Calendar, October 1-17

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Thursday, October 1

  • Canadian Brass. Renowned brass quintet. Schwartz Center, Emory University, Atlanta.
  • Bella Sorella. Unanimously selected by the Los Angeles Music Awards as 2007 Vocal Group of the Year, Bella Sorella is sopranos Nova and Susanna Jimenez with piano and violin accompaniment. Falany Performing Arts Center, Reinhardt College, Waleska

October 1-3

  • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Mussorgsky/Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition; Brahms (arr. Lazic): Concerto in D Major (world premiere); Adam Schoenberg: Finding Rothko. Dejan Lazic, piano; Robert Spano, conductor. Symphony Hall, Atlanta

Saturday, October 3

  • Valdosta Symphony Orchestra. Grieg: Piano Concerto; Beethoven: Choral Fantasy; Dvorak: My Home; Grieg: Piano Concerto; Verdi: selections from Aida. Robert Henry, piano soloist; Howard Hsu, conductor. Memorial concert in honor of Leona Hudson. Whitehead Auditorium, Valdosta State University, Valdosta

October 3, 6, 9, 11

  • The Elixir of Love. The Atlanta Opera presents Gaetano Donizetti’s comic opera. Highlights include the aria “Una Furtiva Lagrima,” a furtive tear. Yoel Levi conducts. Cobb Energy Centre, Atlanta.

Sunday, October 4

  • Atlanta Chamber Players. “Rapido!” Finals round of the ACP’s 14-day composition contest, plus Michael Gandolfi’s History of the World in Seven Acts, Jennifer Higdon’s Southern Harmony for string quartet and Beethoven’s Fourteen Variations for piano trio. High Museum of Art, Atlanta.

Saturday, October 10

  • Symphony Orchestra Augusta. “Sound the Bells, A New Era.” First Symphony Series Concert with new music director Shizuo “Z” Kuwahara conducting. Music of John Williams, Rachmaninoff and Hindemith. First Baptist of Augusta, Augusta.
  • Christine Brewer, soprano, with Craig Rutenberg, piano. Spivey Hall, Morrow.
  • Paco Pena. Famed flamenco guitarist. Rialto Center for the Arts, Atlanta.
  • Sejong, with Orli Shaham. Distinguished conductorless string orchestra and acclaimed pianist Orli Shaham. UGA Performing Arts Center, Athens.

Sunday, October 11

  • Georgian Chamber Players with guests Shai Wosner, piano, and Amy Moretti, violin. Dvorak: “Dumky” Piano Trio; Dohonanyi: Piano Quintet in C minor. Spivey Hall, Morrow.

Tuesday, October 13

  • Tuesday’s Music Live: Symphony Orchestra Augusta Woodwind Quintet. Augusta’s luncheon concert series continues its 22nd season. Free concert; advanced reservations required for lunch. St. Paul's Church, Augusta.

October 15-16

  • Yo-Yo Ma and the Atlanta Symphony. Yo-Yo Ma performs a new cello concerto, Awakening from a Disappearing Garden, by Angel Lam. Also on the program: Stravinsky’s The Nightingale. Symphony Hall, Atlanta.

October 15-18, 23-24

October 15-31

Saturday, October 17

  • Symphony Orchestra Augusta’s Columbia County Music Series presents a chamber music concert with SOA String Quartet and clarinetist Taylor Massey. Brahms’s Clarinet Quintet, Carl Purdy’s Fandango, Mendelssohn’s String Quartet No. 2 in A minor. Hardin Performing Arts Center, Evans.
  • Guitarist Robert Belinic. UGA Performing Arts Center, Athens. In addition to his performance in Athens, he will visit South Georgia for educational engagements.
  • Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville. Bluegrass and BBQ Concert.