Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

 

Biography

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.

Featured Events

More Info for R.E.M. Explored with the ASO
September 30 - October 1, 2022

R.E.M. Explored with the ASO

featuring the Music of R.E.M. & Mike Mills Concerto for Violin, Rock Band & Orchestra

Sarah Hicks Conductor
Mike Mills
Robert McDuffie Violin
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
More Info for Nathalie Stutzmann Conducts Beethoven Symphony No. 9
October 6 - 9, 2022
Delta Classical

Nathalie Stutzmann Conducts Beethoven Symphony No. 9

Nathalie Stutzmann Music Director
Talise Trevigne Soprano
Jennifer Johnson Cano Mezzo-Soprano
Robin Tritschler Tenor
Leon Košavić Baritone
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
More Info for Nathalie Stutzmann Conducts Lush Romantics
October 14 - 15, 2022
Delta Classical

Nathalie Stutzmann Conducts Lush Romantics

Nathalie Stutzmann Music Director
Netia Jones Video Artist
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
More Info for Halloween Spooktacular
October 16, 2022
Family

Halloween Spooktacular

Jerry Hou Associate Conductor & ASYO Music Director
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
More Info for Amos Lee with the ASO
October 27, 2022

Amos Lee with the ASO

Andrew Lipke Conductor
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
More Info for Coco in Concert
October 29 - 30, 2022

Coco in Concert

with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Thiago Tiberio Conductor
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
More Info for Joker in Concert
November 5 - 6, 2022

Joker in Concert

with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Jeff Atmajian Conductor
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
More Info for Violin Superstar Gil Shaham
November 10 - 12, 2022
Delta Classical

Violin Superstar Gil Shaham

Hannu Lintu Conductor
Gil Shaham Violin
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
More Info for Inon Barnatan Plays Rachmaninov
November 17 - 19, 2022
Delta Classical

Inon Barnatan Plays Rachmaninov

John Storgårds Conductor
Inon Barnatan Piano
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
More Info for The Polar ExpressTM in Concert
November 26 - 27, 2022

The Polar ExpressTM in Concert

with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Justin Freer Conductor
Georgia Tech Choirs
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
More Info for Hilary Hahn Performs Tchaikovsky
December 1 - 3, 2022
Delta Classical

Hilary Hahn Performs Tchaikovsky

Elim Chan Conductor
Hilary Hahn Violin
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
More Info for Nathalie Stutzmann Leads Bizet and Tchaikovsky
December 8 - 11, 2022
Delta Classical

Nathalie Stutzmann Leads Bizet and Tchaikovsky

Nathalie Stutzmann Music Director
Jerry Hou Associate Conductor & ASYO Music Director
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
More Info for Christmas with the ASO
December 15 - 18, 2022
Coca-Cola Holiday

Christmas with the ASO

Norman Mackenzie Director of Choruses
Spivey Hall Children's Choir
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
More Info for Celtic Woman with the ASO
December 17, 2022

Celtic Woman with the ASO

A Christmas Symphony

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
More Info for Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Holiday Concert at North Avenue Presbyterian Church
December 21, 2022
On the Road

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Holiday Concert at North Avenue Presbyterian Church

Jerry Hou Associate Conductor & ASYO Music Director
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
More Info for Handel's Messiah at UGA
December 21, 2022
On the Road

Handel's Messiah at UGA

Norman Mackenzie Director of Choruses
Jessica Rivera Soprano
Kelley O'Connor Mezzo-Soprano
Miles Mykkanen Tenor
Lawson Anderson Bass-Baritone
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chamber Chorus Chorus
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
More Info for Handel's Messiah (Part I)
December 22, 2022
Coca-Cola Holiday

Handel's Messiah (Part I)

Norman Mackenzie Director of Choruses
Jessica Rivera Soprano
Kelley O'Connor Mezzo-Soprano
Miles Mykkanen Tenor
Lawson Anderson Bass-Baritone
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chamber Chorus Chorus
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
More Info for Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Holiday Concert in Madison, GA
December 22, 2022
On the Road

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Holiday Concert in Madison, GA

Jerry Hou Associate Conductor & ASYO Music Director
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
More Info for Indigo Girls
December 30 - 31, 2022
New Date

Indigo Girls

with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Christopher Confessore Conductor
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
More Info for Vivaldi's Four Seasons
January 4, 2023
Special

Vivaldi's Four Seasons

David Coucheron Concertmaster
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
More Info for Vivaldi's Four Seasons at Reinhardt University
January 5, 2023
On the Road

Vivaldi's Four Seasons at Reinhardt University

David Coucheron Concertmaster
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
More Info for Vivaldi's Four Seasons at Spivey Hall
January 7, 2023
On the Road

Vivaldi's Four Seasons at Spivey Hall

David Coucheron Concertmaster
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
More Info for Tom Borrow Plays Beethoven
January 12 - 15, 2023
Delta Classical

Tom Borrow Plays Beethoven

Kazem Abdullah Conductor
Tom Borrow Piano
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
More Info for Kazem Abdullah Leads Beethoven and Ives in West Palm Beach
January 13, 2023
On the Road

Kazem Abdullah Leads Beethoven and Ives in West Palm Beach

Kazem Abdullah Conductor
Tom Borrow Piano
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
More Info for Jonathan Biss Performs Mozart
January 19 - 21, 2023
Delta Classical

Jonathan Biss Performs Mozart

Sir Donald Runnicles Principal Guest Conductor
Jonathan Biss Piano
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
More Info for Brahms A German Requiem
January 26 - 28, 2023
Delta Classical

Brahms A German Requiem

Sir Donald Runnicles Principal Guest Conductor
Heidi Stober Soprano
Russell Braun Baritone
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
More Info for Nathalie Stutzmann Conducts Prokofiev & Shostakovich
February 2 - 3, 2023
Delta Classical

Nathalie Stutzmann Conducts Prokofiev & Shostakovich

Nathalie Stutzmann Music Director
Johannes Moser Cello
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
More Info for Nathalie Stutzmann Conducts Prokofiev and Shostakovich at CSU
February 4, 2023
On the Road

Nathalie Stutzmann Conducts Prokofiev and Shostakovich at CSU

Nathalie Stutzmann Music Director
Johannes Moser Cello
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
More Info for Han-Na Chang Conducts Pictures at an Exhibition
February 9 - 11, 2023
Delta Classical

Han-Na Chang Conducts Pictures at an Exhibition

Han-Na Chang Conductor
Sayaka Shoji Violin
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
More Info for Conrad Tao Plays Ravel
February 23 - 24, 2023
Delta Classical

Conrad Tao Plays Ravel

Ryan Bancroft Conductor
Conrad Tao Composer & Pianist
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
More Info for Pianist Awadagin Pratt Returns
March 2 - 4, 2023
Delta Classical

Pianist Awadagin Pratt Returns

Jerry Hou Associate Conductor & ASYO Music Director
Awadagin Pratt Piano
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
More Info for Symphony Safari
March 5, 2023
Family

Symphony Safari

William R. Langley Conductor
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
More Info for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix™ in Concert
March 10 - 12, 2023

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix™ in Concert

with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Justin Freer Conductor
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
More Info for Sax and Sibelius
March 16 - 18, 2023
Delta Classical

Sax and Sibelius

Stephen Mulligan Conductor
Timothy McAllister Saxophone
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
More Info for Nathalie Stutzmann, Bach & Friends
March 23 - 25, 2023
Delta Classical

Nathalie Stutzmann, Bach & Friends

Nathalie Stutzmann Music Director
David Coucheron Concertmaster
Elizabeth Koch Tiscione Principal Oboe
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
More Info for Bach & Friends at UGA
March 26, 2023
On the Road

Bach & Friends at UGA

Nathalie Stutzmann Music Director
David Coucheron Concertmaster
Elizabeth Koch Tiscione Principal Oboe
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
More Info for Nathalie Stutzmann Conducts St. Matthew Passion
March 30 - April 2, 2023
Delta Classical

Nathalie Stutzmann Conducts St. Matthew Passion

Nathalie Stutzmann Music Director
Camilla Tilling Soprano
Patricia Bardon Mezzo-Soprano
Kenneth Tarver Tenor
Leon Košavić Baritone
Justin Austin Baritone
Robin Tritschler Tenor
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chamber Chorus Chorus
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
More Info for Fate, fantastique & Fan-Favorite Augustin Hadelich
April 13 - 15, 2023
Delta Classical

Fate, fantastique & Fan-Favorite Augustin Hadelich

Stéphane Denève Conductor
Augustin Hadelich Violin
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
More Info for Nathalie Stutzmann Conducts Mozart, Mendelssohn & Schubert
April 20 - 21, 2023
Delta Classical

Nathalie Stutzmann Conducts Mozart, Mendelssohn & Schubert

Nathalie Stutzmann Music Director
Daniel Lozakovich Violin
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
More Info for A Sea Symphony
April 27 - 29, 2023
Delta Classical

A Sea Symphony

Nicholas Carter Conductor
Nicole Cabell Soprano
Lucas Meachem Baritone
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
More Info for Mahler Symphony No. 5
May 4 - 6, 2023
Delta Classical

Mahler Symphony No. 5

Sir Donald Runnicles Principal Guest Conductor
Irene Roberts Mezzo-Soprano
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
More Info for Star Wars: The Force Awakens in Concert
May 13 - 14, 2023

Star Wars: The Force Awakens in Concert

with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Christopher Confessore Conductor
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
More Info for Dvořák Symphony No. 8 + The Naughton Sisters
May 18 - 20, 2023
Delta Classical

Dvořák Symphony No. 8 + The Naughton Sisters

Petr Popelka Conductor
Christina and Michelle Naughton Piano
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
More Info for Rachmaninov Symphony No. 3 + Violinist Leila Josefowicz
June 8 - 10, 2023
Delta Classical

Rachmaninov Symphony No. 3 + Violinist Leila Josefowicz

Andrew Manze Conductor
Leila Josefowicz Violin
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra