Classical Calendar, September 18-21

Lots going on in Augusta! The multi-arts, multi-genre Westobou Festival runs September 18-28, and the Arts in the Heart Festival comes to life this weekend only, September 18-21. As one highlight of this cultural smorgasbord, the internationally acclaimed Silk Road Ensemble appears at Augusta State Thursday the 18th, with very reasonably priced tickets. Follow the festival links above for complete, extensive, colorful festival listings.

Meanwhile, Saturday at Macon's Grand Opera House, the Macon Symphony opens its new season ("a season so hot you gotta wear shades," they claim!) with Dvorak's "New World" Symphony and Wieniawski's Second Violin Concerto, featuring soloist Emil Chudnovsky.

And in Morrow, the prizewinning young Daedalus Quartet makes its Spivey Hall debut in a season-opening celebration presenting string quartets by Haydn and Janacek and the "Trout" Quintet by Schubert.