Miguel Harth-Bedoya to Conduct ASO in World Premiere of THE CIRCLE AND THE CHILD, 10/17-19
Guest conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya will lead the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in the world premiere of Philip Lasser's newest piano concerto, The Circle and the Child, with American pianist Simone Dinnerstein on October 17, 2013, at 8:00 p.m. and October 19, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. in Atlanta Symphony Hall at the Woodruff Arts Center. The program will also include Respighi's Fountains of Rome and excerpts from Prokofiev's Cinderella.
Of the world premiere, Mr. Lasser has said:
The idea of the circle was inspired by Bach, who understood better than anyone that if pure music is to have a meaningful structure it can only do this by traveling away from a beginning back to the beginning, through memory. The child represents the repeating cycle of life, that ceaseless circle from life to life.
Working with Simone Dinnerstein is like entering onto a musical journey which takes me beyond the beauty of the notes to a world where sound is color and music is pure poetry. Writing the concerto for her has made me discover how far I can go in search of my own musical utterance and how much farther what I feel I created can go when in the hands of a musical poet such as Simone.
Single tickets for this performance are $24-$75. All single tickets for the 2013-2014 season
are on sale now, and available online at atlantasymphony.org or by calling 404.733.5000.
Tickets may also be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster outlets, and the
Woodruff Arts Center Box Office, located in the Woodruff Arts Center at 15th and Peachtree 3
Streets. Box office hours are Monday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Tuesday through Friday
10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.