Classical Concerts, April 17-20, 2009

Friday, April 17

  • The Prairie Winds, a wind quintet from Chicago, perform at Augusta State's Maxwell Theatre, presented by the Harry Jacobs Chamber Music Society.
  • Acclaimed male vocal group Chanticleer performs a program of American music through time, "Wonderous Free," at Spivey Hall, Clayton State, Morrow.
  • Violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg and guitarists Sergio and Odair Assad return to Athens to play Gypsy folk tunes, original compositions and music by Charlie Chaplin. UGA Performing Arts Center.
Saturday, April 18
  • Portnoy & Friends: The Finale. Outgoing long-time Augusta Stymphony maestro Donald Portnoy leads his final masterworks concert as music director of the Augusta Symphony. For the occasion he has invited back some of his favorite collaborators as soloists: violinist Vadim Gluzman, soprano Carol Sparrow and tenor Randolph Locke. Saint-Saens, Bizet, Puccini and more. First Baptist of Augusta.
  • The Columbus Symphony welcomes Finnish pianist Paavali Jumppanen as soloist in Johannes Brahms' mighty Piano Concerto No. 2. Also on the program: the joyful "Rhenish" Symphony (No. 3) by Brahms' friend and colleague Robert Schumann. George del Gobbo conducts. RiverCenter, Columbus.
  • Chanticleer performs at Spivey Hall again, a distinct show from Friday's. They call this kaleidoscopic program "Divine Tapestry - A Mass for All Time." Clayton State, Morrow.
Sunday, April 19
  • Bach to the Future is the Atlanta Symphony's latest family concert. Members of Platypus Theatre join conductor Jere Flint and the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra. Symphony Hall, Atlanta. Two matinee performances.
Monday, April 20
  • The Robert McDuffie Center for Strings presents Trio RPM in a free concert of music for piano trio. Trio RPM is made of faculty members violinist Amy Schwartz Moretti, cellist Christopher Rex and pianist Elizabeth Pridgen. Fickling Hall, Music Building, Mercer University, Macon.