Atlanta Symphony returns for annual holiday concert in Madison, Georgia

Posted on: December 22, 2021

“The Madison-Morgan Cultural Center was packed full with guests in fancy attire Friday evening for the return of one of the longest-running holiday traditions in Madison, a special performance by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra,” writes Tia Lynn Ivey in Monday’s (12/20) Morgan County Citizen (GA). “ ‘There is just nothing comparable to live music, and we … are thrilled that this beloved tradition could return,’ said MMCC Director Melissa Klein…. The annual holiday concert with the award-winning Atlanta Symphony Orchestra began 42 years ago, just two years after the cultural center first opened. After a year hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, the orchestra returned to the cultural center’s stage to perform … Christmas carols and holiday music. The show also includes a holiday sing-along of popular Christmas songs, a crowd favorite every year.… This year’s concert was led by [ASO Associate] Conductor Jerry Hou. He has conducted the Dallas Symphony, Houston Symphony, St. Louis Symphony, Grand Teton Music Festival Orchestra, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, National Arts Centre Orchestra, Teatro Colon, Rochester Philharmonic and San Antonio Symphony, among others.” Madison, Georgia is located approximately 60 miles southeast of Atlanta.