Speakeysie News Desk- August 16, 2022
ATLANTA – The Grammy® Award-winning Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) announced today that tickets for its 2022/23 Delta Classical season will go on sale Wednesday, Aug. 17.The ASO’s 78th season will feature eight programs led by incoming Music Director Nathalie Stutzmann, showcasing such repertory staples as Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Brahms’ Third Symphony and Bach’s St. Matthew Passion. She will also conduct the world premiere of a new choral piece by Hilary Purrington featuring the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus and stellar vocal soloists.
The 2022/23 season will open on Sept. 22 and 24 with guest conductor Peter Oundjian and piano legend Emanuel Ax for Mozart’s classic Piano Concerto No. 18, paired with the riveting composition,To Awaken the Sleeperby Emmy Award-winning Atlanta native Joel Thompson, featuring words by Harlem Renaissance luminary James Baldwin. Oundjian also leads the ASO in a performance of Rachmaninov’s Symphonic Dances. The season will feature U.S. premieres of works by Lera Auerbach, Helen Grime and Tyshawn Sorey; ASO debuts from artists and conductors including Kazem Abdullah, Justin Austin and Elim Chan; and the return of such familiar faces as Lise de la Salle, Gil Shaham, and Principal Guest Conductor Sir Donald Runnicles.
Programming will also include the Family Concert Series, featuring Halloween Spooktacular, The Polar Express™ in Concert and Symphony Safari; a special performance of Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons by Concertmaster David Coucheron; Movies in Concert with the ASO; and annual Coca-Cola Holiday favorites Christmas with the ASO and Handel’s Messiah.
Tickets and additional details about the 2022/23 season can be found at aso.org/season78.
About Nathalie Stutzmann
Nathalie Stutzmann joins the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra as Music Director at the start of the 2022/23 season, becoming only the second woman in history to lead a major American orchestra after Marin Alsop. Stutzmann also serves as Principal Guest Conductor of The Philadelphia Orchestra. Charismatic musicianship, combined with unique rigor, energy, and fantasy characterize her style, while making her one of the most outstanding musical personalities of our time. more
About the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Celebrating its 78th 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.