Classical Concerts, February 12-17, 2009

February 12-13

  • The Augusta Symphony's Pops! at the Bell series continues with Spectrum and a tribute to Motown's best, including hits by Marvin Gaye, the Temptations and the Four Tops, Thursday and Friday, 7:30, Bell Auditorium, Augusta.
Friday, February 13
Saturday, February 14, Valentine's Day
  • The Macon Symphony and conductor Adrian Gnam offer Telemann's Viola Concerto with Ulisses Silva, Vaughan Williams' Tuba Concerto with Heather Noyes Richter and Sibelius's Second Symphony. 7:30, Grand Opera House, Macon.
  • The Hilliard Ensemble (an "otherworldly" male vocal quartet) sing a program of early and modern Christian music from the Roman, English, Greek, Russian and Armenian traditions. Spivey Hall, Morrow, 8:15.
  • The "Three Phantoms" - the men who enjoyed the longest runs as the Phantom in Phantom of the Opera in New York - join the Columbus Symphony and conductor George Del Gobbo for a musical tour of the best of Broadway. RiverCenter, Columbus.
  • The Cobb Symphony performs Dvorak's Carnival Overture, Shostakovich's Cello Concerto with 22-year-old guest soloist Tina Guo and Brahms' Third Symphony at the Murray Arts Center, Kennesaw. Repeats 3 p.m. Sunday, February 15.
Sunday, February 15
Monday, February 16
  • The Tasman String Quartet from New Zealand gives a free concert of Haydn, Bartok and Schubert in Auburn, Ala., 7:30, Goodwin Hall on the campus of Auburn University. (The group remains in residence at the university until March 15.)
Tuesday, February 17