Hough is in Atlanta this weekend, performing on the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s all-Rachmaninov program. That will featured Rachmaninov’s "Vocalise" and "Symphonic Dances," and Hough will performance the "Piano Concerto No. 1."
Lois Reitzes spoke with Ebène Quartet cellist Raphaël Merlin about the ensemble's evening of classical, jazz and crossover arrangements. Merlin told Reitzes that when it comes to approaching seemingly disparate styles of music, he cites the wisdom of (fellow classical/jazz/crossover musician) Nigel Kennedy:
For one, Orchestra Noir appeared in a music video by Atlanta hip-hop stars Migos and 2Chainz. And the group’s next concert will feature not just their concerto competition winner but also Grammy-winning producer Bryan-Michael Cox.
Multi-Grammy Award-winning violinist Hilary Hahn is on the road with pianist Robert Levin. Their tour stops in Atlanta this weekend. The two are performing a program of music by Bach, Mozart and Beethoven, along with contemporary works written specifically for them.
This week's concerts have everything from indie rock darlings to the man, the meme himself. Contributor Mara Davis joins host emeritus Steve Goss for a look at the offerings in Atlanta's clubs and concert halls.
In about a month, we'll learn the winner of the third annual Tiny Desk Contest, the songwriting and performance contest from the creators of NPR's Tiny Desk Concerts.
Last year, the six judges received over 6,000 entries, listening for what host Bob Boilen identified as "something singular, a song and sound that felt original, and a performance that felt inspired." In the end, the judges’ decisions were unanimous: Gaelynn Lea of Duluth, Minnesota.
Aging punk rockers and frontmen gone solo are on the bill this weekend and contributor Mara Davis joins host emeritus Steve Goss for a look at what's going on in Atlanta's music venues with "Mara's Music Mix."
The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra welcomes pianist Kirill Gerstein into their hall this week. And among his many accomplishments, Gerstein had a rare opportunity in 2015. He was the first to record the rediscovered edition of Tchaikovsky's first piano concerto, which Tchaikovsky released in 1879 but had been lost.
After Tchaikovsky passed away, an editor made some “significant changes,” in Gerstein’s words, to the score. That resulted in a posthumous edition published in 1894, which became the most well-known version.
Ed Roland is best known as the frontman and principal songwriter of rock band Collective Soul, but the Stockbridge, Georgia, native also helms the Americana band Ed Roland & The Sweet Tea Project, as well as his own solo career.
Ed Roland joined Lois Reitzes on “City Lights” to discuss his incredibly productive year, with no signs of slowing down.
Musician, songwriter, soundtrack and record producer T Bone Burnett has said that “The Secret Sisters echo and promise better days. They are a breath of fresh air.” And he should know, because Mr. Burnett produced the first two albums for this Alabama-born singing sibling duo.
The Secret Sisters – Laura and Lydia Rogers – have made some powerful fans in the music industry since their self-titled debut record from 2010. The sisters expect to release their third album in the spring of 2017, this time produced by singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile.
This weekend, a pair of R&B greats hit the arena, and Christmas music "steamrolls" into the city. Contributor Mara Davis joins host emeritus Steve Goss for a look at some upcoming concerts in Mara's Music Mix.
While you may be chowing down on turkey, retail stores everywhere have already signaled the coming of a larger holiday season. And December welcomes plenty of concerts, plays and celebrations of the winter holidays.
This weekend, Spivey Hall hosts two Christmas-themed shows with two critically acclaimed acapella groups.
This weekend, Atlanta plays host to a soul revival act at the Fox and some politically charged Americana. Contributor Mara Davis joins host emeritus Steve Goss for their weekly look at the concert calendar with "Mara's Music Mix."
This weekend is an unofficial kick-off for the holidays with many seasonal events happening in Atlanta, but there are also a number of other fun events and cultural experiences. Atlanta PlanIt has compiled a list of their weekend event picks. They range from a music festival with roots dating back more than a century to one of our favorite holiday markets.
Take a look at what’s going on in Atlanta this weekend, Nov. 18 through 20.
Patti Austin made her Apollo Theater debut at the age of 4 on a dare.
“We went to see the Apollo to see Dinah Washington,” said Austin, who often met renowned musicians growing up through her musical father, a professional trombone player. With some precociousness, Austin ended up on stage. “Dinah dared me to sang, I sang, and I finished singing and ran off the stage. The audience liked it, and I liked that they liked it, and I ran into the arms of a guy who was on one knee in the wing.”