2016-2017 GSO Season

Our 2016-2017 season features some of the world’s greatest classical music featuring our new GSO Music Director, Timothy Verville! The season for the orchestra will include a Master Works series of 3 exciting and moving concerts, the annual Holiday Pops concert, and the second annual Sensory Friendly performance in partnership with Autism Speaks.

The New Music Director Timothy Verville is presented by the Robert W. Hagan Family Foundation

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A Musical Promenade

Saturday, October 22, 2016
Marietta Performing Arts Center
Adjacent to Marietta High School at
1171 Whitlock Avenue, Marietta, GA 30152

The Georgia Symphony Orchestra opens the 2016-2017 Master Works season with new Music Director Timothy Verville in a celebration of festive music and an art exhibition! The music will move us as we Process, Promenade, and Dance our way through a delightful sound and sight program of energetic music and art! Come early to see exciting and thought-provoking visual artists. Then enjoy a musical exhibition on stage featuring a variety of GSO talent. The evening concludes with Mussorgsky’s epic Pictures at an Exhibition accompanied by projected images of the art that inspired the music.

Rimsky-Korsakov: Procession of the Nobles
Coleridge-Taylor Africa Suite: Danse Nègre
de Falla: Danza ritual del fuego
Bernstein: Three Dance Episodes from On the Town
Mussorgsky/Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition


The Gift of the Holidays

Saturday, December 3, 2016
3:00pm, 8:00pm
Marietta Performing Arts Center
1171 Whitlock Avenue, Marietta, GA 30152

Tis better to give than receive! Join the Georgia Symphony Orchestra and the GSO Chorus this holiday season as we perform wonderfully fun holiday classics, and possibly give out a gift or two! Surprises and laughter abound in this family fun concert.


America, Vol.1

Saturday, February 18, 2017
Marietta Performing Arts Center
1171 Whitlock Avenue, Marietta, GA 30152

America, Vol. 1 is the first concert in a new series exploring the rich tapestry that encompasses American classical music. Throughout the multi-year initiative, you’ll experience the music you love to hear, and music that rings true across all the GSO ensembles. These works capture the quintessential essence of the wide reaching American experience. Excitement, exhilaration, the depths of solitude, and more – the first works in our series are bound by their directness of expression and genuine approach to connecting with listeners. Barber’s iconic Adagio is unforgettable in this special setting with the GSO Chamber Chorus.

Hanson: Symphony No. 2 “Romantic”
Barber: Adagio for Strings/Agnus Dei with GSO Chamber Chorus
Copland: Old American Songs with GSO Chorus


Sensory Friendly Concert

Saturday, March 4, 2017
Marietta Performing Arts Center
1171 Whitlock Avenue, Marietta, GA 30152

Guest artist: John Irrera

The Georgia Symphony Orchestra, in collaboration with Autism Speaks! is proud to present the second annual Sensory Friendly Concert designed especially for persons with autism and their families. A new addition to GSO’s educational and outreach program, this concert will give a broad overview of the great expanse of classical music. Sensory sensitive listeners and family members will delight in the discovery of an orchestral experience that invites and welcomes the autistic into the world of classical music, with guest violinist John Irrera.

Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3
Pachelbel: Canon and Gigue in D major
Vivaldi: Concerto No. 4 in F minor, Op. 8 “L’inverno” (Winter)
Gershwin: Lullaby
Brahms: Symphony No. 3 in F Major
Mozart: Rondo in C for Violin and Orchestra


Just The Beginning

Saturday, April 22, 2017
Marietta Performing Arts Center
1171 Whitlock Avenue, Marietta, GA 30152

The end of the season is just the beginning as the Georgia Symphony Orchestra performs an evening of preludes, overtures, and concert openers by some of the greatest composers. The finale goes out with a bang to the sounds of Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture with the GSO Chorus!

Mozart: Overture to Die Zauberflöte
Mendelssohn: The Hebrides (Fingals Cave)
Dvorak: Scherzo capriccioso
Wagner: Prelude to Parsifal
Tchaikovsky: Overture to the Year 1812 with GSO Chorus

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