SATURDAY 9/28-SUNDAY 9/29. 7:30 p.m. Sat., 3 p.m. Sun. Robinson Center Performance Hall. $10-$70.
With the music of undersung queen Florence Price and a visit from Broadway goddess Heather Headley on ASO’s horizon, it’s difficult to say this will be the most exciting concert on our local Orchestra’s season. But with a bill that features hot shot conductor JoAnn Falletta and a string trio that interprets the likes of Bon Iver and Britney Spears, it’s also hard to argue otherwise. Even better, Falletta’s conducting some of the juiciest, alluring pieces of music orchestras can offer up: Time for Three takes on Jennifer Higdon’s Appalachia-inspired “Concerto 4-3,” and the ASO interprets Ravel’s “La Valse” and Rimsky-Korsakov’s swelling, swooning “Scherazade.” And, with the ASO in an interim year between Philip Mann’s tenure and the search for a new conductor, Falletta’s visit is your chance to hear an ASO-in-transition, flexing their most cinematic of muscles. This performance is part of the ACANSA Arts Festival of the South; see the full lineup here.