Classical Concerts, February 24-March 3, 2009

Thursday, February 26

  • Pianist and Augusta State professor Clara Park is soloist in Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue. Presented by the ASU Music Department, 7:30 Maxwell Theatre, Augusta State University.
  • The Copland House Ensemble gives the first of two distinct performances presented by the Auburn Chamber Music Society. Hear Copland, Saint-Saens, Ravel, Milhaud and Stravinsky starting at 7:30, Goodwin Recital Hall, Auburn University.
  • The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Chorus - with guest soloists Janice Chandler, Thomas Cooley and Steven Humes - bring to life The Creation, Haydn's portrait of the beginning of the world. Set design by Anne Patterson; projection design by Adam Larsen; Robert Spano conducts. Repeats Saturday, both days at 8 p.m. in Atlanta's Symphony Hall.
Friday, February 27
Saturday, February 28
  • The Valdosta Symphony, Valdosta State University Concert Choir, VSO Chorus, VSU dance soloists and narrator James Schraeder perform King David, a biblical oratorio by Arthur Honegger. 8 p.m., Whitehead Auditorium, VSU, Valdosta. Repeats Sunday in Valdosta and Monday in Atlanta.
  • The Atlanta Opera presents Verdi's Il Trovatore (The Troubador) at the Cobb Energy Centre, Atlanta. Repeats March 3, 6 and 8.
  • The Atlanta Symphony again presents a semi-theatrical interpretation of Haydn's Creation: see Thursday above.
  • As part of the 10th anniversary CSU Guitar Symposium, guitar duos Duo Spiritoso and Soloduo appear in Legacy Hall, RiverCenter, Columbus, 8 p.m.
Sunday, March 1
  • The members of the Russian National Ballet Theatre dance and flutter their way through the story of Swan Lake, with Tchaikovsky's music. UGA Performing Arts Center, Athens.
  • The Atlanta Chamber Players are in concert at Spivey Hall, Morrow, 3 p.m., with Beethoven's Serenade Op. 25, Poulenc's Trio for winds and piano, and Korngold's Piano Quintet.
  • Valdostans repeat Honegger's King David in a multimedia, large-cast family concert at Valdosta State, 3 p.m. See Saturday above.
  • Marko Feri and the Amadeus Duo are onstage at Legacy Hall, RiverCenter, Columbus, 7:30, as part of the CSU Guitar Symposium.
Monday, March 2
  • Valdostans take King David on the road. Paul Neal leads the Valdosta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus and others in a multimedia production of Honegger's biblical oratorio. Cathedral of St. Philip, Atlanta.
Tuesday, March 3