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March 31, 2020

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Contact: Elizabeth Daniell, 404.733.4845, elizabeth.daniell@atlantasymphony.org

 

ATLANTA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA ANNOUNCES ITS 2020/21 SEASON CELEBRATING ROBERT SPANO’S 2O-YEAR TENURE AND HIS FINAL SEASON AS MUSIC DIRECTOR AND THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ATLANTA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CHORUS ATLANTA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA 

 

ATLANTA – Music Director Robert Spano and Principal Guest Conductor Donald Runnicles today announced the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s (ASO) 2020/21 season, which will celebrate Robert Spano’s 20th and final season as Music Director and the 50th anniversary of the world-renowned Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus (ASOC).

 

“We look forward to once again taking the stage in Symphony Hall to celebrate the indelible legacy of Robert Spano and the rich history of our beloved Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus,” said Jennifer Barlament, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Executive Director. “We’ll celebrate the majesty of the ASO with epic masterpieces and works by and about women, both legendary and present-day. In addition to inviting the world’s greatest guest artists to our stage, we are proud to celebrate the talents of our own world-class Atlanta Symphony Orchestra musicians as soloists. And of course, we could not celebrate Robert Spano without works from our great American composers, including an evening featuring music of the Atlanta School of Composers.”

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November 8, 2014

Contacts: Holly Hanchey 404.733.4998, holly.hanchey@woodruffcenter.org

Sean Ward 404.733.4842, sean.ward@woodruffcenter.org

 

ATLANTA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PLAYERS’ ASSOCIATION, ATLANTA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AND THE WOODRUFF ARTS CENTER COMPLETE NEW FOUR-YEAR COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT

70TH Anniversary Season To Begin November 13 With Music Director Robert Spano Conducting Orchestra and Chorus

 

The 70th anniversary season of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra will open on Thursday, November 13, after the Orchestra’s musicians and management came to terms on a new four-year collective bargaining agreement this week. Robert Spano, Music Director of the ASO, will conduct the Orchestra and Chorus performing Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5 with David Coucheron on November 13 and 15.

 

The new agreement was reached Thursday after lengthy negotiation sessions between the musicians and management with mediators from the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Services. The agreement was approved by the Woodruff Arts Center’s Governing Board and ratified by the membership of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Players’ Association over the last two days.

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November 8, 2014

Contacts: Holly Hanchey 404.733.4998, holly.hanchey@woodruffcenter.org

Sean Ward 404.733.4842, sean.ward@woodruffcenter.org

 

MUSIC DIRECTOR ROBERT SPANO AND THE ATLANTA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AND CHORUS TO OPEN 2014-15 SEASON NOVEMBER 13 & 15, 2014

 

Program To Include Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 And Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5

Concertmaster David Coucheron To Be Featured Soloist In Mozart Violin Concerto No. 5

 

SEASON MARKS 70th ANNIVERSARY OF THE ATLANTA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AND 40th ANNIVERSARY OF THE ATLANTA SYMPHONY YOUTH ORCHESTRA

 

SINGLE TICKETS ON SALE AT ASO.ORG

 

Music Director Robert Spano and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) and Chorus will open the 2014-15 season on November 13, 2014, at 8:00 p.m. An additional performance will take place November 15, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. These concerts will mark the beginning of the Orchestra’s 70th season and the 14th year of artistic partnership between Mr. Spano and Principal Guest Conductor Donald Runnicles. Additional concert details are available at aso.org.

 

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra opens its 2014-15 season after an agreement on a new collective bargaining was reached Saturday, November 8, 2014.

 

Throughout the 2014-15 season, the Atlanta Symphony will perform three world premieres, including two new works by Atlanta School of Composers members Christopher Theofanidis and Michael Gandolfi. The third world premiere will be by Jonathan Leshnoff.

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THE ATLANTA OPERA REACHES AGREEMENT WITH ORCHESTRA

 

The Five-Year Agreement Runs Through 2023-2024 Season

 

ATLANTA – September 26, 2019 – The Atlanta Opera and The Atlanta Opera Orchestra have reached an agreement on a five-year contract extension, which now runs through the end of the 2023-24 season.

The new agreement was reached just months after the existing contract expired in July, 2019.

“As The Atlanta Opera continues to establish itself as one of the leading opera companies in the nation, the role of the orchestra becomes even more prominent, said Carl W.Knobloch, Jr. General and Artistic Director Tomer Zvulun. “The orchestra has been a critical partner in the growth of the company from 12 performances in 2013 to 32 performances in 2019. The positive relationship that we have established with the musicians in the past few years has evolved and deepened to become a real partnership. We had a respectful and collegial negotiation process this summer, which resulted in a five year agreement. This agreement will allow us to improve and strengthen our artistic operations, while keeping the stability and financial health of the Opera in mind.”

"The musicians are pleased to have reached this long-term agreement through a process that was straightforward, fair, and productive. We look forward to contributing to the continued success of The Atlanta Opera by delivering performances of the highest quality to our loyal audiences,” said William Johnston, principal violist and chair of the musicians' negotiating committee.

The core orchestra complement remains unchanged and will continue to play for The Opera’s main stage performances at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, which have increased over the last five years from three productions to four. In addition, the Discoveries series performances have increased from six to sixteen performances, bringing the total number of performances in the 2018-19 season to 32. The continued growth in performances increases the number of orchestra services available, which in turn gives the orchestra more chances to play together.

 

Musicians employed in The Atlanta Opera Orchestra are represented by the American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada.