Arts, Coronavirus

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Cancels 75th Anniversary Season, Performs On Virtual Stage

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra's 2020-21 season will be Robert Spano's final year as the music director. Last week, the ASO canceled the remaining performances in its 75th anniversary season, which was scheduled to conclude on June 14, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra's 2020-21 season will be Robert Spano's final year as the music director. Last week, the ASO canceled the remaining performances in its 75th anniversary season, which was scheduled to conclude on June 14, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Credit Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra was celebrating its 75th anniversary season when the coronavirus forced a shutdown of all public spaces in March.

Last week, the ASO canceled the remaining performances in its classical season, which was scheduled to conclude on June 14.

“City Lights” host Lois Reitzes spoke with Jennifer Barlament, the executive director of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and with associate principal cellist Danny Laufer about their virtual stage.

The Atlanta Symphony’s 2020-21 season will be Music Director Robert Spano’s 20th and final season. You can hear the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra broadcasts  on WABE’s Classics Stream on Sundays at 8 p.m.

An ASO performance is shown at Symphony Hall from November 2019. (Atlanta Symphony Orchestra)
An ASO performance is shown at Symphony Hall from November 2019. (Atlanta Symphony Orchestra)
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