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12.18.14
John Luther Adams , Julian Wachner, Ludovic Morlot, David Robertson, Robert Spano, Renaud Capucon, Daniel Hope, Jennifer Koh, Gil Shaham, Alisa Weilerstein, Béla Fleck, Brooklyn Rider , Maya Beiser, Rosanne Cash, Voces8 , New York Polyphony
End of Year 2014 'Best Of' Roundup
12.05.14
Sir Andrew Davis, Giancarlo Guerrero, Ludovic Morlot, David Robertson, Robert Spano, Daniil Trifonov, Jennifer Koh, Gidon Kremer, Anoushka Shankar, Wu Man, Mason Bates, Rosanne Cash, Julianna Di Giacomo, Tamara Mumford, New York Polyphony
2015 GRAMMY NOMINEES
Grammy.com
12.05.14
Robert Spano, Jeremy Denk, The Knights
We’re Nothing but Busts, Mozart. Busts!: ‘The Classical Style,’ an Opera Buffa at Zankel Hall
The New York Times
11.09.14
Robert Spano
Spano, New World team up for bracing and memorable Bartok
South Florida Classical Review
09.15.14
Robert Spano
Review: Spano and Stallings break boundaries, hit all the right notes in glo’s breathtaking “cloth”
Arts ATL
06.16.14
Robert Spano, Jeremy Denk, The Knights
'Classical Style' at Ojai Music Festival draws on wit, wisdom
Los Angeles Times
05.02.14
Robert Spano
Suspenseful Last Note for a Tribute to Britten
The New York Times
04.04.14
Robert Spano
Bernard Rands' witty concerto charms in BSO's world premiere
Boston Classical Review
04.04.14
Robert Spano
BSO premieres composer Bernard Rands's new concerto
The Boston Globe
12.06.13
Robert Spano, Jeremy Denk
CSO, Spano combine for exceptional show
Cincinnati Enquirer
10.29.12
Robert Spano, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
ATLANTA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AND CHORUS
New York Times
12.09.11
Robert Spano
Review: CBSO conducted by Robert Spano, at Symphony Hall
Birmingham Post
11.06.11
Robert Spano, Garrick Ohlsson
A Shadowy Goddess as Musical Muse
The New York Times
09.11.11
Marin Alsop, Robert Spano, Daniil Trifonov, Daniel Hope, Gidon Kremer, Brooklyn Rider , Schola Cantorum de Venezuela , Ian Bostridge, Nicholas Phan, Morris Robinson
20 Concerts To Hear This Fall
WQXR
03.19.11
Robert Spano, Colin Currie
ISO's 'Incantations' evokes Arctic shamans
Indianapolis Star
03.12.11
Robert Spano
ROBERT SPANO NAMED MUSIC DIRECTOR OF THE ASPEN MUSIC FESTIVAL AND SCHOOL
03.12.10
Robert Spano
Illuminating interpretations grace ‘CSO Lite' performance
Chicago Tribune
02.21.10
Robert Spano, Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg
Spano and New World unite in blazing performance at Arsht Center
South Florida Classical Review
10.31.09
Robert Spano
Spano guides a spirited BSO Elegant performances of Russian works, Adams concerto
Baltimore Sun
01.27.09
Donald Runnicles, Robert Spano, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
ATLANTA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA ANNOUNCES SEASON LIVE VIA WEBCAST
12.04.08
James Conlon, Robert Spano, Jonathan Biss, Jennifer Koh, Yuri Bashmet, Yo-Yo Ma, Wu Man, Silk Road Ensemble , Atlanta Symphony Orchestra , Patti LuPone, Mariachi Los Camperos , Michelle DeYoung
OPUS 3 ARTISTS 2009 GRAMMY AWARD NOMINEES
03.01.08
Robert Spano, Philadelphia Orchestra
The orchestra, Rachmaninoff: Perfect together
The Philadelphia Inquirer
11.06.07
Robert Spano, Chanticleer
Musical America Awards Spano and Chanticleer
MusicalAmerica.com
09.23.07
Robert Spano
Success for Teneke by Fabio Vacchi at La Scala
Il gionale della musica

Conductor, pianist, composer and pedagogue Robert Spano is known for his unique communicative abilities.  In 13 seasons as Music Director of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, this imaginative conductor has quietly been responsible for nurturing the careers of numerous classically-trained composers and conductors.   As Music Director of the Aspen Music Festival and School, he oversees the programming of more than 300 events and educational programs for 630 students, including Aspen’s American Academy of Conducting.

The Atlanta School of Composers reflects Spano’s commitment to American contemporary music. He has led ASO performances at Carnegie Hall (2014-2015 marks Spano’s ninth consecutive season as a guest of that prestigious venue), Lincoln Center, and the Ravinia, Ojai and Savannah Music Festivals.  Guest engagements include the New York and Los Angeles philharmonics, San Francisco, Boston, Cleveland, Chicago and Philadelphia symphony orchestras, as well as Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala, BBC Symphony and Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.  He has conducted for Covent Garden, Welsh National Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Houston Grand Opera and the 2005 and 2009 Seattle Opera productions of Wagner’s Ring cycles.   

Following Britten’s War Requiem in Carnegie Hall and Verdi’s Aida in Atlanta, Spano conducted the world premiere of Steven Stucky’s The Classical Style in Ojai and will reprise the opera at Carnegie Hall in December.  A particular highlight in Aspen was the August premiere of his Hölderlin Songs with soprano Susanna Phillips and, in September, Spano joins Atlanta based dance company glo for four performances of his new solo piano work Tanz III.  

Maestro Spano conducts three world premieres with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and joins both the Houston Grand Opera and Houston Symphony.  Guest conducting in Milwaukee, Philadelphia, Helsinki, Copenhagen, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore is woven among Spano’s passion for education and tours with the Curtis Institute of Music and New England Conservatory Philharmonic.  

 

Recordings for Telarc, Deutsche Grammophon and ASO Media, have received six Grammy™ Awards with an all-Vaughan Williams released in September.   Spano is on faculty at Oberlin Conservatory and has received honorary doctorates from Bowling Green State University, the Curtis Institute of Music, Emory University and Oberlin. Maestro Spano is one of two classical musicians inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame and is proud to live in Atlanta ... read full bio