Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Concert Calendar
The Augusta Opera presents Puccini's La Boheme this weekend. A heart-breaking love story and one of the world's most popular operas. This Friday and Saturday nights at 8:00 in the Imperial Theatre.

Atlanta Hip Hop artist Quincy Lamar will be conducting a workshop for the Augusta Ballet’s Spring Master Class session May 11th-12th, at Cutno Dance Studios located in downtown Augusta. These free master classes begin this Friday at 7:00. For more info or to register, call 706.261.0555.

The Candlelight Jazz series presents the Davidson Fine Arts Jazz Ensemble this Sunday night 8:00 - 9:30 on Riverwalk at the 8th St. bulkhead. Admission is $6. Bring your own seating, candles, wine, a picnic and enjoy jazz under the stars. No pets allowed.

11 AM
Brahms: Tragic Overture. Vienna PO, Giulini. DG 429 403.
Alfvén: songs: Peonies; Take my heart. Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano. DG B0001857.
Beethoven-arr. Mahler: String Quartet in F minor, Op. 95. Indianapolis SO. Koss 2215.
Buxtehude: Sonata in G, BuxWV 271. Holloway, Linden, Mortensen. Marco Polo 8.224005.

12 PM
Planel, Robert: Concerto for Trumpet & Strings. John Holt, Slovak Radio Orch. Crystal 767.
Hummel: Sonata in D, Op. 106. Stephen Hough, piano. Hyperion 67390.
Grieg: Peer Gynt: Åse's Death; Solvejg's Song. New York PO, Bernstein. Sony SMK 47549

1 PM
Bach, J.S: Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D. Swiss Baroque Soloists. Naxos 8.557755-56.
Grainger: 13 Songs: selections. Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano. DG 289 463 479
Ravel: Pavane pour une Infante Défunte. Philharmonia Orchestra, Giulini. DG 419 243.
Buxtehude: chorale prelude, Herr Christ, der einig Gottes Sohn. V. Ellenberger, organ. Naxos 8.554543.
Puccini: La Boheme: Act 1, "Si, mi chiamano Mimi" Mirella Freni, soprano. EMI 63932.