There are lots of things to hear in Atlanta this March! From musical legends to theatre to classical music concerts, there’s something for everyone to appreciate.
Opera in Atlanta
Are you up for a rollicking time on the high seas? See The Pirates of Penzance from March 5 to 13 at the Cobb Energy Centre stage. The opera is a comedy in two acts by the brilliant Gilbert and Sullivan. Frederic is a young pirate who falls in love with Mabel, the daughter of a Major-General. Frederic is in trouble though, because he must serve the pirates until his 21st birthday, but since he was born on Feb 29, he must serve for another 63 years! Matthew Newlin stars as Frederic and Maureen McKay is Mabel in this opera that is fitting performed during leap year. Visit http://www.atlantaopera.org/ for tickets and more information.
Shakespeare in Atlanta
The New American Shakespeare Tavern is showing Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing. This well-known play is all about the “battle of the sexes” as two young couples fall in love. It features many hilarious misunderstandings and artful deceptions before ending in two happy marriages. Much Ado About Nothing runs most nights from March 5 to March 26. Visit http://www.shakespearetavern.com/ for tickets and a complete schedule.
Rock and Roll in Atlanta
Are you a fan of the old-school rock and roll? The Philadelphia-based Led Zeppelin tribute band Get The Led Out will be in concert at the Fox Theatre on March 11 at 8 pm. This group of six talented musicians plays Led Zeppelin’s iconic music with a healthy dose of passion. Formed in 2003, the group started as committed fans who wanted the music to live on. Get The Led Out brings Led Zeppelin’s studio recordings to life in the concert hall.
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra is a goldmine for great concerts, and March is no exception.
On March 10 and 12 enjoy A Shaw Choral Celebration, a concert in honor of the 100th birthday of Robert Shaw, renowned conductor, and founder the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus. He worked extensively with the ASO, and was the recipient of 14 Grammy awards for choral performances. Featuring choral works by Bach, Mendelssohn, Brahms, and Mozart, this is a must-hear concert! The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chamber Chorus will be performing, along with soloists Magdalena Wor, Jeanie De Bique, Tom McNichols and Richard Clement.
Stop by the Atlanta Symphony Hall on March 15, and you’ll be in for a treat. Gordon Lightfoot, internationally recognized singer-songwriter and folk music legend from Canada will be in concert. See this musical giant on his USA tour, 50 Years On The Carefree Highway. Well-known hits, little-known gems, and lots of stories from the man himself make this a concert not to be missed.
Join singer-songwriter and activist Joan Baez on March 17 at 8pm. Baez has released over 30 albums, and has performed all over the world. She was recently inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame, and has been recognized by Amnesty International for her contributions in the fight for human rights.
Visit https://www.atlantasymphony.org/ for a full concert listing.