Atlanta Symphony’s 2018-19 season: Bernstein, Beethoven, Higdon, Prior, Kurth

Posted on: March 16, 2018

“The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra announced Wednesday the performances planned for its 2018-19 season, a journey through new music and old, Bernstein and Beethoven, and the beginning of the end of the tenure of music director Robert Spano” in 2021, writes Bo Emerson in Wednesday’s (3/14) Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “The season includes the last half of a two-year celebration of the music of Leonard Bernstein and Ludwig van Beethoven, with concerts that begin with Bernstein’s sublime ‘Chichester Psalms’ and conclude with Beethoven’s colossal Symphony No. 9…. The ASO will also showcase composers who were championed by Bernstein [in] concerts puckishly typed ‘LB/LB’…. In addition to dozens of events at Atlanta Symphony Hall, the ASO has scheduled performances across Georgia … and … at the Savannah Music Festival…. The 2018-19 season will offer … the world premiere of Richard Prior’s Symphony No. 4…. Jennifer Higdon … will also premiere her Viola Concerto, performed by Roberto Díaz. The ASO will release recordings of new music on its own label, ASO Media, including music by prolific ASO bassist Michael Kurth…. The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus will be featured in … Britten’s ‘War Requiem,’ Verdi’s ‘Four Sacred Pieces,’ Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 and ‘Fidelio.’ ”

Posted March 16, 2018