Principal guest conductor Donald Runnicles rejoins the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra for an all-French program. It opens with 20th-century composer Darius Milhaud's whimsical ballet Le boeuf sur le toit and includes Canteloube: Songs of Auvergne, folk songs written in Occitan, a melodious language spoken by a French minority in the Auvergne region. British soprano Kim-Lillian Strebel solos. Also on the program: La Mer, Debussy's evocative sea picture. A chamber music recital at 6:45 p.m. Thursday is free to all Thursday and Saturday ticket holders.
*Tickets will be in the balcony. There's a chance that tickets can be upgraded to floor seating. Tickets will be emailed to purchaser.