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Culture notes: ASO’s second release on own label out; Ferst updates lineup

CLASSICAL MUSIC
ASO label’s second release

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s second release on its own label, ASO Media, is out this week. Distributed by Naxos of America, it features music director Robert Spano leading the ASO in Atlanta School of Composers member Christopher Theofanidis’ Symphony No. 1 and the late Peter Leiberson’s “Neruda Songs” with mezzo-soprano Kelley O’Connor. A third ASO recording, of two works by Rachmaninov, is scheduled for a fall release. HOWARD POUSNER

ARTS
Ferst Center updates lineup

Georgia Tech’s Ferst Center for the Arts has made some changes to its 2011-12 lineup:

  • A show by comedian Michael Ian Black has been added on Sept. 8.
  • Jazz guitarist Peter White will perform on Sept. 16, replacing Herb Alpert and Lani Hall.
  • Banjo player Michael J. Miles will perform a free outdoor concert at 5 p.m. April 14, opening day of the two-day Roots Music Festival featuring Claire Lynch, the Grascals and Dailey and Vincent.

Details: www.ferstcenter.gatech.edu. HOWARD POUSNER

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