Δευτέρα, 24 Δεκεμβρίου 2012

ATLANTA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA ANNOUNCES JANUARY CONCERTS

MUSIC DIRECTOR ROBERT SPANO TO LEAD WORLD PREMIERE OF CLARINET CONCERTO
BY ATLANTA SCHOOL OF COMPOSERS MEMBER MICHAEL GANDOLFI
JANUARY 10–12, 2013
Concerto To Feature Atlanta Symphony Principal Clarinet Laura Ardan
Juho Pohjonen To Join Orchestra for Atlanta Symphony Premiere
Of Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 5
ISRAELI VIOLINIST VADIM GLUZMAN TO MAKE ATLANTA SYMPHONY DEBUT
PLAYING BRUCH VIOLIN CONCERTO NO. 1
JANUARY 24 AND 26, 2013
Japanese Guest Conductor Kazushi Ono To Lead Orchestra
NORWEGIAN VIOLINIST VILDE FRANG TO MAKE ATLANTA SYMPHONY DEBUT
PERFORMING KORNGOLD VIOLIN CONCERTO
JANUARY 31 AND FEBRUARY 2, 2013
Guest Conductor Gilbert Varga To Lead Schumann’s “Rhenish” Symphony
January 10-12, 2013, 8:00 p.m.: Music Director Robert Spano will lead the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in the world premiere of The Nature of Light, a clarinet concerto by Atlanta School of Composers member Michael Gandolfi, which was written for Principal Clarinet Laura Ardan. The program will also include Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade and the Atlanta Symphony premiere of Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 5 with pianist Juho Pohjonen. Tickets are $23-$67.
Mr. Gandolfi is a member of the Atlanta School of Composers — a continuing commitment by Mr. Spano and the Orchestra to nurture, commission, and record contemporary music through multi-year partnerships with a new generation of American composers. The ASO commissioned Mr. Gandolfi’s orchestral work, The Garden of Cosmic Speculation, and gave the world premiere performances at Atlanta Symphony Hall in May 2007. Mr. Spano and the ASO also recorded The Garden of Cosmic Speculation for Telarc Records.
Mr. Gandolfi’s recent choral work QED: Engaging Richard Feynman — an ASO commission that was given its world premiere by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus in June 2010 — was featured on the Atlanta Symphony’s inaugural release on ASO Media alongside fellow Atlanta School of
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Composers member Jennifer Higdon’s concerto, On A Wire, featuring the chamber ensemble eighth blackbird.
Prior to the concert on Thursday, January 10, 2013, Mr. Gandolfi will join ASO Insider and Program Annotator Ken Meltzer for the evening’s Concert Preview to discuss the world premiere of The Nature of Light. The concert preview will take place from 7:00–7:30 p.m. in Atlanta Symphony Hall and is free for all concert ticket holders.
January 24 and 26, 2013, 8:00 p.m.: Violinist Vadim Gluzman, an Israeli violinist who appears regularly with major international orchestras, will make his Atlanta Symphony Orchestra debut performing Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1. Japanese guest conductor Kazushi Ono will lead the Orchestra in the Overture to Weber’s Euryanthe and Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 3, “Scottish.” Tickets are $23-$67.
January 31 and February 2, 2013, 8:00 p.m.: Vilde Frang, a 25-year-old Norwegian violinist, will make her Atlanta Symphony Orchestra debut performing the Korngold Violin Concerto. The program will also include Grieg’s Two Elegiac Melodies and Schumann’s Symphony No. 3, “Rhenish,” led by guest conductor Gilbert Varga. Tickets are $24-$75.
About the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, now in its 68th season, consistently affirms its position as one of America’s leading Orchestras by performing great music, presenting great artists, nurturing young talent, and engaging with the community… (more)
Concert Previews
Audiences have the opportunity to learn more about the music they’ll be hearing at concerts with free Concert Previews given by composers, conductors, educators, and musical experts, all hosted by ASO Insider and Program Annotator Ken Meltzer. Thursday evenings, 7:00–7:30 p.m. in Symphony Hall (unless otherwise noted). Concerts previews are free and open to all concert ticket holders. Speakers and locations are subject to change.
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The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Delta Classical Concert Series is presented by Delta Air Lines.
The January 24 and 26 performances are presented by Delta Air Lines, Porsche Cars North America and Jim Ellis Porsche.
Delta Air Lines is the Official Airline of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.
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All single tickets for the 2012–2013 season are on sale now, and available online at atlantasymphony.org, or by calling 404.733.5000. Tickets may also be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com, all ticketmaster outlets, and the Woodruff Arts Center Box Office, located in the Woodruff Arts Center at 15th and Peachtree Streets. Box office hours are Monday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Tuesday through Friday 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
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ROBERT SPANO LEADS WORLD PREMIERE
OF MICHAEL GANDOLFI CLARINET CONCERTO
Delta Classical Series
Atlanta Symphony Hall, Memorial Arts Building, Woodruff Arts Center
Thursday, January 10, 2013, 8:00 p.m.
Friday, January 11, 2013, 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 12, 2013, 8:00 p.m.
Robert Spano, conductor
Juho Pohjonen, piano
Laura Ardan, clarinet
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
MICHAEL GANDOLFI The Nature of Light †
PROKOFIEV Piano Concerto No. 5 ‡
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Scheherazade
KAZUSHI ONO AND VADIM GLUZMAN
Delta Classical Series
Atlanta Symphony Hall, Memorial Arts Building, Woodruff Arts Center
Thursday, January 24, 2013, 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 26, 2013, 8:00 p.m.
Kazushi Ono, conductor
Vadim Gluzman, violin *
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
WEBER Overture to Euryanthe
BRUCH Violin Concerto No. 1
MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 3, “Scottish”
GILBERT VARGA AND VILDE FRANG
Delta Classical Series
Atlanta Symphony Hall, Memorial Arts Building, Woodruff Arts Center
Thursday, January 31, 2013, 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 2, 2013, 8:00 p.m.
Gilbert Varga, conductor
Vilde Frang, violin *
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
GRIEG Two Elegiac Melodies
KORNGOLD Violin Concerto
SCHUMANN Symphony No. 3, “Rhenish”
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* denotes Atlanta Symphony Orchestra debut
** denotes Atlanta Symphony Orchestra subscription debut
† denotes world premiere and Atlanta Symphony Orchestra commission
± denotes U.S. premiere
‡ denotes Atlanta Symphony Orchestra premiere

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