September 29, 2013
Concert: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra 2013
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall
Sponsored by: Performing Arts Center
Pianist Andre Watts joins Maestro Robert Spano and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra for a program that features three “No. 3s” by the immortal “Three Bs” of classical music: Bach’s "Suite No. 3 for Orchestra," "Symphony No. 3" of Brahms, and Beethoven’s "Piano Concerto No. 3."
Watts began his career in 1963 at the age of 16 when Leonard Bernstein invited him to make his debut on a nationally broadcast New York Philharmonic Young People’s Concert. Two weeks later, Bernstein asked him to substitute at the last minute for an ailing Glenn Gould on a regular Philharmonic concert. Five decades later, Watts remains one of today’s most celebrated and beloved superstars.