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Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Band, US
Classical

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) is an American orchestra, established in 1945 and located in Atlanta, Georgia. ASO's residence is Atlanta Symphony Hall in the Woodruff Arts Center. Music Directors Henry Sopkin (1945–1966) Robert Shaw (1967–1988) Yoel Levi (1988–2000) Robert Spano (since 2001)

     
Members
Thomas Witte
alp, frh *1947
PortraitSusan Welty
alp, frh
PortraitBrice Andrus
alp FR
PortraitDavid Braitberg
vn
PortraitSanford Salzinger
vn
PortraitElizabeth Dyson
vc GB
Heidi Nitchie
vl
PortraitLarry LeMaster
vc US
David Arenz
vn
Willard Shull
vn
Frank Walton
vn
PortraitMichael Kurth
b DE
Kathleen Kee
vc
PortraitSou-Chun Su
vn
PortraitReid Harris
vl
Deborah Workman
ob
PortraitDaniel Laufer
vc
Denise Berginson-Smith
vn
PortraitPaul Murphy
vl
PortraitJames Thompson
cor, tr
PortraitKenn Wagner
vn
PortraitJohn Meisner
vn
PortraitChristopher Pulgram
vn
PortraitCarolyn Hancock
vn
PortraitDonald Runnicles
*1954 GB
PortraitChristopher Rex
vc
PortraitJun-Ching Lin
vn
PortraitJay Christy
vn
Douglas Sommer
b
Jere Flint
vc US
Nan Maddox
vc
Ellie Arenz
vn
Justin Bruns
vn US
PortraitKaren Freer
vc
PortraitLachlan McBane
US
PortraitOlga Shpitko
vn
PortraitBruno Eicher
vn FR
Marcie Gurnow
Peter Bertolino
vl
PortraitDavid Coucheron
vn
Douglas Smith
cl, bcl
Yvonne Powers
ob
Amy Porter
fl
PortraitElizabeth Burkhardt
bsn US
PortraitTed Gurch
cl US
PortraitCecylia Arzewski
vn *1948 PO
Robert O'Brien
PortraitMartin Chalifour
vn *1961 CA
Amy Leventha
vl
PortraitJoseph Robinson
ob US
PortraitMichael Moore
tu US
PortraitRonda Respess
vn
PortraitRalph Jones
cb, b
Lorentz Ottzen
vn
PortraitLaura Ardan
cl
Paul Brittain
fl, bvoc, g, voc
PortraitMarian Kent
vl
PortraitBrad Ritchie
vc
John Lawless
perc
William Rappaport
cl
Norman Mackenzie
org
PortraitChristina Smith
fl
PortraitPatrick McFarland
eh, ob GB
PortraitSharon Berenson
vn
Martha Head
vn
Noriko Clift
vn
Patricia Nealon
voc
Beth Newdome
vn
Z. Mark Smith
bsn
Carl Nitchie
bsn
Joseph Walthall
tr
Larry Black
tr
Harry Maddox
tb
PortraitElizabeth Koch
ob DE
PortraitJuan de Gomar
bsn, voc
Nola Frink
voc
William Wilder
perc
PortraitElisabeth Remy
hrp
Thomas O'Donnell
vn
Mark Hughes
tr
John Henigbaum
frh
Eugene Rehm
perc
Carol Ramirez
vn
Raymond Leung
vn
Ruth Ann Little
vn
Jack Bell
perc
Robert Jones
vl
Michael Kenady
b
Stephen Wilson
tb
Edmond Basson
vc
Dona Vellek Klein
vc
Gloria Jones
b
Mark Yancich
perc
Carl Hall
fl
Paul Warner
vc
Jonathan Dlouhy
ob
Donald Wells
tb
Greg Staples
vn
Thomas Thoreson
b
Randolph Ujcich
b
Lisa Wiedman Yancich
vn
Ardath Weck
vl
Bruce Kenney
alp, frh
Enid Jones
vl
PortraitJane Little
b
Alice Anderson Oglesby
vn
Karen Stovall
vn
John Detrino
vl
Judith Cox
vn
Daniel Dowdakin
bsn
Catherine Lynn
Paige Mathis
voc
David Dillard
vn
Kay Gardner
vc
Marion Kent
vl
Juan Ramirez
vn
Steve Sherrill
Richard Deane
alp, frh FR
Popular Tracks   
Gloria in D Major, RV 589: I. Gloria in excelsis Deo - Remastered 2023 on A Christmas Concert with Robert Shaw by Louise Seidel, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Robert Shaw
Carmina Burana, Introduction: No. 1, O Fortuna on Orff: Carmina Burana by Carl Orff, Robert Shaw & Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Christ on the Mount of Olives, Op. 85: Hallelujah on Ultimate Classical Masterpieces: Beethoven, Schubert, Mendelssohn by Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Schubert & Felix Mendelssohn
Requiem in D Minor, K. 626: IIIf. Sequenz. Lacrimosa on Mozart: Requiem in D Minor, K. 626 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Robert Shaw, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Arleen Auger, Delores Ziegler, Jerry Hadley & Tom Krause
L'Arlésienne Suite No. 2: IV. Farandole on Christmas with Robert Shaw by Robert Shaw & Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Gloria in D Major, RV 589: II. Et in terra pax - Remastered 2023 on A Christmas Concert with Robert Shaw by Louise Seidel, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Robert Shaw
4 Dance Episodes from Rodeo: No. 2, Corral Nocturne on Copland: Appalachian Spring, Rodeo & Fanfare for the Common Man by Aaron Copland, Louis Lane & Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Carmina Burana, Introduction: Fortune, Empress of the World on The Power & the Majesty: Essential Choral Classics by Various Artists
Rigoletto: Zitti, zitti (Conspirators' Chorus) on Pure Classical: Verdi, Puccini, Wagner by Giuseppe Verdi, Giacomo Puccini & Richard Wagner
Adeste fideles (Arr. for Choir & Orchestra by Alice Parker) - Remastered 2023 on A Christmas Concert with Robert Shaw by Louise Seidel, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Robert Shaw

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Band Membership
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
On A Wire / Q.E.D.: Engaging Richard FeynmanJennifer Higdon / Michael Gandolfi, Robert Spano, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Atlanta Symphony Chorus2011Album
Piano Concerto No. 3 In D Major After Violin Concerto, Op. 77Johannes Brahms / Arr. Dejan Lazić, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Robert Spano2010Album
The Singing Rooms / The Poem Of Ecstacy / PraiseMakerJennifer Higdon, Alexander Scriabine, Alvin Singleton - Robert Spano, Jennifer Koh, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra And Atlanta Symphony Chorus2010Album
TransmigrationRobert Spano, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Atlanta Symphony Chorus / John Adams, Samuel Barber, John Corigliano, Jennifer Higdon / Nmon Ford2009Album
La BohèmeGiacomo Puccini, Robert Spano, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra2008Album
Ein Deutsches Requiem, Op. 45Johannes Brahms, Robert Spano, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Atlanta Symphony Chorus, Twyla Robinson, Mariusz Kwiecień2008Album
The Garden Of Cosmic SpeculationMichael Gandolfi, Robert Spano, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra2008Album
FavoritesAtlanta Symphony Orchestra2007Compil.
BritanniaSir Edward Elgar, Peter Maxwell Davies, Mark-Anthony Turnage, Benjamin Britten, James MacMillan, Donald Runnicles, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra2007Album
Tallis Fantasia / Symphony No. 5Ralph Vaughan Williams, Robert Spano, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chamber Chorus2007Album
The Here And Now / Lamentation / Paul Revere's RideChristopher Theofanidis / Leonard Bernstein / David Del Tredici -- Hila Plitmann, Nancy Maultsby, Richard Clement, Brett Polegato, Norman Mackenzie, Atlanta Symphony Chorus, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra / Robert Spano2005Album
RequiemWolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Donald Runnicles, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chamber Chorus2005Album
Copland: Fanfare / Rodeo; Hindemith: Symphonic MetamorphosisLouis Lane, Robert Shaw, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra2004Album
Concerto For Orchestra / City ScapeJennifer Higdon / Robert Spano, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra2004Album
RequiemHector Berlioz, Robert Spano, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Atlanta Symphony Chorus2004Album
Gloria / Concerto For Organ / Symphony Of PsalmsFrancis Poulenc, Igor Stravinsky, Robert Shaw, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Atlanta Symphony Chorus2004Compil.
Symphony No. 9Ludwig van Beethoven, Donald Runnicles, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Atlanta Symphony Chorus, Mary Dunleavy, Elizabeth Bishop, Stephen Gould, Alastair Miles2003Album
Rainbow BodyRobert Spano, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra2003Album
A Sea Symphony (Symphony No. 1)Ralph Vaughan Williams, Robert Spano, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony Chorus, Christine Goerke, Brett Polegato2002Album
Symphony No. 2 "Resurrection" / Adagio From Symphony No. 10Gustav Mahler, Yoel Levi, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony Chorus, Barbara Bonney, Mary Phillips2002Album
Scheherazade • Russian Easter OvertureNikolai Rimsky-Korsakov - Robert Spano, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra2001Album
Symphony No. 1 "Titan" In D MajorGustav Mahler, Yoel Levi, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra2000Album
Concerto For Violin And Orchestra / Concerto For Cello And Orchestra / Theme And Variations For Violin, Cello And OrchestraMiklós Rózsa - Robert McDuffie • Lynn Harrell, Yoel Levi, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra2000Album
Lancia Lybra / Classic SoundSimón Bolívar Symphony Chorus Of Venezuela, Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra Of Venezuela, The Rembrandt Trio, Atlantic Brass Quintet, Flower, Edward And Joel Brown, Rachel Barton, Samuel Sanders, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff, Bloemendal/Diaz/Tryon, Ronn McFarlane, Shanghai Quartet, Seattle Symphony Orchestra1999Compil.
Symphony No. 7 ("Song Of The Night")Yoel Levi, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Gustav Mahler1999Album
Holst: The PlanetsGustav Holst, Yoel Levi, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra1998Album
Symphony No. 6 "Tragic"Gustav Mahler, Yoel Levi, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra1998Album
Barber: Prayers Of Kierkegaard, Bartók: Cantata Profana, Vaughan Williams: Dona Nobis PacemSamuel Barber, Béla Bartók, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Robert Shaw, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra And Atlanta Symphony Chorus1998Album
Gloria! - Music Of Praise And InspiriationRobert Shaw, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony Chorus, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chamber Chorus, Robert Shaw Chamber Singers, Robert Shaw Festival Singers1998Compil.
OverturesLudwig van Beethoven ‒ Yoel Levi, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra1997Album
Harmonium / The BellsJohn Adams, Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff - Renée Fleming, Karl Dent, Victor Ledbetter - Robert Shaw, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Atlanta Symphony Chorus1996Album
Háry János Suite/Dances Of Galánta/Variations On A Hungarian Folksong (The Peacock)Zoltán Kodály, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Yoel Levi1996Album
ElijahFelix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Robert Shaw, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Atlanta Symphony Chorus, Barbara Bonney, Florence Quivar, Jerry Hadley, Thomas Hampson1995Album
Piano Concerto No. 1 / Piano Concerto No. 2Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky / Camille Saint-Saëns, Yoel Levi, André Watts, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra1995Album
Symphony No. 5Gustav Mahler, Yoel Levi, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra1995Album
Rossini OverturesGioacchino Rossini, Yoel Levi, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra1994Album
Grand & Glorious: Great Operatic ChorusesRobert Shaw / Atlanta Symphony Orchestra1994Album
Stabat MaterKarol Szymanowski, Francis Poulenc, Robert Shaw, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Atlanta Symphony Chorus1994Album
Sneaky Pete & The Wolf - Carnival Of The AnimalsPeter Schickele, Yoel Levi & Atlanta Symphony Orchestra1993Album
Itaipu / The CanyonPhilip Glass - Atlanta Symphony Orchestra And Atlanta Symphony Chorus, Robert Shaw1993Album
Jean Sibelius Tone Poems & Incidental MusicJean Sibelius, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Yoel Levi1993Compil.
Mendelssohn: "A Midsummer Night's Dream" · Symphony No. 4Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Yoel Levi, Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy1992Album
Stravinsky: The Rite Of Spring / Pulcinella SuiteAtlanta Symphony Orchestra, Yoel Levi, Igor Stravinsky1992Album
Music Of Samuel BarberSamuel Barber, Sylvia McNair, Yoel Levi, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra1992Album
Symphony No.1 "Classical" • Symphony No.5Sergei Prokofiev, Yoel Levi, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra1991Album
Pictures At An ExhibitionModest Mussorgsky, Yoel Levi, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra1991Album
VIII (Symphony Of A Thousand)Gustav Mahler - Robert Shaw, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Atlanta Symphony Chorus1991Album
Verdi: Quattro Pezzi Sacri (Four Sacred Pieces); Stravinsky: Symphony Of PsalmsGiuseppe Verdi, Igor Stravinsky, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Atlanta Symphony Chorus, Robert Shaw1991Album
Symphony No. 10Dmitri Shostakovich, Yoel Levi, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra1990Album
Mass No.2/Mass No.6Franz Schubert, Robert Shaw, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony Chorus, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chamber Chorus1990Album
Mass In C / Elegiac Song / Calm Sea And Prosperous VoyageLudwig van Beethoven : Robert Shaw, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Atlanta Symphony Chorus1990Album
Appalachian Spring • Rodeo • Fanfare For The Common ManAaron Copland - Louis Lane, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra1990Album
Symphonies No. 1 & No. 5Jean Sibelius, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Yoel Levi1990Album
Encores À La Française • Organ ConcertoMichael Murray / Robert Shaw / Atlanta Symphony Orchestra1990Album
Mass In B MinorJohann Sebastian Bach, Robert Shaw, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chamber Chorus, Sylvia McNair, Delores Ziegler, Marietta Simpson, John Aler, William Stone, Thomas Paul1990Album
Symphony No. 5 / Symphony No. 9Dmitri Shostakovich, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Yoel Levi1990Album
Third Symphony / Music For The TheatreAaron Copland, Yoel Levi, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra1989Album
Symphonic Metamorphosis, Mathis Der Maler, Nobilissima VisionePaul Hindemith, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Yoel Levi1989Album
Gloria / MagnificatAntonio Vivaldi, Johann Sebastian Bach, Robert Shaw, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chamber Chorus, Dawn Upshaw, Penelope Jensen, Marietta Simpson, David Gordon, William Stone1989Album
War Requiem, Op. 66Benjamin Britten, Robert Shaw, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony Chorus, Lorna Haywood, Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Benjamin Luxon, The Atlanta Boy Choir1989Album
String Symphony / Sunday Morning / EaglesNed Rorem - Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Robert Shaw, Louis Lane1988Album
Alto Rhapsody • Nänie • Gesang Der Parzen • SchicksalsliedJohannes Brahms - Marilyn Horne, Robert Shaw, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Atlanta Symphony Chorus1988Album
Missa Solemnis In D Major, Op.123 / Mass In C Minor K.427 "The Great"Ludwig van Beethoven / Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Atlanta Symphony Chorus, Robert Shaw1988Album
Requiem & Operatic ChorusesGiuseppe Verdi - Susan Dunn, Diane Curry, Jerry Hadley, Paul Plishka, Robert Shaw, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Atlanta Symphony Chorus1987Album
Brahms - Piano Concerto No. 2Johannes Brahms, Peter Serkin, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra1987Album
Requiem, Op. 48 / Requiem, Op. 9Gabriel Fauré • Maurice Duruflé • Robert Shaw, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Atlanta Symphony Chorus • Judith Blegen, James Morris1987Album
When Lilacs Last In The Dooryard Bloom'dPaul Hindemith - Robert Shaw, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Atlanta Symphony Chorus, William Stone, Jan DeGaetani1987Album
Requiem, K. 626Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Robert Shaw, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Atlanta Symphony Chorus, Arleen Auger, Delores Ziegler, Jerry Hadley, Tom Krause1986Album
Brahms - Piano Concerto No. 1Johannes Brahms, Peter Serkin, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra1986Album
Les Nuits D'été / Pelléas Et MélisandeElly Ameling / Hector Berlioz / Gabriel Fauré / Atlanta Symphony Orchestra1985Album
Requiem (Grand Messe Des Morts)Hector Berlioz, Robert Shaw, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Atlanta Symphony Chorus, John Aler1985Album
Pines Of Rome • The Birds • Fountains Of RomeOttorino Respighi - Louis Lane, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra1985Album
Symphony Of Psalms / GloriaIgor Stravinsky / Francis Poulenc - Robert Shaw, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Atlanta Symphony Chorus, Sylvia McNair1985Album
Ein Deutsches RequiemJohannes Brahms - Arleen Auger, Richard Stilwell, Robert Shaw, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra And Atlanta Symphony Chorus1984Album
Messiah (The Complete Oratorio)Georg Friedrich Händel - Robert Shaw, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chamber Chorus1984Album
Messiah - Favorite Choruses & AriasGeorg Friedrich Händel, Robert Shaw / Kaaren Erickson / Sylvia McNair / Alfreda Hodgson / Jon Humphrey / Richard Stilwell / Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chamber Chorus1984Album
The Many Moods Of ChristmasRobert Shaw - Atlanta Symphony Orchestra And Atlanta Symphony Chorus1983Album
Gloria and Concerto in G MinorFrancis Poulenc, Robert Shaw, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra And Atlanta Symphony Chorus, Sylvia McNair, Michael Murray1982Album
Carmina BuranaCarl Orff, Robert Shaw, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Atlanta Symphony Chorus, The Atlanta Boy Choir, Judith Blegen, Håkan Hagegård, William Brown1981Album
West Side Story / Romeo And JulietLeonard Bernstein, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Robert Shaw, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra1981Album
Prologue To Mefistofele / Te DeumArrigo Boito, Giuseppe Verdi, Robert Shaw, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra And Atlanta Symphony Chorus, John Cheek, The Young Singers Of Callanwolde, The Morehouse-Spelman Chorus1980Album
The Firebird (Suite, 1919 Version) / Overture And Polovetsian Dances From Prince IgorIgor Stravinsky / Alexander Borodin – Robert Shaw, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Atlanta Symphony Chorus1978Album
The Nutcracker (Suite), Romeo And JulietPyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Robert Shaw1977Album
Christmas With Robert ShawAtlanta Symphony Orchestra, Robert Shaw1976Album
Adeste FidelesAtlanta Symphony Orchestra And Atlanta Symphony Chorus, Robert Shaw1976Album
Ein Deutsches Requiem / Te DeumJohannes Brahms, Giuseppe Verdi, Robert Shaw, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Arleen Auger, Richard StilwellAlbum
Works By Stephen PaulusAtlanta Symphony Orchestra, Yoel Levi, Robert Shaw, Stephen Paulus, William PreucilAlbum
Glagolitic Mass / Te DeumLeoš Janáček / Antonín Dvořák / Robert Shaw, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Atlanta Symphony ChorusAlbum
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 8Dmitri Shostakovich, Yoel Levi, Atlanta Symphony OrchestraAlbum
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