2016-2017 SEASON

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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. Nathaniel Parker, Dr. Eric Hawk, 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  still required to purchase tickets.

GYSO Inaugural Concerts

Sunday, October 22nd, 2017

3:00 PM - Jazz, Camerata

7:30 PM - Percussion, Chamber, Symphony

Sunday, October 29th, 2017

7:30 PM - Sinfonia, Chorus, 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

3:00 PM - Jazz, Chorus, Camerata

7:30 PM - Percussion, Chamber, Symphony

Sunday, February 18th, 2018

7:30 PM - Sinfonia, Philharmonia

Featuring elementary, middle, and high school aged musicians that make up 4 orchestras, a jazz ensemble and a percussion ensemble, these two 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.

GYSO Season Finale

Sunday, May 13th, 2017

3:00 PM - Jazz, Camerata

7:30 PM - Percussion, Chamber, Symphony

Sunday, May 20th, 2017

7:30 PM - Sinfonia, Chorus, Philharmonia

This final concert of the season features original compositions by the percussion ensemble and the winning musical works of the composition and concerto competitions. Youth orchestra members are given the opportunity to write their own original music that, if selected, is performed on stage by the GYSO Orchestra! The season finale is a grand culmination of the entire year’s work.

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