Playlist for Tuesday, May 20

Concerts this Memorial Day weekend:

  • The Augusta Choral Society presents a performance honoring our fallen heroes, with chorus and instrumentalists. Saturday, May 24, 7:30 p.m., Sacred Heart Cultural Center, Augusta. Details.
  • The Atlanta Symphony welcomes back guest conductor Nic McGegan for "An Evening of Musical Shakespeare," featuring the orchestra and vocal soloists, plus actors from Georgia Shakespeare, who perform excerpts from Shakespeare's plays between the musical selections. Thursday-Saturday, 8 p.m., Symphony Hall, Atlanta.
  • The LaGrange Symphony Swing Band, led by Patricio Cobos, presents "Songs That Won the War," a pops concert honoring World War II veterans and all the people of our armed forces. Saturday, May 24, 6:00, Callaway Auditorium, LaGrange College. Vets and those in active service are encouraged to wear uniforms. (706) 882-0662.
Speaking of fallen heroes, that's the theme of this week's Atlanta Symphony broadcast on GPB. Robert Spano conducts a thematic program combining Samuel Barber's Adagio for Strings, John Adams' On the Transmigration of Souls, an Elegy by John Corigliano and Beethoven's heroic "Eroica" Symphony. Please join me for The ASO on GPB, Thursday, May 22 at 8 p.m., repeating Sunday, May 27 at 10 p.m., over GPB Radio and

Today on Midday Music:

11 AM
  • Glazunov: Symphony No. 7 in F, "Pastoral." Royal Scottish National Orch, Serebrier. Warner 2564 63236.
  • Sammartini: Sonata in G major, Op. 13/2. Ensemble J. M. Anciuti. Brilliant 93365.
  • Duarte: Variations on a Catalan Folk Song. Antigoni Goni. Naxos 8.554554.
12 N
  • Byrd/Allen: Bells. Canadian Brass Ensemble. Opening Day 7347.
  • Debussy: En Bateau. James Galway, Christopher O'Riley. BMG RCA 68351.
  • Faure: Violin Sonata No. 1 in A major. Shlomo Mintz, Yefim Bronfman. DG 423 065.
  • Berlioz: Beatrice and Benedict Overture. San Diego Sym, Talmi. Naxos 8.550999.
  • Warlock: Capriol Suite. Equale Brass. Nimbus 5004.
1 PM
  • Mozart: Flute Quartet No. 2 in G. Pahud, Poppen, Schlichtig, Queyras. EMI 56829.
  • Liszt: Tarantella, S. 162/3. Jorge Bolet. London 425 689.
  • Fasch: Overture Grosso (Suite) in D major. Tempesta di Mare. Chandos 0751.