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 8
Francisca Maxwell and Elena Dorozhkina: Spring Streams. Pianist Elena Dorozhkina and soprano Francisca Maxwell present a recital of Russian music. Spivey Hall. 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 9
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. The ASO performs a concert of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5. Additionally, the ASO will perform music by James Oliverio and Richard Prior, who are both local composers. Symphony Hall. 8 p.m. The program repeats on Saturday at 8 p.m.
Friday, May 10
Mothers, Locate S,1 and Karaoke. An evening of atmospheric, experimental indie rock by local artists. The Bakery. 9 p.m.
Shaky Beats. The electronic music festival features acts such as San Holo, Big Gigantic and more. Central Park. 1:30 p.m. Runs through May 11.
Saturday, May 11
Schubert Piano Trios. The trio of Robert Levin (piano), Noah Bendix-Balgley (violin) and Peter Wiley (cello) performs Schubert’s Piano Trio in B-flat Major, D. 898, and Schubert’s Piano Trio in E-flat Major, D. 929. Spivey Hall. 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 12
Flux Projects: Choir! Choir! Choir! Singers are given a lyric sheet upon arrival to work with Choir! Choir! Choir!, a Toronto-based singing group, on songs. The Shed, Ponce City Market. 4:30 p.m.
Monday, May 13
Noisem, Malevich and Misanthropic Aggression. An evening of grindcore, metal and rock ‘n’ roll by touring and local acts. The EARL. 8:30 p.m.
31 Days of Jazz. Prior to the iconic Atlanta Jazz Festival in Piedmont Park on May 25–26, the Atlanta Jazz Festival partners with venues all over the city to promote jazz events for 31 consecutive days leading up to the main event. Various locations city-wide. Every day in May.