Real Life Top Five:

January 26–February 1, 2006 Creative Loafing, p. 82
By Mark Gresham

Laura Jackson, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s lithe, modernly stylish conducting fellow, reaches an important career milestone this week as she makes her ASO Subscription Series debut conducting an all-Mozart program, Thurs.–Sat., Jan. 26–28, at Symphony Hall. Since Jackson joined the ASO staff in the autumn of 2004, she has conducted educational community outreach, and speacial summer concerts. But the thirtysomething maestra’s job also includes taking the podium at moment’s notice if a scheduled conductor cancels, requiring she study and know the music for the entire ASO season. Jackson offers her list of top five favorite symphonic works:

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