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Robert Spano to Lead the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in NYX, 10/ 27 & 29 & 11/5

Music Director Robert Spano will lead the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in the U.S. premiere of Esa- Pekka Salonen's Nyx October 27 and 29, 2011, at 8:00 p.m. in Atlanta Symphony Hall at the Woodruff Arts Center. The program will also include Scriabin's Poem of Ecstasy and Rachmaninov's The Bells. Soprano Tatiana Monogarova, tenor Sergey Romanovsky, bass Denis Sedov, and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus will join the Orchestra for The Bells. Ms. Monogarova and Mr. Romanovsky will make their Atlanta Symphony debuts with these performances.

Nyx was co-commissioned by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Finnish Radio Symphony, Radio France, Carnegie Hall, and the Barbican Centre in London. The Atlanta Symphony will give the New York premiere of the work on Saturday, November 5, 2011, at Carnegie Hall.

The Carnegie Hall program, in which Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No. 3 will replace The Bells, will also feature pianist Garrick Ohlsson, a frequent guest and friend of the Orchestra. He is featured playing this concerto on the Orchestra's upcoming ASO Media recording, and this release will mark his first-ever recording of the concerto. Also on the new release will be Rachmaninov's Symphonic Dances, a signature Robert Spano/Atlanta Symphony collaboration - Mr. Spano has led the work on tour, as well as repeatedly in Atlanta with the Orchestra. The physical distribution of this recording will be available beginning Tuesday, October 25, 2011.

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