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.
Thursday, June 6
ASO: Fidelio. The ASO closes the 2018–19 season with Beethoven’s only written opera. Acclaimed dramatic soprano Christine Goerke plays Leonore in the semi-staged performances. Read ARTS ATL music editor Lauren Leathers’ interview with Goerke here. 8 p.m. Symphony Hall. The program repeats on Saturday.
Florence and the Machine. As heard on Game of Thrones track “Jenny of Oldstones,” Florence and the Machine blends Baroque pop, folk and alternative rock sounds. 7:30 p.m. Ameris Bank Amphitheatre.
Friday, June 7
Atlanta Contemporary Ensemble: Pictures at an Exhibition. The ensemble combines new music with dance by Bubba Carr and Tricia Mashburn Froedge to highlight the works of celebrated Atlanta artist Nabil Mousa. The winners of ACE’s 2019 composition contest will be featured. 7:30 p.m. Out Front Theatre Company.
Sunday, June 9
Atlanta Philharmonic Orchestra: Broadway Through the Ages. The orchestra celebrates the 50th anniversary of Stonewall with the music of Broadway favorites, including West Side Story, Phantom of the Opera, Fiddler on the Roof, Wicked, Chicago, The Sound of Music and Les Miserables. 3 p.m. North Decatur Presbyterian Church.
Monday, June 10
Dinner Time, Jeff Draco, Dime Store. Dinner Time debuted in 2018 with a delicate blend of indie pop and semitropical sounds. The quartet takes the stage with fellow indie pop singer/guitarist Jeff Draco and Dime Store. 7:30 p.m. 529 Bar.
Madison Chamber Music Festival. Under the guiding hand of artistic director Christopher Rex, who recently retired as the ASO’s principal cellist, the chamber festival provides an intimate listening experience. Through June 9. Madison-Morgan Cultural Center Hall.
Groovin’ in the Grove. Free outdoor concerts during the warm months with performances by Emerald Empire Band, Dueling Pianos, Tune Union and more. Every Friday at 6 p.m. Through August 30. Colony Square.