2017-2018 Season


Georgia Symphony Orchestra 2017-2018 Season, 67th year

Continued growth guided by community involvement

“The Georgia Symphony Orchestra 2017-18 season, which will include four masterworks, three GSO Jazz performances, four Georgia Youth Symphony Orchestra performances, several special performances and one particular performance that is sure to make an impact.”Read more about our season in the MDJ HERE.

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GSO 2017 – 2018 Masterworks Series

Masterworks I: From Darkness to Light
October 21, 2017  8:00pm
Marietta Performing Arts Center, Marietta GA

The GSO begins the season in darkness and progress towards a mighty light! Joining the orchestra is special guest artist Stanislav Khristenko BIO, winner of the 2013 Cleveland International Piano Competition. The Georgia Symphony Orchestra Chorus will perform selections from Haydn’s Creation, conducted by GSO Chorus Director Bryan Black.

Ludwig van Beethoven Overture to Coriolan
Maurice Ravel Piano Concerto for the Left Hand
Stanilav Khristenko, Piano
Joseph Haydn selections from The Creation
Bryan Black, Conductor
Masterworks II: Heartstrings
February 10, 2018  8:00pm
Bailey Performance Center, Kennesaw GA

The GSO string section with GSO principal harpist Julie Koenig, provide a evening of string music to stir up the passion of valentines weekend.

Edward Elgar Serenade for Strings
Felix Mendelssohn String Symphony No. 10
Gerald Finzi Romance in E flat
Claude Debussy Danse Sacrée et Danse Profane
Julie Koenig, Harp
Gustav Mahler Adagietto from Symphony No. 5
Masterworks III: America, Vol. 4
April 20, 2018  8:00pm, Ray Charles Performing Arts Center, Atlanta GA
April 21, 2018  8:00pm Marietta Performing Arts Center, Marietta GA

Volume 4 of the GSO’s multi-year presentation of American music explores black American composers including the world premiere of  Moonlight Waltz by the GSO’s own N. E. Wheeler, and the Georgia premier of Daniel Bernard Roumain Human Songs and Stories and William Grant Still’s And They Lynched Him on a Tree.

Joining the GSO Chorus for this performance are artistic partners including the Morehouse College Glee Club, Georgia Spiritual Ensemble, Oral Moses, Uzee Brown Society of Choraliers.

Jonathan Bailey Holland Motor City Dance Mix
N. E. Wheeler Moonlight Waltz*
Adolphus Hailstork Shout for Joy
William Grant Still And They Lynched Him on a Tree**
Daniel Bernard Roumain Human Songs and Stories**
*World Premiere
** Georgia Premiere
Masterworks IV: Mozart & Sibelius
May 12, 2018  8:00pm
Marietta Performing Arts Center, Marietta GA

Mozart’s famous Symphony 40 is paired with Sibeilius’ grand Second Symphony to bring the GSO’s 67th season to a fantastic finish.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Symphony No. 40
Jean Sibelius Symphony No. 2
Special Performances

GSO Holiday Pops
December 2, 2017 (matinee & evening performances)
Marietta Performing Arts Center, Marietta GA

A fun collection of traditional holiday tunes and cherished classical music to enhance the festive season! Join the festivities with the GSO chorus and celebrate the holidays!

GSO Sensory Friendly Concert
March 3, 2018
Marietta Performing Arts Center, Marietta GA

Performance of music selected for those with sensitive sensory input, and includes Ecuadorian cellist Francisco Vila-Haas BIO.


GSO JAZZ 2017 – 2018 Series

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Jazz I: America, Vol. 2: Big Band
November 4, 2017  8:00pm
Strand Theatre, Marietta GA

The perennial favorite, Big Band night kicks off the 2017-2018 GSO Jazz series. A continuation of the GSO’s exploration of American music, featuring the music of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Woody Herman, Stan Kenton, Gordon Goodwin, Maria Schneider, and more!
Jazz II: Jazz and Chorus
February 3, 2018  8:00pm
Strand Theatre, Marietta GA

The smooth sounds of GSO Jazz unite with special guests the Georgia Symphony Orchestra Chorus to present an evening of unforgettable music!

Jazz III: Combo
May 5, 2017  8:00pm
Strand Theatre, Marietta GA

An intimate evening with the GSO Jazz combo with a special guest vocalist you’re not going to believe!


Georgia Youth Symphony Orchestra 2017 – 2018 Series

GYSO I: Season Opening Performances
October 22 & 29, 2017
Bailey Performance Center, Kennesaw GA

The excitement of the first concerts of the year ushers the start to the GYSO season!
GYSO II: Mini-concert 1
December 17, 2017
Bailey Performance Center, Kennesaw GA

A concert full of music, but reduced in duration.
GYSO III: America Vol. 3!
February 11, March 4 2018
Bailey Performance Center, Kennesaw GA

Youth ensembles perform on the third installment of the GSO’s exploration of American music.
GYSO IV: Season Finale Performances
May 13 & 20, 2018
Bailey Performance Center, Kennesaw GA

The six student ensembles present their season culminating works in performance at the Bailey Center, including the winner of the GYSO concerto competition.

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