The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra will perform two free “Summer Concerts at Symphony Hall” made possible through the support of the Charles Loridans Foundation, Inc. The performances will take place on Saturday, July 7, at 8 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 11, at 8 p.m. at Symphony Hall at the Woodruff Arts Center.

On July 7, guest conductor Ward Stare of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra will lead the ASO in a program featuring Stravinsky’s The Firebird Suite, Dvorák’s Slavonic Dances, Barber’s Adagio for Strings, the Overture to Wagner’s Die Meistersinger and Ravel’s Le tombeau de Couperin.

The second concert on Aug. 11 will be  led by guest conductor Jacomo Bairos of the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra and will include the Overture to Mozart’s The Magic Flute, selections from Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet, and Rainbow Body by Atlanta School of Composers member Christopher Theofanidis. Also on the program are Copland’s Appalachian Spring and Bernstein’s “Three Dance Episodes” from On The Town.

Admission is free to the general public, but tickets for general admission seating are required. Complimentary tickets are available online at, by calling (404) 733-5000, or at the Woodruff Arts Center Box Office.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.

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