The Georgia Symphony Orchestra (GSO) opens the second half of its 68th season classical series with sacred sounds of two contrasting composers in a mixed program of old and new music.
Arguably the most well-known living composer, Arvo Pärt developed a unique and appealing style of composition often referred to as mystic or sacred minimalism. Aside from his popularity in the concert hall, his works also have been featured in film and documentaries.
One of the most prolific composers in terms of the sheer volume of his compositional output, Franz Schubert had an uncanny knack of creating appealing melodies. His works traverse multiple genres and include symphonic, chamber, lieder, operas and incidental music.
Along with the orchestra, “Musical Mirrors” will feature the GSO Chorus; GSO Chorus Director Bryan Black conducting Schubert’s Mass No. 2; GSO Chorus soloists Elaine Norman Sturkey, Tom Federico, and Shawn Keswani; and the return of GSO favorite Helen Kim performing Schubert’s Rondo for Violin and String Orchestra and Pärt’s Fratres. The concert takes place in the acoustically stunning Lassiter Concert Hall.
WHO: Music lovers of all ages
WHAT: Musical Mirrors
WHEN: Saturday, January 26, 2019, 8 p.m.
WHERE: Lassiter Concert Hall, Lassiter High School, 2601 Shallowford Road Marietta, Ga. 30066
HOW: Purchase tickets at 770-429-2390 or online at georgiasymphony.org
About the Georgia Symphony Orchestra
The Georgia Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1951, and brings music to over 17,000 people
annually. Its mission is to engage and enrich diverse audiences through the presentation of music at the
highest artistic level and to provide programs and education that instill a lifelong appreciation for the arts.
The GSO organization also includes the GSO Chorus, GSO Jazz! and the Georgia Youth Symphony