The latest from the Georgia Symphony Orchestra

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]