Friday, June 22, 2018
ATLANTA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
THE ARTS COUNCIL SMITHGALL ARTS CENTER LAWN
8:00PM (gates open at 6:00PM)
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Performance Ticket:
Senior (65+) $32;
Table for 8 $320;
(7% tax added to all ticket sales)
The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra is returning to The Arts Council for its 43rd year, continuing its annual tradition of bringing artistic excellence to our region. Boasting an exceptional resume of live performances, presentations, choruses, and GRAMMY® Award-winning recordings, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra is renowned throughout the Southeast and across the nation.
Conducting the performance in Gainesville will be Mr. Stephen Mulligan, who was appointed as the Assistant Conductor of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the Music Director of the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra in August 2017. From 2014 to 2016, Mulligan served as Assistant Conductor of the Winston-Salem Symphony and the Music Director of the Winston-Salem Symphony Youth Orchestras Program. Mulligan has also assisted with programs at the Los Angeles Philharmonic, including productions of Bernstein’s West Side Story at the Hollywood Bowl and John Adams’s Nixon in China at Walt Disney Concert Hall.
During its 32-year history with Telarc, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus have recorded more than 100 albums and won 27 GRAMMY® Awards in categories including Best Classical Album, Best Orchestral Performance, Best Choral Performance, and Best Opera Performance. A recognized leader and supporter of contemporary American music, the Orchestra earned the 2007 award for Strongest Commitment to New American Music from the American Society of Composers. In addition, the Orchestra’s Music Director of seven years, Robert Spano, was named Musical America 2008 Conductor of the Year. The Orchestra continues to record regularly on its new in-house label, ASO Media, demonstrating the Orchestra’s commitment to celebrating classical masterworks while continuing to perform, commission, premiere, and record works by today’s leading composers in their own unique style.