It’s a BACH party! In honor of his March birthday, the ASO is excited for a month-long festival of music by Bach and his contemporaries. Celebrate at Symphony Hall with two special concerts or on the road at University of Georgia. The party continues in and around Atlanta with wonderful offerings from some of our friends in the community.

ASO Concerts

Bach & Friends

March 23/25 | 8pm
Symphony Hall

March 26 | 3pm
Hugh Hodson Hall, UGA

Music Director Nathalie Stutzmann has programmed a high-energy concert titled "Bach & Friends," Thursday, March 23 and Saturday, March 25, at 8pm in Symphony Hall, featuring pieces by Bach, Handel, and Vivaldi. This performance will be repeated on Sunday, March 26, at 3pm in the Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall at the University of Georgia.

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Nathalie Stutzmann Conducts St. Matthew Passion

March 30/April 1 | 8pm
April 2| 3pm

Later that month, Maestro Stutzmann will conduct the ASO and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus in the sweeping St. Matthew Passion, Thursday, March 30 and Saturday, April 1 at 8pm, and Sunday, April 2 at 3pm, in Atlanta Symphony Hall.

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Community Partner Concerts

Atlanta Master Chorale: Magnificat

Friday, March 10-Saturday, March 11 | 8pm

The Atlanta Master Chorale, under the direction of Dr. Eric Nelson, starts the month-long celebration with a performance of Bach's Magnificat in the Emerson Concert Hall at the Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts. The concert will include other composers' settings of the ancient liturgical text.

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Baroque Splendor: An Evening with Bach

Friday, March 17 | 8pm

First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta will present a program of Bach pieces for piano and violin, including Goldberg Variations for piano solo and Partita in B minor. The performance features Ling-Ju Lai, piano, and ASO member Rachel Ostler, violin.

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Bach's St. John Passion

Friday, March 24 | 7pm

The Chancel Choir of Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church, along with a chamber orchestra, will present Bach's St. John Passion in the sanctuary of the church. Admission to this performance is free and open to the public.

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