Atlanta Symphony Announces November Concerts
November 1-3, 2012, 8:00 p.m.: Guest conductor Asher Fisch will lead the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in Richard Strauss's Death and Transfiguration and excerpts from Wagner's Die Meistersinger. Pianist Stewart Goodyear will join the Orchestra for Mozart's Rondo in D Major and Piano Concerto No. 24.
November 8-10, 2012, 8:00 p.m.: Guest conductor Matthias Pintscher will make his Atlanta Symphony debut and will lead the Orchestra in the Atlanta Symphony premiere of one of his compositions, towards Osiris. Violinist Karen Gomyo will also make her Atlanta Symphony debut and will play Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 5. Ravel's Rapsodie espagnole and the Suite from Stravinsky's The Firebird are also on the program.
November 11, 2012, 3:00 p.m.: The Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra (ASYO), under the direction of Jere Flint, will open its 38th season with an Overture Concert. The program will include Chabrier's Joyeuse Marche, Hovhaness's Symphony No. 2 ("Mysterious Mountain"), Arnold's Four Scottish Dances, and Borodin's Symphony No. 2.
Established in 1974, the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra provides Atlanta's most talented and dedicated students an outlet to perform masterworks. Each year, more than 300 instrumentalists ages 13-18 audition for one of 120 seats in the orchestra. The Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra presents three concerts each year, in addition to the Atlanta Symphony Kid's Christmas concerts, and members have exclusive invitations to participate in readings and master classes with the top artists in the instrumental music industry.
November 15 and 16, at 8:00 p.m.; November 18, 2012, at 3:00 p.m.: Music Director Robert Spano will lead the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in Beethoven's renowned Symphony No. 5. Soprano Jessica Rivera - a frequent guest and friend of the Orchestra - will perform songs by Sibelius, Grieg, and Rachmaninov.
Saturday, November 17, 2012, at 8:00 p.m.: Pianist Lang Lang will join Music Director Robert Spano and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra for a one-night-only performance of an all-Beethoven program featuring Piano Concerto No. 5 and Symphony No. 5.
November 23 and 24, 2012, at 8:00 p.m.: The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra will bring the soundtrack of Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearlto life. Guest Conductor Richard Kaufman, who has devoted much of his musical life to conducting and supervising music for film and teleVision Productions, will lead the Orchestra in the score from the movie, which will be shown on a giant screen.
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November 29-December 1, 2012, at 8:00 p.m.: Music Director Robert Spano will lead the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in Sibelius's Symphonies No. 6 and No. 7. Emanuel Ax will join the Orchestra for Brahms's Piano Concerto No. 2.
All performances will be held in Atlanta Symphony Hall at the Woodruff Arts Center.