Parent Organization
Georgia Symphony Orchestra
  • Mission

    The mission of the Georgia Symphony Orchestra is to enrich communities across the region through accessible, affordable, high-quality musical and educational experiences that instill a lifelong appreciation for the arts. Particular attention is given to developing partnerships supporting innovation, diversity and cultural awareness.

  • imgEXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

    Susan Stensland

  • imgWEBSITE

    http://www.georgiasymphony.org

  • imgEMAIL

    sstensland@georgiasymphony.org

  • imgPHONE

    770-429-2390

  • imgLOCATION

    1171 Whitlock Avenue, NW, Marietta, GA , 30064.

  • Organization Description

    For over six decades, the Georgia Symphony Orchestra has engaged audiences through imaginative programming, visionary leadership, and critically acclaimed performances.

  • CCIG Recipient

    2017, 2016

  •  FORM 990s

Categories

  • Arts, Culture & Humanities
  • General Public

Additional Programs

PROGRAM 1
GSO Chorus
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PROGRAM 2
GSO Jazz!
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PROGRAM 3
Georgia Youth Symphony Orchestra
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PROGRAM 4
Sensory Friendly Concert
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Organization Detail Georgia Symphony Orchestra
Arts, Culture & Humanities
  • Susan Stensland
  • www.georgiasymphony.org
  • sstensland@georgiasymphony.org
  • 770-429-2390
  • 1171 Whitlock Avenue, NW, Marietta, GA , 30064.
PROGRAM 1
Georgia Symphony Orchestra
For more than six decades, the Georgia Symphony Orchestra has engaged audiences through imaginative programming, visionary leadership, and critically acclaimed performances. The GSO's programming includes classic series, pops and sensory friendly performances. In the past few seasons, the orchestra has held concerts in Atlanta, Kennesaw, Macon, Marietta and Knoxville, Tenn.
Programs
PROGRAM 1
Sensory Friendly Concert
The Georgia Symphony Orchestra, in collaboration with Autism Speaks! is proud to present the annual Sensory Friendly Concert. This event is designed especially for persons with autism and their families. As a component of the GSO’s educational and outreach programs, this concert will present audience members the ability to experience the greatness of orchestral music without any of the constraints of a standard performance. During this 50 minute program, audience members are free to move about, dance, and make noise. Sensory sensitive listeners and family members will delight in the discovery of an orchestral experience that invites and welcomes the autistic into the world of classical music.
PROGRAM 2
GSO Chorus
The 90-voice GSO Chorus performs orchestral and choral classics, pops and independently produced events, Past collaborations include Morehouse College Glee Club, Spelman College Glee Club and the Georgia Spiritual Ensemble.
PROGRAM 3
GSO Jazz!
Under the direction of Sam Skelton, GSO Jazz! musicians offer Big Band, combo and septet perfomances at Marietta's historic Strand Theatre. The group's wide-ranging repertoire includes classics, swing, modern adaptations and creative collalorations.
PROGRAM 4
Georgia Youth Symphony Orchestra
Founded in 2006, the Georgia Youth Symphony Orchestra is the largest youth orchestra program in the Southeast, encompassing four orchestras, a jazz ensemble, a percussion ensemble, and a youth chorus. Gifted and talented elementary through high school age musicians from across the state are selected through competitive auditions. As GYSO members, young men and women enjoy continuing their musical development in a nurturing and supportive environment, while being expected to perform at the highest level during a full season of concerts. Each ensemble is led by professionals in their fields who provide a comprehensive music experience for students pursuing excellence on an individual and collective artistic level with a love and appreciation for their art. The Mission of GYSO is to inspire young people to discover their full potential through creativity and performance, and to build and develop the discipline and spirit to accomplish their musical goals. Further, GYSO endeavors to provide artistic opportunities for all people and to enhance the quality of cultural life in our communities.
PROGRAM 5
Sensory Friendly Concert
The Georgia Symphony Orchestra, in collaboration with Autism Speaks! is proud to present the annual Sensory Friendly Concert. This event is designed especially for persons with autism and their families. As a component of the GSO’s educational and outreach programs, this concert will present audience members the ability to experience the greatness of orchestral music without any of the constraints of a standard performance. During this 50 minute program, audience members are free to move about, dance, and make noise. Sensory sensitive listeners and family members will delight in the discovery of an orchestral experience that invites and welcomes the autistic into the world of classical music.