Samuel Fordis Young Artists Concerto Competition

If you will be between the ages of 5 and 23 by October 22, 2017, we encourage you to apply for the 2017-2018 competition. For requirements, refer to the application and the
2017-2018 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

October 14, 2017, 7 pm
Made in America
Lassiter Concert Hall

November 18, 2017, 7 pm
The Magical World of Movies
Lassiter Concert Hall

February 17, 2018, 7 pm
Concerto Competition Showcase
Lassiter Concert Hall

March 31, 2018, 7 pm
Lassiter Concert Hall

May 6, 2018, 3 pm
The French Connection
Roswell United Methodist Church

Learn more about this 2017-2018 season. (All dates and times subject to change)

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 Commpetition Young Artists‘ Concerto Competition
Saturday, February 17, 2018, 7 p.m.
Lassiter Concert Hall

The Samuel Fordis Young Artists‘ Concerto Competition features the top competition winners in solo performance with the orchestra. The first and the by far the largest in the South, the competition draws soloists from ten states to compete head-to head with amazing solos. Without a doubt, this is one not to miss!

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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