Music Director Robert Spano will lead the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the Women of the ASO Chorus in Mahler’s Symphony No. 3, with mezzo-soprano Ruxandra Donose and the Gwinnett Young Singers. The concerts will be March 4 and 6, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. at Atlanta Symphony Hall at the Woodruff Arts Center.
Fanfare Pre-Concert Dinner Buffet
A great ASO tradition returns in the 2009-2010 season — Fanfare, the pre-concert buffet-style dining by Restaurant Associates, will be available to all concertgoers at all Delta Classical, SuperPops, and Coca-Cola Holiday concert-evening performances from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Concert Preview Talks
Audiences have the opportunity to learn more about the music they’ll be hearing at concerts with free Concert Previews, hosted by ASO Insider and Program Annotator Ken Meltzer. Join Mr. Meltzer and his special guests, composers, conductors, and musicians for lively and informative discussions. All concert previews are located in Atlanta Symphony Hall and are free and open to all concert ticket-holders. (Speakers and locations are subject to change.)
About the Repertoire
MAHLER (1860-1911) Symphony No.3 in D minor
Gustav Mahler was born in Kaliště, Bohemia, on July 7, 1860, and died in Vienna, Austria, on May 18, 1911. The first complete performance of the Symphony No. 3 took place in Krefeld, Germany, on June 9, 1902, with the composer conducting.
About the Artists
Music Director Robert Spano, now in his ninth season as music director of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, is recognized internationally as one of the most imaginative conductors of his generation. Since 2001 he has invigorated and expanded the Orchestra’s repertoire while elevating the ensemble to new levels of international prominence and acclaim.
Romanian mezzo-soprano Ruxandra Donose has captured critical and popular acclaim in leading opera houses and concert halls. Der neue Merker described her voice as an “incredibly exciting, flowing mezzo-soprano, which has no breaks and a flawless timbre.” Her expressive vocalism, thoughtful musicianship, and elegant stage presence allow her to pursue an extensive operatic and orchestral repertoire.
Acclaimed for the beauty, precision and expressive qualities of their singing, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Choruses have been an important part of the Orchestra's programming since their founding by the late Robert Shaw. Both the ASO Chorus and Chamber Chorus are composed entirely of volunteers, who meet weekly for rehearsals and perform with the ASO several times each season.
Now entering its nineteenth season, the Gwinnett Young Singers are frequent guests of the ASO. Under the direction of Founder and Music Director Lynn Urda, and Associate Director Carol Wyatt, the Gwinnett Young Singers rapidly became a nationally recognized children’s chorus, best noted for its mastery of challenging repertoire and exceptionally high musical standards.
About the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, now in its 65th season, is considered one of America’s leading orchestras, known for the excellence of its live performances, presentations, renowned choruses, and its impressive list of Grammy® Award-winning recordings.
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This concert is part of the Delta Classical Concert Series. Delta Air Lines is the Official Airline of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.
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Single tickets for these performances are $20 to $75. All single for the 2009-2010 are now availableonline at atlantasymphony.org or by calling (404) 733-5000. Tickets may also be purchased at the Woodruff Arts Center Box Office located in the Woodruff Arts Center at 15th and Peachtree Streets. Box office hours are Monday through Friday 10am-8pm, and Saturday and Sunday 12pm to 8pm.
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ROBERT SPANO CONDUCTS MAHLER
Delta Classical Series
Atlanta Symphony Hall, Memorial Arts Building, Woodruff Arts Center
Thursday, March 4, 2010, 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 6, 2010, 8:00 p.m.
Robert Spano, conductor
Ruxandra Donose, mezzo-soprano*
Gwinnett Young Singers
Women of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
MAHLER Symphony No. 3
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