Georgia’s Marietta Symphony to debut with Beethoven, Mozart, Dvorak

Posted on: October 26, 2017

“The Marietta Symphony Orchestra will have its inaugural performance on Saturday on the stage of Marietta’s New Theatre in the Square,” writes Katy Ruth Camp in Tuesday’s (10/24) Marietta Daily Journal (Marietta, GA). “The MSO will be led by Executive and Music Director Paul Scanling…. Scanling is a lifelong musician, an adjunct professor at Oglethorpe University and the music director of the Atlanta Concert Band. Saturday’s performance will consist of Beethoven’s Coriolan Overture, Mozart’s Symphony #38, Dvorák’s Humoresque, and the first movement of Beethoven’s Third Symphony. … Thirty-five musicians will be performing in the orchestra … ‘I don’t want people to sit quietly or think that the symphony is only for the elite … I want to welcome them, talk to them, make them feel like it’s OK to clap and just make everyone feel welcome to enjoy it,’ Scanling said. He plans to have the symphony perform in unconventional performance venues … but, for now, he hopes people will enjoy getting to know the Marietta Symphony Orchestra through its special performance on Saturday. ‘We want to broaden people’s horizons and get everyone from all walks of life interested in the orchestra.’ ”

Posted October 26, 2017