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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture, Arts Education, Symphony Orchestras

Mission: The GSO's mission is: 1) To contribute to the cultural life of Metro Atlanta and North Georgia by providing an opportunity for those with musical talent, regardless of age or occupation, to participate in the performance of great symphonic music; and 2) To provide quality music for the enjoyment of the community.

Target demographics: make quality live music accessible

Direct beneficiaries per year: 400 students and over 17,000 patrons

Geographic areas served: Metro Atlanta

Programs: Georgia Symphony Orchestra, GSO Jazz, GSO Chorus, and the Georgia Youth Symphony Orchestra

Community Stories

61 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Donor

Rating: 5

The Georgia Symphony Orchestra, Inc. provides an opportunity to enjoy beautiful music performed by accomplished musicians under the baton of a talented conductor. Led by a skillful director, the chorus adds joy at many performances. There are Jazz Concerts to round out these musical experiences that this talented group of musicians offer to our community and beyond.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The GSO ssrves as a key part of our community, both musically and educationally. As a volunteer member of its Chorus, I can attest to the fantastic jobs done by our music, choral, and executive directors, as well as by the paid and volunteer musicians. What a pleasure to have this creative group nearby!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I sing with the GSO Choir. The entire organization is so well run and the performances are fabulous! They have a youth orchestra (and other ensembles) which sounds great. I love that they give these younger kids a place to perform and learn from an excellent conductor. They also now have a youth choir which will be led by the same conductor as the adult choir; he is the best conductor I've had the pleasure to sing with.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been singing with the GSO-Chorus for several seasons. The music is always first rate. Our leadership team works so hard and is so dedicated to providing an exceptional experience for all concert goers. We have had a concert especially for those with autism for the past few years. We assist with several charity walks. Our new musical director, Dr. Tim Vervielle, is an excellent addition to our family. He has brought several fresh ideas to our performances. I am very much looking forward to his second season with us.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a member of the GSO-Chorus for several years. We work hard, we have fun, we get to participate in amazing performances. Our productions are high quality. Working with an orchestra for all performances is wonderful. The orchestra members are both professional and kind.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Such a great unexpected pleasure! The orchestra is phenomenal, and there isn't a bad seat in the house. What a bargain for the price. You should not miss a concert.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The music is always top notch. The conductors are passionate. This orchestra offers a high quality music experience to the community at an affordable cost.

Client Served

Rating: 5

ALWAYS a wonderful experience! I am so proud of the talent in MY ASO!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love their community involvement. Especially the sensory friendly concert which has taken place every year for the last couple of years. This was the first year that I have been able to actually attend that concert (as I volunteer in the box office). It was great to sit in the back of the hall and watch all the attendees interactions. There were many bravos and dancing in the aisles. What an experience.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

A non-profit that has been in the metro area for 65 years. Not many groups can make that claim. The orchestra and jazz group are wonderful. This group of individuals really care about the community. This year they will be presently a sensory friendly concert for individuals with autism.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

The Georgia Symphony Orchestra does great programming, works with other arts and puts together programs that are relevant to many constituencies in our community. Tim Verville, the music director, has great artistic vision, is vibrant in his musical interpretation and very approachable.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The GSO and Chorus is a superb orchestra based in metro-Atlanta that is comprised of an unsurpassed group of dedicated, skilled and enthusiastic musicians. They perform under the leadership of Music Director Michael Alexander. In addition to eliciting sublime expression and ensemble from the musicians, Dr. Alexander also chooses interesting and challenging works. The Director is supported by an all-star group of leaders, including Bryan Black (chorus), Sam Skelton (jazz ensemble) and a top-notch group of leaders that work with the sizable and formidable Georgia Youth Symphony Orchestra. The Orchestra got its start in Marietta over 60 years ago, and has always valued being an integral part of the community, playing outreach concerts in a variety of venues.

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Donor

Rating: 4

We came to Georgia from 20 years of a world class symphony, the St. Louis, and were deeply disappointed with the quality and lack of access of the Atlanta Symphony. We came across the GSO and were blown away by the quality and ability of this regional nonprofessional group. No they are not the STL, but with their new director they rival the ASO. We have also been impressed with their outreach programs into the communities to make classical music available to young and "older". The new home of the GSO is extremely easy to get to and does not have a bad seat in the house.