How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice, practice, and more practice, goes the old maxim.  Now is your chance to check out Carnegie Hall material as Robert Spano leads the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) in a spectacular set.

For two nights in Atlanta and one night in New York, Spano will showcase a masterpiece experience.

A piece by Aaron Copland from Appalachian Spring, Suite from the Ballet (1944) is an upbeat piece of Americana. The name Appalachian Spring comes from a poem by Hart Crane.  The piece to takes the listener to a wild ride. Divided into eight sections that are performed without pause, the program captures the pioneering lands of yesteryear.

This is followed by Leonard Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms (1965) that is absolutely spectacular with the full chorus. What is remarkable about this work is that, as an audience member, you are immersed into the spectacular mix of voice, instrumentals, and the feeling of being in a hollow cathedral. John Holiday, counter tenor head, seemed to shrink as his voice filled the ASO hall.

The final portion is William Walton’s Belshazzar’s Feast (1931) mixed in with the Baritone voice of Brett Polegato. The program has a full text so you can follow along and feel like you are a part of this magical performance.

Don’t miss out on one more chance to see them in Atlanta on Saturday, October 20th and then in New York City’s Carnegie Hall on October 27th. This program is also being taped for broadcast at a later time on Atlanta’s WABE FM 90.1 and Georgia Public Broadcasting’s statewide network.

Note: next week on Wednesday, look for a special appearance by movie maker Stephen Spielberg and conductor John Williams on the October 24th showing.

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