Time for the entire string section to shine, from piano to guitar to every member of the orchestral string family. Concertos by Walton, Shostakovich and Atlanta native (and ASO Talent Development Program alum) Xavier Foley feature the less-heard lower strings, plus perennial Atlanta favorite Garrick Ohlsson at the keyboard.
Delta Classical Series
Welcome to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra's 2021/22 Season!
Each one of our Delta Classical Series is sure to astound with highly-anticipated guest artists and conductors, electrifying programming and your award-winning ASO musicians. Choose from any or all of the series below and join us for another thrilling season in Symphony Hall.
A few of everyone’s orchestral favorites, showing off the spectacular virtuosity of your ASO: Scheherezade, Strauss’s Don Juan and Till Eulenspiegel, Adams' The Chairman Dances, Mozart "Jupiter," Schubert’s Great C Major Symphony, Golijov’s evocative Azul featuring cello superstar Alisa Weilerstein, plus Act III of Verdi’s epic Aida.
The majesty and power of Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man will rouse the most serene spirit. The tormented heartache of Tchaikovsky’s "Pathetique" will move the most stoic soul. The volcanic finale of Mahler’s "Titan" will lift you to your feet. The gentle beauty of Debussy’s Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun offers sweet solace to the stressed. And to start the series, there is no violin concerto more beloved that Tchaikovsky’s, nor is there a violinist more virtuosic than Midori.
The ASO finds exquisite beauty along paths less trodden, like the neo-classical elegance of Stravinsky’s Pulcinella, Richard Strauss’s exquisite Four Last Songs, Vanhal’s delightful Concerto for Double Bass, Piazzola’s Aconcagua for accordion (yes, accordion!). And, lest we stray too far from known roads, a few beloved landmarks help guide us: Beethoven’s "Eroica," Mozart’s Requiem, Schubert’s "Unfinished," Bruch’s "Scottish Fantasy," and we close the season with Mahler’s mighty Third Symphony.
Join us for these delightful Sunday surprises as we feature such acclaimed artists as Midori, playing Tchaikovsky’s notably difficult violin concerto, Dmitry Sinkovsky dazzling us by conducting the orchestra while playing Vivaldi’s violin concerto, Il favorito, and then using his amazing countertenor to duet with Atlanta-based Georgia Jarman, and the anticipated return of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus and Gwinnett Young Singers for the classic Mahler Symphony No. 3.