Select Classical Concerts, March 11-18

Here's some of what's going on in Georgia this week. We aim for accuracy, but please always confirm details with the groups or venues in question. If we don't know about your professional classical music organization, please send press releases to Happy concertgoing!

Tuesday, March 11

  • "Classical Now." Mezzo-soprano Maya Hoover, pianist Lisa Leong, violinist Justin Bruns, cellist Brad Ritchie and guitarist John Huston perform music of Atlanta-area composers, including two world premieres. 7:30, at Clayton State's Spivey Hall, Morrow. Free.
Friday March 14
  • Yundi Li, 25-year-old Chinese superstar pianist, makes his Atlanta debut at Georgia Tech's Ferst Center with Mozart, Chopin, Liszt and Mussorgsky. (Yundi Li appears again March 20 at Savannah's Lucas Theater, as part of the Savannah Music Festival.)
Saturday, March 15
  • "Celebrating America." Adrian Gnam leads the Macon Symphony in Joan Tower's Made in America, composer-in-residence Catherine McMichael's Joyful Noise, and favorites by Gershwin. 7:30, Grand Opera House, Macon.
  • "Imaginary Homeland." The Cobb Symphony plays a children's concert in Kennesaw, with music from many traditions with a St. Patrick's Day twist. 10 a.m.
  • The Georgia Philharmonic and violinist Madalyn Parnas perform Saint-Saens' Third Violin Concerto, plus Weber and Sibelius. Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 8 p.m.
Sunday, March 16
  • A German Requiem by Brahms. Guest conductor Joseph Flummerfelt leads the Augusta Symphony, soloists Tonya Currier and Jack Brown and Augusta-area college and church choirs. "Concerts with a Cause." 4 p.m., First Baptist of Augusta, free admission but contributions welcome.
  • Winners of the LaGrange Symphony's 12th annual Young Artists Competition in recital. This year's Young Artists in Recital are string players: 16-year-old cellist Matthew Allen from Tallahassee, 20-year-old violinist Elizabeth McCorquodale from Canada and Columbus State's Schwob School of Music, and 19-year-old violinist Yaniv Gutman from Israel and Columbus's Schwob School of Music. Here's their program. Callaway Auditorium, LaGrange College, 3 p.m..
  • The Hawkinsville-Pulaski County Arts Council presents singer-guitarist Elisabeth von Trapp (Vermont native and granddaughter of Maria and Baron Von Trapp of Sound of Music fame), plus guest cellist Erich Kory, in "Bach to Broadway, Schubert to String: A Celebration of Classical Music." 3 p.m., Old Opera House, Hawkinsville.
Tuesday, March 18
  • Little Carnegie Hall Showcase Concert. Showcasing nine of northeast Georgia's most accomplished student musicians in performance, including interviews during the concert. (Sounds like a Georgia "From the Top"!) 9 p.m., Pearce Auditorium, Brenau University, Gainesville, 9 p.m., presented by Gainesville Pro Musica.
  • "Music, She Wrote." Music celebrating Women's History Month at Wesleyan College, Macon. Guest artists Jennifer Flory, Tina Stallard and Jennifer McGuire. Free and open to all.
Also coming up: the Savannah Music Festival, starting March 20.