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Locked-out Atlanta Symphony musicians to perform 3 concerts Friday and Tuesday


The locked-out players of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, billing themselves as ATL Symphony Musicians, will be presenting concerts on Friday and next Tuesday.

  • Friday's performances will be at Oglethorpe University's Conant Performing Arts Center at 7 and 9 p.m., with an audience reception with the musicians open to both audiences on the Conant's picnic grounds at 8 p.m.

Richard Prior will conduct approximately 35 musicians in programs of Mozart's Requiem -- with the Atlanta Mozart Choir, a.k.a. some 75 members of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus -- and Barber's Adagio for Strings.

Prior is the Emory University Department of Music conducting chair as well as conductor of the Rome (Ga.) Symphony Orchestra.

General admission tickets are $25; $75 for "special onstage seating." The Conant is at 4484 Peachtree Road N.E., Atlanta. http://tinyurl.com/ATLMusiciansTix.

  • Tuesday's concert will be in the Dunwoody Methodist Church sanctuary and will feature cellist Matt Haimovitz, with Prior again conducting. The program will feature Haydn's Cello Concerto in C Major, Prior's "Elegy for Aurora" and a selection of Baroque and contemporary works.

7:30 p.m. General admission tickets (available at the door only) are $25; $15 seniors; $5 students. 1548 Mt. Vernon Road, Dunwoody. www.dunwoodyumc.org.

Prior also will conduct the season-opening Emory Symphony Orchestra program at 8 p.m. Oct. 18 at Emory. The program includes a world premiere of Prior's  Concerto for Cello and Orchestra that will feature artist-in-residence Haimovitz.

Free. Emerson Concert Hall of the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, 1700 N. Decatur Road, Atlanta. (Free parking in the Fishburne deck next to the Schwartz Center.) http://emorysymphony.org/2013-2014-season.


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