2017-2018 SEASON


GYSO Performances Are Standing Room Only!

Enjoy the amazing talent and dedication of students in our Georgia Youth Symphony Orchestra as they develop their individual and collective musical talent throughout the year! Under the direction of Timothy Verville, Dr. Eric Hawk, David Metrio, Whitney Tinley, Sam Skelton, Bryan Black, and John Lawless, the GYSO concert series demonstrates the growing talents of the orchestra, which plays to standing room only crowds – so get your tickets early!

All GYSO concerts take place at at KSU's Bailey Performance Center. GYSO students get free access to all GYSO and GSO concerts. Parents are required to purchase tickets. Purchase season tickets and receive a 45% discount.


GYSO Inaugural Concerts

Sunday, October 22nd, 2017

3:00 PM - Jazz, Camerata

7:30 PM - Percussion, Symphony

Sunday, October 29th, 2017

7:30 PM - Sinfonia, Philharmonia

The first concert of the season sets the stage and establishes the bar for the second and third concerts for the year. Combined, the matinee and evening performances feature almost 400 musically gifted students as they begin their personal and collective journeys in the development of their musical skills and talent.

GYSO Mini-Concert

Sunday, December 17th, 2017

7:30 PM - Philharmonia, Symphony

The Winter "Mini-Concert" provides an opportunity to our two most advance ensembles to intensely focus on select works.

GYSO Mid-Season Concerts

Sunday, February 11th, 2018

7:30 PM - Percussion, Camerata

Sunday, March 4th, 2018

3:00 PM - Sinfonia, Philharmonia

7:30 PM - Jazz, Symphony

Featuring elementary, middle, and high school aged musicians that make up 4 orchestras, a jazz ensemble and a percussion ensemble, and our youth chorus, these concerts feature students from around the state as they pursue excellence on an individual and collective artistic level and continue developing their love and appreciation for their art.

Philharmonia Community Concert

Sunday, March 11th, 2018

3:00 PM - Philharmonia

GYSO's Philharmonia is performing as part a community concert on March 11th at 3 PM at the Zion Baptist Church. The concert will also feature performances from other members of our musical community. We're excited for this opportunity for Philharmonia to represent GYSO and perform in the heart of Marietta Square!

Black Violin w/ GYSO Symphony

Sunday, April 22, 2018

8:00 PM - Symphony

The student musicians of GYSO’s Symphony ensemble will be performing on stage with the duo during their show at Woodruff Arts Center’s Atlanta Symphony Hall on April 22, 2018. Black Violin will be stopping in Atlanta this spring as a part of their national headline CLASSICAL BOOM tour.

Black Violin is composed of classically trained violist and violinist Wil B. and Kev Marcus, who combine their classical training and hip-hop influences to create a distinctive multi-genre sound that is often described as “classical boom.” For more information, visit http://blackviolin.net/

Note: tickets for this event are not included with our season tickets pass and do not receive a student discount.

GYSO Season Finale

Sunday, May 13th, 2018

3:00 PM - Jazz, Chorus, Sinfonia

7:30 PM - Philharmonia

Sunday, May 20th, 2018

3:00 PM - Chamber, Percussion, Camerata, Symphony

The final concerts of the season features original compositions by the percussion ensemble, the winner of our concerto competitions, and the grand finale to our season. Come be inspired by our amazing students!


Thank you to our sponsors for these concerts,
Thomas Bailey, CPA and Cobb EMC Community Foundation.