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The Georgia Symphony Orchestra To Announce 2017-2018 Season New Artistic Leadership

March 24, 2017

The Georgia Symphony Orchestra (GSO) enthusiastically announces the 2017-2018 season of programming under the artistic leadership of Music Director, Timothy Verville. The 67th season begins the second year for Maestro Verville, who was chosen from an international pool of candidates in 2016.

Music Director Timothy Verville is presented by the Robert W. Hagan Foundation. The GSO’s 2017-2018 season marks a period of continued growth guided by community involvement. As a reflection of this, the orchestra, GSO Jazz ensemble, and the Georgia Youth Symphony Orchestra will each add an additional performance next season. This growth also includes new partnerships with the Morehouse College Glee Club, and the Uzee Brown Society of Choraliers.

The American Series of music also continues in its second year. This multiyear, multi-ensemble initiative highlights the music of American composers throughout all the ensembles under the GSO umbrella. Concerts of American music presented this season include the GSO, GSO Jazz, and the Georgia Youth Symphony. Notable premieres include the world premier of N. E. Wheeler’s Moonlight Waltz, and the Georgia premieres of Daniel Bernard Roumain’s Human Songs and Stories and William Grant Still’s And They Lynched Him on a Tree.
Other orchestral highlights include Cleveland Piano Competition winner Stanislav Khristenko performing Ravel’s Piano Concerto for Left Hand, selections from Haydn’s The Creation conducted by GSO Chorus Director Bryan Black, the GSO’s beloved Holiday Pops performances, and the Sensory Friendly concert presented in partnership with Autism Speaks. Full 2017-2018 season programatic information for all GSO ensembles can be found on the Media Information Page including links to imagery for publication:
The Georgia Symphony Orchestra is in residence at the Marietta Performing Arts Center and performs around the metropolitan Atlanta/North Georgia region. GSO Jazz concerts are performed at the Earl Smith Strand Theater. The 2017-2018 season is the organization’s 67th year of performing live orchestral music.
About the Georgia Symphony Orchestra:
The Georgia Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1951, and brings music to over 15,000 people annually. Its mission is to engage and enrich diverse audiences through the presentation of music at the highest artistic level and to provide programs and education that instill a lifelong appreciation for the arts. The GSO organization also includes the GSO Chorus, GSO Jazz! and the Georgia Youth Symphony Orchestra.


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