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2011-2012 Symphony Season Openers

Symphony Orchestras across the country are bustling to complete the final preparations for their opening concert. The brochures have been printed and mailed (or put online), subscribers’ tickets are sent, contracts for guest performers have been sealed, and the music, … Continue reading

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Franklin Pond String Quartet was a Meal for Friends

There are pieces of a symphony that may create an atmosphere of an intimate setting. Chamber concerts, as a whole, are the intimate meals for friends. The Franklin Pond String Quartet, made up of Atlanta Symphony Orchestra members, performed a … Continue reading

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Tchaikovsky’s Endearing First Piano Concerto

Most great artists are acutely misunderstood. Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893) was no exception to this belief. When he composed his Piano Concerto no. 1 in B-flat minor, op. 23, the pianist he had hoped to impress, Nicolai Grigorevich Rubinstein, gave … Continue reading

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