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Joshua Bell helps ASO captivate with Tchaikovsky / Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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It almost seemed like Music Midtown had started early. Not only was there a horrendous traffic snarl in Midtown Atlanta two nights before the music festival at Piedmont Park was set to begin, but there was also great music in the air. On Sept. 15, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra opened its 2016-17 season at Symphony Hall with a full Tchaikovsky program under the baton of music director Robert Spano. The program featured star violinist Joshua Bell as soloist on the Concerto in D Major. Traffic aside, it would be hard to imagine a more compelling and exciting opening night.

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