Wednesday, June 6

Before closing shop for the summer, the Albany Chorale Saturday presents "The Wicked Road to Oz," with songs from The Wizard of Oz, The Wiz and the recent Broadway hit Wicked; and over three evenings the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus wrap up their season with Orff's Carmina Burana and Szymanowski's Third Symphony. Meanwhile the Rome Symphony launches its summer pops series Saturday with "Cool Classics" - the atmosphere of an outdoor concert in air-conditioned indoor comfort.

11 AM

  • Stanford: Symphony No. 4 in F major. Bournemouth Sym, Lloyd-Jones (Naxos 8.570285)
  • Buxtehude: Was mich auf dieser Welt betrubt. Emma Kirkby et al. (Naxos 8.557251)
  • Liadov: The Enchanted Lake. Mexico City Phil, Batiz (Resonance 3074)
12 N
  • Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 27 in B-flat, K. 595. Alfred Brendel, Scottish Chamber Orch, Mackerras (Philips 289 468 367)
  • Morton: Fantasy for Wizards! Double-reed ensemble Wizards! (Crystal 872)
  • Gottschalk: Danza. Double-reed ensemble Wizards! (Crystal 872)
  • Arnold: Suite Bourgeoise. East Winds (Naxos 8.570294)
1 PM
  • Szymanowski: Concert Overture. London Phil, Botstein (Telarc 80567)
  • Szymanowski: Symphony No. 2 in B-flat. London Phil, Botstein (Telarc 80567)