Classical Concerts, March 5-9, 2008

Thursday-Saturday, March 5-7

  • Robert Spano leads the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus and violinist Jennifer Koh in a colorful program of music by Richard Wagner, Jennifer Higdon, Alvin Singleton and Alexander Scriabin. 8 p.m. Symphony Hall, Atlanta.
Saturday, March 7
  • From the UK, the award-winning young Belcea Quartet plays Haydn, Britten and Schubert. Spivey Hall, Clayton State, Morrow.
  • The Augusta Symphony's Columbia County Music Series presents internationally acclaimed pianist Valentina Lisitsa in recital playing Rachmaninoff, Liszt, Schumann, Thalberg and Beethoven. 7:30 p.m., Hardin Performing Arts Center, Evans.
  • Celebration Concert XII, "My Soul as a Witness: Spirituality in the Music of American's Enslaved," takes place in Albany, with tenor Leroy Bynum, the Albany State University Concert Chorale and the Albany Symphony. Claire Fox Hillard conducts. 4 p.m., Mount Zion Baptist Church.
Sunday, March 8
  • Concerts with a Cause presents the Manhattan Piano Trio and renowned flutist Eugenia Zukerman at St. John United Methodist Church, Augusta. 3 p.m., free, but donations accepted to benefit Child Enrichment.
  • Young Russian piano phenom Yevgeny Sudbin makes his Spivey Hall debut playing Scarlatti, Haydn, Medtner and Chopin. 3 p.m., Morrow.
Thursday, March 12
  • Van Cliburn Competition silver medalist Joyce Yang performs Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Estonian National Symphony, now on its U.S. debut tour. Also on the program: the Second Symphony by Jean Sibelius. This concert, co-presented by GPB and RiverCenter, will be recorded for future broadcast. 7:30 p.m., RiverCenter, Columbus.