Violinists Joshua Bell, Philippe Quint and Christian Tetzlaff. Pianists Valentina Lisitsa and Jeremy Denk. Concerts in Columbus, Augusta, Morrow, Athens, Atlanta, Kennesaw and Albany. Take your pick and fill a seat!
Monday, November 3
- Columbus State University faculty and students perform Brahms' German Requiem at Columbus's RiverCenter.
- Also in Columbus, Columbus State's Schwob School of Music presents pianist Jeremy Denk performing Beethoven's "Hammerklavier" Sonata and more. The concert begins at 7:30, and they say you'll be out by 9:00 - in plenty of time to catch election returns on GPB Radio.
- In Atlanta, violinist Joshua Bell and the Atlanta Symphony perform Samuel Barber's Violin Concerto. Also on the program, Robert Spano conducts Copland's Appalachian Spring and Bartok's Concerto for Orchestra.
- In Athens, piano legend Claude Frank plays Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert at the UGA Performing Arts Center.
- Pianist Valentina Lisitsa and the Warsaw Philharmonic perform Liszt's First Piano Concerto at Emory University in Atlanta. Antoni Wit also conducts Brahms' Second Symphony.
- The Augusta Symphony welcomes to Augusta another potential new music director, Benjamin Loeb, for a concert at First Baptist of Augusta including Beethoven's First Piano Concerto (with soloist Andrew Armstrong), Ron Nelson's Savannah River Holiday, Debussy's Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun and Stravinsky's Firebird Suite.
- And in Albany's Municipal Auditorium, Claire Fox Hillard leads the Albany Symphony in a fascinating program of music connected to myth. The Tantalus Quartet stars in "The Feast" (a concerto for four guitarists and orchestra) by Paraskevas. There are the Greeks myths of Orpheus (Gluck, Offenbach) and Psyche (Franck). And the orchestra plays a piece by its own member Steven Landis, "Through the Gate of Horn."
- And in Columbus, violinist Philippe Quint joins the Columbus Symphony and music director George Del Gobbo for Piazzolla's Four Seasons of Buenos Aires. The program at RiverCenter, "A Passion for the Tango," also features Ginastera's Estancia Dances, Falla's Three-Cornered Hat and Ravel's Bolero.
- At the Murray Arts Center in Kennesaw, the Cobb Symphony Orchestra, with the Cobb Symphony Chorus and cellist Matthew Allen offer Prokofiev's Cello Concerto and Borodin's Polovetsian Dances, as well as selections from The Sound of Music, Candide and Phantom of the Opera. Michael Alexander conducts.
- The Atlanta Baroque Orchestra (plus singers) perform Vivaldi's Gloria, plus Bach's transcription of a Vivaldi concerto at Atlanta's Peachtree Road United Methodist Church.
- The Tetzlaff Quartet performs Mozart, Berg and Sibelius at Spivey Hall in Morrow. Christian Tetzlaff is the quartet's lead violinist; his sister Tanja is its cellist.
- It's Darton Guitar Day in Albany. Darton College's second annual guitar workshop includes an afternoon recital, master class and lecture, all free and open to the public.