Opening Weekend with Emanuel Ax
DateSep 22 - 24, 2022
VenueAtlanta Symphony Hall & Box Office
AvailabilityOn Sale Now
September 22, 2022
Thursday at 8:00PM
Thursday at 8:00PM
September 24, 2022
Saturday at 8:00PM
Saturday at 8:00PM
Join the 27-time Grammy® Award-winning Atlanta Symphony Orchestra for a new season of artistry. An ensemble of breathtaking range, the Orchestra opens the new series with guest conductor Peter Oundjian and piano legend Emanuel Ax for a classic concerto by Mozart paired with the riveting To Awaken the Sleeper by Joel Thompson featuring words by Harlem Renaissance luminary James Baldwin. The program concludes with Rachmaninov’s blazing orchestral romp, Symphonic Dances.
» AJC: Former Atlantan Joel Thompson brings James Baldwin's words to the ASO stage
- MozartPiano Concerto No. 18
- Joel ThompsonTo Awaken the Sleeper
- Rachmaninov Symphonic Dances
💌 You’re Invited! Join us tonight at 8pm ET, when we broadcast Bach’s St. Matthew Passion live from Atlanta Symphony Hall. Join us at aso.org/livestream or on YouTube!
▶️ Livestream alert! ▶️ The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra is thrilled to announce a free livestream performance of Bach's St. Matthew Passion, conducted by Music Director Nathalie Stutzmann. Viewers can tune in live on Thursday, March 30 at 8:00pm ET to watch and listen to one of the greatest masterpieces of classical music, featuring the Orchestra, Chorus, and a complement of guest musicians. Join us at aso.org/livestream or on our YouTube channel.
Spring in Georgia: when the weather feels like all four seasons at once! ☔️☀️💨 🥶 So what better way to celebrate the arrival of Spring than with a replay of the ASO's recent performance of Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons"? We'll be hosting a free online watch party of all four concertos featuring ASO Concertmaster David Coucheron on March 20 at 8pm EDT over on our YouTube channel and at aso.org/replay. (And if you would really like to go for baroque this spring, you can also join us in Symphony Hall the next two weeks for works by Bach and his contemporaries! Details at aso.org/bach.) . . . #lovemyaso #violinistsofinstagram #violin #vivaldi #streamingconcert #baroquemusic
Your City. Your Symphony. Announcing the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s 2023/24 season with Music Director Nathalie Stutzmann. We look forward to sharing the experience with you. Details + subscriptions: aso.org/2324 . . . #lovemyaso #atlantasymphony #atlantasymphonyorchestra @nathstutzmann
It’s a BACH party! In honor of his March birthday, the ASO is excited for a festival of music by Bach and his contemporaries. 🎉 Celebrate at Symphony Hall with two special concerts conducted by Music Director Nathalie Stutzmann—or join the ASO on the road at University of Georgia Performing Arts Center. The party continues in and around Atlanta with wonderful offerings from some of our friends in the community: Atlanta Master Chorale, First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta, and Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church. Concert calendar at aso.org/Bach (link in bio) . . . #lovemyaso #atlantasymphony #atlantasymphonyorchestra #bach @atlantamasterchorale @firstpresatl @glennumc @nathstutzmann
Tonight, we host a musical evening celebrating the mission of local and national Historically Black Colleges and Universities. We're pleased that musicians from @spelman_college will share their talents at a special VIP post-concert reception following this evening's ASO concert. Mara Suggs and Tyandria Ford Jaaber, both seniors majoring in music, will perform. And Dr. Maria Clark, from Spelman's vocal department, will sing a piece composed by two Spelman professors. We'll also enjoy a spoken word performance from student Nadya Lopez (not pictured). Trey Clegg (Founder and Director for the Trey Clegg Singers) will be the accompanist for the evening. Learn more at aso.org/HBCUnight (link in bio)
ASO Resident Conductor Jerry Hou leads the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in this week’s concerts, featuring works of Joan Tower, Jessie Montgomery, and Béla Bartók. More info at aso.org!
This week, it’s Conrad Tao x Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, teaming up for two performances of Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G. We were hanging out in the ASO’s practice rooms (hence the background sounds!) and the ASO staff really wanted to know more about Conrad’s theory that Ravel might have had some feline inspiration for the last movement of the concerto. Here’s the explanation. What do you think? 🐈 If you’re in Atlanta, join us tonight or tomorrow night to hear it in person. Details at aso.org
🚨Pre-Concert Chamber Music Alert🚨 The Merian Ensemble (@themerianensemble) will take the stage in Symphony Hall at 6:45pm on February 23. This group of performers from the ASO supports and spotlights works by women composers, and they have prepared a wonderful program featuring Rebecca Clarke, Florence Price, Lawren Brianna Ware and Yuko Uébayashi. If you have tickets to one of this week's ASO performances, you have tickets to this chamber performance as well! Details at link in bio.
Program update: Conductor Ryan Bancroft has withdrawn from this week’s concerts due to illness. We are grateful to Roderick Cox (@roderickcoxconductor), who will conduct these performances. Cox will lead an updated program, which will now include Tchaikovsky's "Romeo and Juliet" Overture-Fantasy alongside Ravel's Piano Concerto in G—with soloist Conrad Tao—and William Levi Dawson's "Negro Folk Symphony." Cox is a winner of the Sir Georg Solti Conducting Award, and recent highlights include debuts with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Malmo Symphony, Lahti Symphony, Boston Symphony, Cincinnati Symphony, New World Symphony, and Orchestre de Paris. But we're excited to welcome him home to Georgia—he was born in Macon and attended Columbus State University! Tickets and info at link in bio.
POV: You’re strolling through an art gallery when you come across a striking painting of dimly lit catacombs. 🖼 This week in Symphony Hall, Han-Na Chang (@hannachangmusic) leads the Orchestra in a performance of Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition” (orchestrated by Ravel). Here they are rehearsing just one of the paintings in this musical gallery. We hope you’ll join us Thursday or Saturday for the whole journey! Info at aso.org. . . . #lovemyaso #atlantasymphony #atlantasymphonyorchestra
David Foster and Katharine McPhee are coming to Atlanta Symphony Hall for two performances on February 25. Link in bio! @davidfoster @katharinefoster
In February 1945, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra gave our very first performance, beginning a legacy of music that continues to reverberate in Symphony Hall and across Atlanta. To commemorate this milestone event, we hope you'll join us in celebration of the 4th annual ASO Day of Giving by making a gift today! aso.org/DayofGiving (link in bio) . . . #lovemyaso #atlantasymphony #atlantasymphonyorchestra
We invite you to be part of the 4th Annual ASO Day of Giving, the day which commemorates the very first performance of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in February of 1945. Please join us in celebration of this special anniversary by making a gift today at aso.org/DayofGiving (link in bio). Thank you for your support! . . . #lovemyaso #atlantasymphony #atlantasymphonyorchestra