September 13, 2009
Summer Pops Concert
Rabun Gap, Nahcoochee School

October 10, 2009
Afternoon of Light Classics
John H. Head, guest cond. Roswell Cultural Arts Center

November 7, 2009, 7 p.m.
A European Tour
Roeland Hendrikx, clarinet
John Morrison, guest cond.
Blessed Trinity High School

January 30, 2010
An Evening of Bernstein and Gershwin
John H. Head, guest cond.
Roswell Cultural Arts Center

March 20, 2010
Music of the Modern Age
John Morrison, guest cond.
Roswell Cultural Arts Center

April 24, 2009
Dvorak in his Prime
Donald J. Horton, guest cond.
Oglethorpe University

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2009-10 Season

Georgia Philharmonic Brass Classical Pops Summer Fling
September 13, 2009, 4 p.m.
Reardon Theatre
Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School

Join us for a wonderful blend of classical and pops music again this summer at the Rabun Music Festival, nestled in the North Georgia mountains near North Carolina. This concert features something old and something new, but absolutely nothing blue. On the first half, Dvorak's rousing New World Symphony and Mozart’s Overture to “The Marriage of Figaro” will get your feet a-tapping. The second half includes the Strauss Emperor Waltz, the Suppe Light Cavalry Overture, music from The Sound of Music, and three or four familiar surprises to get you dancing in the aisles. Don’t miss this rare pops event! Information and tickets are available at

Georgia Philharmonic Strings An Afternoon of Light Classics
October 10, 2009, 4 p.m.
Roswell Cultural Arts Center

Enjoy a Saturday afternoon out with the orchestra. On this fall day, we’ll feature a number of light classical pieces that you are sure to recognize from musicals, movies, ballet, and more. Plus, we launch our 2009-2010 season with guest conductor John Head, retired from the Atlanta Symphony as assistant conductor to Robert Shaw. The concert is perfect for young and old alike. Introduce the kids to music you know, or remind your parents of their favorite ballet music. Share the music with your entire family and invite those friends that think classical music is boring. Boring it won't be!

Roeland Hendrikx, clarinet A European Tour
November 7, 2009, 7 p.m.
Blessed Trinity High School

We start the 2009-2010 season off with a bang! Belgian clarinet virtuoso Roeland Hendrikx joins the Georgia Philharmonic to perform the Mozart clarinet concerto in A major, K. 622. Its soaring clarinet lines and lyrical phrasing make it one Mozart’s most beautiful and well-known works. Also well known, but less performed is Edward Elgar’s Enigma Variations, a unique piece. Each variation is dedicated to, and represents, one of Elgar’s friends (many are simply indicated by initials). The variations continue with Brahms’ Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op. 56a. Opening the program is Brahms' Academic Festival Overture, a brilliant work which Brahms composed in appreciation of an honorary doctorate from the University of Breslau. John Morrison, of the Georgia Academy of Music and Atlanta Ballet orchestra, guest conducts.

GershwinBernstein An Evening of Bernstein
and Gershwin

January 30, 2010, 7 p.m.
Roswell Cultural Arts Center

We've put together the perfect program to lift those mid-winter blahs! Master conductor, performer, and musical arranger John H. Head takes the podium of the Georgia Philharmonic to bring you an evening of rousing favorites from Leonard Bernstein and George Gershwin. Join us for themes from Bernstein's "West Side Story", followed by Gershwin's evocative "An American in Paris" and his unmistakable, unforgettable "Rhapsody in Blue". Also on the program are other classics of these two beloved American composers. It's a night guaranteed to send you home humming...

Mussorgsky Music of the Modern Age
March 20, 2010, 7 p.m.
Roswell Cultural Arts Center

Join us for our exciting Premiere Night as we feature Music of the Modern Age! This spring marks the beginning of our new Premiere Program as we bring you the debut of an original classical work by modern Atlanta composer Dont'e Davis. We complement this fresh new piece with Sibelius' famed Finlandia and grandiose Symphony No. 2, plus Mussorgsky's inimitable Night on Bald Mountain. John Morrison, of the Georgia Academy of Music and Atlanta Ballet orchestra, returns as guest conductor.

Antonin Dvorak Dvorak in his Prime
April 24, 2010, 7 p.m.
Conant Performing Arts Center, Oglethorpe University

As we approach the anniversary of Antonin Dvorak's death, we take a moment to look back on some of the masterworks he composed during his most celebrated time in Prague. During the period 1875 to 1892, Dvorak caught the attention of Johannes Brahms, whose friendship and patronage helped bring Dvorak's work to audiences throughout Europe. This exposure, and his resultant popularity, resulted in his appointment to the National Conservatory in New York and his beloved "New World" Symphony. Guest conductor Donald Horton leads the orchestra in a glorious selection of pieces from this transformative time in Dvorak's life, including his "Carnival" Overture and Symphony No. 8.

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