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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What did I hear at Dragon Con 2017?

Can't stand the suspense? What was that piece, anyway? Click here to find out what we played for Dragon Con 2017 to a crowd of 3,000. Learn about other events that Dragon Con attendees might be interested in, like our Magical World of Movies concert in November, featuring themes from the classic animated movies.

Announcing our 2017-2018 Season!

Our brand new 2017-2018 season has just been posted. From movie music that the kids in all of us will enjoy to dreamscapes, our 2017-2018 season is filled with great music. We invite you to come along with Georgia’s premier community orchestra to experience soaring highs and heart-warming moments.

Now is a great time to buy season tickets. Right now, buy season tickets for 20% off regular prices. Enjoy five concerts for the price of four. Where else can you get five high-caliber classical music concerts for $100? And our season tickets are special. We give you five tickets to use at any concert you choose. Bring two people to one concert and three to another, or bring your entire family to one concert. It’s your choice. Reserve your seats today.

Orchestral Dances Made in America
Saturday, October 14, 2017, 7 p.m.
Lassiter Concert Hall

The Germans, French, and Italians don't have a lock on great music! Hear some fantastic works by twentieth century American composers. The Grand Canyon Suite by Ferde Grofé (the orchestrator of Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue) is one of the first works to use instruments to make sound effects. William Schuman (the American Schumann) wrote New England Triptych based on works of William Billings, regarded as the first American Choral composer. Variations on America by Charles Ives is exactly what it sounds like – variations on My Country 'Tis of Thee – but in a quirkily light-hearted way. Celebrate your fellow countrymen as they entertain you.

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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