Classical Calendar, October 30-November 4, 2008

Here are some top concert listings around Georgia for this week, courtesy of GPB's Midday Music.

Thursday-Saturday, October 30-November 1

  • In Atlanta's Symphony Hall, Leonard Slatkin conducts the Atlanta Symphony in Barber's Piano Concerto with Garrick Ohlsson as soloist, Bernstein's "Jeremiah" Symphony with mezzo-soprano Kelley O'Connor, and Rachmaninoff's Symphonic Dances. The first in the ASO's "American Originals" series this fall.
Friday, October 31Saturday, November 1
  • The Valdosta Symphony Orchestra performs Rimsky-Korsakov's Capriccio Espagnol, Nielsen's Flute Concerto with soloist Elizabeth Goode and Beethoven's Seventh Symphony. Conducting is Nicholas Ross, a finalist to become the VSO's next music director. Whitehead Auditorium, Valdosta State.
  • At the Hardin Performing Arts Center in Evans, violinist Levon Ambartsumian and pianist Evgeny Rivkin perform Schubert's Arpeggione Sonata and both of Brahms' Op. 120 sonatas. Both men are from Russia but currently professors of music at the University of Georgia. Presented by the Augusta Symphony.
Sunday, November 2Monday, November 3
  • Brahms' German Requiem fills Columbus's RiverCenter. It's a joint student-faculty Columbus State performance of this divine work, with the CSU Choral Union and CSU Philharmonic and soloists Michelle DeBruyn and Earl Coleman conducted by Constantina Tsolainou.
Tuesday, November 4
  • Award-winning American pianist Jeremy Denk headlines Columbus State's Legacy Live! series 7:30 at RiverCenter. He'll play two huge pieces - Beethoven's Hammerklavier Sonata and Ives' Concord Sonata - and be done by 9:00, just in time for you to jump into your car to catch election coverage on GPB.