Samuel Fordis Young Artists Concerto Competition

If you will be between the ages of 5 and 23 by December 1, 2015, we encourage you to apply for the 2015-2016 competition this fall. To prepare, view the application from the
2014-2015 Concerto Competition. Updated application information will be available summer 2015.


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 15, 2014, 7 pm
Season's Turn
Cambridge High School

February 28, 2015, 7 pm
From Darkness into Light
Cambridge High School

March 28, 2015, 7 pm
Young Artists Concerto

Cambridge High School

May 9, 2015, 8 pm
Once Upon a Time
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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Young Artists’ Concerto Competition
Saturday, March 28, 2015, 7 p.m.
Cambridge High School

Join us for the annual Samuel Fordis Young Artists’ Concerto Competition, one of our most popular programs each year, which features the top competition winners in solo performance with the orchestra. Scores of soloists come from all over the South to compete head-to head with amazing solos. We bring you the cream of the crop performing with the orchestra.

This night, six amazing finalists will be featured. Hear famous violin concertos by Mendelssohn, Barber, Saint-Saens, and Vieuxtemps. Enjoy the lovely Haydn Cello concerto. And we showcase an unusual saxophone concerto by Henri Tomasi. If that isn't enough, we'll treat your ears to Bernstein's Overture to Candide. This is the must-see event of the season, so we strongly recommend purchasing tickets early.

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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