Atlanta Symphony Orchestra with Daniel Hope, David Finckel and Wu Han
In their 14th consecutive SMF performance, the world-renowned Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) returns to the Lucas stage under maestro Robert Spano. Joining them are SMF’s Mr. & Mrs. Curtis G. Anderson Associate Artistic Director Daniel Hope and festival favorites David Finckel and Wu Han, Artistic Directors of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and Music@Menlo. Frequent collaborators with Hope in recent years, Finckel and Han are distinguished for bringing a "unity of mind and spirit" to Beethoven (Chicago Tribune). The Beethoven "Triple" is a masterful balancing act, weaving three distinct voices into a joyous whole. This exuberant program begins with the Overture from Egmont, a set of incidental pieces composed for the Goethe play of the same name, and closes with the joyful "Spring" Symphony by Robert Schumann.