Conductor, pianist, composer, and pedagogue Robert Spano is known worldwide for his artistry and his distinctive communicative abilities. Spano, who leads the Atlanta Symphony, creates “a sense of inclusion and warmth among musicians and audiences that is unique among American orchestras.” As Music Director of the Aspen Music Festival and School, he oversees the programming of more than 300 events and educational programs (the 2017 season starts June 29th). WBAA’s John Clare spoke to Robert about his compositions on an ASO Media new release.
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The Atlanta School of Composers reflects Spano’s commitment to American contemporary music. He has led Atlanta Symphony Orchestra performances at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and the Ravinia, Ojai, and Savannah Music Festivals. Guest engagements have included orchestras such as the New York and Los Angeles philharmonics, San Francisco, Boston, Cleveland, Chicago and Philadelphia symphony orchestras, along with Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala, BBC Symphony and Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.