Atlanta Symphony’s 2014-15 season: 70th anniversary, 3 world premieres

Posted on: April 16, 2014

“The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra is celebrating its 70th anniversary with a 2014-15 season full of premieres, including three world premieres, plus music from a remarkable array of soloists and guest conductors,” writes Bo Emerson in Wednesday’s (4/16) Atlanta Journal-Constitution (subscription required). “On Tuesday, the ASO revealed its new schedule, which begins Sept. 25 with MacArthur Prize-winning pianist Jeremy Denk performing Mozart’s 20th piano concerto and ends the following June with performances of selections from the opera ‘Samson et Dalila’ by French composer Camille Saint-Saëns.… Among the world premieres: Jonathan Leshnoff’s Symphony No. 2, ‘Innerspace,’ will be presented in November under the baton of ASO music director Robert Spano…. In April 2015, Spano will conduct the orchestra and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus in the world premiere of ‘Creation/Creator,’ by Dallas-born composer Christopher Theofanidis…. In that same month, Boston-based composer Michael Gandolfi will see the world premiere of his ‘Sinfonia Concertante’ in a performance featuring ASO principal clarinetist Laura Ardan.” Also planned is the Atlanta premiere of John Adams’s Scheherazade.2, conducted by the composer. Pops concerts will feature film music by Danny Elfman, as well as evenings featuring actors George Takei and Jason Alexander.

Posted April 16, 2014