The University of Georgia Performing Arts Center will present the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Nov. 4 at 3 p.m. in Hodgson Concert Hall. Guest conductor Asher Fisch will lead the orchestra in a program that includes Mozart’s “Rondo in D Major,” “Death and Transfiguration” by Richard Strauss and Richard Wagner’s “Suite from Die Meistersinger.” The program also will include a performance of Mozart’s “Piano Concerto No. 24 in C Minor,” featuring pianist Stewart Goodyear.
Israeli-born conductor Fisch has appeared with international opera companies and symphony orchestras and is particularly known for his interpretive command of core German Romantic and post-Romantic repertoire, including the works of Wagner and Strauss.
Fisch currently is the principal guest conductor of the Seattle Opera and formerly served as music director of the New Israeli Opera and the Wiener Volksoper. In September, he will begin work as the principal conductor and artistic adviser of the West Australian Symphony Orchestra.
Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, pianist and composer Goodyear began his training at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. He received a bachelor’s degree from the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia and earned a master’s degree from the Juilliard School of Music. Now calling New York his home, Goodyear has performed with leading international orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Toronto Symphony Orchestra and the Philadelphia Orchestra.
Performing Arts Center director George Foreman will give a pre-concert lecture 45 minutes prior to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra performance. The pre-concert lecture is free and open to the public.
Tickets for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra concert are $20-$59 with discounts for UGA students and groups of 10 or more. Tickets can be purchased online at pac.uga.edu or by calling the box office at 706/542-4400 or toll free at 888/289-8497.
Clementi L. Holder is underwriting the performance in memory of H. Randolph Holder.
The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra concert is part of the Spotlight on the Arts, a nine-day celebration of the arts at UGA. For more information, see arts.uga.edu.