On Thursday, April 30, at 8:00p, and Saturday, May 2, at 7:30p at Atlanta Symphony Hall, Music Director Robert Spano leads a concert that opens with the world premiere of Imaginary Numbers, by Atlanta School Composer Michael Gandolfi. Soloists are Atlanta Symphony Principals Elisabeth Koch Tiscione, Laura Ardan, Keith Buncke, and Brice Andrus. The first half of the program ends with the Suite from Igor Stravinsky’s ballet, The Firebird. Jean-Yves Thibaudet is the soloist in Maurice Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G. The program concludes with George Gershwin’s An American in Paris. The First Fridays concert, performed without intermission, takes place on Friday, May 1, at 6:30p, and includes the Stravinsky, Ravel and Gershwin works.
On Thursday, April 9, at 8:00p, Saturday, April 11, at 7:30p, and Sunday, April 12, at 2:00p at Atlanta Symphony Hall, guest conductor Lionel Bringuier leads a program that opens with the Overture to Carl Maria von Weber’s opera, Der Freischütz. Emanuel Ax is the soloist in the Piano Concerto No. 14 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The program concludes with the Symphony No. 4, by Robert Schumann.
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.