The Performing Arts Center will present the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra on April 15 at 3 p.m. in Hodgson Concert Hall. Music director Robert Spano will conduct the Grammy Award-winning ASO in a program featuring Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 17 and two works by composer Igor Stravinsky: Dumbarton Oaks Concerto and the notorious ballet score, The Rite of Spring. Tickets are $42 and $37 (half price for UGA students with valid ID). Discount tickets are available for groups.
Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring holds the distinction of causing the most famous riot in music history when it premiered on May 29, 1913, at the Théatre des Champs Élysées in Paris. The Dumbarton Oaks Concerto, was named for the elegant Washington, D.C., home of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Woods Bliss who commissioned the piece to celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary.
Internationally acclaimed pianist Garrick Ohlsson will join the ASO for Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 17. A native of White Plains, N.Y., Ohlsson has come to be regarded as one of the finest pianists of his generation, and in 1994 he was awarded the Avery Fisher Prize.
A pre-concert lecture will be given by David Chapman, a graduate student in musicology at UGA. The lecture, which begins at 2:15 p.m., is open to the public.