Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Sets May Schedule

The Grammy Award-winning Atlanta Symphony Orchestra begins the month of May with a performance featuring Schumann's Piano Concerto played by Javier Perianes, and led by guest conductor Lothar Zagrosek on May 5 and 7. The performances will also include Mendelssohn's Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage Overture and Brahms' Symphony No. 1

The Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra will hold its Finale Concert on May 8. This is the third and final concert in its three-part series for the 2015-16 season. Tickets are only $10, and the concert provides a wonderful introduction to classical music for the novice, or an affordable family opportunity to enjoy live classical music.

On May 13, 14 and 15 the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, in collaboration with Broadway Pops International, will perform Broadway classics from its Golden Age featuring large, lush arrangements and a cast of Broadway stars, including Jenn Gambatese, Nathaniel Stampley and Sarah Pfisterer.

Also on May 14, Bass Morris Robinson, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra's 2015-16 Artist-in-Residence, presents a free recital of pieces that reflect on the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Center for Civil and Human Rights. Ticket holders will receive free access to the recital and to the Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection.

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra's own Assistant Conductor and Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra Music Director Joseph Young will make his subscription debut on May 19 and 21 with Haydn's Symphony No. 46, followed by Mozart's Concerto No. 10 for Two Pianos played by the Christina and Michelle Naughton. The performances will close with one of Prokofiev's most beautiful and inspired creations, Suite from Romeo and Juliet. This program will also be performed at Reinhardt University on May 20.

The 2016 Side-By-Side Concert on May 26 will open with Shostakovich's Festive Overture followed by the first movement from Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 2 performed by Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra Concertmaster, Malhar Kute, and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Tchaikovsky 's Romeo and Juliet Overture and Britten's The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra. Student musicians from the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra will have the opportunity to sit alongside and learn from ASO musicians leading up to the Thursday evening concert, which will be led by Joseph Young.

To close out both the month of May and the 2015-16 POPS! season Michael Cavanaugh will play the music of Elton John, led by guest conductor Stuart Chafetz on May 27, 28 and 29 in Atlanta Symphony Hall.

Additional details for each May performance include:

  • Delta Classical Series Presents Schumann Piano Concerto Played by Javier Perianes
    May 5 and May 7 at 8:00 p.m., Atlanta Symphony Hall

    Lothar Zagrosek, Conductor
    Javier Perianes, piano
    Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

    MENDELSSOHN: Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage Overture
    SCHUMANN: Piano Concerto
    BRAHMS: Symphony No. 1
  • Casual Fridays with the ASO
    Lothar Zagrosek Conducts Mendelssohn
    May 6 at 6:30 p.m., Atlanta Symphony Hall

    Lothar Zagrosek, Conductor
    Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

    MENDELSSOHN: Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage Overture
    BRAHMS: Symphony No. 1
  • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Finale Concert
    May 8 at 3:00 p.m., Atlanta Symphony Hall

    Joseph Young, Conductor
    Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra
  • The Golden Age of Broadway
    In Association with Broadway Pops International
    May 13 and 14 at 8:00 p.m.; May 15 at 3:00 p.m., Atlanta Symphony Hall

    Michael Krajewski, Conductor
    Jenn Gambatese, vocals
    Sarah Pfisterer, vocals|
    Nathaniel Stampley, vocals
    Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus
    Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
  • Morris Robinson Community Recital
    May 14 at 2:00 p.m., Center for Civil and Human Rights

    Morris Robinson, vocals
  • Delta Classical Series Presents Joseph Young's Subscription Debut with the Naughton Twins
    May 19* and May 21 at 8:00 p.m., Atlanta Symphony Hall

    Joseph Young, Conductor
    Christina and Michelle Naughton, piano
    Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

    HAYDN: Symphony No. 46
    MOZART: Concerto No. 10 for Two Pianos
    PROKOFIEV: Suite from Romeo and Juliet

    *Evening includes a pre-concert chamber music recital at 6:45 p.m. in Atlanta Symphony Hall. Free for all ticket holders for the May 19 and 21, 2016, concerts.
  • Reinhardt University: A Night of Mozart and the Romeo and Juliet Suite
    May 20 at 8:00 p.m., Falany Performing Arts Center, Reinhardt University - Waleska, GA

    Joseph Young, Conductor
    Christina and Michelle Naughton, piano
    Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

    HAYDN: Symphony No. 46
    MOZART: Concerto No. 10 for Two Pianos
    PROKOFIEV: Suite from Romeo and Juliet
  • Side-By-Side Concert with the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra
    May 26 at 8:00 p.m., Atlanta Symphony Hall

    Joseph Young, Conductor
    Malhar Kute, violin
    Terrance Neal, narrator
    Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
    Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra

    PROKOFIEV: Violin Concerto No. 2
    TCHAIKOVSKY: Romeo and Juliet Overture
    BRITTEN: The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra
  • Delta POPS! Presents Music of Elton John Performed by Michael Cavanaugh
    Friday, May 27 and May 28 at 8:00 p.m.; May 29 at 3:00 p.m., Atlanta Symphony Hall

    Stuart Chafetz, Conductor
    Michael Cavanaugh, vocals
    Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Tickets to all Atlanta Symphony Orchestra performances at Atlanta Symphony Hall are available online at AtlantaSymphony.org or by calling 404-733-5000. Tickets may also be purchased at the Woodruff Arts Center Box Office, located in the Woodruff Arts Center at 15th and Peachtree Streets. Box office hours are Tuesday through Saturday noon to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5:00 p.m.

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