It’s not hyperbole to say that Hepner, who steps down May 31, has led the Arts Center through a time of significant change and success.
A $2.5 million gift completes the $25 million Musicians’ Endowment Campaign two years ahead of schedule and will add 11 players to orchestra.
Little, 87, believed to be the longest-tenured musician with a single orchestra, collapsed May 15 at the end of an ASO concert and died a short time later.
ASO bassist Jane Little lost consciousness onstage near the end of Sunday’s “Golden Age of Broadway” concert and died later at Grady Memorial Hospital.
The historic live recording of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 was done at a single 1988 concert, Robert Shaw’s final performance in Atlanta as ASO music director.