Music director and conductor Timothy Verville (center) will lead the Georgia Symphony Orchestra in its upcoming 71st concert season. (image: GSO)

Georgia Symphony Orchestra returns to live concerts for 2021-2022 season

EarRelevant Staff | 16 JUL 2021

MARIETTA, GA— On Thursday evening the Georgia Symphony Orchestra announced its 71st concert season with a return to the stage beginning late September 2021.

The GSO’s Classics series, led by music director and conductor Timothy Verville, features three classical music Concerts, two at the Marietta Performing Arts Center and one at the Bailey Center for the Performing Arts at Kennesaw State University.


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In addition to the Classics series, the GSO’s season also includes its Holiday Pops, Sensory Friendly and GSO Jazz! Concerts, as well as an outdoor Veterans Day weekend morning concert by the GSO Chorus.

Here’s the GSO’s 2021-22 concert season in a chronological listing:

  • September 25, 2021 @ 8:00pm · Classical Series #1
    Marietta Performing Arts Center
    Georgia Symphony Orchestra
    Timothy Verville, music director and conductor
    Maria Valdes, soprano
    Gustav MAHLER: Symphony No. 4 (reduced orchestration)
  • November 13, 2021 @ 9:00am · Military Appreciation Concert
    Marietta Square
    GSO Chorus, Bryan Black, director
    GSO Brass Quintet
    A free morning performance in celebration of Veteran’s Day weekend that supports the American Legion’s Post 29’s Veteran’s Day 5k run.
  • Dec. 4, 2021 @ 3:00pm & 8:00pm · Holiday Pops Concerts
    Marietta Performing Arts Center
    Georgia Symphony Orchestra
    Timothy Verville, music director and conductor
    Lainie Ewers, winner of the GSO’s Virtual to Center Stage competition
    Traditional sing-along and holiday favorites, and a visit from a man in a red suit.
  • February 12, 2022 @ 8:00pm · GSO Jazz! #1
    The Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theatre
    Sam Skelton, music director
    Small ensemble and classic Big Band jazz.
  • February 26, 2022 @ 8:00pm · Classical Series #2
    Marietta Performing Arts Center
    Georgia Symphony Orchestra
    Timothy Verville, music director and conductor
    Minami Yoshida, violin
    Amy BEACH: Symphony No. 2
    Ludwig van BEETHOVEN: Violin Concerto in D Major
  • March 12, 2022 @ 2:00pm ·Sensory Friendly Performance
    Marietta Performing Arts Center
    Funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and designed specifically for individuals with sensory sensitivities and their families, the concert features a range of enjoyable musical selections.
  • April 2, 2022 @ 8:00pm · GSO Jazz! #2
    The Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theatre
    Sam Skelton, music director
    Small ensemble and classic Big Band jazz.
  • May 21, 2022 @ 8:00pm · Classical Series #3
    Dr. Bobbie Bailey & Family Performance Center
    Georgia Symphony Orchestra & Chorus
    Timothy Verville, music director and conductor
    Jennifer HIGDON: Blue Cathedral
    Igor STRAVINSKY: Firebird Suite (1919)

In its press release the GSO outlined its COVID-19 safety statement and schedule of ticket availability:

To ensure the health and safety of its patrons, musicians and staff, the GSO will follow all recommended CDC COVID-19 protocols at its partner venues. GSO season subscription renewals will begin on July 21, 2021, followed by general admission season subscriptions Aug. 1 and individual concert ticket sales on Aug. 16.

For more information: georgiasymphony.org/all-events  ■

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