Monday, March 5, 2018

De Waart and Hadelich are first-rate...

Each year, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra attracts a bevy of top-tiered solo performers, but it rarely manages to schedule the world’s top-tier of conductors, or the top-tier of those based in the US. But his week’s pair of concerts featured one of the top names of the conducting world, maestro Edo de Waart. With a career that began in the early 1960s, de Waart has been music director of about 12 different orchestras and opera companies worldwide. He has also been a guest conductor to nearly every major international orchestra and opera company. He has been described as “tetchy” and outspoken by journalists, yet he continues to garner new appointments, with the most recent being a contract to be the music director of the New Zealand Symphony. Given that some guest conductors have brought out the best in the ASO, de Waart’s visit has been highly anticipated. For the complete review, click here:

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