Saturday, October 8, 2022 @ 8:00pm – 10:00pm (EDT)
Atlanta Symphony Hall, Atlanta, GA, United States
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In her debut as Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Music Director, Nathalie Stutzmann wields the full might of the ASO and Chorus in the watershed Symphony No. 9 by Beethoven. A splendorous ode to the human spirit, Beethoven's 9th inspires generations of creatives, from filmmakers to video gamers to pop stars. Hear the piece in all its glory performed by the world-renowned Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Chorus, and soloists. The concert begins with Beethoven's dramatic Ah! perfido, followed by Words for Departure, a world premiere contemporary-flavored choral piece by American composer Hilary Purrington.

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About Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO)

The ASO consistently affirms its position as one of America’s leading orchestras, educating and engaging through great musical performances featuring outstanding artists.

The Orchestra is known for the excellence of its live performances, renowned choruses, and its impressive list of GRAMMY® Award-winning recordings. The leading cultural organization in the Southeast, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra serves as the cornerstone for artistic development and music education in the region.

About Jennifer Johnson Cano, mezzo-soprano

Jennifer Johnson Cano has garnered critical acclaim for performances of both new and standard repertoire; lauded by The New York Times for her "rich-toned mezzo-soprano" voice and by Opera News as a "matchless interpreter of contemporary opera."

Highlights of Cano's operatic career have included performing the roles of Donna Elvira, Carmen and Offred with the Boston Lyric Opera; The Fox in The Cunning Little Vixen with the Cleveland Orchestra; the Mother, Dragonfly, and the Squirrel in L'enfant et les sortilèges with the San Francisco Symphony; performances of El Niño with John Adams and the London Symphony Orchestra; Carmen with the New Orleans Opera; and Orphée with the Des Moines Metro Opera and Opera Theatre of Saint Louis. She has appeared in more than 100 performances on the stage at The Metropolitan Opera since her debut in the 2009-2010 season, most recently in the roles of Nicklausse, Emilia, Hansel, and Meg Page. Cano debuted the role of Virginia Woolf in the world premiere of Kevin Puts's The Hours with the Philadelphia Orchestra about which The Philadelphia Inquirer wrote, "Every word was clear both in content and intention, and her mezzo-soprano tone was deeply alluring."

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