The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra celebrates a decade of Robert Spano and his initiatives during his 10th season as Music Director.
MUSIC: Atlanta School of Composers members composed fanfares in the 2010-11 season to celebrate Robert Spano's 10 years with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Heard on video Christopher Theofanidis's Une Certaine Joie de Vivre, and Adam Schoenberg's Up!.
VIDEO EDITING: Michael Pietrobon and Samantha Young, Pinwheel Studios
VIDEO FOOTAGE: Adam Jones and Steven McCrary
PHOTOS: Chris Lee, JD Scott, Jeff Roffman, Jennifer Taylor, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Archives
Robert Spano talks about how music expresses a nonverbal philosophical way of thinking. Music's symbols and tones cannot be expressed through words, which are not precise enough to express the layers and depths of tonality
The beauty is in the shared experience, Robert Spano says about live performances in this class clip from MUS 470 (Harmonic Experience: Metaphysics and Music). I dont know of a musician who plays the same way in a rehearsal or practice as they do in a performance. Its an act of giving. Composer, performers, audience -- if any of those things are missing, we dont have the art.