One of our favorite date nights out away from our bed and breakfast in Atlanta is to walk up Peachtree Street from the Fox Theatre to the Woodruff Arts Center. Along bustling Peachtree Street you will pass some of our favorite restaurants, Baraonda Caffe Italiano, the Bakeshop, Oceanaire Seafood Room and TAP. TAP is a great place to sit outside and people watch.
At the Woodruff Arts Center you will find the Alliance Theatre, the High Museum of Art and the Atlanta Symphony. The Atlanta Symphony is celebrating 65 years of dazzling music making. It is the foundation of artistic excellence in Midtown. They have produced 6 recordings with Grammy awards. This cultural and artistic fabric is the face of Atlanta.
For the last 9 years Robert Spano, the Music Director, has invigorated and expanded the Orchestra’s repertoire and is recognized internationally as one of the most imaginative conductors. A few of the effects he may use are film and images synchronized with music, art installation, lighting effects and staged performances.
During his tenure Mr. Spano and the Atlanta Symphony have performed over 100 contemporary works, 13 Atlanta Symphony Orchestra commissioned world premieres and 3 additional world premiers.
Parterning with Mr. Robert Spano in leading the Atlanta Symphony is Principal Guest Conductor, Mr. Donald Runnicles. Conductor Donald Runnicles is well-known for his opera and symphonic repertoire. Together they have created a bond with the musicians and the community.
A few of our favorite upcoming Atlanta Events are:
- March 27th, 2010 – Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchesta
- April 8th-10th, 2010 – All Tchaikovsky, All Powerful
- April 30th-May 1st, 2010 – On Broadway with Marvin Hamlisch
- May 13th-May 16th, 2010-Love Blooms: Tchaikovsky, Piano Concerto No. 2
- May 20th-May 22nd, 201-Beethoven’s 5th Symphony
The much anticipated 40th Annual Decorators Show House opens on April 17th. til May 19th, 2010. This Atlanta Symphony fundraiser features a house in the prestige area of Buckhead that interior designers decorate and open to the public. They also have a gift store and cafe.
On your next visit to Atlanta between an Atlanta Braves game and a visit to the Atlanta Botanical Garden, don’t forget to immerse yourself in music with an evening at the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.