Who We Are
The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO), currently in its 77th season, continues to affirm its position as one of America's leading orchestras with excellent live performances, renowned guest artists and engaging education initiatives. The ASO performs more than 150 concerts each year from the Delta Classical Series, Movies in Concert, Family Concert Series, Atlanta Symphony Hall LIVE and the Coca-Cola Holiday Series, as well as community and education concerts.
Since 2001, Robert Spano and Principal Guest Conductor Sir Donald Runnicles have collaborated on each of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra's seasons. After twenty seasons as Music Director, Robert Spano continues his association with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra as Co-Artistic Advisor alongside Runnicles for the 2021/22 season. Spano's continued commitment to nurturing and championing contemporary American music, through the Atlanta School of Composers and other partnerships, has defined a new generation of American composers. During his tenure, the ASO performed approximately 30 ASO commissions; 13 ASO co-commissions; 50 world premieres; and 35 Atlanta and U.S. premieres.
The Orchestra continues to record regularly on its in-house label, ASO Media, further demonstrating the Orchestra's commitment to celebrating classical masterworks, while continuing to perform commission, premiere and record with some of today's leading composers. During the ASO's history with Telarc, the Orchestra and Chorus have recorded more than 100 albums and its recordings have won 27 Grammy® Awards in categories including Best Classical Album, Best Orchestral Performance, Best Choral Performance and Best Opera Performance.