The latest from the Georgia Symphony Orchestra

Opportunity, Impact and a Place to Belong: The Georgia Youth Symphony Orchestras

More than just an orchestra—The Georgia Youth Symphony Orchestras (GYSO) is a community where young musicians connect with peers who share their love of making music. Students form lasting friendships and have the opportunity to broaden their horizons beyond their own communities. Established in 2006 as part of the Georgia Symphony Orchestra, GYSO is among […]

GSO Spotlight: Tetyana Vakhnovska

Having escaped the dangers of war, Ukrainian refugee Tetyana Vakhnovska is grateful for the opportunity to sing in the Georgia Symphony Orchestra’s season-ending performance of ‘Beethoven’s Universe.’ Vakhnovska is one of four winners of the GSO’s Beethoven’s 9th national vocal competition. She is a renowned, state-awarded mezzo-soprano who graduated from the National Academy of Music […]

A Busy Week for the GSO

The Georgia Symphony Orchestra (GSO) is well-known for its vibrant musical performances, diverse programming, and community outreach. This past week was no exception, as the GSO embarked on a whirlwind schedule that showcased its versatility and commitment to engaging audiences of all ages and backgrounds. The week kicked off on a high note Thursday evening […]

GSO Spotlight: Will Weaver

Will Weaver has had a remarkable six-year journey in the Georgia Youth Symphony Orchestras (GYSO),  marked by growth, camaraderie, and musical excellence. His experience in GYSO has not only broadened his musical horizons but also facilitated valuable friendships with like-minded peers. A  proficient viola player in GYSO and a violinist in his school orchestra, Will […]

GSO Spotlight: Ann Stoskopf

The GSO is happy to welcome Ann Stoskopf as our newest staff member. Ann will be serving as our Business and Patron Manager, which means she’ll probably be the first voice you hear when you call the office to purchase a ticket, make a donation, or any other area where you might need assistance.  Ann […]

Concert Recap: Gospel Mass

Powerful gospel music, heartfelt lyrics, and inspiring messages were at the core of an incredible afternoon of music, featuring the GSO Chorus, Georgia Symphony Orchestra, and special guests. Directed by Dr. Bryan Black, the performance of Robert Ray’s Gospel Mass was engaging and moving. The collaboration with the Marietta High School Chorus, directed by Dr. […]

Vocal Competition Winners Announced

Georgia Symphony announces winners of nationwide Beethoven 9th vocal competition (Marietta, Ga., March 4, 2024) – The Georgia Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Timothy Verville announce the results of a nationwide Beethoven 9th Vocal Competition. Winners in each of four voice categories will perform as a featured soloist in the GSO’s May 18 and 19, […]

GSO Spotlight: Pat Torres

As a member of the Board of Directors and a former member of the GSO staff, Pat Torres has experienced this organization from all sides and understands its impact on our community. In this conversation with Executive Director Suzanne Tucker, Pat talks about the legacy of the GSO and the legacy she wants to leave […]

GSO Spotlight: Justin Stanley

As GSO principal clarinetist, Justin Stanley prepares to step into the role of soloist. He talks about musicality, inspiration, and how he flips performance anxiety on its head.   What inspired you to pursue a career in music and why did you choose your instrument? I started playing the piano in first grade, but when […]

Vocal Competition Finalists Announced

Marietta, GA, February 1, 2024 – The Georgia Symphony Orchestra (GSO) and Music Director Timothy Verville announce the finalists of their nationwide Beethoven 9 Vocal Competition. The Beethoven 9 Vocal Competition was created by the GSO to provide an equal and open opportunity for vocalists across the U.S. to compete regardless of background. The winners […]