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, May 1
31 Days of Jazz: Live from Woodruff Park. The Atlanta Jazz Festival kicks off a concert series at Woodruff Park with a jazz performance every Wednesday evening. See the full lineup of the 2019 Atlanta Jazz Festival here. Woodruff Park. 5 p.m.
Thursday, May 2
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. French conductor Lionel Bringuier leads the ASO in a performance of Stravinsky’s The Firebird and Maurice Ravel’s jazz-inspired Piano Concerto. Also on the program is Paris-based composer Sergei Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 4. Symphony Hall. 8 p.m. The program repeats on Saturday at 8 p.m.
Friday, May 3
Atlanta Opera: La traviata. Violetta, a young and beautiful courtesan, falls in love with the equally young and beautiful Alfredo. The Atlanta Opera closes the season with a story of love and loss. Read ARTS ATL‘s review here. Cobb Energy Centre. 8 p.m. The program repeats on May 5 at 3 p.m.
India Arie: The Worthy Tour. ATL-native and R&B soulstress India Arie is on a national tour promoting her latest record Worthy. Symphony Hall. 8 p.m.
Shaky Knees Music Festival. The annual three-day music festival includes performances by Beck, Cage the Elephant, Incubus, Tears for Fears, Interpol and more. Central Park. 11:30 a.m.–11 p.m. Runs through May 5.
Saturday, May 4
Atlanta Master Chorale: Rain or Shine. Atlanta Master Chorale will present an evening of choral music that draws inspiration from sunny mornings, torrential downpours and everything in between. Schwartz Center for Performing Arts. 8 p.m.
Lazuli Vane, The Holy Knives and The Organ Machines. Patrick Taylor, better known as Lazuli Vane, takes the stage after releasing a series of experimental indie rock singles. Texas-based sultry rock group The Holy Knives and dream-pop rockers The Organ Machines round out the evening’s bill. Union EAV. 8 p.m.
Sunday, May 5
Beavers, Bluegrass, & BBQ 2019 Member Social. Current members of the Candler Park Conservancy and nonmembers alike are invited to an evening of BBQ, family fun and live music by Paces Mountain Band. Candler Park Conservancy Atlanta. 5:30 p.m.