Classical Concerts, April 28-May 3

Tuesday, April 28

  • The LaGrange Symphony, with conductor Patricio Cobos, offer popular pieces by Elgar, Rimsky-Korsakov and Strauss, and competition winner Matthew Allen soloes in Tchaikovsky's Rococo Variations for cello and orchesta. 7:30, Callaway Auditorium, LaGrange College.
Wednesday, April 29
  • Sandersville United Methodist Church presents "Musical Praises," a free program of reflection, renewal and rejoicing (classical and contemporary standards) with cellist Ruth Berry and pianist Kevin Pollock. 6:30, Sandersville.
Thursday, April 30
  • The Augusta Symphony presents a "Music to the People" concert with outgoing music director Donald Portnoy. It's a program of Broadway and light classics, featuring principal trumpet James Ackley in Haydn's Trumpet Concerto. Tickets are moderately priced and all proceeds further the mission of the McCormick Arts Council. 7:30, McCormick County Elementary/Middle School Gym.
April 30 & May 2-3
  • Itzhak Perlman appears with the Atlanta Symphony conducting Schubert's Third Symphony and Brahms' Fourth and soloing in a Bach violin concerto. Symphony Hall, Atlanta. Sold out.
May 1-3

Friday, May 1
  • The Vega String Quartet plays Haydn, Beethoven and Mendelssohn at Emory University's Schwartz Center, Atlanta.
  • Georgia State University Opera Theatre and Symphony Orchestra presents Poulenc's Dialogues of the Carmelites. Rialto Center, Atlanta.
Saturday, May 2
  • The Macon Symphony Orchestra, Macon State College Chorus and Middle Georgia Choral Society, all led by Adrian Gnam, perform The Planets by Gustav Holst. Also on the program: a Mozart overture and Chabrier's Espana. Grand Opera House, Macon.
  • Prizewinning organist Vincent Dubois plays Bach and more on the fine organ at Spivey Hall, Morrow.
Sunday, May 3
  • Acclaimed cellist Daniel Muller-Schott and pianist Angela Hewitt appear in Georgia as part of Spivey Hall's mini Bach festival. They play, yes, Bach at 3 p.m. Spivey Hall, Clayton State, Morrow.
  • The Macon Symphony's Porter Picnic Pops concert begans at 7 p.m. on the campus of Wesleyan College, Macon. Free.