Atlanta Symphony Orchestra: Yo-Yo Ma, April2022

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18 | encore Following her debut, Stutzmann conducts a program of lush romantics on October 14 and 15, including Brahms’ stormy Symphony No. 3, Schoenberg’s symphonic poem Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night), and a little pre-Halloween treat: Franck’s Le chasseur maudit (The Accursed Huntsman). December means holiday traditions and favorites. Stutzmann conducts selections from Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker on the December 8, 10 and 11 program, as well as two pieces by Bizet on the same bill. Christmas with the ASO on December 15, 16 and 18, finds Director of Choruses Norman Mackenzie continuing another Shaw tradition with the ASO and Chorus performing holiday carols and hymns. Mackenzie is also on the podium on December 22 for a one-time performance of Handel’s Messiah with the ASO and Chamber Chorus. Stutzmann’s first performance of 2023 features works by two giants of 20th-century Russian music: Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony and Prokofiev’s Sinfonia concertante (February 2 and 3). Guest cellist Johannes Moser joins the ASO. On March 23 and 25, she conducts selections from Bach, Vivaldi and Handel, including Bach’s Concerto for Oboe and Violin with Principal Oboe Elizabeth Koch Tiscione and Concertmaster David Coucheron. Six acclaimed vocal soloists will join Stutzmann, the ASO and Chamber Chorus to perform J.S. Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, one of the masterworks of Baroque sacred music, on March 30, April 1 and 2. Guest violinist Daniel Lozakovich joins Stutzmann and the ASO on April 20 and 21 for Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto. Mozart’s The Magic Flute Overture and Schubert’s Ninth Symphony are also on the program. Stutzmann finishes her debut season on June 15, 17 and 18, with the overture to Wagner’s Tannhäuser, Ravel’s Le tombeau de Couperin, his beloved Boléro, and Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto featuring Diapason d’Or winner Lise de la Salle. The ASO continues its commitment to commissioning new works, with three new commissions. In addition to | @AtlantaSymphony |