2018-2019 SEASON


GYSO Performances Are Standing Room Only!

We are proud to present another season of performances from all 7 Georgia Youth Symphony Orchestra ensembles! We invite you to observe throughout the year as our students develop their individual and collective musical talent. Under the direction of Dr. Nathaniel Parker, Dr. Eric Hawk, David Metrio, Whitney Tinley, Sam Skelton, Bryan F. Black, and John Lawless, the GYSO concert series demonstrates a superior command of discipline and artistry.

Our students play 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.


GYSO Season Opener

Sunday, October 21, 2018

3:00 PM - Jazz, Camerata

7:30 PM - Percussion, Chamber, Symphony

Sunday, October 28th, 2018

7:30 PM - Sinfonia, Philharmonia, Chorus

The first concert of the season sets the stage and establishes the bar for the remainder of the year. Combined, the matinee and evening performances feature almost 400 students.

Winter Concerts

Saturday, December 1st, 2018

3:00 PM & 8:00 PM - GYSO Chorus, GYSO String Quartet, GYSO Brass Quintet

These ensembles will be featured on GSO's Holiday Pops! concert. A Santa sing-along and surprise special guests make this event an unforgettable favorite!

Sunday, December 16th, 2018

7:30 PM - ChamberPhilharmonia, Symphony

The Winter "Mini-Concert" showcases our most advanced ensembles performing challenging and engaging repertoire.

GYSO Symphony GMEA Performance

Friday, January 25th, 2019

11:15 AM

The GYSO Symphony has been invited to perform at the 2019 Georgia Music Educator's Conference at the Athens Classic Center! This is a free performance and a great opportunity to share the talents of our top ensemble.

GYSO Mid-Season Concerts

Sunday, March 3, 2019

3:00 PM - Sinfonia, Philharmonia, Percussion Ensemble

7:30 PM - Jazz, Camerata, Symphony

These concerts feature almost 400 of our talented students from around the state. At this point in the season, students continue to develop their love and appreciation for their craft. You will undoubtedly witness excellence on an individual and collective artistic level.

Vocal Spotlight

Sunday, April 28, 2019

3:00 PM - GSO & GYSO Choruses 

Under the direction of Bryan F. Black, both our adult and youth choruses combine to present A New America - Vol. 5 of our America concert series. Get a glimpse of American heritage and culture with vocal vignettes featuring Bernstein, Larsen, and Lauridsen.

GYSO Season Finale

Sunday, May 12, 2019

3:00 PM - Jazz, Chorus, Sinfonia

7:30 PM - Percussion Ensemble, Philharmonia

Sunday, May 19th, 2019

3:00 PM - Chamber, Camerata, Symphony

The final concerts of the season feature original compositions by the percussion ensemble, the winner of our concerto competitions, and the grand finale to our season. Join us to celebrate young artistry and creativity at its finest!


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