Atlanta Symphony Orchestra April Concert Schedule

Speakeysie News Desk—April 1, 2022

Atlanta-The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) continues its Delta Classical Series on April 2. Grammy®-nominated mandolinist Avi Avital returns to play Jennifer Higdon’s new Mandolin Concerto. Robert Spano also conducts Rimsky-Korsakov’s classic Scheherazade and the world premiere of Mark Buller’s The Parallactic Transits, commissioned by the ASO. The program will also be performed at the Savannah Music Festival on April 3.

On April 9, the ASO will perform Saint-Saëns’ Organ Symphony and Poulenc’s Organ Concerto at the First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta, with organist Dr. Jens Korndörfer, led by Associate Conductor Jerry Hou.

On April 13, Robert Spano leads the ASO as cellist Yo-Yo Ma plays Dvořák’s Cello Concerto and Symphony No. 9, the famous piece written “From the New World.” This special concert will be projected on the wall of the Bunzl Building in the Woodruff Arts Center’s Sifly Piazza—creating a magical musical experience under the stars. The performance will also be livestreamed online at aso.org/livestreams and the Orchestra’s Facebook and YouTube channels. 

On April 21 and 23, the violin delights and thrills, as Principal Guest Conductor Donald Runnicles leads Concertmaster David Coucheron in a performance of Bruch’s Scottish Fantasy, accompanied by Principal Harp Elisabeth Remy Johnson. The program also features Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3, “Eroica.” The April 23 concert will feature an event for the ASO’s young professionals group BRAVO. Members receive access to special events, ticket discounts and more. Membership information at aso.org/BRAVO.

On April 23 and 29, the ASO Talent Development Program Fellows will showcase their talents during the annual TDP Spring Recitals, a hallmark of the season. Tickets are free and may be reserved at aso.org/TDP.

On April 28 and 30, Principal Guest Conductor Sir Donald Runnicles leads the Orchestra in an inspired French program featuring Debussy’s Prelude to an Afternoon Faun, Duruflé’s Requiem and Debussy’s Nocturnes with the ASO Chorus. The April 28 concert is also an UpTempo Teen Night for middle and high school students, featuring a pre-concert event with host Okorie “OKCello” Johnson and special guests. Registration and more information at aso.org/UpTempo.

During the month of April, the Delta Atlanta Symphony Hall LIVE Series welcomes Daryl Hall and the Daryl’s House Band with special guest Todd Rundgren on April 5, Todrick Hall on April 22, and more. Visit aso.org/LIVE to view a full list of concerts. 

Additional April concert details: 

Scheherazade and Mandolinist Avi Avital Returns
Delta Classical Series
Atlanta Symphony Hall, Memorial Arts Building, Woodruff Arts Center
Thursday, March 31, 2022, 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 2, 2022, 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 3, 2022, 3:00 p.m.  
Savannah Music Festival

Robert Spano, conductor
Avi Avital, mandolin
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

MARK BULLER: The Parallactic Transits (ASO Commission – World Premiere) 
JENNIFER HIGDON: Mandolin Concerto
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Scheherazade

Daryl Hall and the Daryl’s House Band with special guest Todd Rundgren 
Atlanta Symphony Hall LIVE
Atlanta Symphony Hall, Memorial Arts Building, Woodruff Arts Center
Tuesday, April 5, 2022, 7:30 p.m.

Saint-Saëns’ Organ Symphony with the ASO at First Presbyterian Church   
First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta
Saturday, April 9, 2022, 8:00 p.m.

TJ COLE: To the Universe
POULENC: Organ Concerto
SAINT-SAËNS: Symphony No. 3

Jerry Hou, conductor
Dr. Jens Korndörfer, organist
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Livestream: Yo-Yo Ma Plays Dvořák 
Sifly Piazza, Woodruff Arts Center, aso.org/livestream
Wednesday, April 13, 2022, 8:00 p.m. 

Robert Spano, conductor 
Yo-Yo Ma, cello 
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra 

DVOŘÁK: Symphony No. 9, “From the New World”
DVOŘÁK: Cello Concerto



Diana Krall
Atlanta Symphony Hall LIVE
Atlanta Symphony Hall, Memorial Arts Building, Woodruff Arts Center
Wednesday, April 20, 2022, 8:00 p.m.

Bruch and Beethoven
Delta Classical Series
Atlanta Symphony Hall, Memorial Arts Building, Woodruff Arts Center
Thursday, April 21, 2022, 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 23, 2022, 8:00 p.m.

Donald Runnicles, conductor
David Coucheron, violin
Elisabeth Remy Johnson, harp
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

BRUCH: Scottish Fantasy
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 3, “Eroica”

Family Concert: The Day the Crayons Quit (sold out)
Atlanta Symphony Hall, Memorial Arts Building, Woodruff Arts Center

Sunday, April 24, 2022, 3:00 p.m.
Jerry Hou, conductor
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Todrick Hall: The Femuline Tour
Atlanta Symphony Hall LIVE
Atlanta Symphony Hall, Memorial Arts Building, Woodruff Arts Center
Friday, April 22, 2022, 8:00 p.m.

Talent Development Program (TDP) Recitals
Rich Theatre, Memorial Arts Building, Woodruff Arts Center
Saturday, April 23, 2022, 4:00 p.m.
Friday, April 29, 2022, 6:00 p.m.
TDP Fellows
Tickets are Free but must be reserved aso.org/tdp

Debussy and Duruflé
Delta Classical Series
Atlanta Symphony Hall, Memorial Arts Building, Woodruff Arts Center
Thursday, April 28, 2022, 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 30, 2022, 8:00 p.m.

Donald Runnicles, conductor
Jennifer Johnson Cano, mezzo-soprano
Douglas Williams, baritone
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra 

DEBUSSY: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
DEBUSSY: Nocturnes
DURUFLÉ: Requiem 

About the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Celebrating its 77th season, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra continues to affirm its position as one of America’s leading orchestras with excellent live performances, renowned guest artist features and engaging education initiatives. As a cornerstone for artistic development in the Southeast, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra performs a full schedule of more than 150 concerts, including educational and community concerts, each year for a combined audience of more than a quarter-million people.

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