Held in the air-conditioned conservatory, this popular annual concert features popular and patriotic tunes. This concert is always standing room only, so arrive early.
Antonio Vivaldi’s four concertos, known as The Four Seasons, are among the world’s best-loved compositions. Each concerto represents one of of the four seasons of the year. The plucked strings in “Winter” suggest the cold rain. There is a thunderstorm in “Summer,” and even a barking dog in “Spring.” The ASO’s associate concertmaster Justin Bruns will be the violin soloist.
Conductor Matthias Pintscher and violinist Nicola Benedetti are featured in two of the monuments of nineteenth century music, Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in D Major and the Second Symphony of Johannes Brahms. Matthias Pintscher has performed with many of the world’s most prominent orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Staatskapelle Berlin, and the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich.
Daniel Bolshoy, lecturer of guitar, performs the finale of 2018’s Hugh Hodgson Faculty Series—his first such recital since joining the faculty in 2016. His concert tours have led him to perform with more than 60 orchestras internationally, and he’s performed at chamber music festivals all across North America in collaboration with other performers and as a soloist. For more information and to purchase tickets visit: http://pac.uga.edu/Calendar.aspx
Celebrate the coming of spring with a concert performed by the UGA Symphony Orchestra.
The Naumburg Trio takes its name from the famous Naumburg Competion, which is among the most prestigious of all international Classical music competitions. The members of the trio are all Naumburg winners. Pianist Gilles Vonsattel, who took the honors in 2002, has become a familiar figure in Athens with his recital performances and concerts with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. David Require, cello, won in 2008. Violinist Frank Huang, who won in 2003, is now the concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic.
The musical and personal friendship between Brahms and Dvořák is legendary. This pairing brings to life the creative energy that reverberated between the German neo-classicist and the champion of Czech folk music and produced a glowing array of musical masterpieces.
Dvořák: Selected Slavonic Dances for Piano, Four HandsBrahms: Trio in C Minor for Piano, Violin, and Cello, Op. 101Brahms: Selected Hungarian Dances for Piano, Four HandsDvořák: Quintet in A Major for Piano, Two Violins, and Cello, B. 155, Op. 81
Robert Spano leads the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in two powerful works by Beethoven and Bernstein. Known for its forceful melodies and heroic spirit, Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto is the most frequently performed of the composer’s five piano concertos. The Los Angeles Timescalled piano soloist Jorge Osorio “one of the more elegant and accomplished pianists on the planet.” Leonard Bernstein composed his first major symphonic work, the Symphony No. 1, Jeremiah, in 1942.
Welcome Stephen Mulligan, that Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s new Assistant Conductor, when the orchestra returns to Athens for this very special performance. The New Year’s Eve concerts of the past two years have been rousing successes as hundreds of merry revelers filled Hodgson Hall. This year’s event promises to be just as popular with a program of light and lively concert and pop favorites. The ninety-minute concert begins at 7 p.m., so attendees will be out early enough to enjoy any other traditional activities. Ring in 2018 in style with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.
Brighten the holiday season as the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus perform the “Christmas” portion and the “Hallelujah Chorus” from George Frederic Handel’s Messiah.Founded in 1970 by former ASO Music Director Robert Shaw, the 200-voice ASO Chorus is known for its precision and expressive performances. Its recordings with the ASO have won multiple Grammy Awards, including Best Choral Performance. Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Director of Choruses Norman Mackenzie will be on the podium for this glorious concert.
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