Georgia Symphony’s American-themed program, from Barber to Hanson

Posted on: February 10, 2017

“The Georgia Symphony Orchestra will pay homage to the land of the free and home of the brave this month … with a celebration of American music,” writes Katy Ruth Camp in Tuesday’s (2/7) Marietta Daily Journal (Georgia). The Feb. 18 concert, the first in a multi-year exploration of American music, “will blend the instruments of the GSO and the voices of the GSO Chamber Chorus for the first concert…. Barber’s iconic Adagio is unforgettable in this special setting, said GSO Music Director Timothy Verville…. The concert will include Hanson’s Symphony No. 2, Romantic; Barber’s Adagio for Strings and Agnus Dei with the GSO Chamber Chorus; and Copland’s Old American Songs, also with the GSO Chorus…. Audience members who arrive early can enjoy the music of the bluegrass band Faculty Grass, who will perform in the lobby of MPAC. The Georgia Spiritual Ensemble will continue the American music celebration in the lobby during intermission.… After a two-year search process reviewing over 130 candidates from across the world, the GSO selected Timothy Verville as its new Music Director beginning in the fall of 2016.”

Posted February 10, 2017