Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Weekly Ear, Feb. 19 - Feb. 25

Atlanta concert picks

THU/19 @ 8:00pm
Mei-Ann Chen makes her ASO subscription series debut, conducting the first Atlanta performance of “Above Light” by Xi Wang, Mendelssohn's “Violin Concerto” featuring violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, and Tchaikovsky's “Symphony No. 5.” Repeats SAT/19 at 8:00 p.m. & SUN/22 at 3:00 p.m.. $16-$73. Symphony Hall, 404-733-5000,

SUN/22 @ 2:00pm
Macon-born internationally acclaimed violinist McDuffie performs a century-note admission recital to benefit the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation, which supports protection and revitalization of the state's architectural memories like Midtown's 1904 Rhodes “Castle,” where the performance will take place. $100. Rhodes Hall, 404-885-7200,