Each Wednesday, we’ll round up our top sonic picks for the week ahead — from performances by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra to the bands of East Atlanta Village, these concerts have captured our critics’ attention as worth adding to your calendar. View ARTS ATL’s comprehensive calendar of events here.
Wednesday, April 3
Misnomer & Artimus. Misnomer’s horn-centric sound combines elements of funk, jazz and a dash of jam band grooves. Also taking the stage is Artimus’ jazz and electronic sounds. Smith’s Olde Bar. 9 p.m.
Thursday, April 4
Maria de Buenos Aires. Astor Piazzolla’s tango opera Maria de Buenos Aires returns to Atlanta for the second time since 2017. A sensual and seductive piece, the story follows a tango-obsessed prostitute born on a day “when God was drunk.” Read ARTS ATL‘s full preview here. Paris on Ponce. 7:30 p.m. The program repeats on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. The orchestra performs Gandolfi’s “Imaginary Numbers” and Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 25, and pianist Jeremy Denk will join in performing Bartók’s “Concerto for Orchestra.” Symphony Hall. 8 p.m. The program repeats on Saturday at 8 p.m.
Friday, April 5
Cicada Rhythm. The duo of Andrea DeMarcus and Dave Kirslis provides wholesome folk rock. Gypsy Rose Music Roswell. 9 p.m.
Saturday, April 6
Sunday, April 7
2019 SoundNow Atlanta Festival. Now in its fourth year, SoundNOW is proud to present the very best in classical contemporary music as performed by Atlanta’s premier new music ensembles. The festival runs through April 13. View the full schedule here.
Georgian Chamber Players. The group — David Coucheron, Julianne Lee, Reid Harris, Christopher Rex, Elizabeth Pridgen and Julie Coucheron — will perform Mozart’s Piano Quartet No. 2, Kreisler’s “Praeludium and Allegro” and Dvořák’s Piano Quartet No. 2. Kellett Chapel, Peachtree Presbyterian Church. 4 p.m.
Chris Cohen with Karaoke and True Blossom. An evening of experimental indie and pop rock. The Earl. 8 p.m.