Sax + Sibelius
March 16, 2023
Thursday at 8:00PM
Thursday at 8:00PM
March 18, 2023
Saturday at 8:00PM
Saturday at 8:00PM
Let the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra transport you into Nature’s realm with the rugged Symphony No. 2 by Jean Sibelius alongside the Overture to Der Freischütz by Carl Maria von Weber. In between, catch the U.S. premiere of a new saxophone concerto, For Wadada Leo Smith (2022), by jazz and classical multi-instrumentalist Tyshawn Sorey. The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra welcomes its former Associate Conductor Stephen Mulligan and solo saxophonist Timothy McAllister.
Adagio (For Wadada Leo Smith) was commissioned by Lucerne Festival and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra as part of "Amplifying Voices," a New Music USA initiative powered by the Sphinx Ventures Fund, with additional support from ASCAP and the Sorel Organization.
- WeberDer Freischütz Overture
- Tyshawn SoreyAdagio (For Wadada Leo Smith)
- Sibelius Symphony No. 2
🚨 Pre-concert Chamber Music Alert! 🚨 If you have tickets to hear Rachmaninov's Symphony No. 3 + Violinist Leila Josefowicz next week, then you also have access to a pre-concert chamber recital featuring ASO musicians on June 8 at 6:45pm! The program features two wonderful works for woodwinds (Villa-Lobos' Bachianas Brasileiras No. 6 for Flute and Bassoon and Alyssa Morris' "Motion" for Woodwind Quartet)—and, because there's always room for cello, a string duo by Mozart! Details at link in bio! . . . #lovemyaso #atlantasymphony #atlantasymphonyorchestra #chambermusic #thingstodoinatlanta
🎸+🎻 = 🤘 It's June, which means only a few more weeks until we perform The Music Of Def Leppard at Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater! Grab your tickets at link in bio! . . . #lovemyaso #atlantasymphony #atlantasymphonyorchestra #defleppard #peachtreecity @thefredptc
It's the final curtain call for the Orchestra's fiscal year, and you can help us reach 100% of our Annual Fund goal! We are so grateful to a generous anonymous donor, who pledged a matching gift challenge that will match all new and increased Annual Fund gifts made by midnight tomorrow, May 31: aso.org/donate Thank you for supporting your Atlanta Symphony Orchestra!
As an orchestra, we know a little bit about how to end on a high note! 🎼 And to end our fiscal year on top, we need your help. It is through your Annual Fund support that the ASO can provide opportunities for students to learn directly from our incredible musicians, for children and families to discover the sound and joy of the orchestra, and for thousands in our community to feel the excitement, comfort, and delight our music can create. Now your gift can have an even greater impact, because a generous anonymous donor has pledged a matching gift challenge where all new and increased gifts made before May 31st will be matched: aso.org/donate Thank you for supporting your Atlanta Symphony Orchestra!
Paolo Bortolameolli is guest conducting the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra this week. We caught up with him backstage before last night’s performance to learn more about the composers and pieces on this all-Czech program. You’ve got one more chance to hear this concert Saturday evening at 8pm! Tickets at aso.org. . . . #lovemyaso #atlantasymphony #atlantasymphonyorchestra #thingstodoinatl #czechmusic #conductors
Program update: Petr Popelka has had to withdraw from this week's performances, and Paolo Bortolameolli (@paolobortolameolli) will be stepping in to conduct. He'll be leading a program featuring all Czech music—Kaprálová, Dvořák, and Martinů’s Concerto for Two Pianos featuring Christina and Michelle Naughton. Maestro Bortolameolli's schedule includes recent and upcoming performances with New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, San Diego Symphony, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and Hong Kong Philharmonic—we're so grateful to him for making time to come to Atlanta for these concerts! Details at link in bio.
Meet four incredible composers we are working with this week: Fred Onovwerosuoke, Ahmed Alabaca, Sofía Rocha and Alyssa Regent. We’re performing their works this Wednesday at 1:30pm in Symphony Hall, led by Resident Conductor Jerry Hou, as part of the American Composers Orchestra Earshot New Music Readings program. This program is free and open to the public. Learn more at: aso.org/earshot. . . . #lovemyaso #atlantasymphony #atlantasymphonyorchestra #newmusic #composer @amercomporch @jerryhouconductor
Join us in wishing our Music Director, Maestro Nathalie Stutzmann (@nathstutzmann), the happiest of birthdays! 🎉🍾 She's making her debut at The Metropolitan Opera this week, but she'll be back with us in Atlanta in just a few weeks for our season finale—and we can't wait to celebrate!
Happy Star Wars Day! Get ready with our resident cosplayer, Data Analyst Dennis Quinlan, for an intergalactic visit to the ASO. We have two great Star Wars programs coming up: ✨ The Force Awakens in Concert - May 13 & 14 @ Symphony Hall ✨ Star Wars and More: The Music of John Williams - May 21 @ Ameris Bank Amphitheatre Let us know your costume plans in the comments—and May the Fourth be with you! . . . #lovemyaso #atlantasymphony #starwars #maythefourth #grwm #cosplay #thingstodoinatlanta @woodruffartscenter
Perhaps you’ve seen Music Director Nathalie Stutzmann in concert with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra—but what happens behind closed doors during rehearsal? How does she go about preparing the orchestra? In this mini-documentary, ASO Video Director Hilan Warshaw takes us behind the scenes to find out! 🎥
On sale now! Our 2023 Movies in Concert Series: ⭐️ Star Wars: The Force Awakens in Concert (May 13 - 14) ⭐️ Black Panther: Live in Concert (Sep 15 - 17) ⭐️ The Nightmare Before Christmas: Live in Concert (Oct 27 - 28) ⭐️ Home Alone: Live in Concert (Nov 25 - 26) ⭐️ The Holiday: Live in Concert (Dec 16 - 17) Tickets at aso.org/movies or via Ticketmaster.
This week, it’s ASO x composer Carlos Simon as we work together to prepare a performance of “Fate Now Conquers” with guest conductor Stéphane Denève. Also… it’s Carlos’s birthday today! We did a little celebrating at rehearsal, then caught up backstage. 🥳 So if you see him at one of our performances, be sure to wish him a good one! All the concert info is at aso.org.