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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 2014–2015 air in the spring and summer with encore broadcasts in fall and winter.

Highlights: Hear big vocal works like Beethoven’s Ninth and the opera Samson and Dalila with the ASO Chorus and soloists. Symphonic masterpieces by Mahler, Tchaikovsky, Mendelssohn, Rachmaninoff and Stravinsky. New compositions by Richard Prior and Michael Gandolfi. Concertos galore.

Soloists: This year’s top-tier soloists include pianists Inon Barnatan, Ingrid Fliter, Emanuel Ax and Yefim Bronfman; violinists Midori, Julian Rachlin and Leila Josefowicz; organist Cameron Carpenter, cellist Lynn Harrell, and the ASO’s own principal clarinetist Laura Ardan and concertmaster David Coucheron.

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

 

BROADCAST SCHEDULE

April 16 & 19, October 15 & 18, 2015

Mozart Violin Concerto No. 5, Beethoven Symphony No. 9

Robert Spano, conductor; David Coucheron, violin; ASO Chorus and soloists

 

April 23 & 26, October 22 & 25, 2015

Prior Symphony No. 3, Debussy First Rhapsody, Beethoven: Symphony No. 5

Robert Spano, conductor; Laura Ardan, clarinet

 

April 30 & May 3, October 29 & November 1, 2015

Liszt Les Preludes, Rachmaninoff Paganini Rhapsody, Strauss A Hero’s Life

Asher Fisch, conductor; Daniil Trifonov, piano

 

May 7 & 10, November 5 & 8, 2015

Barber Essay No. 2, Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 2, Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6, “Pathetique”

Marin Alsop, conductor; Julian Rachlin, violin

 

May 14 & 17, November 12 & 15, 2015

Wagner Siegfried Idyll, Mozart Piano Concerto No. 24, Beethoven Symphony No. 4

Matthias Pintscher, conductor; Inon Barnatan, piano

 

May 21 & 24, November 19 & 22, 2015

Messiaen L’Ascension, Poulenc Organ Concerto, Saint-Saens “Organ” Symphony

Jun Märkl, conductor; Cameron Carpenter, organ

 

May 28 & 31, November 26 & 29, 2015

Gould Spirituals for Strings, Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1, Dvorak Symphony No. 8

Tito Muñoz, conductor; David Coucheron, violin

 

June 4 & 7, December 3 & 6, 2015

Mendelssohn Midsummer Night’s Dream Overture; Schumann Violin Concerto; Wagner Selections from Parsifal and Lohengrin

Robert Spano, conductor; Midori, violin

 

June 11 & 14, December 10 & 13, 2015

Mahler Rückert-Lieder, Symphony No. 5

Donald Runnicles, conductor; Kelley O’Connor, mezzo-soprano

 

June 18 & 21, December 17 & 20, 2015

Nielsen Faroe Islands, Chopin Piano Concerto No. 2, Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2

John Storgards, conductor; Ingrid Fliter, piano

 

June 25 & 28, December 27, 2015

Falla Three-Cornered Hat, Mussorgsky/Ravel Pictures at an Exhibition

Jacomo Bairos, conductor

 

July 2 & 5, 2015; December 31, 2015 & January 3, 2016

Dvorak Cello Concerto, Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4

Robert Spano, conductor; Lynn Harrell, cello

 

July 9 & 12, 2015; January 7 & 10, 2016

Weber Der Freischütz Overture, Mozart Piano Concerto No. 14, Schumann Symphony No. 4

Lionel Bringuier, conductor; Emanuel Ax, piano

 

July 16 & 19, 2015; January 14 & 17, 2016

Gandolfi Sinfonia Concertante (premiere), Stravinsky Firebird Suite, Ravel Piano Concerto; Gershwin An American in Paris

Robert Spano, conductor; Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano

 

July 23 & 26, 2015; January 21 & 24, 2016

Liadov Enchanted Lake, Adams Scheherazade.2, Ravel Pavane, Respighi Pines of Rome

John Adams, conductor; Leila Josefowicz, violin

 

July 30 & August 2, 2015; January 28 & 31, 2016

Berlioz Roman Carnival, Paganini Violin Concerto No. 5, Boccherini/Berio Ritrata Notturna di Madrid, Mendelssohn Symphony No. 4, “Italian”

Roberto Abbado, conductor; Sergei Krylov, violin

 

August 6 & 9, 2015; February 4 & 7, 2016

Sibelius The Bard, Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4, Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade

Robert Spano, conductor; Yefim Bronfman, piano

 

August 13 & 16, 2015; February 11 & 14, 2016

Saint-Saens Samson et Dalila (complete opera)

Robert Spano, conductor; Stuart Skelton, Samson; Stephanie Blythe, Dalila; ASO Chorus

 

August 20 & 23, 2015; February 18 & 21, 2016

Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra

Concert highlights with the ASYO’s new director, Joseph Young

 

August 27 & 30, 2015; February 25 & 28, 2016

Broadcast Season Finale

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ORCHESTRAS OF GEORGIA

Between runs of the ASO, Sarah Zaslaw hosts this miniseries at the same times of week, Thursday at 8 and Sunday at 10, highlighting our state’s other fine symphonies.

 

March 5 & 8, 2015; September 3 & 6, 2015

Valdosta Symphony Orchestra

Howard Hsu, music director

 

March 12 & 15, 2015; September 10 & 13, 2015

Columbus Symphony Orchestra

George del Gobbo, music director

 

March 19 & 22, 2015; September 17 & 20, 2015

Macon Symphony (spring); Savannah Philharmonic (fall, pending)

 

March 26 & 29, 2015; September 24 & 27, 2015

Symphony Orchestra Augusta

Shizuo “Z” Kuwahara, music director

 

April 2 & 5, 2015; October 1 & 4, 2015

LaGrange Symphony Orchestra

Patricio Cobos, former music director; Richard Prior, music director

 

April 9 & 12, 2015; October 8 & 11, 2015

ATL Symphony Musicians & Atlanta Mozart Choir

Barber: Adagio; Mozart: Requiem

Recorded October 10, 2014 at Oglethorpe University

Richard Prior, conductor; soloists Arietha Lockhart, Kate Murray, Rick Clement and Jay Champion