James Feddeck and Augustin Hadelich to Join Atlanta Symphony on Feb 6

Guest conductor James Feddeck will lead the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) in Schubert's Third Symphony February 6, 2014, at 8:00 p.m. and February 8, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. in Atlanta Symphony Hall at the Woodruff Arts Center. Mr. Feddeck will also lead the ASO in Elgar's captivating musical portrait of his closest friends, Enigma Variations.

Violinist Augustin Hadelich will join the Orchestra for Paganini's First Violin Concerto, which requires daredevil technique and fearlessness from the player. These performances will mark Mr. Hadelich's second appearance with the ASO.

Tickets are $24-$75 and are available at aso.org/hadelich.

On Friday, February 7, 2014, Mr. Feddeck will lead the ASO in an abbreviated version of the subscription weekend's performances as part of the Orchestra's "First Friday" concert series. The concert will feature Elgar's Enigma Variations and Paganini's Violin Concerto No. 1 with Mr. Hadelich. Schubert's Third Symphony will not be included on the program.

This concert is the second of five "First Friday" classical concerts to be held at 6:30 p.m. in Atlanta Symphony Hall. These concerts last approximately one hour without intermission, and all tickets are $25.

Patrons are encouraged to arrive to the Woodruff Arts Center beginning at 5:00 p.m. for drink specials and light fare in soundstage - the Arts Center's new "pop-up" nightlife scene. Soundstage is open on the first Friday of every month and allows guests to enjoy food, drinks, and good company in a relaxed environment. In addition, guests can take pleasure in live music, improv comedy, and spoken word performances created by the artists of the Atlanta Symphony, ALLIANCE THEATRE, and more.

It is not required to have a ticket to a Symphony Hall or ALLIANCE THEATRE performance in order to access soundstage. Entry is free and open to the general public. Drinks and a selection of tapas will be available for purchase. The full-service bar will be open from 5:00 p.m. until midnight, with live programming occurring between 8:00 p.m. and midnight.

Additional details are available at aso.org.

REPERTOIRE:

SCHUBERT Symphony No. 3 In August of 1814, Franz Schubert completed his ten-month teacher training course at the Normalhauptschule in Vienna.

PAGANINI Violin Concerto No. 1 The Italian violinist Nicolo? Paganini was one of the greatest and most charismatic virtuosos of all time.

ELGAR Enigma Variations The premiere of Edward Elgar's "Enigma" Variations took place at St. James's Hall in London on June 19, 1899.

ARTISTS:

James Feddeck is currently in his fourth season as Assistant Conductor of The Cleveland Orchestra. In addition to his duties as Assistant Conductor.

Last season violinist Augustin Hadelich made his debut with the Boston Symphony at Tanglewood in August, playing the Barber Violin Concerto.

About the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra: The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO), currently in its 69th season, is one of America's leading orchestras. It performs great music, presents leading artists, educates and engages music lovers. The ASO serves as the cornerstone for artistic development and music education in the southeast. It performs more than 200 concerts each year for a combined audience of more than a half million in a full schedule of performances. It also reaches more than 87,000 students and underserved members of the community through its education and community outreach programs... (more)

Concert Previews: Audiences have the opportunity to learn more about the music they will be hearing at concerts with free Concert Previews given by composers, conductors, educators, and musical experts, all hosted by ASO Insider and Program Annotator Ken Meltzer. Thursday evenings, 7:00-7:30 p.m. in Atlanta Symphony Hall (unless otherwise noted). Concerts previews are free and open to all concert ticketholders. Speakers and locations are subject to change.

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 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.

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