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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 […]

Training for Sensory Friendly Volunteers

The GSO’s Sensory Friendly Concert Series began in 2015 and has grown to become one of our most popular events. If you’ve had the opportunity to attend one, you know what a special experience it is!  On January 26, from 1:00 – 3:00 experts from the Marcus Autism Center will be offering a special training […]

Vocal Competition Semi-Finalists Announced

The Georgia Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Timothy Verville announce the results of the first round of judging for the Beethoven 9 Vocal Competion. The Beethoven 9 Vocal Competition was created to provide an equal and open opportunity for vocalists to compete regardless of background. There is no application fee, no accompanist fee, and the […]

GSO Spotlight: Sarah Arrington

Sarah Arrington is a fraud analyst with Bank of America. She’s also a passionate supporter of the GSO. Find out how she multiplies the impact of her giving through matching grants.   “I learned of the GSO Chorus years ago when they advertised that they were looking for singers. I’ve always enjoyed singing, so I […]

GSO Spotlight: Brenda Rhodes

Brenda Rhodes is the founder and executive director of Simple Needs, a local non-profit serving low income families and the homeless. She’s also a long time member of the Georgia Symphony Chorus. In this conversation, Suzanne and Brenda discuss singing, serving and the ways that local support leads to great communities. Tell me about your […]

GSO Spotlight: Wendy Lerner

“I’ve served as a volunteer with the Georgia Symphony for the past 10-15 years. I was introduced to the organization by former GSO Executive Director Susan Stensland while taking a course taught by her mother, Barbara Hammond, at Kennesaw State University called  “How to Listen Musically.” My family has always been involved in music. In fact, […]

73rd Season Opening Celebration

Thursday, Oct. 12 was an evening to remember as the Georgia Symphony Orchestra celebrated the kick-off of its 73rd Season with an amazing party at the Foxglove Marietta.  Patrons of the orchestra, along with community leaders in business, government and philanthropy gathered to enjoy the swinging sounds of GSO Jazz and engage in a curated […]