Wednesday, January 16

Fred Child, host of Performance Today, is at GPB today. He's in town for the annual King Celebration concert and joins me a bit into the noon hour for an impromptu chat about...well, I don't know yet! Perhaps about the King Celebration; perhaps about PT's move from NPR to American Public Media. (P.S. Yes, we ended up talking about both of those things. This picture was taken right after our converation.)

Here's a list of classical concerts in Georgia this week.

  • A King Celebration, with the Atlanta Symphony, Ambassador Andrew Young and others in a musical commemoration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Thursday at Morehouse College in Atlanta. To be broadcast on Performance Today on Monday, the King holiday.
  • Brazilian Guitar Quartet, Friday at Augusta State, presented by the Harry Jacobs Chamber Music Society.
  • Moscow Nights brings classically trained Russian folkish flair to Albany.
  • Bach Festival 2008, presented by the Rome Symphony. Steven Byess conducts Bach and Handel Saturday 7:30 at Berry College's Ford Auditorium, and Bach and Telemann Sunday 3:30 at the Berry College Chapel, Rome.
  • Augusta Symphony's Saturday concert, Columbia County Music Series, Hardin Performing Arts Theatre, with jazz trombonist Wycliffe Gordon, who is in residency this weekend.
  • Cobb Symphony's family concert including Benjamin Britten's Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra and pre-concert activities. Saturday afternoon, twice.
  • Star soprano Deborah Voigt in recital at Emory University, Atlanta. Saturday.
  • Chix with Stix, percussion group, Sunday 3:00 at Falany Performing Arts Center, Reinhardt College, Waleska.
  • Emily and Don Saliers: "Saturday Night Meets Sunday Morning Music." One of the Indigo Girls and her minister father make connections between the sacred and secular through music. Augusta's St. John United Methodist Church, Sunday at 3:00.
  • From Mexico, with mostly Cuban-born musicians, the Jose White String Quartet performs Ravel, Shostakovich and Piazzolla at the Opera House in Hawkinsville, Tuesday the 22nd, presented by the Ocmulgee Symphony.
11 AM
  • Magnard: Symphony No. 3: Finale. Malmo Sym, Sanderling. BIS 927.
  • Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 28 in A major, Op. 101. Paul Lewis. Harmonia Mundi 901903.05.
  • Telemann: Recorder Concerto in C. Maurice Steger, Academy of Ancient Music Berlin, Mai. Harmonia Mundi 901917.
  • Bach: Gavottes from Orchestral Suite No. 3, arr. guitars. Brazilian Guitar Quartet. Delos 3254.
12 N
  • Vivaldi: Winter, from The Four Seasons. Sarah Chang, Orpheus Chamber Orch. EMI 94431.
  • Schumann: Arabesque in C major, Op. 18. Jonathan Biss. EMI 65391.
  • Ravel: String Quartet in F major. Casals Quartet. Harmonia Mundi 987072.
1 PM
  • Saint-Saens: Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso. Kyung Wha Chung, Royal Phil, Dutoit. London 417 118.
  • Magnard: Symphony No. 1 in C minor. Malmo Sym, Sanderling. BIS 927.