The Georgia Symphony Orchestra embraces education and outreach as part of its vital mission. Each year, GSO provides educational concerts to introduce young listeners, grades 3 – 5, to the symphony through artistic exploration.
The 2015-2016 season features a sensory-friendly concert in collaboration with “Autism Speaks.” This concert is designed especially for autistic persons, children and families with autistic members and will be conducted by GSO Interim Music Director Christopher Thibdeau. Scheduled for Saturday, March 12, 2016, the concert will provide a broad overview of classical music and the audience will enjoy an orchestral experience that invites and welcomes the autistic into the world of classical music.
An exciting educational partnership with Marietta City schools was established in 2014 with the new Georgia Symphony Orchestra residency at the Marietta Performing Arts Center. Through this program, GSO professional musicians teach and mentor students, and provide enhanced music educational and performance opportunities to students in the Title 1 Marietta City school system.
As the Georgia Symphony Orchestra continues emerging across the region, expanding educational and outreach performance will be vital to its future.