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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ALWAYS a wonderful experience! I am so proud of the talent in MY ASO!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
My daughter was a student of GYSO and GSO since 8th grade. All the staff members and instructors are very helpful. My suggestion is for everyone. One of the best in the world.
Our children are musicians in the Georgia Youth Symphony Orchestra. They receive excellent instruction and at a higher level than they can get at school. This program helps to perpetuate a love of classical music in the next generation. It is a priceless education, made more affordable for the average family due to donor support.
My daughter has been playing violin for GYSO since 9th grade. This is 3rd year for her. We have been blessed so much through GYSO experience. GYSO also has a very generous financial aid program. During our family's downtime, GYSO provided full scholarship for my daughter. I believe GYSO makes difference in so many young minds. Their life will be better and brighter because of GYSO.
Truly world class and very professional! Very committed to the community, schools, and the state
My daughter had shown a desire for playing the cello after we had attended a free concert. After researching options we came across a program from Georgia Youth Symphony Orchestra (GYSO) sponsored by the Georgia Symphony Orchestra (GSO.) Although we are a family of modest income the GYSO has offered my daughter a scholarship to participate in the GYSO thereby fulfilling her dream of playing in the orchestra. Shes has learned a great deal playing the cello in the youth symphony, her teachers are great and the friendships she has experienced among the other students have been memorable.
We could not have afforded this wonderful opportunity for our daughter if not for the generosity of the GSO and GYSO. We appreciate all the that the teachers and administrators do for the students and families. We try to volunteer as much as possible and will continue to be part of this wonderful organization long after our daughter has graduated from the program. Music is such an integral part in the overall learning experiences for all children.
The Georgia Symphony Orchestra has been an evolving arts entity for over 65 years in the North Georgia area. The GSO umbrella seeks to bring good music to the community it serves by constantly expanding the venues and the musical offerings. The youth symphony component (GYSO) is the largest youth orchestral educational program in the southeast. I am so proud to be a member of the GSO Chorus and a long-time supporter of the Orchestra, the Jazz programs, and the "Friends" of the GSO.
A fabulous orchestral choral experience!
As a music educator, I realize the value of the live music-listening opportunity for the community. In this technological age, there are many opportunities to listen to CDs, and downloaded music. But the value of hearing music within a live visual and aural environment, especially in a pristine acoustical setting cannot be over-emphasized. The audience, including children to senior adults can join together to co-create the music with a shared experience, along with the musicians, the conductor--and the composer. I have been a member of the Georgia Symphony Orchestra Chorus since its inception, seven years ago. Singing in a chorus is wonderful, but being on stage surrounded by voices AND instruments is a pinnacle musical event! The highest quality of the music performed is brought forth to the audience because of the expertise of both the Music Director and the Choral Director. The North Georgia community is indeed gifted by this wonderful and unique organization!
My daughter is a violinist in the Georgia Youth Symphony Orchestra, and has been so for three years. The GSO is an outstanding supporter of youth symphony works, and supports several levels of orchestra, based on abilities. The environment is professional and nurturing and we have been very impressed with the overall professionalism and dedication of the many teachers and professional musicians involved. My daughter plays in the symphony, the highest level, and the music played is very challenging, and the performances amazing. GSO is the largest provider of such musical teaching in the Southeast, probably one of the largest in the country. In addition, the GSO performances, whether symphonic, vocal, jazz or a mixture of all of these are consistently excellent and a great resource for our community.
Not only do they have an excellent adult orchestra, but their multitude of youth orchestras and opportunities (chorus, jazz, percussion, ensembles) are excellent learning and performing groups. Our community is blessed to have this top class organization.
As a long time volunteer and as a member of the Board of Directors, the GSO has enriched my life and that of thousands of others. The organization reaches out to young and old alike and has begun a tradition of providing a sensory-friendly concert to those whose life can be enhanced with this special type of concert.
I have been involved with the GSO for many years as a leader of the Friends (formerly Guild) and cannnot say enough about the volunteer efforts of this group to help enable the organization to perform first class concerts. As a member of the Board of Directors I am impressed by the dedication of the Music Director, Executive Director and the musicians. Attendace at GSO concerts and functions should be on everyone's "to do" list.
Review from Guidestar
The GSO is truly a great organization which is equally as enjoyable to play in as it is to watch and be entertained. From professional circus shows to easy-access concerts for children with learning disabilities, GSO goes above and beyond to impact the Cobb county and Metro Atlanta area.