On Thursday, October 1, and Saturday, October 3, at 8:00p, at Atlanta Symphony Hall, Music Director Robert Spano leads a program that opens with the Concerto for Orchestra, by “Atlanta School” composer Jennifer Higdon. Jonathan Biss is the soloist in the Piano Concerto No. 5, the “Emperor,” by Ludwig van Beethoven. The “Casual Fridays” concert of Friday, October 2, at 6:30p, performed without intermission, features the first movement of the Higdon Concerto for Orchestra, and the complete Beethoven “Emperor” Concerto.
The “Inside the Music” pre-concert talk, free to all concert ticketholders, takes place on the stage of Symphony Hall on Thursday, October 1, at 7:00p, one hour prior to the concert. Jennifer Higdon will be my special guest.