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  • Thursday 8-10pm

Twice a week GPB whisks you off to the Woodruff Arts Center for concerts by the Grammy-winning Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus and their stellar guest artists. Join host Sarah Zaslaw in the best seats in the house for The ASO on GPB, each Thursday evening at 8 (note the new, earlier start time) and Sunday night at 10. Fresh concerts from 2013–2014 air March through August, with encore broadcasts through February. With a new shell gracefully shaping the acoustics of Symphony Hall, the orchestra has never sounded better.

Highlights: Hear big choral works like Orff’s Carmina Burana, Verdi’s Aida and Britten’s War Requiem with the ASO Chorus and soloists. Favorite symphonies by Dvorak, Beethoven, Berlioz and Shostakovich. New compositions by Richard Prior, Adam Schoenberg, Philip Lasser, Mark Grey and Charles Zoll. Concertos galore.

Soloists: This year’s soloists include violinists Joshua Bell, Leonidas Kavakos and Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg; pianists Stephen Hough, Simone Dinnerstein, Andre Watts and Louis Lortie; flutist Jeffrey Khaner; sopranos Jessica Rivera and Michelle DeYoung; and the ASO’s own David Coucheron and Elizabeth Koch Tiscione.

Interviews: Sarah Zaslaw takes you behind the scenes for casual, real-people conversations with guest artists like violinists Gil Shaham and Hilary Hahn, conductor Peter Oundjian and pianist Wu Han. She also chats with players from the Atlanta Symphony and ASO conductors Robert Spano and Donald Runnicles. (above)

Join us in the best seats in the house for The ASO on GPB, each Thursday evening at 8 and Sunday night at 10 on GPB Radio.

BROADCAST SCHEDULE

March 6 & 9, 2014
September 4 & 7, 2014
Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 3; Brahms: Symphony No. 3; Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3
Robert Spano, conductor; Andre Watts, piano

March 13 & 16, 2014
September 11 & 14, 2014
Richard Prior: …of shadow and light…, incantations for orchestra (world premiere); Adam Schoenberg: American Symphony; Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2
Robert Spano, conductor; Garrick Ohlsson, piano

March 20 & 23, 2014
September 18 & 21, 2014
Ravel: Mother Goose Suite; Barber: Violin Concerto; Sibelius: Symphony No. 2
Susanna Malki, conductor; David Coucheron, violin

March 27 & 30, 2014
September 25 & 28, 2014
Respighi: Fountains of Rome; Philip Lasser: Piano Concerto, “The Circle and the Child” (world premiere); Prokofiev: Cinderella, excerpts
Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conductor; Simone Dinnerstein, piano

April 3 & 6, 2014
October 2 & 5, 2014
Copland: Short Symphony; Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1; Stravinsky: Petrushka
James Gaffigan, conductor; Stephen Hough, piano

April 10 & 13, 2014
October 9 & 12, 2014
Tchaikovsky: Capriccio Italien; Saint-Saens: Piano Concerto No. 5, “Egyptian”; Dvorak: Symphony No. 9, “New World”
Carlo Montanaro, conductor; Pascal Roge, piano

April 17 & 20, 2014
October 16 & 19, 2014
Bartok: Violin Concerto No. 2; Orff: Carmina Burana
Robert Spano, conductor; Gil Shaham, violin; ASO Chorus; Gwinnett Young Singers; soloists Kiera Duffy, Marco Panuccio & Nmon Ford

April 24 & 27, 2014
October 23 & 26, 2014
Part: Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten; Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto; Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5
Thomas Sondergard, conductor; Baiba Skride, violin

May 1 & 4, 2014
October 30 & November 2, 2014
Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis; Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 21; Dvorak: Symphony No. 7
Peter Oundjian, conductor; Louis Lortie, piano

May 8 & 11, 2014
November 6 & 9, 2014
Britten: Piano Concerto (Atlanta premiere); Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique
Robert Spano, conductor; Wu Han, piano

May 15 & 18, 2014
November 13 & 16, 2014
Mussorgsky: Prelude to Khovanshchina; Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No. 1; Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances
Roberto Abbado, conductor; Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, violin

May 22 & 25, 2014
November 20 & 23, 2014
Schubert: Symphony No. 3; Paganini: Violin Concerto No. 1; Elgar: Enigma Variations
James Feddeck, conductor; Augustin Hadelich, violin

May 29 & June 1, 2014
November 27 & 30, 2014
All-Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending; Dona Nobis Pacem; Symphony No. 4
Robert Spano, conductor; David Coucheron, violin; ASO Chorus; soloists Jessica Rivera & Brett Polegato

June 5 & 8, 2014
December 4 & 7, 2014
Mendelssohn: Hebrides Overture; Nielsen: Violin Concerto; Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto No. 5
Thierry Fischer, conductor; Hilary Hahn, violin

June 12 & 15, 2014
December 11 & 14, 2014
Ravel: Pavane; Jonathan Leshnoff: Flute Concerto; Debussy: Jeux; Mozart: Symphony No. 31, “Paris”
Robert Spano, conductor; Jeffrey Khaner, flute

June 19 & 22, 2014
December 18 & 21, 2014
Wagner: Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde; Ravel: La Valse; Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring
Donald Runnicles, conductor & piano; Robert Spano, piano

June 26 & 29, 2014
December 25 & 28, 2014
Mark Grey: Fire Angels (world premiere); Mahler: Symphony No. 4
Robert Spano, conductor; soloists Stuart Skelton & Jessica Rivera

July 3 & 6, 2014
January 1 & 4, 2015
All-Brahms: Gesang der Parzen, Schicksalslied, Alto Rhapsody, Symphony No. 4
Donald Runnicles, conductor; Kelley O’Connor, mezzo-soprano; ASO Chorus

July 10 & 13, 2014
January 8 & 11, 2015
Strauss: Metamorphosen; Strauss: Oboe Concerto; Beethoven: Symphony No. 7
Donald Runnicles, conductor; Elizabeth Koch Tiscione, oboe

July 17 & 20, 2014
January 15 & 18, 2015
Britten: War Requiem
Robert Spano, conductor; ASO Chorus; Gwinnett Young Singers; soloists Evelina Dobracheva, Anthony Dean Griffey & Stephen Powell

July 24 & 27, 2014
January 22 & 25, 2015
Bach: Violin Concerto No. 1; Sibelius: Pelleas and Melisande Suite; Beethoven: Symphony No. 3, “Eroica”
Leonidas Kavakos, conductor & violin

July 31 & August 3, 2014
January 29 & February 1, 2015
Verdi: Overture to I Vespri Siciliani; Bloch: Schelomo; Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10
Ilan Volkov, conductor; Christopher Rex, cello

August 7 & 10, 2014
February 5 & 8, 2015
Charles Zoll: new work (world premiere); Hindemith: Mathis der Maler; Brahms: Violin Concerto
Robert Spano, conductor; Joshua Bell, violin

August 14 & 17, 2014
February 12 & 15, 2015
Verdi: Aida
Robert Spano, conductor; ASO Chorus; Latonia Moore, Aida; Michelle DeYoung, Amneris; Stuart Neill, Radames; Gordon Hawkins, Amonasro; Burak Bilgili, Ramfis; Evan Boyer, King of Egypt

August 21 & 24, 2014
February 19 & 22, 2015
Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra
Highlights from the youth symphony’s 2013-2014 concerts, conducted by Jere Flint, outgoing music director

August 28 & 31, 2014
February 26 & March 1, 2015
CDs and Encores
Details to be determined