Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Stephen Mulligan, conductor
Stuart Stephenson, trumpet
All season long, the ASO is celebrating its diamond anniversary by showcasing the men and women who’ve put it on the map: the orchestra’s world-class musicians. This program highlights their exceptional artistry as guest conductor Stephen Mulligan brings out Stravinsky’s earth-shattering ballet score The Rite of Spring, a piece so unexpected a riot broke out at its first performance in 1913. The all-Russian concert opens with Prokofiev’s irresistible showpiece, Lieutenant Kijé, and features the brilliant musicianship of principal trumpet Stuart Stephenson in a concerto by Alexander Arutiunian.
Pre-performance talk in Ramsey Concert Hall at 2:15 pm (free admission).
Photo: Jeff Roffman