Conrad Tao Plays Ravel
Thursday at 8:00PM
Friday at 8:00PM
Please Note: Conductor Ryan Bancroft has withdrawn from this week’s concerts due to illness. Roderick Cox will conduct these performances. The program will now open with Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet Overture-Fantasy in place of Kodály's Háry János Suite.
Popular music meets classical when guest conductor Roderick Cox makes his Atlanta Symphony Orchestra debut. The concert opens with Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet Overture-Fantasy, a piece much loved by audiences. In addition, its central love theme is frequently quoted today in romantic scenes for film and television. The kinetic young pianist Conrad Tao returns to Atlanta for Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G Major, and the program concludes with the Negro Folk Symphony, a piece infused with spirituals from the American South by Alabama native William Dawson.
Divine Nine Night at the ASO
We celebrate the legacy of William Levi Dawson, a composer, choir director, and professor at Tuskegee Institute (now University) revered for his masterful arrangements of traditional African-American spirituals. Join us as the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra celebrates the impact of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Black Greek Letter Organizations of the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), collectively known as The Divine Nine.
- Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet Overture-Fantasy
- Ravel Piano Concerto in G
- DawsonNegro Folk Symphony