Classical Concerts, February 3-8, 2008

Tuesday, February 3

  • The LaGrange Symphony offers "Classical Gems" (Mozart's Don Giovanni Overture, Spoher's Second Clarinet Concerto with Staci Culbreth as soloist, and a Beethoven symphony). Patricio Cobos conducts. 7:30, Callaway Auditorium, LaGrange College.
Thursday, February 5
  • Columbus State violin faculty Sergiu Schwartz and friends (faculty pianist Gila Goldstein, violist Maureen Gallagher and cellist Andre Gaskins) play chamber music by Mozart, Brahms and Mendelssohn on Columbus State's Legacy Live series. 7:30, RiverCenter. Tickets from RiverCenter, details from CSU's Music Department.
February 5 & 7
  • Soprano Christine Brewer and bass Eric Owens join conductor Donald Runnicles and the Atlanta Symphony for an all-Strauss program featuring scenes from the operas Capriccio, Elektra, Die Frau ohne Schatten and Salome. 8 p.m., Atlanta's Symphony Hall.
Saturday, February 7
  • The Albany Symphony, led by Claire Fox Hillard, presents "Oboes, Strings & Things": Tchaikovsky's String Serenade, Vaughan Williams' Tallis Fantasia, Arvo Part's Fratres, Marcello's Oboe Concerto with soloist Susan Brashier, and a new piece, Bolus Hook, by orchestra member Russell Brown. 8 p.m., Albany Municipal Auditorium.
Sunday, February 8
  • St. John Church and Concerts with a Cause present the Atlanta Sacred Chorale (Eric Nelson, director) in choral treasures by Mozart, Bainton and Lauridsen, plus spirituals. Free admission; nursery provided; an offering will be taken for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Augusta. 4 p.m., St. John United Methodist, Augusta.