The Atlanta School
Saturday, March 8, 2014 by Jesse McQuarters
Conductor Robert Spano and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra have created a thriving community of composers who have come to be known as “The Atlanta School”. They include Jennifer Higdon, Christopher Theofanidis, Osvaldo Golijov, and Michael Gandolfi, and this week we’ll listen to their music.
Michael Gandolfi: The Garden of Cosmic Speculation, I-III
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra/Spano
Christopher Theofanidis: Drumsound Rises from The Here & Now
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chorus/Spano
Osvaldo Golijov: Second Wave & Aria fr. Oceana
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chorus; Luciana Souza, voc.
Jennifer Higdon: On a Wire
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra/Spano; Eighth Blackbird