Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Announces April 2016 Lineup

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chamber Chorus will begin the month of April by honoring the late Robert Shaw with the first a cappella concert in Atlanta Symphony Hall on April 3 at 3:00 p.m. The Chamber Chorus will perform what has been considered Rachmaninov's finest achievement, All-Night Vigil ("Vespers").

On April 7 and 8 at 8:00 p.m. Music Director Robert Spano will conduct Sibelius' Symphony No. 2 and Grieg's Piano Concerto played by Louis Lortie. The performance also features Different River by Alvin Singleton, a work first commissioned and premiered by Maestro Spano and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in 2012.

The Lucas Theater will welcome the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Louis Lortie on April 9 at 8:00 p.m. to perform Sibelius' Finlandia and Symphony No. 2 as well as Grieg's Piano Concerto for the 2016 Savannah Music Festival.

The world premiere of Jonathan Leshnoff's Zohar will take place on April 14 and 16 at 8:00 p.m. in Atlanta Symphony Hall, and will later premiere in New York's Carnegie Hall on April 30 at 8:00 p.m. This piece was commissioned to celebrate Robert Shaw's centenary, and to honor his ties to both the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Carnegie Hall. Soprano Jessica Rivera and baritone Nmon Ford will join the Orchestra and Chorus for both Brahms' German Requiem and Leshnoff's Zohar for this performance. This program will also be performed at the Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall at the University of Georgia on April 27 at 8:00 p.m.

The musically gifted and motivated students of the Talent Development Program will showcase their incredible talents at the 2016 Spring Recitals on April 16 and 17 at 4:00 p.m. in the Rich Theater at the Woodruff Memorial Arts Center.

Principal Guest Conductor Donald Runnicles will lead Mahler's Ninth Symphony on April 21 and 23 at 8:00 p.m.

The Shaw Centennial Celebration continues with the premiere of the film documentary Robert Shaw - Man of Many Voices, in Atlanta Symphony Hall on April 24 at 4:00 p.m. The film, narrated by David Hyde-Pierce, highlights the life and legacy of Mr. Shaw as Music Director of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus.


Additional details for each April performance include:

Special Presentation: Rachmaninov: All-Night Vigil ("Vespers"), Op. 37
April 3 at 3:00 p.m., Atlanta Symphony Hall

Norman Mackenzie, conductor
Richard Clement, tenor
Charles Settle, carillonneur
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chamber Chorus

RACHMANINOV: All-Night Vigil ("Vespers"), Op. 37

Delta Classical Series Presents Alvin Singleton's Different River
April 7 and 8 at 8:00 p.m., Atlanta Symphony Hall

Robert Spano, conductor
Louis Lortie, piano
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

ALVIN SINGLETON: Different River
GRIEG: Piano Concerto
SIBELIUS: Symphony No. 2

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Returns to Savannah Music Festival
April 9 at 8:00 p.m., Lucas Theater - Savannah Music Festival

Robert Spano, conductor
Louis Lortie, piano
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

SIBELIUS: Finlandia
GRIEG: Piano Concerto
SIBELIUS: Symphony No. 2

Spano Conducts World Premiere of Jonathan Leshnoff's Zohar and Brahms' Famous German Requiem
April 14 and 16 at 8:00 p.m., Atlanta Symphony Hall
April 27 at 8:00 p.m., Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall at the University of Georgia - Athens, GA
April 30 at 8:00 p.m., Carnegie Hall

Robert Spano, conductor
Jessica Rivera, soprano
Nmon Ford, baritone
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

LESHNOFF: Zohar
BRAHMS: A German Requiem

Talent Development Program 2016 Spring Recitals
April 16 and 17 at 4:00 p.m., Rich Theater, Woodruff Memorial Arts Building

Delta Classical Series Presents Mahler's Symphony No. 9 Led by Donald Runnicles
April 21 and 23 at 8:00 p.m., Atlanta Symphony Hall

Donald Runnicles, conductor
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

MAHLER : Symphony No. 9

Film Documentary: Robert Shaw - Man of Many Voices
April 24 at 4:00 p.m., Atlanta Symphony Hall


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 Monday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, noon to 8 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m.

Celebrating its 71st season, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra continues to affirm its position as one of America's leading orchestras with excellent live performances, renowned guest artist features and engaging education initiatives. As a cornerstone for artistic development in the Southeast, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra performs a full schedule of more than 200 concerts, including educational and community concerts, each year for a combined audience of more than half a million.



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