- $40 for one ticket to see Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s Fire Angels World Premiere (up to $68.04 value)
- Where: Atlanta Symphony Hall
- Seating: dress circle
- Door time: one hour before showtime
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click here to view the seating chart.
Dates and Times
- Thursday, March 20, at 8 p.m.
- Friday, March 21, at 8 p.m.
A pre-concert discussion takes place on Thursday at 7 p.m. Hosted by Ken Meltzer, ASO insider and program annotator, the talk delves into the stories behind the pieces to lend additional context to every note.
- Mark Grey and Niloufar Talebi—Fire Angels: Written for the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, Fire Angels makes another world premiere with its new, full-orchestra adaptation. Using ancient poetry and discordant melodies, the piece processes the anger and grief resulting from the attacks through a lyrical confrontation between the powerful beings Mana and Avestan—Persian terms for “divine life force” and “truth,” respectively.
- Mahler—Symphony No. 4: A reserved first movement flits between pastoral swells and playful trills before the second descends into a danse macabre, led by an eerily tuned solo violin representing the German personification of death. The piece concludes swiftly and lyrically as a soprano takes the role of a child describing a feast in Heaven, which oddly is not a 24-hour buffet.
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Throughout nearly seven decades, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra has bridged musical gaps with an extensive catalog of Grammy-winning recordings that include symphonies, operas, and both gospel and classical choral works. Once helmed by the chorale superstar Robert Shaw, the orchestra has produced six Grammy-winning releases in its 12 years under current director Robert Spano. Its allied institution, the Atlanta School of Composers, provides training, support, and ear massages for hardworking contemporary artists.