In Augusta, the 13th annual Star Spangled Concert takes place July 4 at 8 p.m. at Saint Paul's Church, presented by the Riverwalk Series. The 85-member Independence Day Chorus and Orchestra perform Sousa marches, "God Bless America" and more; the city's Riverwalk fireworks display follows.
The Atlanta Symphony is also playing a July 4 extravaganza - an outdoor All-American Celebration with fireworks at the end. That's Saturday 8 p.m. at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Alpharetta.
Happy holiday weekend! (Friday's Midday Music comes to you from WSVH Savannah.) - Sarah
- Telemann: Trumpet Concerto in D. John Thiessen, New York Collegium. New York Collegium independently produced CD.
- Debussy: Cello Sonata. Jean-Guihen Queyras, Alexadre Tharaud. Harmonia Mundi 902012.
- Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C minor. Vienna Phil, Abbado. DG 423 590.
- Bach: Sinfonias from cantatas 29, 156 & 31. Taverner Players, Parrott. Virgin 391340.
- Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor. Yefim Bronfman, Philharmonia Orch, Salonen. Sony 47183.
- Poulenc: Cavatine, from Cello Sonata. Jean-Guihen Queyras, Alexadre Tharaud. Harmonia Mundi 902012.
- Kabalevsky: Colas Breugnon, Overture.
- Tchaikovsky: Piano Trio in A minor, Op. 50. Argerich, Kremer, Maisky. DG 459 326.