A Musical Tribute to Atlanta’s Public Safety Officials, ASO Style

We recently covered a very special Spring concert from the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra honoring our city’s much-deserving public safety officials. The Orchestra performed Mark Grey’s “Fire Angels,” which was originally written for the 10th anniversary of 9/11.

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Atlanta’s public safety heroes were well represented at a pre-concert reception at the Galleria at the Woodruff Arts Center. It was moving to see so many being honored and celebrating together!

Just about every vehicle imaginable was on-hand from motorcycle to SWAT van. Even mounted police were there with indisputably the most charming and lively mode of transport ever!

We were treated to a truly moving, expanded version of Fire Angels, led by ASO Musical Director Robert Spano. The Orchestra was joined by Soprano Jessica Rivera--who premiered Fire Angels at Carnegie Hall in 2011–and acclaimed Tenor Stuart Skelton.

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Composer Mark Grey was also in the house to enjoy the performance along with noteworthy Atlantans such as Stanley Romanstein, President of the ASO, and Mayor Kasim Reed.

Thank you, Kimberly Nogi, for allowing AEP to be part of this beautiful event.

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