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High Notes: Robert Spano

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This event was recorded Wednesday at Hotel Jerome during the 2022 High Notes Series, in partnership with Aspen Public Radio.

Alan Fletcher and music director Robert Spano discuss Berlioz's great Requiem, which will close the 2022 season.

Robert Spano, conductor, pianist, composer and pedagogue, is renowned for his creative, thoughtful programming. Currently in his 16th season as music director of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, this imaginative conductor is responsible for nurturing and expanding the careers of numerous classically trained composers, conductors and performers. As music director of the Aspen Music Festival and School, he oversees the programming of more than 300 events and educational programs, including the Aspen Conducting Academy.

With a discography of critically acclaimed recordings for Telarc, Deutsche Grammophon and ASO Media recorded over nine years, Spano has won six Grammys with the Atlanta Symphony. He 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. Spano is one of two classical musicians inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame and is proud to live in Atlanta.