Wednesday, October 10

Just past noon on GPB, Barbara Beninato, president of the Rome Symphony board, introduces the Rome Symphony Orchestra's fresh season. The RSO is filling 2007-2008 with guest conductors from around the region as it begins a national search for a new music director. (Top contenders from that search will grace the Rome podium in 2008-2009.) First up this Saturday, October 13, is guest conductor Richard Prior, director of orchestral studies at Emory University. He'll lead a Bach concerto featuring Emory faculty pianist William Ransom, pictured below. Also on their program: a Beethoven overture and Mozart's Fortieth.

For other classical concerts in Georgia this week, please see the blog entries below. I also ask you to remember, as GPB's Fall Fund Drive approaches (October 12-22), that the best musical bang for your buck is probably GPB. (Isn't it?) Starting Friday, please call 1-800-222-4788 to support music on Georgia Public Broadcasting so we can keep doing what we do for you and your community. Many thanks.

11 AM

  • Vivaldi: Double Cello Concerto in G minor, RV 531. Academy of Ancient Music Berlin (Harmonia Mundi 901975)
  • Ireland: Fantasy-Sonata for clarinet and piano. Gervase de Peyer, Gwenneth Pryor (Chandos 8549)
  • Schumann: Symphony No. 3, "Rhenish." Cleveland Orch, Dohnanyi (London 421 643) [Pictured: 452 214]
12 N
  • Beethoven: Creatures of Prometheus, Overture. German Chamber Orch, Harding (Virgin 45364)
  • Mozart: Symphony No. 40 in G minor. Les Musiciens du Louvre, Minkowski (Archiv 6506)
  • Howells: Three Dances for Violin and Orchestra: No. 3. Royal Liverpool Phil, Handley (Hyperion 66610)
  • Ravel: Bolero. Minnesota Orch, Oue (Reference 92)
1 PM
  • Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor. Leif Ove Andsnes, Berlin Phil, Jansons (EMI 94399)
  • Schumann: Fantasiestucke, Op. 73, on flugelhorn and piano. Sergei Nakariakov, Martha Argerich (EMI 89241)
  • Verdi: Aida: Grand/Triumphal Scene. Cincinnati Pops, Kunzel (Telarc 80364)