Thursday, September 24, 2015

An Auspicious Start....

There was much to cheer about in the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra's first concert of the 2015-16 season. The program began traditionally with the audience singing the Damrosch arrangement of the The Star-Spangled Banner. This difficult-to-sing national anthem has a particularly devilish section beginning with the words "...and the rocket's red glare..." Coming to the aid of the patron-singers, the ASO Chorus' provided its stunning  power to make everything right. The evening's main event, though, was a performance of the Mahler Symphony No. 2 in C minor, "Resurrection" under Music Director Robert Spano. This monumental symphony is an Atlanta favorite and the house was  nearly full. 

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