Atlanta Symphony heads to the great outdoors

Posted on: June 11, 2019

“There will be a full-length substantial symphony this Wednesday evening at Piedmont Park,” states an article accompanying a Monday (6/10) segment on Atlanta public radio station WABE. “ ‘City Lights’ host Lois Reitzes talked with Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s music director Robert Spano about the performance of Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony. The evening will begin with a pre-concert performance from the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra at 6:30 p.m. The ASO’s free concert of ‘Tchaikovsky & More’ will take place this Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in Piedmont Park. Next Wednesday, on June 19, the ASO and a stellar group of opera vocalists will perform works from Carmen, La Bohème and Porgy and Bess. The orchestra has performed over 100 concerts in the park. ‘It’s very different to perform in a setting like Piedmont Park, instead of in a concert hall … We set it up so we’re playing in the park,’ said Spano. The ASO puts in a lot of thought as to what music really carries itself in the park and how it will be perceived by the audience.”

Posted June 11, 2019