Wednesday, January 23

Georgia Classical Concerts, January 24-28

  • South Georgia Arts presents Montana Skies (cello, guitar and drums, with influences ranging from American folk to flamenco to pop) Thursday, January 24, 7:00, at Ocilla United Methodist Church.
  • Thursday the touring Teatro Lirico d'Europa presents Puccini's Tosca, sung in Italian with English supertitles, at Columbus's RiverCenter.
  • The Atlanta Symphony with soprano Heidi Grant Murphy and conductor Roberto Abbado perform Barber, Mozart and Mahler, Thursday and Saturday at 8:00 and Sunday at 3:00.
  • Noted countertenor David Daniels gives a recital in Spivey Hall, Morrow, Friday the 25th at 8:15, accompanied by Martin Katz. At last check, it was almost sold out.
  • The Amelia Piano Trio offers Grieg, Bernstein and Rachmaninoff as part of the free Franklin College Chamber Music Series at UGA's Performing Arts Center in Athens, Friday 8:00.
  • Saturday, January 26 at 8:00 the Georgia Philharmonic, with conductor Philip Rice and pianist Katherin Chi, perform Ravel, Copland and Prokofiev at Roswell's Cultural Arts Center.
  • Saturday at 1:00, the Gwinnett Philharmonic presents a family concert in Duluth featuring Peter and the Wolf, plus a pre-concert instrument "petting zoo."
  • The Macon Symphony's pops concert Saturday 7:30 at Macon's Grand Opera House is a tribute to Barbra Streisand with vocalist Sharon Owens.
  • The Dutch a cappella fivesome Quink sings rep from across the centuries Saturday 8:15 at Spivey Hall, Morrow.
  • Josef Patchen performs piano works on his program "I Hear a Rhapsody," Sunday at the Augusta's Morris Museum. Free.
  • Heard of Lemony Snicket? Maybe you've seen his books A Series of Unfortunate Events? Well, the Columbus Symphony offers a musical whodunnit of his at its family concert Sunday: Lemony Snicket's The Composer Is Dead. Pre-concert familiy fun in the RiverCenter lobby at 2:00; performance at 3:15.
  • The State Symphony Orchestra of Mexico and conductor Enrique Batiz are on tour in Athens this Sunday, with Rodrigo, Chavez and more.
  • It's the American Idol of the opera world: the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. And its Southeastern Regional Finals Auditions begins Sunday, January 27 at 2:00 at Spivey Hall, Clayton State campus, Morrow.
  • The Augusta Symphony Woodwind Trio (the orchestra's principal oboe, clarinet and bassoon players) and Augusta State pianist Clara Park team up Sunday in music of Brahms, Poulenc and Schickele at Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church. Free.
  • Nine Atlanta composers contribute new electronic music to the concert "Unseen Forces," Monday the 28th at Eyedrum in Atlanta. Free admission, plus audience members can pick up free CDs of music by the featured Atlanta Composer Group.

Whew! And on to today's Midday Music playlist.

11 AM
  • Schubert: Piano Trio in E-flat, D. 897, "Nocturne." Andreas Haefliger, members of Takacs Quartet. London 452 854.
  • Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 15 in B-flat, K. 450. Andras Schiff, Camerata Academica of the Salzburg Mozarteum, Vegh. London 433 374.
  • Ravel: Menuet Antique. Orchestra of Paris, Martinon. EMI 68610.
  • Agricola: Vostre hault bruit, and four short instrumental pieces. Michael Chance, Fretwork. Harmonia Mundi 907421.
12 N
  • Piazzolla: Fuga y Misterio. Camerata Bariloche of Argentina. Dorian 90249.
  • Prokofiev: Sneaky Pete and the Wolf (Peter and the Wolf). Peter Schickele, Atlanta Sym, Levi. Telarc 80350.
1 PM
  • Rachmaninoff: Piano Trio No. 2 in D minor. Borodin Trio. Brilliant box 93423.