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The ASO on GPB

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 and Sunday night at 10. Fresh concerts from 2013–2014 air March through August with encore broadcasts September through February.

Highlights: Hear big vocal 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 crop of top-tier soloists include violinists Joshua Bell, Hilary Hahn and Gil Shaham; pianists Wu Han, Stephen Hough and Simone Dinnerstein; flutist Jeffrey Khaner; sopranos Jessica Rivera and Michelle DeYoung; and the ASO’s own David Coucheron (concertmaster) and Elizabeth Koch Tiscione (principal oboe). 

Interviews: Sarah Zaslaw takes you behind the scenes for casual, real-people conversations with the music-makers.

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

Interview: Evans Mirageas

 

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

Interviews: Richard Prior, Evans Mirageas

 

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

Interview: David Coucheron

 

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 24 & 27, 2014; October 9 & 12, 2014

Part: Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten; Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto; Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5

Thomas Sondergard, conductor; Baiba Skride, violin

Interview: Thomas Sondergard

 

May 1 & 4, 2014; October 16 & 19, 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

Interview: Peter Oundjian

 

April 10 & 13, 2014; October 23 & 26, 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 30 & November 2, 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

 

May 8 & 11, 2014; November 6 & 9, 2014

Britten: Piano Concerto (Atlanta premiere); Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique

Robert Spano, conductor; Wu Han, piano

Interview: Wu Han

 

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

Interview: Hilary Hahn & Thierry Fischer

 

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

Interview: Donald Runnicles

 

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

Interview: Donald Runnicles

 

July 10 & 13, 2014; January 8 & 11, 2015

Strauss: Metamorphosen; Strauss: Oboe Concerto; Beethoven: Symphony No. 7

Donald Runnicles, conductor; Elizabeth Koch Tiscione, oboe

Interviews: Elizabeth Koch Tiscione & Donald Runnicles

 

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

Interview: Leonidas Kavakos

 

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

Interview: Christopher Rex

 

August 7 & 10, 2014; February 5 & 8, 2015

Charles Zoll: Asimov at Star’s End (world premiere); Hindemith: Mathis der Maler; Brahms: Violin Concerto

Robert Spano, conductor; Joshua Bell, violin

Interview: Charles Zoll

 

August 14 & 17, 2014; February 12 & 15, 2015

Verdi: Aida, beginning (Acts I–II)

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

Verdi: Aida, conclusion (Acts III­–IV)

 

August 28 & 31, 2014; February 26 & March 1, 2015

Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra

Highlights from the youth symphony’s 2013–2014 concerts, conducted by Jere Flint, its outgoing music director

Interview: Jere Flint