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Atlanta Symphony Orchestra: The Four Seasons

Antonio Vivaldi’s four concertos, known as The Four Seasons, are among the world’s best-loved compositions. Each concerto represents one of of the four seasons of the year. The plucked strings in “Winter” suggest the cold rain. There is a thunderstorm in “Summer,” and even a barking dog in “Spring.” The ASO’s associate concertmaster Justin Bruns will be the violin soloist.

 

Concert: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Conductor Matthias Pintscher and violinist Nicola Benedetti are featured in two of the monuments of nineteenth century music, Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in D Major and the Second Symphony of Johannes Brahms. Matthias Pintscher has performed with many of the world’s most prominent orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Staatskapelle Berlin, and the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich.

TAO: Drum Heart

TAO’s modern, high-energy performances showcasing the ancient art of Japanese drumming have transfixed audiences worldwide. Combining highly physical, large-scale drumming with contemporary costumes, precise choreography and innovative visuals, the performers of TAO: Drum Heart create an energetic and unforgettable production. The group performed at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, and they have toured the world, performing to a global audience of more than seven million. Tickets are $39-$46 and can be purchase by visiting: pac.uga.edu

 

Concert: Naumburg Trio

The Naumburg Trio takes its name from the famous Naumburg Competion, which is among the most prestigious of all international Classical music competitions. The members of the trio are all Naumburg winners. Pianist Gilles Vonsattel, who took the honors in 2002, has become a familiar figure in Athens with his recital performances and concerts with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. David Require, cello, won in 2008. Violinist Frank Huang, who won in 2003, is now the concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic.

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center: Brahms and Dvořák

The musical and personal friendship between Brahms and Dvořák is legendary. This pairing brings to life the creative energy that reverberated between the German neo-classicist and the champion of Czech folk music and produced a glowing array of musical masterpieces.

Program

Dvořák: Selected Slavonic Dances for Piano, Four HandsBrahms: Trio in C Minor for Piano, Violin, and Cello, Op. 101Brahms: Selected Hungarian Dances for Piano, Four HandsDvořák: Quintet in A Major for Piano, Two Violins, and Cello, B. 155, Op. 81

Concert: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Robert Spano leads the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in two powerful works by Beethoven and Bernstein. Known for its forceful melodies and heroic spirit, Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto is the most frequently performed of the composer’s five piano concertos. The Los Angeles Timescalled piano soloist Jorge Osorio “one of the more elegant and accomplished pianists on the planet.” Leonard Bernstein composed his first major symphonic work, the Symphony No. 1, Jeremiah, in 1942.

State Ballet Theatre of Russia: Sleeping Beauty

A favorite of Athens audiences, the State Ballet Theatre of Russia returns with its delightful, fully staged production of one of the most beloved of all classical ballets. The treasured story comes to life in this enchanting performance filled with stunning dancers, lavish sets, beautiful costumes and Tchaikovsky’s immortal music. Spend an evening in Sleeping Beauty’s enchanted kingdom and relish this beloved fairy tale once again. Performances are Jan. 8 and 9.

Concert: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

The string trio—violin, viola, and cello—is the chamber music connoisseur’s delight. In the hands of master composers (and virtuoso performers), the string trio offers a listening adventure of stunning variety, engrossing dialogue, and transparent beauty.

Program
Beethoven: Trio in G Major for Violin Viola, and Cello, Op. 9, No. 1
Penderecki: Trio for Violin, Viola, and Cello
Mozart: Divertimento in E-flat Major for Violin, Viola, and Cello, K 563

Arnaud Sussmann, Violin
Paul Neubauer, Viola
David Finckel, Cello

Concert: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

Enjoy Mozart’s music from one of the most joyous and optimistic periods of his life. Fresh from the triumph of The Marriage of Figaro and at the height of his creative path, the exuberant genius expressed his elation in three of the most effervescent chamber works of his career.

Mozart: Sonata in C Major for Piano, Four Hands, K. 521
Mozart: Sonata in A Major for Violin and Piano, K. 526
Mozart: Quintet in C Major for Two Violins, Two Violas, and Cello, K. 515

Concert: America!

$53 for non-UGA students, $6 for UGA students (Must show student ID.)

Contact: Performing Arts Center 706-542-4400

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

Michael Brown and Gilles Vonsattel, Piano 
Bella Hristova and Kristin Lee, Violin
Paul Neubauer, Viola
Nicholas Canellakis, Cello
Anthony Manzo, Double Bass
Escher String Quartet
Tara Helen O’Connor, Flute
Jose Franch-Ballester, Clarinet
Peter Kolkay, Bassoon

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