Select Classical Concerts, April 15-24

  • Thursday, April 17 in Augusta's Bell Auditorium, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy headlines an Augusta Symphony pops concert.
  • April 17 and 18 at Emory University in Atlanta, student ensembles and guest soloists present the local premiere of a Pulitzer-nominated work by an Emory composer, Richard Prior's Stabat Mater.
  • Friday, April 18, the Grammy-winning male chorus Chanticleer sings at UGA's Performing Arts Center in Athens.
  • The evenings of April 18 and 19 the Savannah Sinfonietta plays English music and Dvorak's String Serenade at two Savannah-area locations (at the Landings on Skidaway Island and at Trinity United Methodist Church). Also, the Savannah Sinfonietta plus the Savannah Choral Society present Verdi's La Traviata, Saturday evening at the Lucas Theater. Performing two places at once? That's what the website claims!
  • Saturday, April 19 is a big day for piano. The Columbus Symphony Orchestra and conductor George Del Gobbo welcome Van Cliburn Competition silver medalist Antonio Pompa-Baldi for Beethoven's "Emperor" Concerto at Columbus's RiverCenter. Meanwhile, Norwegian piano superstar Leif Ove Andsnes plays Bach, Beethoven and Debussy at Emory's Schwartz Center in Atlanta. Also, young guitarist Pablo Sainz Villegas (gold medalist at the inaugural Christopher Parkening International Guitar Competition) makes his Spivey Hall debut in Morrow.
  • April 19 and 20 the Cobb Symphony pairs Beethoven's Ninth Symphony and William Grant Still's "Afro-American" Symphony in Kennesaw.