MMCC hosts the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Tia Lynn Ivey Community

The Madison-Morgan Cultural Center (MMCC) continued the organization’s longtime holiday tradition of hosting the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) for an annual Christmas concert in December.

According to Rebecca Bonas, performing arts director at the MMCC, the concert sold out within two weeks.

“We had a full house,” said Bonas, noting 400 people attended on Friday, Dec. 22 to hear the ASO perform a variety of holiday favorites.

“This was the 39th annual year the ASO has performed a holiday concert for the Center. The center is celebrating its 41st season – so the ASO has played almost every season since the inception of the center,” explained Bonas. “This concert is a tradition for Madison! The symphony plays holiday favorites such as pieces from the ‘Nutcracker.’ This year they also played a beautiful work by Wagner and a traditional work performed on New Years concerts: ‘On the beautiful blue Danube’ by Strauss.”

According to Bonas, the audience was thoroughly enjoying the ASO’s renditions of holiday classics.

“All 400 voices were singing for the sing along- it was a beautiful and joyous way to celebrate the start of the Christmas weekend,” said Bonas.

According to the ASO’s website, “The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra continues to affirm its position as one of America’s leading orchestras with excellent live performances, renowned guest artists and engaging education initiatives, all under Music Director Robert Spano and Principal Guest Conductor Donald Runnicles. As the cornerstone for artistic development in the Southeast, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra performs a full schedule of more than 200 concerts each year, including educational and community concerts, for a combined audience of more than half a million people.”

Bonas is grateful to the local partners who made this year’s event possible.

“We appreciate the support of the Bank of Madison and Jim Boyd & Associates Insurance for sponsoring this event every year and providing us the opportunity to host the Grammy winning ASO every season,” added Bonas.

Stay tuned for more events at MMCC.

”We have a variety of amazing events coming up this Spring including a return of the symphony on Mother’s Day for a program that includes Vivaldi’s ‘The Four Seasons.’

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