On Thursday, February 19, at 8:00p, and Saturday, February 21, at 7:30p at Symphony Hall, Music Director Robert Spano and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra perform a concert that opens with Felix Mendelssohn’s Overture to Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Midori is the soloist in the Violin Concerto by Robert Schumann. The second half of the program features works by Richard Wagner: the Prelude and Good Friday Spell from “Parsifal,” and the Prelude to Act I of “The Mastersingers of Nuremberg.”
On Thursday, March 5, at 8:00p and Friday, March 6, at 6:30p at Symphony Hall, Principal Guest Conductor Donald Runnicles leads a program that features Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 5. For the March 5 concert, mezzo-soprano Kelley O’Connor joins Maestro Runnicles and the ASO for Mahler’s five songs for voice and orchestra, settings of poems by Friedrich Rückert.