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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 […]

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: 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 […]

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 […]

Concert Recap: Holiday Pops! 2023

Magical Holiday Pops Concert Delights Audience with Festive Cheer The Georgia Symphony Orchestra and Chorus delivered a festive spectacle at the annual Holiday Pops Concert. Excitement was in the air as Music Director Timothy Verville led the orchestra through repertoire that spanned classic carols to modern renditions of festive favorites.  The set of performances were […]

Concert Recap: An Early Grave

There was excitement in the air as the Georgia Symphony Orchestra kicked off its 73rd Season with a performance that balanced canonic favorites with little heard gems. An Early Grave highlighted music composed by Bizet, Griffes, Mendelssohn and Boulanger, all composers who met untimely deaths far too young.  From the rousing choruses of Carmen, to […]