What You'll Get
- $18 for one ticket to The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Presents: A Salute to American Classics (up to $28.20 value)
- When: Sunday, September 27, at 7 p.m.
- Where: Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park
- Seating: section 101, 102, 104, or 105
- Door time: 6 p.m.
- Click here to view the seating chart
The esteemed Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, with Music Director Robert Spano at the helm, celebrates Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s rich heritage with a Salute to American Classics. For this return venture to Encore Park, Principal Clarinet player Laura Ardan takes the spotlight in a performance of Copland’s Clarinet Concerto.
- Bernstein—Overture to Candide: Bernstein adds raucous song to Voltaire’s adventurous satire of an optimistic young man who endures earthquakes, wars, storms and the Inquisition with a smile.
- Bernstein—Symphonic Dances from West Side Story: Bernstein re-imagined his iconic theatrical score, rich with influences as diverse as jazz, classic showtunes, and the mambo, for symphonic orchestras.
- Gould—American Salute: This rousing series of orchestra variations—based upon “When Johnny Comes Marching Home”—was composed in 1942 in less than 24 hours. Now it’s a staple of American orchestras and a favorite of the United States Marine Band.
- Copland—Clarinet Concerto: Benny Goodman commissioned this concerto from Copland, and it combines a Brazilian folk influence with the signatures of Goodman’s style. To explain how he coaxed jazz out of an orchestra, Copland explained, “The instrumentation being clarinet with strings, harp and piano, I did not have a large battery of percussion to achieve jazzy effects, so I used slapping basses and whacking harp sounds to simulate them.”
- Gershwin—Selections from An American in Paris: Inspired by Gershwin’s trip to the French capital, the symphonic tone poem evokes such iconic landmarks as the Eiffel Tower and the summer cottage known as the Louvre.
- John Williams—Suite from Star Wars: Millions of Americans forgave John Williams for being British because of his iconic score to the sci-fi juggernaut. This suite includes most of the movie’s biggest moments, such as the triumphant title sequence, Princess Leia’s elegant theme, Darth Vader’s menacing march, and the show-stopping Throne Room sequence where Chewy gets his well-deserved medal.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Sep 27, 2015. May buy multiple. 48hr advance reservation required. Refundable only on day of purchase. Must redeem together to sit together. Discount reflects Ticketmaster's current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. For ADA seating, call (404) 733-4848 promptly upon receipt of voucher - availability is limited. Ticket value includes all fees. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.