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Atlanta Baroque, Marietta's Strand get in tune with holidays


Star soloists to enhance Handel’s ‘Messiah’

The Atlanta Baroque Orchestra and the Cathedral Schola of the Cathedral of St. Philip will be boosted by four celebrated soloists, including Atlanta-based countertenor David Daniels, when they perform Handel’s “Messiah” on Dec. 13 and 14.

Featured along with Daniels will be Clara Rottsolk, soprano; Karim Sulayman, tenor; and Mischa Bouvier, baritone.

“We’re pleased to be bringing the complete ‘Messiah’ to Atlanta … with four top-notch soloists who are all internationally active performers,” ABO Artistic Director Julie Andrijeski said.

Handel’s music will be played on period instruments, “performed as nearly as we can reconstruct to the manner in which the composer himself would have imagined and experienced this music,” according to conductor Dale Adelmann.

The concerts are at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13 at the Cathedral of St. Philip in Buckhead (2744 Peachtree Road N.W.) and 4 p.m. Dec. 14 at Roswell’s St. David’s Episcopal Church (1015 Old Roswell Road).

General admission: $25 advance, $35 day of concert. Seniors: $20 and $25. Students: $10 and $15. Patron tickets: $100 in advance (includes two preferred-seating tickets, held until 10 minutes prior to the concert). www.atlantabaroque.org.

Strand hosts Christmas pops concert

A highlight of a busy month of holiday programming at Marietta’s historic Earl Smith Strand Theatre shapes up to be the 7 p.m. Dec. 11 performance by Symphony on the Square.

The 50-member pops orchestra, under the baton of founder Paul Hill, will play classic Christmas carols along with music from recent holiday movies.

Strand organist Ronald Carter also presents a pre-show concert with carol singalongs on the Mighty Allen Theatre Organ. General admission: $12.50. 117 N. Park Square, Marietta. 770-293-0080, www.earlsmithstrand.org.


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