Atlanta Symphony’s 2012-13 season features new music

Posted on: February 22, 2012

In Wednesday’s (2/22) Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Howard Pousner writes, “The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra will present three world premieres and 13 Atlanta premieres in its 2012-13 season, with music director Robert Spano leading the orchestra and ASO Chorus at New York’s Carnegie Hall. The [Atlanta] Symphony Hall season, as announced exclusively today in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, will be highlighted by world premieres composed by Atlanta School of Composers member Michael Gandolfi, jazz pianist Marcus Roberts and ASO bassist Michael Kurth. The 68th season opens on Oct. 4, with Spano leading the orchestra in a weekend of performances featuring violinist Midori playing the Beethoven Violin Concerto. … On the weekend of Jan. 10, 2013, Spano will lead the orchestra in the world premiere of a clarinet concerto by Gandolfi, written for principal clarinet Laura Ardan. … The ASO’s remaining two world premieres will be performed on the same April 4-5 program: a piano concerto by Roberts (postponed from the 2011-12 season), featuring the Marcus Roberts Trio; and bassist Kurth’s composition. In what shapes up to be one of the special programs of the 24-week subscription series, principal guest conductor Donald Runnicles will lead the ASO in May 2013 in Beethoven’s Triple Concerto featuring Spano on piano, concertmaster David Coucheron and principal cello Christopher Rex.”

Posted February 22, 2012