Georgia Symphony Orchestra announces 2022-2023 season
Marietta-based Georgia Symphony Orchestra issued the following press release announcing its 2022-2023 season:
(Marietta, Ga., May 12, 2022) Much more than just an orchestra, the Georgia Symphony organization has announced its 2022-2023 season schedule for orchestral, choral, jazz, vacation, sensory and music education performances For the young. New this year is the addition of Sunday afternoon matinees to the concert schedule.
On September 10-11, 2022, BSG Music Director and Conductor Timothy Verville will conduct the classic Symphony Series‘ dynamic season opening, brass splashwhich includes Mexican composer Arturo Marquez Danzon No. 7, by Gustav Mahler Blumineby Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4 and Giuseppe Verdi Opening of Nabucco.
During the series of February 25 and 26, 2023, performance entitled You will hear…, the GSO Chorus, led by Music Director Bryan Black, will join the orchestra in honoring renowned black composers. The concert will feature the famous cantata by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, The Hiawatha Wedding Feast and Opening Concert No. 2 by Florence Price. A composition co-written by Verville and guest artist, cellist and songwriter Okorie “OkCello” Johnson, will premiere at the event.
Black will also conduct the GSO Chorus, along with the Uzee Brown Society of Choraliers, in Let’s walk together childrena special choral performance on October 8 and 9, 2022.
The classic GSO series concludes on May 20 and 21, 2023, with a performance by Carl Orff’s mighty Carmine Burana, featuring the G.S.O. choir and the Youth Symphony Choir. Johannes Brahms’ Opening of the Academy Festival and Claude Debussy Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun will complete the program.
Additionally, on December 3-4, 2022, Verville will lead BSG’s beloved seasonal favorite Holiday Pops concert, featuring the GSO Chorus and featured soloist Kayce Grogan-Wallace, a native of Marietta.
In keeping with its commitment to bring live classical music to members of underserved communities in the region, G.S.O. has added performances to its annual schedule Sensory concert series. The series, which is designed specifically for people with sensory sensitivities and their families, will offer morning and afternoon performances on October 15, 2022 and April 15, 2023. Viewers are encouraged to be themselves and to move, clap, dance or vocalize during the 50-minute show. A “Children’s Zoo” pre-concert instrument and a silence room are also provided.
OSG Classic Series, Holiday Pops and Sensory friendly concerts are held at either the Marietta Performing Arts Center or the Dr. Bobbie Bailey and Family Performance Center at Kennesaw State University.
The organization’s G.S.O. Jazz! The ensemble, led by Music Director Sam Skelton, will once again delight audiences with two performances this season at the historic Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theater in Marietta. At Samba at the Strand concert on February 4 and 5, 2023, the group will highlight the rhythmic samba music of well-known Brazilian composers. In contrast, G.S.O. Jazz! On April 15-16, 2023, the performance will feature the electrifying, contemporary and energetic big band sounds of The Radiohead Jazz Project. Commissioned by the Lawrence University Conservatory of Music, this 15-song set was composed by 12 incredible arrangers.
The GSO is also the parent organization of the Georgia Youth Symphony Orchestras, the largest youth music education program in the Southeast and one of the 10 largest in the nation. GYSO’s 13 sets serve talented elementary through high school students throughout the Atlanta metro area. All GYSO performances take place at KSU’s Bailey Performance Center and are open to the public. For the 2022-23 season, GYSO concerts are scheduled for October 16, October 23, and December 11, 2022, and February 5, March 5, May 7, and May 14, 2023.
Season subscription packages will go on sale to the general public on June 13, 2022. For detailed information on subscription pricing and seating, or to purchase a subscription, visit subscriptions.georgiasymphony.org. Individual tickets for all performances will go on sale July 25, 2022 at tickets.georgiasymphony.org.