Sunday, May 12, 2013
Two of the greatest conductors of our generation, Robert Spano and Donald Runnicles, are also accomplished pianists. During his 11 seasons as music director of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Robert Spano has elevated the ASO to new levels of international prominence and acclaim. Mr. Spano, who has conducted the greatest of orchestras around the world, also is music director of the Aspen Music Festival and School. Mr. Runnicles is general music director of the Deutsche Oper Berlin and chief conductor of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Runnicles is also music director of the Grand Teton Music Festival and principal guest conductor of the ASO. David Coucheron, concertmaster of the ASO, has soloed with many of the world's leading orchestras. Christopher Rex is principal cellist of the ASO.