creator’s spirit. Throughout his life, Bruckner was a devoutly religious Catholic. Like the other composer featured on the May 6 and 8 concerts, Johann Sebastian Bach, Anton Bruckner viewed all of his musical works, both sacred and secular, as offerings to his Lord. For example, when Bruckner became aware that he would not live long enough to complete the final movement of his own Ninth Symphony, he suggested that his Te Deum for chorus and orchestra could serve in its stead. Just as someone takes time in praying, so Bruckner took time in the musical expression of his religious faith. The great German conductor Wilhelm Furtwängler (1886-1954), one of the foremost Bruckner interpreters, felt the composer’s mission was “to introduce the divine into our human world.” Again to quote Furtwängler, Bruckner’s music soars “broadly and freely in a state of bliss, released from earthly cares — fulfillment without sentimentality, without calculation.” Those words are a perfect encapsulation of the breathtaking opening measures of the Bruckner Seventh Symphony, where the cellos and solo horn sing a radiant ascending melody that seems to stretch heavenward. It’s a melody that reappears to transcendent effect at the conclusion of the entire symphonic journey. Continued on page 40
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atlanta Symphony Orchestra Robert Spano, Music Director, The Robert Reid Topping Chair * Donald Runnicles, Principal Guest Conductor, The Neil and Sue Williams Chair * michael Krajewski, Principal Pops Conductor
FIRST VIOLIN VIOLA William Pu Reid Harris Associate/Acting Concertmaster Principal
BASS Ralph Jones
The Charles McKenzie Taylor Chair*
The Edus H. and Harriet H. Warren Chair*
Principal The Marcia and John Donnell Chairâ€‚ *
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Associate Principal The Mary and Lawrence Gellerstedt Chair *
Carolyn Toll Hancock
Wesley Collins Robert Jones Marian Kent Yang-Yoon Kim Lachlan McBane Heidi Nitchie Ardath Weck
Assistant Concertmaster The AGL Resources Chair
Martha Reaves Head John Meisner Alice Anderson Oglesby Lorentz Ottzen Christopher Pulgram Carol Ramirez Juan Ramirez Olga Shpitko Denise Berginson Smith Kenn Wagner Lisa Wiedman Yancich SECOND VIOLIN David Arenz
The Georgia Power Foundation Chair
Carl David Hall PICCOLO Carl David Hall OBOE Elizabeth Koch
Principal The George M. and Corrie Hoyt Brown Chair *
ENGLISH HORN Patrick McFarland
Associate Principal The Livingston Foundation Chair
Assistant Principal Emeritus
Eleanor Arenz Sharon Berenson David Braitberg Noriko Konno Clift Judith Cox David Dillard Raymond Leung Ruth Ann Little Thomas Oâ€™Donnell Ronda Respess Sanford Salzinger Frank Walton
Joseph Conyers Michael Kenady Michael Kurth Douglas Sommer Thomas Thoreson
Principal The Miriam and John Conant Chair*
Assistant Principal Emeritus
Yvonne Powers Peterson Associate Principal Deborah Workman Patrick McFarland
Principal The Jill Hertz Chair *
CELLO Christopher Rex
Principal The Atlanta Symphony Associates Chair* Associate Principal The Frances Cheney Boggs Chair*
FLUTE Christina Smith
Dona Vellek Klein Joel Dallow Jere Flint Larry LeMaster Brad Ritchie Paul Warner
Jere Flint, S taff Conductor; Music Director of the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra The Zeist Foundation Chair *
Norman Mackenzie, Director of Choruses, The Frannie and Bill Graves Chair
CLARINET Laura Ardan
Principal The Robert Shaw Chair*
HORN Brice Andrus
Principal The Sandra and John Glover Chair
Thomas Witte Richard Deane
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The Alcatel-Lucent Chair
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Juan de Gomar
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William Wilder Assistant Principal
William A. Schwartz Chair*
Principal The Delta Air Lines Chair
The Hugh and Jessie Hodgson Memorial Chair*
Peter Marshall † Beverly Gilbert † Sharon Berenson LIBRARY Rebecca Beavers Principal
Steven Sherrill Assistant
Michael Tiscione TROMBONE Colin Williams
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HARP Elisabeth Remy Johnson
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TIMPANI Mark Yancich
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ASOprogram Atlanta Symphony Orchestra A founding member of the Robert W. Woodruff Arts Center Robert Spano, Music Director Donald Runnicles, Principal Guest Conductor
Delta classical Series Concerts
Thursday and Saturday, April 1 and 3, 2010, at 8 p.m.
Kristjan Järvi, Conductor Simone Dinnerstein, Piano
Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971) Suite from Pulcinella (1922, rev. 1947) I. Sinfonia (Ouverture): Allegro moderato II. Serenata: Larghetto III. (a) Scherzino, (b) Allegro, (c) Andantino IV. Tarantella V. Toccata: Allegro VI. Gavotta; Allegro moderato (Variazione Ia: Allegretto, Variazione IIa: Allegro più tosto moderato) VII. Vivo VIII. (a) Minuetto: Molto moderato, (b) Finale: Allegro assai
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) Concerto No. 1 in D minor for Clavier and String Orchestra, BWV 1052 (ca. 1738) I. Allegro II. Adagio III. Allegro Simone Dinnerstein, Piano
INTERMISSION Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971) Suite from The Firebird (1945 Version) I. Introduction: Prelude and Dance of the Firebird; Variations (Firebird) II. Pantomime I III. Pas de deux (Firebird and Ivan Tsarevitch) IV. Pantomime II V. Scherzo (Dance of the Priestesses) VI. Pantomime III VII. Rondo: Khorovod VIII. Infernal Dance IX. Lullaby (Firebird) X. Final Hymn
“Inside the Music” preview of the concert, Thursday at 7 p.m., presented by Ken Meltzer, ASO Insider and Program Annotator. The use of cameras or recording devices during the concert is strictly prohibited. Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 19
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ASOprogram Notes on the Program By Ken Meltzer Suite from Pulcinella (1922, rev. 1947) Igor Stravinsky was born in Lomonosov, Russia, on June 17, 1882, and died in New York on April 6, 1971. The first performance of the ballet, Pulcinella, took place at the Opéra in Paris, France, on May 15, 1920, with Ernest Ansermet conducting. The Suite from Pulcinella is scored for piccolo, two flutes, two oboes, two bassoons, two horns, trumpet, trombone and strings. Approximate performance time is twenty-four minutes. First ASO Classical Subscription Performances: November 22, 24 and 25, Louis Lane, Conductor. Most Recent ASO Classical Subscription Performances: January 22, 23 and 24, 1998, Yoel Levi, Conductor. ASO Recording: (Telarc CD-80266), Yoel Levi, Conductor.
Stravinsky and Diaghilev
n the second decade of the 20th century, the young Russian composer, Igor Stravinsky, rose to international prominence with a trilogy of ballets he composed for Sergei Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes — The Firebird (1910) (see, below), Pétrouchka (1911) and The Rite of Spring (1913). Each succeeding ballet was marked by increased rhythmic complexity and dissonance. In fact, the frequently barbaric music of The Rite of Spring so shocked some of those in attendance at the May 29, 1913 premiere, fistfights broke out in the Paris Champs-Elysées Theater. Stravinsky’s first collaboration with Diaghilev after World War I created a stir once again, but for a quite different reason. In the spring of 1919, Diaghilev suggested to Stravinsky that he consider writing music for a ballet concerning the amorous escapades of the fictional harlequin, Pulcinella. The music would be based upon works by the 18th-century Italian composer, Giovanni Pergolesi (17101736), whose music Stravinsky “liked and admired immensely.” According to Stravinsky, Diaghilev, in his visits to Italy, “had gone through a number of this master’s unfinished manuscripts that he discovered in various Italian conservatories, copies of which he had made for him. He later completed the collection with what he found in the libraries of London.”
Stravinsky, Massine and Picasso Diaghilev assembled an extraordinary creative team for Pulcinella. In addition to Stravinsky, Diaghilev employed the great dancer, Leonide Massine, to choreograph the ballet and dance the title role. Pablo Picasso designed the scenery and costumes. As one might imagine, each of these geniuses had strong opinions about the production. Stravinsky recalled: “I therefore had to go to Paris from time to time in order to settle every detail. Our conferences were very often far from peaceable; frequent disagreements arose, and our meetings occasionally ended in stormy scenes.” Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 21
Before Stravinsky began to compose the Pulcinella score, he had to resolve a question of artistic approach. As Stravinsky phrased it: Should my line of action with regard to Pergolesi be dominated by my love or by my respect for his music? Is it love or respect that urges us to possess a woman? Is it not by love alone that we succeed in penetrating to the very essence of a being? But, then, does love diminish respect? Respect alone remains barren, and can never serve as a productive or creative factor. In order to create there must be a dynamic force, and what force is more potent than love? To me it seems that to ask the question is to answer it. The premiere of Pulcinella took place at the Opéra on May 15, 1920. Ernest Ansermet conducted the performance, which, according to Stravinsky, “ended in a real success. Pulcinella is one of those productions — and they are rare — where everything harmonizes, where all the elements — subject, music, dancing, and artistic setting — form a coherent and homogeneous whole.” Stravinsky praised the choreography as “one of Massine’s finest creations” and his interpretation of the title role “above all praise.” As for Picasso, “he worked miracles, and I find it difficult to decide what was most enchanting — the coloring, the design, or the amazing inventiveness of this remarkable man.” Stravinsky was not surprised that he was the target of criticism by purists who objected to his reworking of Pergolesi’s music: “I had expected a hostile reception from those who have constituted themselves the custodians of scholastic tradition, and was not astonished by their reprobation.” On the other hand, “(a)ll the more precious was the attitude of those who were able to discern in my score something better than a more or less adroit eighteenth-century pastiche.” A few years after the premiere of Pulcinella, Stravinsky created a Pulcinella concert suite, featuring music from the ballet. The premiere of the Suite from Pulcinella took place on December 22, 1922, with Pierre Monteux (who also led the first performances of Pétrouchka and The Rite of Spring) conducting the Boston Symphony. Stravinsky’s Pulcinella — both in its complete ballet and concert suite form — continues to engage audiences with its lyric charm, infectious energy and piquant orchestral sonorities. Subsequent discoveries that much of the music attributed to Pergolesi was actually written by other composers have, of course, done nothing to diminish Stravinsky’s achievement.
The Pulcinella Suite Stravinsky’s Pulcinella Suite comprises eight brief movements: I. Sinfonia (Ouverture): Allegro moderato II. Serenata: Larghetto III. (a) Scherzino, (b) Allegro, (c) Andantino IV. Tarantella V. Toccata: Allegro VI. Gavotta; Allegro moderato (Variazione Ia: Allegretto, Variazione IIa: Allegro più tosto moderato) VII. Vivo VIII. (a) Minuetto: Molto moderato, (b) Finale: Allegro assai
ASOprogram Concerto No. 1 in D minor for Clavier and String Orchestra, BWV 1052 (ca. 1738) Johann Sebastian Bach was born in Eisenach, Germany, on March 21, 1685, and died in Leipzig, Germany, on July 28, 1750. In addition to the solo piano, the Concerto in D minor is scored for string orchestra. Approximate performance time is twenty-four minutes. First ASO Classical Subscription Performance: April 18, 1968, Theodore Lettvin, Piano, Robert Shaw, Conductor. Most Recent ASO Classical Subscription Performances: February 8, 9 and 10, 2007, Peter Serkin, Piano, Roberto Abbado, Conductor.
he D-Minor Harpsichord Concerto is the first in a series of six that Johann Sebastian Bach compiled, circa 1738. Each of the six Harpsichord Concertos, BWV 1052-57, is a transcription of an earlier work for “melody” instrument and orchestra. The Concerto in D minor, BWV 1052, is derived from an earlier (and lost) Bach violin concerto, probably dating from the composer’s years in Cöthen (1717-1723). In Bach’s time, it was not unusual for a composer to adapt music for use in several works. In the mid-1720s, Bach used music from the violin concerto for two Leipzig Cantatas, Nos. 146 and 188. Additionally, the composer’s son, C.P.E. Bach, transcribed the work into a harpsichord concerto, BWV 1052a. J.S. Bach’s own transcription for harpsichord and orchestra, BWV 1052, is the last, and by far the most famous adaptation of the music. Scholarship indicates that Bach composed the six Harpsichord Concertos for performance by the Leipzig Collegium Musicum. Originally founded by Georg Philipp Telemann in 1702, the Collegium Musicum was a group of Leipzig students and citizens who performed concerts within the city on a regular basis. Bach assumed control of the Collegium Musicum in 1729. It appears that he relinquished supervision of the group from 1737-39, during which time his pupil, C. G. Gerlach, directed the concerts. Bach’s involvement with the Collegium Musicum resumed in October of 1739, continuing until the early 1740s. During the winter months, the Bachische Collegium Musicum concerts took place on Friday evenings at Gottfried Zimmermann’s coffeehouse on the Catherinenstrasse. In the summer, the concerts were held on Wednesday afternoons in the coffee-garden by the Grimmische Tor. Two weekly concerts were held during the spring and autumn months.
Bach at the Keyboard It is quite possible that Bach himself appeared as soloist in the Collegium Musicum performances of his Harpsichord Concertos. If so, it must have been a thrilling experience for the Leipzig audiences. Bach was one of the finest keyboard artists of his time, although he avoided any sort of overt virtuoso display. As his first biographer, Johann Nicolaus Forkel, described: Bach is said to have played with so easy and so small a motion of the fingers that it was hardly perceptible. Only the first joints of the fingers were in motion; Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 23
the hands retained, even in the most difficult passages, its rounded form; the fingers rose very little from the keys, hardly more than in a trill, and when one was employed the others remained quietly in position. Still less did the other parts of his body take any share in his playing, as happens with many whose hand is not light enough. He rendered all of his fingers, of both hands, equally strong and serviceable, so that he was able to execute not only chords and all running passages, but also single and double trills with equal ease and delicacy. Bach’s Concerto in D minor, BWV 1052, originally composed for the harpsichord, is also frequently performed on the modern piano, as in these concerts.
Musical Analysis I. Allegro — The Concerto opens with a tutti statement of the angular ritornello, leading to the first of several brilliant flights by the soloist. Typical of Baroque style, the ritornello is a recurring presence throughout the movement. In addition, the use of fragments of the ritornello in some of the intervening episodes lends a heightened sense of thematic unity to the Allegro. II. Adagio — An arching figure, presented by the ensemble, serves as introduction to the entrance of the pianist. The soloist predominates throughout this hushed Adagio, until a repeat of the introduction brings the movement to a close. III. Allegro — As in the opening movement, the finale begins with a tutti presentation of a vibrant ritornello. Likewise, the ritornello appears both as a recurring episode and the basis for intervening material. The virtuoso solo writing segues to a brief Adagio respite, leading to a final presentation of the ritornello, which serves as the Concerto’s emphatic conclusion.
Suite from The Firebird (1945 Version) Igor Stravinsky was born in Lomonosov, Russia, on June 17, 1882, and died in New York on April 6, 1971. The first performance of The Firebird took place at the Paris Opéra on June 25, 1910, with Gabriel Pierné conducting. The 1945 Suite from The Firebird is scored for piccolo, two flutes, two oboes, English horn, two clarinets, two bassoons, four horns, two trumpets, three trombones, tuba, timpani, xylophone, cymbals, suspended cymbals, snare drum, triangle, bass drum, tambourine, harp, piano and strings. Approximate performance time is thirty-one minutes. These are the First Classical Subscription Performances of the 1945 Firebird Suite. ASO Recording (1919 Suite): (Telarc CD-80039), Robert Shaw, Conductor.
“A deep friendship”
n the winter of 1909, as part of his St. Petersburg concert series, conductor Alexander Siloti presented two works by the young and then unknown Russian composer Igor Stravinsky — Fantastic Scherzo and Fireworks. Among those in attendance at the concert was the impresario Sergei Diaghilev, who was in the process of formulating the inaugural season of his Ballets Russes — a company that would create dance history through a revolutionary synthesis of music, choreography and visual spectacle.
ASOprogram Diaghilev’s presence at the concert was fortuitous. As Stravinsky recalled, it led to an historic artistic collaboration that: lasted for twenty years, right up to his death, and developed into a deep friendship based upon a reciprocal affection that was proof against the difference of views or tastes which could not but arise from time to time in such a long period. Having heard the two compositions just mentioned, (Diaghilev) commissioned me, among certain other Russian composers, to orchestrate two pieces by Chopin for the ballet, Les Sylphides, to be given in Paris in the spring of 1909. They were the Nocturne with which the dancing begins and the Valse Brillante with which the ballet closes. I could not go abroad that year, so that it was not until twelve months afterwards that I first heard my music in Paris. The next Stravinsky-Diaghilev collaboration was of a far more ambitious nature. For the spring 1910 season, Diaghilev commissioned Anatoli Liadov to compose The Firebird, a full-length ballet based upon Russian folk tales. However, by the summer of 1909, it became clear to Diaghilev that Liadov would not finish the score in time for production. Diaghilev contacted Stravinsky and offered him the commission. Stravinsky had misgivings about undertaking the assignment. First, it would require him to put aside work on his opera Le Rossignol, already once interrupted by the death of his teacher Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. Stravinsky also feared he might not have sufficient time to complete such an extensive project. Fortunately, Stravinsky did not allow these considerations to deter him: Although alarmed by the fact that this was a commission for a fixed date, and afraid lest I should fail to complete the work in time — I was still unaware of my own capabilities — I accepted the order. It was highly flattering to be chosen among the musicians of my generation, and to be allowed to collaborate in so important an enterprise side by side with personages who were generally recognized as masters in their own spheres.
“He is a man on the eve of celebrity” Stravinsky began the composition of The Firebird in November 1909 and completed the score on May 18, 1910. The composer participated in all the rehearsals at the Paris Opéra and after each session, he, Diaghilev and the great dancer Vaslav Nijinsky “ended the day with a fine dinner, washed down with good claret.” Tamara Karsavina, who danced the title role in the premiere of The Firebird, recalled that during one rehearsal when Stravinsky approached the orchestra pit, Diaghilev turned to her and said, “Mark him well. He is a man on the eve of celebrity.” The fulfillment of Diaghilev’s prophecy took place on June 25, 1910, with The Firebird’s triumphant premiere. In addition to Karsavina, the dancers included the ballet’s choreographer, Michel Fokine, as the hero Prince Ivan, and Fokina as the Thirteenth Princess. Stravinsky happily acknowledged: Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 25
The performance was warmly applauded by the Paris public. I am, of course, far from attributing this success solely to the score; it was equally due to the spectacle on stage in the painter Golovin’s magnificent setting, the brilliant interpretation by Diaghilev’s artists, and the talent of the choreographer ... Returning for a moment to the music, it gives me much pleasure to pay grateful tribute to the mastery with which the eminent Gabriel Pierné conducted my work. Among the appreciative audience members at the premiere was Claude Debussy, who came on stage after the performance to offer Stravinsky his compliments. The Firebird’s winning synthesis of lyric and dramatic elements, couched in dazzling orchestration, captured the imagination of the Paris audiences and catapulted Stravinsky to national and international prominence. The Firebird was the first in a trilogy of masterpieces Stravinsky crafted for Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes — the other two being Pétrouchka (1911) and The Rite of Spring (1913). Those latter ballets marked a profound departure from the late-Romantic atmosphere of The Firebird, a work that remained Stravinsky’s most popular during his lifetime. Although Stravinsky was somewhat frustrated by the favor bestowed upon a work he once called “that great audience lollipop,” the composer willingly accommodated his public. Stravinsky fashioned three orchestral Suites from The Firebird, the first (1911) employing the huge orchestral forces of the original score. Stravinsky also wanted to make the score more accessible to “the many orchestral societies which, though wishing to include that work on their programs, were frequently deterred by difficulties of a purely material nature.” And so in 1919, Stravinsky created another Suite in which he “considerably decreased the orchestra without upsetting the equilibrium of the instrumental groups, so as to reduce the number needed for its performance to about sixty musicians.” The 1919 Suite is the most frequently performed. Stravinsky completed the Third (and final) Suite in 1945. The 1945 Suite, performed at these concerts, features the same orchestration as the 1919 version, but with additional music from the ballet.
The Firebird I. Introduction: Prelude and Dance of the Firebird; Variations (Firebird) — The Suite opens with a mysterious Introduction. While wandering in the forest at night, the Prince Ivan encounters a magic Firebird, whose appearance is portrayed by quicksilver orchestral figures and gossamer instrumentation. II. Pantomime I — The Prince is entranced by the Firebird’s beauty and captures her. III. Pas de deux (Firebird and Ivan Tsarevitch) — The Prince takes pity on the Firebird and sets her free. In gratitude, the Firebird gives the Prince one of her feathers and promises to aid him in his hour of need. IV. Pantomime II — The Prince comes to the courtyard of an enchanted castle, where he spies thirteen beautiful Princesses, captives of the evil magician Katscheï. V. Scherzo (Dance of the Priestesses) — Two sprightly episodes frame a more reflective section, highlighting the winds.
ASOprogram VI. Pantomime III — The Prince comes out of hiding and meets the Princesses. VII. Rondo: Khorovod — The Princesses’ Round begins with the flutes softly intoning a theme that will return in the majestic Finale. The oboe introduces the principal melody of the Round, which maintains the utmost delicacy throughout. The Princesses warn Prince Ivan not to enter the castle, for Katscheï has the power to turn intruders to stone. The Prince boldly ignores their warnings and enters the castle. VIII. Infernal Dance — The Prince comes face to face with Katscheï’s horrible servants, and ultimately, the magician himself. Katscheï tries to turn the Prince into stone, but the hero brandishes the Firebird’s magic feather. The Firebird appears and forces Katscheï and his followers into a frenetic dance. A violent orchestral chord quickly shatters the repose of the previous section. The bassoons and horns intone a menacing, syncopated figure. The entire dance maintains a frightening level of energy and intensity that subsides only after a closing orchestral explosion. IX. Lullaby (Firebird) — When Katscheï and his followers are exhausted, the Firebird lulls them to sleep. The solo bassoon, accompanied by the harp and strings, plays a haunting melody. An ascending harp glissando leads to a more impassioned section, followed by a return of the bassoon melody. X. Final Hymn — Katscheï and his retinue are destroyed. All of the prisoners are set free, including the Thirteenth Princess, whom the Prince weds. Over string tremolos, a solo horn plays a variation of the theme that was first presented by the flutes in the Princesses’ Round. Other members of the orchestra incorporate the melody, as the Final Hymn builds to a stunning climax.
Kristjan Järvi, Conductor
stonian-born, American-raised conductor Kristjan Järvi is a unique musical personality pushing classical borders with fresh ideas, charisma and technical prowess. Hailed by the New York Times as “a kinetic force on the podium, like Leonard Bernstein reborn,” Järvi’s name has become synonymous with artistic and cultural diversity, embodied in his roles as artistic advisor to the Basel Chamber Orchestra and Kristjan Järvi founder and music director of New York’s Absolute Ensemble. His imaginative programming and authentic commitment to all genres is reflected in his collaborations with composers such as Arvo Pärt, Tan Dun, John Adams, Esa-Pekka Salonen, H.K. Gruber, Renee Fleming, Joe Zawinul and Benny Andersson. Kristjan Järvi has commissioned over 100 new works. Premieres in the 2009-10 season include works by Indian composer Nitin Sawhney with the London Symphony Orchestra, Daniel Schnyder with the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra and James MacMillan with the London Symphony Orchestra. Järvi will also record Arvo Pärt’s newly commissioned Stabat Mater with the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra. Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 27
ASOprogram Kristjan Järvi is the founding conductor and music director of the Baltic Youth Philharmonic. In 2010, they will return to Usedom and Bremen, perform at St. Petersburg’s White Nights Festival and tour Bernstein’s Mass throughout Europe. Additionally, Järvi is founder and music director of the Absolute Academy (resident annually at Musikfest Bremen) and co-founder of the Muusikaselts Estonian Orphanage Program. Highly sought after as a guest conductor, he appears regularly and exclusively in London with the London Symphony Orchestra, with which he tours Europe and Asia in the 2009-10 season. His list of recording accolades includes a Swedish Grammy for Best Opera Performance and the German Record Critics Prize for Best Album. Worldwide representation by Tanja Dorn at IMG Artists. Please visit kristjanjarvi.com.
simone dinnerstein, Piano
merican pianist Simone Dinnerstein has been quickly gaining international attention since making her triumphant New York recital debut at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall in 2005, performing Bach’s Goldberg Variations. Recent and upcoming performances include Ms. Dinnerstein’s recital debuts at The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the Vienna Konzerthaus, the Lincoln Simone Dinnerstein Center Mostly Mozart Festival, the Aspen and Ravinia festivals and the Stuttgart Bach Festival; as well as debuts with the Dresden Philharmonic, Czech Philharmonic, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Kristjan Järvi’s Absolute Ensemble, the Tokyo Symphony, Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony and the Minnesota Orchestra. Last year, she performed on the People’s Symphony series at New York’s Town Hall and on Lincoln Center’s Great Performers series in New York, and this year she performed her third sold out recital at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. In July 2009, she made her debut with the New York Philharmonic, playing Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 2. In August 2007, Ms. Dinnerstein released her debut solo CD of the Goldberg Variations, which topped Billboard’s Classical Chart in its first week of sales. The disc appeared on Best of 2007 lists including those of The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times and The New Yorker. Ms. Dinnerstein founded P.S. 321 Neighborhood Concerts, an evening concert series at the Brooklyn public elementary school that her son attends and where her husband teaches fifth grade. The series raises funds for the school’s Parent Teacher Association and the performers donate their time and talent to the program. Ms. Dinnerstein is a graduate of The Juilliard School and for two summers she was a fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center. She lives in Brooklyn, N.Y. Worldwide representation by Tanja Dorn at IMG Artists. Please visit simonedinnerstein.com.
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Ap-pas’-si-o-na’-to – adv., Passionately, with strong emotion The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra is privileged to receive annual contributions from individuals throughout the southeast. Appassionato was inaugurated in 2000 & welcomes annual givers of $10,000 & above. Appassionato members provide the Symphony with a continuous & strong financial base in support of our ambitionous aritistic & education initiatives.
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Continued from page 14 If you prefer to approach Bruckner’s music from a secular perspective, think perhaps of experiencing it as you might a long walk in the beautiful countryside, or a leisurely stroll through a museum filled with glorious works of art. In both cases, you want to take the time to savor all the beauties presented, without yielding to the urge to hurry and move on. Of course, this sense of spaciousness is another aspect of Bruckner’s music that can be problematic for modern audiences used to entertainment that provides rapid, if not instant, gratification. But if you are prepared to meet Bruckner on his terms, the rewards are uniquely fulfilling, particularly when performed by a sympathetic worldclass conductor and orchestra. And indeed, Bruckner’s symphonies have formed an important component of the partnership between the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and its Principal Guest Conductor Donald Runnicles. The upcoming performances on May 6 and 8 of the Seventh Symphony will mark the fifth time that Maestro Runnicles and the Orchestra have collaborated on the music of Bruckner. Previous Runnicles-ASO Bruckner Symphony performances have included Nos. 4 (May, 2007), 7 (March, 2003), 8 (May, 2005) and 9 (February, 2004). And in January of 2011, Donald Runnicles and the Atlanta Symphony
Orchestra will perform the great Bruckner Eighth Symphony on a program that also includes Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20, with Music Director Robert Spano as soloist. The music of Bruckner presents unique challenges to both the performers and audiences, but also unique rewards. After the Vienna premiere of the Bruckner Seventh in March of 1886, the composer received the following telegram: “Am deeply shaken — it was one of the greatest experiences I have ever had.” The author of that telegram was a fellow composer and resident of Vienna — the “Waltz King,” Johann Strauss. Concerts of May 6 and 8, 2010: Donald Runnicles, Conductor Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) Orchestral Suite No. 4 in D Major, BWV 1069 Anton Bruckner (1824-1896) Symphony No. 7 in E Major (1883) Concerts of January 27, 28 and 29, 2011: Donald Runnicles, Conductor Robert Spano, Piano Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K. 466 (1785) Anton Bruckner (1824-1896) Symphony No. 8 in C minor (1887, rev. 1890) Ken Meltzer is the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s Insider and Program Annotator.
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restaurant Dining Guide Looking for a great night out? Try one of these local restaurants before or after the show. For Dinner and a Show packages, visit encoreatlanta.com/offers. Neighborhood codes: A–Alpharetta, B–Buckhead, IP–Inman Park, OFW–Old Fourth Ward, M—Midtown, D–Downtown, P–Perimeter Mall area, SS–Sandy Springs, VH–Virginia-Highland, V—Vinings, W–Westside
American Canoe Located in Atlanta’s historic Vinings area on the Chattahoochee River where Buckhead meets Vinings. Its original cuisine and distinctive design have already been featured in Bon Appetit, Food And Wine, Gourmet, The Wine Spectator and The New York Times. Canoe, recipient of the prestigious Mobil 4 Star Award, was also selected as one of the “Best New Restaurants” in the country by the James Beard Foundation. 4199 Paces Ferry Road SE, 770-432-2663, canoeatl.com. V (Re-opening late November) Lenox Square Grill offers breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. DJ every Friday and Saturday night till 2am. Private meeting rooms accommodate up to 150. 3393 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30326, 404.841.2377, lenoxsquaregrill.com. B Livingston Restaurant and Bar It’s hard to beat the location (across the street from the
Fox at the Georgian Terrace), and diners get complimentary parking, but the main attraction is the glamour of the main dining room, which has hosted the likes of Clark Gable, and the al fresco seating area, which is available in warm weather. 659 Peachtree St. NE, 800-651-2316, livingstonatlanta.com. M Lobby The menu focuses on seasonal fare at this sophisticated American restaurant in the lobby of TWELVE Atlantic Station. 361 17 St., 404-961-7370, lobbyattwelve.com. M ONE.midtown kitchen Dine on fresh, seasonal American cuisine in a club-like atmosphere near Piedmont Park. 559 Dutch Valley Rd., 404-8924111, onemidtownkitchen.com. M Murphy’s This restaurant has one of the city’s top brunch menus, but it’s known for great peoplewatching and its contemporary comfort food. 997 Virginia Ave., 404-872-0904, murphysvh.com.VH
Two Urban Licks “Fiery” American cooking meets live music at this hip hangout. 820 Ralph McGill Blvd., 404-522-4622, twourbanlicks.com. M WaterHaven is an upscale casual restaurant, featuring contemporary American cuisine with local influences. The menu focuses on fresh homemade products with a farm-to-table philosophy utilizing local, organic and seasonal products, whenever possible. 75 5th St., 404-2146740, waterhavenatl.com. M
American/steakhouse Joey D’s Oakroom Near Perimeter Mall, this stylish steakhouse has a staggering selection of spirits and a hot after-dinner singles scene. 1015 Crown Pointe Pkwy., 770-512-7063, centraarchy.com. P New York Prime A Prime Time Top-10 USDA Prime Steakhouse known for its wine list, atmosphere and world-class service. 3424 Peachtree Rd. NE, 404-846-0644, centraarchy.com. B Prime Enjoy steak, sushi a nd seafood in a festive atmosphere near Lenox Mall. 3393 Peachtree Rd. NE, 404-812-0555, h2sr.com. B Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse A favorite local steak house with multiple locations near shopping and entertainment hotspots. Sides are generous, and the quality of the steaks and seafood is excellent. Three locations: Buckhead, 3285 Peachtree Rd. NE, 404-365-0660; Sandy Springs, 5788 Roswell Road, 404-255-0035; Centennial Olympic Park, 267 Marietta St., 404-223-6500; ruthschris.com. B, SS, D The Tavern at Phipps This is one of Atlanta’s hottest after-work spots, and has been singled out for its happy hour and singles scene by Jezebel, InSite Magazine and the AOL City Guide. 3500 Peachtree Rd. NW, 404-814-9640, centraarchy.com. B
American/southern Home Restaurant & Bar Farm-to-table Southerninspired cuisine is served nightly; half-price bottles of wine available every Sunday. 111 W. Paces Ferry Rd., 404-869-0777, h2sr.com. B South City Kitchen (two locations) With a stylish, Southern-contemporary menu, this
DiRoNA restaurant helped make grits hip for the business crowd. Sundays are BBQ Nite. Midtown: 1144 Crescent Ave. 404-873-7358, Vinings: 1675 Cumberland Pkwy. 770-435-0700. southcitykitchen.com. M Terrace celebrates American heirloom recipes through supporting local and regional farmers, fisherman and producers. It recaptures the pure simple flavors and tastes of natural and organic ingredients while bursting with delicious flavors. 176 Peachtree St. NW, 678.651.2770, ellishotel.com/terrace. D
asian fusion Aja Restaurant & Bar Serving modern Asian cuisine, Aja has a 150-seat patio overlooking Buckhead and a huge lounge, where diners nosh on dim sum and sip mai tais. 3500 Lenox Rd., Ste. 100, 404-231-0001, h2sr.com. B
brasserie Joël is a chic yet relaxed French restaurant that blends contemporary style with rustic flavors. Responsible for one of Atlanta’s most acclaimed dining experiences, Chef Cyrille Holota guides the kitchen as executive chef, bringing his fullflavored brasserie concept to the menu. 3290 Northside Parkway, 404-233-3500, joelbrasserie. com. B
brew pub/gormet pub fare Gordon Biersch Fresh-brewed beers are a tasty accent to this brewery-restaurant’s hearty pizzas, salads and sandwiches. For a small additional fee, pre-show diners can leave cars in the lot while they’re at the Fox. 848 Peachtree St. NE, 404-870-0805, gordonbiersch.com. M Tap A gastropub offering easy-to-share pub fare and an extensive beer selection. The patio is a great place to chill after work. 1180 Peachtree St., 404-347-2220, tapat1180.com. M
creole/cajun Parish New Orleans-inspired dishes served with a modern twist and a fully stocked raw bar; a Nawlins-inspired brunch is served on the weekends. Downstairs, a take-away market sells sand wiches,
spices, pastries and beverages. 240 N. Highland Ave., 404-681-4434, parishatl.com. IP
european fusion Ecco Esquire Magazine named this casual, European-influenced bistro a “Best New Restaurant in America.” It’s also gotten raves for its killer wine list, wood-fired pizzas, and impressive meat and cheese menus. 40 Seventh St. NE, 404-347-9555, ecco-atlanta.com. M
italian Il Mulino’s cuisine is characterized by its simplicity: a rustic and hearty blend of the freshest ingredients available, from fish and lamb and cured meats to homemade pecorino and ricotta, all lovingly and meticulously prepared to celebrate and enjoy with family, friends and even strangers. Peachtree Tower: 191 Peachtree St. LOB 03, 404-524-5777, ilmulino. com/atlanta.html. D La Tavola Serving classic Italian cuisine for lunch and dinner in the heart of Virginia-Highland. 992 Virginia Ave., 404-873-5430, latavolatrattoria.com. VH Medici Tuscan cuisine served in the typical Tuscan spirit; flexible menu with Tuscan-rubbed steaks and a wide selection of antipasti, insalata e zuppes, pastas, hand tossed pizza and bistecches. 2450 Galleria Pkwy., 770-953-4500, renaissancewaverly.com. V
mediterranean ENO Atlanta’s true European Mediterranean inspired restaurant and wine bar, or “enoteca”, has come to epitomize European-Mediterranean quality of life in Atlanta. 800 Peachtree St., 404-685-3191, enorestaurant.com. M
mediterranean/latin/asian fusion Shout A young crowd keeps Shout’s rooftop lounge hopping every night. The menu reflects a mix of Mediterranean, Far Eastern and South American influences. 1197 Peachtree St N.E., 404-846-2000, h2sr.com. M
MEXICAN Cantina Taqueria & Tequila Bar features authentic Mexican cuisine and has become Buckhead’s
newest watering hole!. 3280 Peachtree Rd. NW, terminus 100 – suite 150, 404-892-9292, h2sr.com. B El Taco An eco-friendly watering hole serving fresh Mexican food made with all-natural meats and killer margaritas. 1186 N. Highland Ave. NE, 404-873-4656, eltaco-atlanta.com. VH
moroccan The Imperial Fez offers authentic Moroccan cuisine in an exotic dining environment. Guests dine on pillows and enjoy savory food eaten by hand. It is a truly unique dining experience with nightly belly dancing performances and live music starting at 7:30 p.m. 2285 Peachtree Rd. NE, #102, 404-351-0870, imperialfez.com. B
seafood/sushi Goldfish This fun seafood/sushi restaurant has Happy Hour specials Mon-Fri and nightly entertainment in its lounge. 4400 Ashford Dunwoody Rd., 770-671-0100, h2sr.com. P
spanish/tapas Noche A Virginia-Highland favorite known for its Spanish-style tapas dishes and margaritas. 1000 Virginia Ave., 404-815-9155, h2sr.com. VH
sports bar STATS A modern sports bar that doesn’t skimp on the quality of its food; five bars and multiple screens are at your service. 300 Marietta St., 404-885-1472, statsatl.com. D
steak/sushi Room This elegant restaurant serves steak and sushi on the ground floor of the TWELVE Centennial Park hotel. 400 W. Peachtree St., 404418-1250, roomattwelve.com. D Strip This sophisticated steak, seafood and sushi restaurant offers an in-house DJ and a rooftop deck. Atlantic Station at 18th St., 404-385-2005, h2sr.com. M Twist This lively restaurant has a huge bar, satay station, tapas menu, and sushi and seafood dishes; patio seating is first-come, first-served. 3500 Peachtree Rd. NW, 404-869-1191, h2sr.com. B
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May 6◊/8, 8pm DELTA CLASSICAL
May 20◊/21/22,8pm DELTA CLASSICAL
BACH: Orchestral Suite No. 4
BEETHOVEN:Symphony No. 5
BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 7 Donald Runnicles, conductor
OLIVER KNUSSEN:Whitman Settings SCHUMANN:Konzerstück for Four Horns Oliver Knussen, conductor Lisa Saffer, soprano ASO Horns
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MOZART:Symphony No. 39
May 9, 1:30 & 3:30pm FAMILY CONCERT
Peter & the Wolf Jere Flint, conductor Magic Circle Mime Co. Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra May 13◊/14/15, 8pm /16, 3pm DELTA CLASSICAL TCHAIKOVSKY:Piano Concerto No. 2 LIADOV:Three Short Works: The Enchanted Lake, Baba-Yaga, Kikimora PROKOFIEV:Suite from Romeo and Juliet Ludovic Morlot, conductor Stephen Hough, piano
MICHAEL GANDOLFI:Choral work* JENNIFER HIGDON:Concerto for eighth blackbird* Robert Spano, conductor eighth blackbird, ensemble Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus *Atlanta School of Composers sponsored by Turner Broadcasting – Turner Voices is Turner Broadcasting’s philanthropic initiative that focuses on building the next generation of storytellers in the arts and high school education arenas.
June 10◊/11/12 , 8pm DELTA CLASSICAL
Mozart:Symphonies No. 40 & 41 PETER LIEBERSON:Neruda Songs Robert Spano, conductor Kelley O’Connor, mezzo-soprano Woodruff Arts Center Box Office @ 15TH & PEACHTREE 404.733.5000 • atlantasymphony.org
May 16, 7:30pm ATLANTA SYMPHONY YOUTH ORCHESTRA Spring Concert
Bernstein:Symphonic Dances from West Side Story + MORE!
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administrative staff Executive Donald F. Fox Interim Chief Executive Officer Evans Mirageas Director of Artistic Planning ADMINISTRATION John Sparrow Vice President for Orchestra Initiatives & General Manager Rachel Trignano Assistant to the VP for Orchestra Initiatives & General Manager Julianne Fish Orchestra Manager Nancy Crowder Operations/Rental Events Coordinator Carol Wyatt Executive Assistant to the Music Director & Principal Guest Conductor Jeffrey Baxter Choral Administrator Ken Meltzer ASO Insider & Program Annotator Russell Williamson Orchestra Personnel Manager Susanne Watts Assistant Orchestra Personnel Manager Paul Barrett Senior Production Stage Manager Richard Carvlin Stage Manager Lela Huff Assistant Stage Manager
FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION Donald F. Fox Executive Vice President for Business Operations & Chief Financial Officer Aysha Siddique Assistant to the EVP for Business Operations & CFO Susan Ambo Controller Kim Hielsberg Director of Financial Planning & Analysis April Satterfield Senior Accountant Peter Dickson Staff Accountant Michael Richardson Venues Analyst Stephen Jones Symphony Store Manager Galina Rotbakh Symphony Store Sales Associate Popular Presentations Clay Schell General Manager Trevor Ralph General Manager and Senior Director of Operations Holly Clausen Director of Marketing Keri Musgraves Promotions Manager Lisa Eng Graphic Artist Chastain Park Amphitheater Tanner Smith Program Director Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park Katie Daniel VIP Sales Manager Jenny Pollock Operations Manager Rebecca Gordon Box Office Manager
advancement & learning Paul W. Hogle Vice President for Institutional Advancement & Learning Tammie Taylor Assistant to the VP for Advancement & Learning Stephanie Malhotra Director of Advancement & Learning Services Rebecca Abernathy Donor Services Associate Major & Planned Giving Jessica Langlois Director of Leadership Gifts & Planned Giving Andrea Welna Major Gifts Officer Meredith Jackson Prospect Research Officer Annual, Institutional & Volunteer Services Sandy Smith Senior Director of Institutional Support & Partnerships Corey Cowart Corporate Relations Manager Toni Paz Director of Individual Giving Maya Robinson Patron Partnership Gifts Officer Celeste Pendarvis Director of Volunteer Services & Special Events Sarah Levin Volunteer Project Manager ASO Learning Community Melanie Darby Director of Education Programming Sandy Smith Director of Development Barbara Saunders Learning Community Gifts Officer Elizabeth Wilson Director of Student Musician Development Lindsay Fisher Learning Community Specialist; Ensembles Coordinator
MARKETING & CONCERT PROMOTIONS Charles Wade Vice President for Marketing & Audience Engagement Alesia Banks Director of Customer Service & Season Tickets Nellie Cummins Group & Corporate Sales Associate Rebecca Enright Subscription & Education Sales Assistant Janice Hay Senior Director of Marketing Meko Hector Office & Marketing Coordinator Jennifer Jefferson Interactive Media Manager Melanie Kite Subscription Office Manager Shelby Moody Group & Corporate Sales Coordinator Seth Newcom Database Administrator Robert Phipps Publications Director Melissa A. E. Sanders Director of Public & Media Relations Karl Schnittke Publications Editor Robin Smith Group & Corporate Sales Assistant Laura Soldati Publicist Russell Wheeler Group & Corporate Sales Manager Christina Wood Marketing Manager
Atlanta Symphony Associates’ 40th Annual
Decorators’ Show House &Gardens April 17 – May 9, 2010
Monday – Saturday, 10 am- 3:30 pm • Sunday, 12 pm-4:30 pm Thursday extended hours until 7:30 pm
Tickets: $20 through April 16; $25 thereafter. Woodruff Arts Center Box Office or call 404-733-5000. Opening Night Party Friday, April 16, 2010
www.decoratorsshowhouse.org Proceeds benefit the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s Learning Community
General info LATE SEATING Latecomers are seated at the discretion of house management. Reserved seats are not guaranteed after the performance starts. Latecomers may be initially seated in the back out of courtesy to the musicians and other patrons. SPECIAL ASSISTANCE All programs of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra are accessible to people with disabilities. Please call the box office (404.733.5000) to make advance arrangements. SYMPHONY STORE The ASOâ€™s gift shop is located in the galleria and offers a wide variety of items, ranging from ASO recordings and music-related merchandise to t-shirts and mugs. Proceeds benefit the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.
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Atlanta Opera's The Magic Flute at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre Enter by April 15, 2010
Mary Poppins at the Fox Theatre Enter by April 15, 2010
Little House on the Prairie at the Fox Theatre Enter by June 1, 2010
Phantom of the Opera at the Fox Theatre Enter by June 10, 2010
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NEXT SEASON On March 3, 2010, Music Director Robert Spano and Principal Guest Conductor Donald Runnicles announced the 2010/2011 season in a live webcast from Symphony Hall. WABE’s Lois Reitzes and Georgia Public Broadcasting’s Sarah Zaslaw hosted the event, which was viewed by an estimated 15,000 people. The whole webcast can be reviewed at http://www.atlantasymphony.org/ MediaCenter/Videos/SeasonAnnouncement-2010-2011.aspx.
WELCOME DAVID Music Director Robert Spano greets newlyappointed ASO Concertmaster, David Coucheron, after the March 4, 2010 performance of Mahler’s 3rd Symphony.
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Encore Atlanta is the official show program for The Fox Theatre, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (at Woodruff Arts Center and Verizon Wireless Am...
Published on Apr 14, 2010
Encore Atlanta is the official show program for The Fox Theatre, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (at Woodruff Arts Center and Verizon Wireless Am...