Tuesday, March 27

So many Georgia concerts to tie in with!

11 AM

  • Puccini: Turandot: "Nessun dorma." Cincinnati Pops, Kunzel (Telarc 80260)
  • Schubert: Piano Sonata in A minor, D. 537. Schiff (London 440 309)
  • Korngold: Violin Concerto. Juillet, Berlin Radio Sym, Mauceri (London 452 481)
12 N
  • Bach: St. John Passion, Part 1. Collegium Vocale Gent, Padmore, Herreweghe (Harmonia Mundi 901748.49)
  • Dohnanyi: Sextet, Op. 37: Mvts 3-4. Spectrum Concerts Berlin (Naxos 8.557153)
  • D'Rivera: Aires Tropicales: excerpts. Imani Winds (Koch 7599)
1 PM
  • Tchaikovsky: Serenade Melancolique. Fischer, Russian National Orch, Kreizberg (PentaTone 5186 095)
  • Alfvén: Symphony No. 3. Stockholm Phil, Järvi (BIS 455)
The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Chorus present Bach's St. John Passion this week, twice. Friday the Macon Symphony presents Pianists at Play (including local and guest keyboard notables), while in Lookout Mountain the Imani Winds hit the stage. Violinist Jun Iwasaki was recently named leader of the International Sejong Soloists, and he performs Korngold's Violin Concerto with the Rome Symphony Saturday. Also Saturday, the Albany Chorale performs John Rutter's Requiem, and Opera Verdi Europa's concert version of Turandot comes to UGA. And have I mentioned Savannah? For recitals by English tenor Mark Padmore, American bass Morris Robinson, Canadian soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian (of Two Towers soundtrack fame), a piano quintet/sextet program and more: Savannah Music Festival.