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 artist features, 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.

Now in his 20th season as Music Director, Robert 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. In 2016, he received the American Composers Forum’s Champion of New Music Award. During his tenure, the Orchestra has performed more than 28 ASO commissions, as well as several co-commissions.

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 Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas In Concert
October 29 - 30, 2021

Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas In Concert

with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Lawrence Loh Conductor
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
More Info for Alisa Weilerstein Returns
November 4 - 6, 2021
Delta Classical

Alisa Weilerstein Returns

James Gaffigan Conductor
Alisa Weilerstein Cello
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
More Info for Chris Botti
November 5, 2021
New Date

Chris Botti

with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Albert-George Schram Conductor
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
More Info for Stewart Copeland: Police Deranged for Orchestra
November 7, 2021
New Date

Stewart Copeland: Police Deranged for Orchestra

with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Edwin Outwater Conductor
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
More Info for Ben Folds: In Actual Person Live For Real Tour
November 14, 2021

Ben Folds: In Actual Person Live For Real Tour

with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Jacomo Rafael Bairos Conductor
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
More Info for Spano Conducts Copland
November 18 - 20, 2021
Delta Classical

Spano Conducts Copland

Robert Spano Co-Artistic Advisor
Marc-André Hamelin Piano
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
More Info for Everything Lasts Forever
November 19, 2021
Special

Everything Lasts Forever

Robert Spano Co-Artistic Advisor
Marc-André Hamelin Piano
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
More Info for Home Alone In Concert
November 26 - 28, 2021

Home Alone In Concert

with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Scott Terrell Conductor
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
More Info for  Donald Runnicles Conducts Brahms and Strauss
December 2 - 4, 2021
Delta Classical

Donald Runnicles Conducts Brahms and Strauss

Sir Donald Runnicles Principal Guest Conductor
Jacquelyn Stucker Soprano
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
More Info for Hansel And Gretel in Concert
December 5 - 8, 2021
Special

Hansel And Gretel in Concert

Sir Donald Runnicles Principal Guest Conductor
Kelley O'Connor Hansel
Jacquelyn Stucker Gretel
Elizabeth Bishop Witch
Stephen Powell Father
Michaela Martens Mother
Meechot Marrero Sandman/Dew Fairy
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
More Info for Christmas with the ASO
December 9 - 11, 2021
Coca-Cola Holiday

Christmas with the ASO

Norman Mackenzie Director of Choruses
Gwinnett Young Singers Chorus
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
More Info for Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Holiday Concert at Reinhardt University
December 15, 2021
Community

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Holiday Concert at Reinhardt University

Jerry Hou Associate Conductor & ASYO Music Director
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
More Info for Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Holiday Concert at North Avenue Presbyterian Church (Atlanta)
December 16, 2021
Community

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Holiday Concert at North Avenue Presbyterian Church (Atlanta)

Jerry Hou Associate Conductor & ASYO Music Director
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
More Info for Handel's Messiah
December 17 - 18, 2021
Coca-Cola Holiday

Handel's Messiah

Norman Mackenzie Director of Choruses
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chamber Chorus Chorus
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
More Info for Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Holiday Concert in Madison, GA
December 17, 2021
Community

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Holiday Concert in Madison, GA

Jerry Hou Associate Conductor & ASYO Music Director
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
More Info for FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE Orchestra World Tour
December 28 - 29, 2021
New Date

FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE Orchestra World Tour

with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Arnie Roth Conductor
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
More Info for New Year's Eve Celebration at City Springs
December 31, 2021
Community

New Year's Eve Celebration at City Springs

Jerry Hou Associate Conductor & ASYO Music Director
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
More Info for ASO at First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta
January 7, 2022
Community

ASO at First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta

Jerry Hou Associate Conductor & ASYO Music Director
Dr. Jens Korndörfer Organ
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
More Info for Stephen Hough Plays Saint-Saëns
January 13 - 15, 2022
Delta Classical

Stephen Hough Plays Saint-Saëns

Kazuki Yamada Conductor
Stephen Hough Piano
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
More Info for Guitarist Miloš Karadaglić Returns
January 20 - 22, 2022
Delta Classical

Guitarist Miloš Karadaglić Returns

Gemma New Conductor
Miloš Karadaglić Guitar
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
More Info for Boulanger, Grieg and Tchaikovsky
January 27 - 29, 2022
Delta Classical

Boulanger, Grieg and Tchaikovsky

Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider Conductor
Saleem Ashkar Piano
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
More Info for Ksenija Sidorova Performs Piazzolla
February 3 - 5, 2022
Delta Classical

Ksenija Sidorova Performs Piazzolla

Carlos Kalmar Conductor
Ksenija Sidorova Accordian
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
More Info for Triple Threat Dmitry Sinkovsky
February 10 - 13, 2022
Delta Classical

Triple Threat Dmitry Sinkovsky

Dmitry Sinkovsky Conductor, Violin and Countertenor
Georgia Jarman Soprano
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
More Info for Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire™ in Concert
February 18 - 20, 2022

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire™ in Concert

with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Justin Freer Conductor
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
More Info for Zhenwei Shi: Walton's Viola Concerto
February 24 - 26, 2022
Delta Classical

Zhenwei Shi: Walton's Viola Concerto

Sir Donald Runnicles Principal Guest Conductor
Zhenwei Shi Principal Viola
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
More Info for Michelle Cann Plays Florence Price
March 3 - 5, 2022
Delta Classical

Michelle Cann Plays Florence Price

Sir Donald Runnicles Principal Guest Conductor
Michelle Cann Piano
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
More Info for Michelle Cann Plays Florence Price at UGA
March 4, 2022
Community

Michelle Cann Plays Florence Price at UGA

Sir Donald Runnicles Principal Guest Conductor
Michelle Cann Piano
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
More Info for Stutzmann and the ASO Chorus
March 17 - 20, 2022
Delta Classical

Stutzmann and the ASO Chorus

Nathalie Stutzmann Conductor
Martina Janková Soprano
Sara Mingardo Mezzo-soprano
Kenneth Tarver Tenor
Burak Bilgili Bass
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
More Info for Xavier Foley's Double Bass Concerto
March 24 - 26, 2022
Delta Classical

Xavier Foley's Double Bass Concerto

Jonathon Heyward Conductor
Xavier Dubois Foley Composer & Double Bass
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
More Info for Mandolinist Avi Avital Returns
March 31 - April 2, 2022
Delta Classical

Mandolinist Avi Avital Returns

Robert Spano Co-Artistic Advisor
Avi Avital Mandolin
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
More Info for Mandolinist Avi Avital Returns at Savannah Music Festival
April 3, 2022
Community

Mandolinist Avi Avital Returns at Savannah Music Festival

Robert Spano Co-Artistic Advisor
Avi Avital Mandolin
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
More Info for Yo-Yo Ma Plays Dvořák
April 13, 2022
Special

Yo-Yo Ma Plays Dvořák

Robert Spano Co-Artistic Advisor
Yo-Yo Ma Cello
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
More Info for Bruch and Beethoven
April 21 - 23, 2022
Delta Classical

Bruch and Beethoven

Sir Donald Runnicles Principal Guest Conductor
David Coucheron Concertmaster
Elisabeth Remy Johnson Principal Harpist
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
More Info for Debussy and Duruflé
April 28 - 30, 2022
Delta Classical

Debussy and Duruflé

Sir Donald Runnicles Principal Guest Conductor
To Be Announced Mezzo-Soprano
To Be Announced Baritone
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
More Info for Bruch and Beethoven at UGA
May 1, 2022
Community

Bruch and Beethoven at UGA

Sir Donald Runnicles Principal Guest Conductor
David Coucheron Concertmaster
Elisabeth Remy Johnson Principal Harpist
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
More Info for Star Wars: Return of the Jedi in Concert
May 6 - 7, 2022
New Date

Star Wars: Return of the Jedi in Concert

with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Damon Gupton Conductor
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
More Info for Rainer Eudeikis Plays Shostakovich
May 12 - 14, 2022
Delta Classical

Rainer Eudeikis Plays Shostakovich

Alexander Soddy Conductor
Rainer Eudeikis Principal Cello
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
More Info for Verdi's Aida in Concert
May 19 - 20, 2022
Delta Classical

Verdi's Aida in Concert

Nicola Luisotti Conductor
Michelle Bradley Soprano
Denyce Graves Mezzo-soprano
Clay Hilley Tenor
Reginald Smith Baritone
To Be Announced Bass
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
More Info for Itzhak Perlman Returns
May 21, 2022
Special

Itzhak Perlman Returns

Nicola Luisotti Conductor
Itzhak Perlman Violin
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
More Info for Elizabeth Koch Tiscione: Marcello Concerto
May 26 - 28, 2022
Delta Classical

Elizabeth Koch Tiscione: Marcello Concerto

Nicola Luisotti Conductor
Elizabeth Koch Tiscione Principal Oboe
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
More Info for Season Finale: Mahler's Third Symphony
June 9 - 12, 2022
Delta Classical

Season Finale: Mahler's Third Symphony

Robert Spano Co-Artistic Advisor
Kelley O'Connor Mezzo-Soprano
Gwinnett Young Singers Chorus
Women of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus Chorus
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra