The latest from the Georgia Symphony Orchestra

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 […]

GSO Spotlight: Whitney Tinley

Whitney Tinley is the director of the Georgia Youth Symphony Orchestra’s Harmonia and Concertino ensembles and Orchestra Director at Trickum Middle School  in Gwinnett County. Read why she’s committed to educating young musicians, what makes GYSO special, and what mountain climbing and music have in common.  Q: Tell me about your journey to becoming a […]

GSO Spotlight: Debbie McCracken

“I have a passion for music. When I was about 12, my father said ‘she hasn’t stopped talking about piano lessons. Maybe we should take this seriously.’ So they rented a piano to make sure I was serious and then it just became my thing!  I love to sing in choruses. I was a music […]

GSO Beethoven 9 Vocal Competition

The Georgia Symphony Orchestra (GSO) and Music Director Timothy Verville announce a competition with no application fee, open to vocalists 18 years and older who are legal U.S. residents, with the opportunity for the winners to perform with the GSO in concert singing a featured solo part in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, receive a $2,000 […]

GSO Spotlight: Nirav B. Patel, MD

Nirav Patel is a skilled, board-certified plastic surgeon with a wealth of experience. He’s also been one of the GSO’s musicians for the past five years. A member of the cello section, Nirav sat down with Suzanne Tucker, our executive director, to talk about his love of the cello, music, and the GSO.   Q: Tell […]