Tag Archives: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Robert Spano releases new CD

Sorry I haven’t been keeping up with posting my work on this blog! I’ve been busy, but I’m going to try to get back at it! To start with, I have a real treat: a recent interview with Atlanta Symphony Orchestra … Continue reading

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September’s Top Five

A monthly listing of Andrew Alexander’s picks for the top five arts events in Atlanta: 5. Topher Payne’s Perfect Arrangement at Process Theatre, September 12-October 4

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Robert Spano on “The Rite of Spring”

Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring hasn’t lost its violent, terrifying, riot-inducing edge in its first 100 years. So says Atlanta Symphony Music Director Robert Spano. Read my interview with the conductor in Creative Loafing.

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Review of Hilary Hahn with the ASO

Violinist Hilary Hahn performs with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra this weekend. I attended opening night and reviewed the concert for ArtsATL.

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Interview with pianist Wu Han

“The first thing when you come on stage, in the very first two bars, you have to do all the heavy jumping.” I interviewed renowned pianist Wu Han in advance of her Atlanta performance of Benjamin Britten’s Piano Concerto with … Continue reading

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A few questions with composer Richard Prior

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra opens its 69th season this week, and not only will the orchestra be debuting a new acoustic shell, but next week, they’ll also be rolling out a world premiere by Emory professor Richard Prior. I had … Continue reading

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Spano plays a Triple from the bench

Robert Spano takes to the bench this weekend. The piano bench, that is. I interviewed the ASO Music Director about changing hats to play Beethoven’s Triple Concerto. Read all about it in Creative Loafing.

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May’s Top Five

A monthly listing of Andrew Alexander’s picks for the top five arts events in Atlanta: 5.  Amanda K. Miller creates new work  in collaboration with CORE Performance Company at the Goat Farm Arts Center for Tanz Farm, May 9-11, $15-25.   … Continue reading

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Atlanta Symphony to give two free concerts in Piedmont Park in May

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra will return to Piedmont Park this summer after a six year absence to give two free concerts. The concerts will take place at the Promenade near the Legacy Fountain located in the northwest corner of the … Continue reading

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Atlanta graffiti inspires a symphony

Michael Kurth, who plays bass for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, was inspired to write his first symphony by the bits of graffiti he saw spray-painted around Atlanta. The ASO gives the piece its world premiere April 4. Read my profile … Continue reading

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