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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 […]

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 […]

GSO Spotlight: Auriyan Tillman

Recent KSU grad and rising star, Auriyan Tillman will be headlining the upcoming GSO Jazz concert “What the World Needs Now.”  She sat down with Executive Director, Suzanne Tucker to talk about her start in music and the big dreams she’s got for the future.  S: What first got you into music?  I’ve been singing […]

GSO Spotlight: John Morgan

On January 30, the GSO Chorus will have the distinct honor of hosting a virtual choral workshop with composer (and choral rockstar!) Eric Whitacre.  Read on to learn why GSOC member John Morgan is excited to be a part of bringing this event to life. “I first encountered Eric Whitacre while attending the ACDA (American […]