Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

 

Biography

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO), currently in its 76th 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 Opening Night: Garrick Ohlsson Performs Beethoven
September 9 - 11, 2021
Delta Classical

Opening Night: Garrick Ohlsson Performs Beethoven

Robert Spano Music Director Laureate
Garrick Ohlsson Piano
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
More Info for Stefan Jackiw Performs World Premiere Of Conrad Tao's Violin Concerto
September 17 - 18, 2021
Delta Classical

Stefan Jackiw Performs World Premiere Of Conrad Tao's Violin Concerto

Robert Spano Music Director Laureate
Stefan Jackiw Violin
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
More Info for Principal Bass Joseph McFadden Performs Vanhal Concerto
September 23 - 25, 2021

Principal Bass Joseph McFadden Performs Vanhal Concerto

Shi-Yeon Sung Conductor
Joseph McFadden Principal Bass
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
More Info for Amos Lee
September 24, 2021
SOLD OUT

Amos Lee

with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
More Info for Marvel Studios’ Black Panther in Concert
October 1 - 2, 2021

Marvel Studios’ Black Panther in Concert

with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Anthony Parnther Conductor
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
More Info for Nathalie Stutzmann Conducts Tchaikovsky's Fifth Symphony
October 13 - 14, 2021
Delta Classical

Nathalie Stutzmann Conducts Tchaikovsky's Fifth Symphony

Nathalie Stutzmann Conductor
Peter Herresthal Violin
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
More Info for Midori Plays Tchaikovsky
October 21 - 24, 2021

Midori Plays Tchaikovsky

Juanjo Mena Conductor
Midori Violin
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
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

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

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

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
More Info for Spano Conducts Copland
November 18 - 20, 2021

Spano Conducts Copland

Robert Spano Music Director Laureate
Marc-André Hamelin Piano
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
More Info for Robert Spano Welcomes Marc-André Hamelin
November 19, 2021
Special

Robert Spano Welcomes Marc-André Hamelin

Robert Spano Music Director Laureate
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 Brahms And Strauss Featuring Soprano Jacquelyn Stucker
December 2 - 4, 2021

Brahms And Strauss Featuring Soprano Jacquelyn Stucker

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

Donald Runnicles Conducts Hansel And Gretel

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
Gwinnett Young Singers Chorus
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
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus
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 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

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
More Info for Stephen Hough Plays Saint-Saëns Concerto
January 13 - 15, 2022
Delta Classical

Stephen Hough Plays Saint-Saëns Concerto

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

Miloš Karadaglić Returns

Gemma New Conductor
Miloš Karadaglić Guitar
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
More Info for Grieg's Piano Concerto Featuring Saleem Ashkar
January 27 - 29, 2022
Delta Classical

Grieg's Piano Concerto Featuring Saleem Ashkar

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

Ksenija Sidorova Returns To Symphony Hall

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

Triple Threat Dmitry Sinkovsky Leads Mozart's "Jupiter" Symphony

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 - 19, 2022

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire™ in Concert

with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Justin Freer Conductor
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
More Info for Principal Viola Zhenwei Shi Makes Subscription Debut
February 24 - 26, 2022
Delta Classical

Principal Viola Zhenwei Shi Makes Subscription Debut

Sir Donald Runnicles Principal Guest Conductor
Zhenwei Shi Principal Viola
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
More Info for Pianist Michelle Cann Makes ASO Debut
March 3 - 5, 2022
Delta Classical

Pianist Michelle Cann Makes ASO Debut

Sir Donald Runnicles Principal Guest Conductor
Michelle Cann Piano
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
More Info for Atlanta Symphony Chorus Delivers Masterpiece — Mozart's Requiem
March 17 - 18, 2022
Delta Classical

Atlanta Symphony Chorus Delivers Masterpiece — Mozart's Requiem

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 Performs His Double Bass Concerto
March 24 - 26, 2022
Delta Classical

Xavier Foley Performs His Double Bass Concerto

Jonathon Heyward Conductor
Xavier Dubois Foley Composer & Double Bass
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
More Info for Avi Avital Performs Jennifer Higdon's Mandolin Concerto
March 31 - April 2, 2022
Delta Classical

Avi Avital Performs Jennifer Higdon's Mandolin Concerto

Robert Spano Music Director Laureate
Avi Avital Mandolin
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
More Info for Cello Superstar Yo-Yo Ma Plays Dvořák
April 13, 2022
Special

Cello Superstar Yo-Yo Ma Plays Dvořák

Robert Spano Music Director Laureate
Yo-Yo Ma Cello
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
More Info for Bruch’s Scottish Fantasy With David Coucheron And Elisabeth Remy Johnson
April 21 - 23, 2022
Delta Classical

Bruch’s Scottish Fantasy With David Coucheron And Elisabeth Remy Johnson

Sir Donald Runnicles Principal Guest Conductor
David Coucheron Concertmaster
Elisabeth Remy Johnson Principal Harpist
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
More Info for Runnicles And Chorus Celebrate French Composers
April 28 - 30, 2022
Delta Classical

Runnicles And Chorus Celebrate French Composers

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 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 ASO Principal Cello Rainer Eudeikis Plays Shostakovich
May 12 - 14, 2022
Delta Classical

ASO Principal Cello Rainer Eudeikis Plays Shostakovich

Alexander Soddy Conductor
Rainer Eudeikis Principal Cello
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
More Info for Nicola Luisotti Leads Aida Act Three
May 19 - 20, 2022
Delta Classical

Nicola Luisotti Leads Aida Act Three

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 ASO Gala: Itzhak Perlman Returns To Symphony Hall
May 21, 2022
Special

ASO Gala: Itzhak Perlman Returns To Symphony Hall

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

ASO Principal Oboe Elizabeth Koch Tiscione Plays The Marcello Concerto

Nicola Luisotti Conductor
Elizabeth Koch Tiscione Principal Oboe
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
More Info for Kelley O'Connor Returns For Mahler's Third Symphony
June 9 - 12, 2022
Delta Classical

Kelley O'Connor Returns For Mahler's Third Symphony

Robert Spano Music Director Laureate
Kelley O'Connor Mezzo-Soprano
Gwinnett Young Singers Chorus
Women of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus Chorus
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra