Samuel Fordis Young Artists Concerto Competition

If you will be between the ages of 5 and 23 by October 2016, we encourage you to apply for the 2016-2017 competition next fall. For requirements, preview last year's application and the
2015-2016 Concerto Competition page.


The Georgia Philharmonic is now accepting applications on all instruments. There are openings for string players to join the orchestra as full-time members, and sub opportunities available for wind, brass, and percussion. To request an audition, please complete our online application.

Upcoming Concerts

(All dates and times subject to change)

November 14, 2015, 7 pm
Romantic Reflections
Lassiter Concert Hall

February 6, 2016, 7 pm
Concerto Competition Showcase
Lassiter Concert Hall

March 13, 2016, 3 pm
Choral Masterworks
Roswell United Methodist Church

May 7, 2016, 8 pm
An American Legacy
Oglethorpe University

The concert was fun, delightful, and just everything that a music enthusiast could clap for. It was an evening that I won't forget and my favorite concert ever! Be careful, I'd like to hug everyone!

— Julie Eckert

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Romantic Reflections
Saturday, November 14, 2015, 7 p.m.
Lassiter Concert Hall

Helen Kim, Violin Join us for a lighthearted sojourn in the countryside. We open with Berlioz‘s Shakespeare-inspired Béatrice et Bénédict. Then, Atlanta's own Helen Kim (who has appeared with the Boston Pops, Milwaukee and Atlanta Symphony Orchestras), performs the gorgeous Barber Violin Concerto, a virtuosic work that takes you on a trip through both peaceful pastures and thunderstorms. Then, hear Brahms‘ Symphony No. 2, so lush that the work is often compared with Beethoven‘s Pastoral Symphony for it's cheery picturesque themes.

Note the new location in the beautiful new Lassiter Concert Hall.

Aaron Copland's Appalachian Spring is an exceptional work of American music which paints a picture of the expansive West. Listen to a portion of our performance of Aaron Copland's Appalachian Spring.

Having visited Paris in the 1920s, George Gershwin decided to capture the bustle of the city in his 1928 piece, An American in Paris. Listen to the Georgia Philharmonic's rendition of this classic work, complete with tuned taxi horns.
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