The ASO on GPB


The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in concert at the Woodruff Arts Center
Credit Jeff Roffman

Twice a week we whisk you off to the Woodruff Arts Center for concerts from the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s 2016­–2017 season. Hear the Grammy-winning ASO and Chorus and acclaimed guest artists in exciting performances recorded before a live audience, and get to know the music makers through in-studio conversations with host Sarah Zaslaw. The ASO on GPB airs Thursday and Sunday at 10 p.m.


August 31 & September 3, 2017, 10 p.m.
Adams Tromba Lontana, Sibelius Symphony No. 5, Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra; Garrick Ohlsson, piano; Robert Spano, conductor

September 7 & 10, 2017, 10 p.m.
All-Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Suite, Romeo and Juliet Overture, Violin Concerto
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra; Joshua Bell, violin; Robert Spano, conductor

September 14 & 17, 2017, 10 p.m.
Adams Chairman Dances, Mozart Piano Concerto No. 22, Shostakovich Symphony No. 5
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra; Pedja Muzijevic, piano; Robert Spano, conductor

September 21 & 24, 2017, 10 p.m.
Adams Lollapalooza, Gershwin Piano Concerto in F, Copland Symphony No. 3
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra; Denis Kozhukhin, piano; Hugh Wolff, conductor

September 28 & October 1, 2017, 10 p.m.
Lee Sukkot Through Orion’s Nebula, Barber Violin Concerto, Dvorak Symphony No. 9 “From the New World”
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra; Joseph Swensen, violin; Joseph Young, conductor

October 5 & 8, 2017, 10 p.m.
Elgar Sea Pictures, Vaughan Williams A Sea Symphony
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus; Jamie Barton, mezzo-soprano; Tamara Wilson, soprano; Brian Mulligan, baritone; Robert Spano, conductor

October 12 & 15, 2017, 10 p.m.
Knussen Flourish with Fireworks, Scriabin Symphony No. 5 “Prometheus, Poem of Fire” (arr. Kurth, world premiere), Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 1, Stravinsky Firebird Suite
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra; David Coucheron, violin; Elizabeth Pridgen, piano; Robert Spano, conductor

October 19 & 22, 2017, 10 p.m.
Takemitsu A Flock Descends into the Pentagonal Garden, Mahler Das Lied von der Erde
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra; Kelley O’Connor, mezzo-soprano; Russell Thomas, tenor; Donald Runnicles, conductor

October 26 & 29, 2017, 10 p.m.
Respighi Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite I, Vivaldi Concerto in C, Dorman Mandolin Concerto, Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6 “Pathetique”
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra; Avi Avital, mandolin; Laura Jackson, conductor

November 2 & 5, 2017, 10 p.m.
Rimsky-Korsakov Capriccio Espagnol, Haydn Trumpet Concerto, Bartok Concerto for Orchestra
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra; Stuart Stephenson, trumpet; Peter Oundjian, conductor

November 9 & 12, 2017, 10 p.m.
Neikrug The Unicorn of Atlas Mountain (world premiere), Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1, Shostakovich Symphony No. 10
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra; Kirill Gerstein, piano; Donald Runnicles, conductor

November 16 & 19, 2017, 10 p.m.
All-Bruckner: Symphony No. 9, Te Deum
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chorus; Donald Runnicles, conductor

November 23 & 26, 2017, 10 p.m.
Strauss Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme, Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations, Schumann Symphony No. 1 “Spring”
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra; Johannes Moser, cello; Jun Märkl, conductor

November 30 & December 3, 2017, 10 p.m.
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4, Mahler Symphony No. 1
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra; Juho Pohjonen, piano; Robert Spano, cond

December 7 & 10, 2017, 10 p.m.
Copland Appalachian Spring, Saint-Saens Piano Concerto No. 2, Vaughan Williams Symphony No. 5
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra; Benjamin Grosvenor, violin; Michael Francis, cond

December 14 & 17, 2017, 10 p.m.
Theofanidis Dreamtime Ancestors, Sibelius Violin Concerto, Adams Harmonielehre
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra; Benjamin Beilman, violin; Robert Spano, conductor

December 21 & 24, 2017, 10 p.m.
Shostakovich Festive Overture, Medtner Piano Concerto No. 2, Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra; Marc-Andre Hamelin, piano; Michael Stern, conductor

December 28 & 31, 2017, 10 p.m.
Theofanidis Creation/Creator
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chorus; soloists Jessica Rivera, Sasha Cooke, Thomas Cooley, Nmon Ford; Robert Spano, conductor

January 4 & 7, 2018, 10 p.m.
All-Rachmaninoff: Vocalise, Piano Concerto No. 1, Symphonic Dances
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra; Stephen Hough, piano; Robert Spano, conductor

January 11 & 14, 2018, 10 p.m.
Strauss Don Juan, Mendelssohn Piano Concerto No. 1, Dvorak Symphony No. 8
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra; Ingrid Fliter, piano; Vasiliy Petrenko, conductor

January 18 & 21, 2018, 10 p.m.
Mozart Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, Stravinsky Pulcinella Suite, Haydn Symphony No. 104 “London”
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra; Nicholas McGegan, conductor

January 25 & 28, 2018, 10 p.m.
All-Rachmaninoff: Vocalise, Piano Concerto No. 1, Symphonic Dances
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra; Stephen Hough, piano, Robert Spano, conductor

January 25 & 28, 2018, 10 p.m.
Rachmaninoff Vespers
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chorus; Norman Mackenzie, conductor (special performance from April 2016)

February 1 & 4, 2018, 10 p.m.
Debussy Nocturnes, Jolivet Flute Concerto, Faure Requiem
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chorus; Christina Smith, flute; Donald Runnicles, conductor

February 8 & 11, 2018, 10 p.m.
Buller Songs of Ophelia (Rapido! commission, world premiere), Britten Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes, Wagner Die Walküre, Act I  
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra; Twyla Robinson, soprano; Clifton Forbis, tenor; Daniel Sumegi, bass; Robert Spano, conductor

February 15 & 18, 2018
Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra 2016–2017 Highlights
Rachmaninoff, Respighi, Marquez, Beethoven, Rimsky-Korsakov,
Mussorgsky Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra; Raffi Besalyan, piano; Joseph Young, conductor

February 22 & 25, 2018
Beethoven Symphony No. 9 “Choral”, Spano Sonata “Four Elements”
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chorus & soloists; Robert Shaw, conductor (special performance from May 1988, ASO Media); Robert Spano, piano