Atlanta Symphony Orchestra to perform Bernstein and Gershwin
The UGA Performing Arts Center will present the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Sept. 24 at 3 p.m. in Hodgson Concert Hall.
Music director Robert Spano will conduct a program that includes Leonard Bernstein's Symphony No. 2, The Age of Anxiety, with guest pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet, and Gershwin's always-popular An American in Paris.
A native of Lyon, France, Thibaudet has performed worldwide for more than three decades and recorded over 50 albums, earning two Grammy nominations, the Diapason d'Or, the Edison Prize as well as Gramophone and Echo awards. He was the soloist on the soundtracks to the award-winning films Atonement, Pride and Prejudice and Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close.
In 2010, the Hollywood Bowl honored Thibaudet for his musical achievements by inducting him into its Hall of Fame. Previously a Chevalier of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, Thibaudet was awarded the title Officier by the French Ministry of Culture in 2012. His concert wardrobe is designed by Vivienne Westwood.
Tickets for the Atlanta Symphony concert are $30-$76. They can be purchased at the Performing Arts Center box office, online at pac.uga.edu or by calling 706-542-4400. UGA students can purchase tickets for $6 with a valid UGA ID, limit one ticket per student.
A pre-concert lecture will be given by Ken Meltzer, author of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra's program notes and host of the weekly radio show, Meet the Classics, on Atlanta's AM-1690. The lecture will begin at 2:15 p.m. in Ramsey Concert Hall in the Performing Arts Center.