Atlanta Symphony Orchestra to Perform Pair of Summer Concerts

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra today announced two summer concerts. On Thursday, June 16, 8:00 p.m., the Orchestra will perform Great American Music at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park, and on Saturday, June 25, 8:00 p.m.,The Music of The Eagles: A Tribute to Glenn Frey, at Chastain Park Amphitheatre.

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra returns to Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre for an evening of Great American Music led by Assistant Conductor Joseph Young. The evening will feature a salute to the American West with John Williams' The Cowboys Overture and Aaron Copland's Three Dance Episodes from Rodeo. The concert will also feature the final movement from Jennifer Higdon's Violin Concerto, featuring the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra's own Assistant/Acting Associate Concertmaster Justin Bruns. Other all-American classics on the evening's program include a Duke Ellington Medley featuring "It Don't Mean a Thing, if it Ain't Got That Swing," and selections from Bernstein's West Side Story.

Bridging the gulf between rock n' roll and classical music, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra will perform The Music of The Eagles: A Tribute to Glenn Frey at Chastain Park Amphitheatre. Amplified by a full rock band and accompanied by singers Terry Brock, Glenn DeLaune and John Hines, conductor Martin Herman leads the ensemble as they capture The Eagles' amazing vocal talent surrounded by the Orchestra in a concert rich with melodies and lush harmonies.

Tickets for both performances go on sale Friday, April 15, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at Ticketmaster.com

"My concept for The Music of The Eagles was to take the music as close to the originals as we could, keeping those wonderful harmonies intact and then add some colors to enhance what the original group had done," said Brent Havens, Creator. "The wonderful thing with an orchestra is that you have an entire palette to call upon. The band is reproducing what the Eagles did on the albums, as closely as possible, and then having the orchestra behind them gives the music richness, a whole different feel, a greater sense of depth."

Delivering the vocals out front are Terry Brock, Glenn DeLaune and John Hines, acting as a window between the audience and reworked material. "The music itself is one thing, but these singers, along with the background singers, more than capture the spirit of the original songs," said Havens.

The two hour concert features 18 Eagles classics, including "Heartache Tonight," "Desperado," "New Kid in Town" and "Hotel California."



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