October 6, 2017
Contact: Susan Stensland
Georgia Symphony Orchestra
MARIETTA - The Georgia Symphony Orchestra (GSO) opens the 2017-2018 season with Music Director Timothy Verville in a celebration of powerful Classics. “From Darkness to Light” begins with Beethoven’s stormy yet appealing Overture to Coriolan and moves into Ravel’s stunning Piano Concerto for the Left Hand. The GSO welcomes the award winning pianist Stanislav Khristenko to perform this strenuous piece, which was composed for a World War I veteran whose right arm was amputated during his service. The second half of the concert presents selections from Haydn’s magnificent oratorio, The Creation, with the GSO Chorus and guest vocalists Arietha Lockhart, Nathan Munson, and Shawn Keswani. The oratorio, which is basically an opera without costumes and scenery, includes texts from Genesis, and recounts the seven days of Creation as described in the Bible.
WHO: Music lovers of all ages
WHAT: From Darkness to Light
WHEN: Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 8 pm
WHERE: Marietta Performing Arts Center
1171 Whitlock Avenue
Marietta, GA 30152
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 Orchestra.