October 8, 2011
7:00 p.m.

Foreign Shores
Roswell Cultural Arts Center

January 28, 2012
7:00 p.m.

Young Artists Concerto
Roswell Cultural Arts Center

March 17, 2012
7:00 p.m.

Mahler 1
Roswell Cultural Arts Center

April 28, 2012
8:00 p.m.

Slavic Tributes
Oglethorpe University

Oglethorpe University

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2011-12 Season

After a successful interim season, John Morrison joins the Georgia Philharmonic as Artistic Director. Travel with us in October as we visit Foreign Shores, featuring works inspired by Mendelssohn's Scottish tour and the mythical journeys of Nordic folklore. In January, watch the next generation of musicians battle for a their place in musical history, with the Georgia Philharmonic's second annual Samuel Fordis Young Artists Concerto Competition. In March, we present Mahler's Symphony No. 1, and in April, the orchestra invites you to an evening of Slavic Tributes featuring a tour of Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition. We look forward to seeing you there!

Foreign Shores Foreign Shores
October 8, 2011, 7 p.m.
Roswell Cultural Arts Center

Join us in the opening concert of our 11th season as we visit Foreign Shores, featuring Mendelssohn's Scottish Symphony (No. 3) and Hebrides Overture. Inspired by his 1830 tour of Scotland, these works evoke the landscape and culture of the Scottish mainland, as well as the dramatic Fingal's Cave in the Hebrides Archipelago. Complementing these auditory portraits are two works inspired by fictional travels of Nordic folklore, Grieg's Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 and the haunting Sibelius tone poem The Swan of Tuonela.

Young Artists Concerto Competition Young Artists Concerto Competition
January 28, 2012, 7 p.m.
Roswell Cultural Arts Center

Come watch the next generation of great musicians establish their place in musical history! You won't want to miss our annual Samuel Fordis Young Artists Concerto Competition Showcase, featuring concert laureates Melodie Spencer, Sheehan Hanrahan, Christopher Leitten, and Olivia Holladay. Join us to hear these wonderful musicians perform the Vieuxtemps Violin Concerto No. 4; Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto; Mozart's Horn Concerto No. 3; and Bruch's Violin Concerto. To round out the program, we present Wagner's Flying Dutchman Overture and Prelude to Act III of Lohengrin.

Mahler Portrait Mahler 1
March 17, 2012, 7 p.m.
Roswell Cultural Arts Center

Join us in March as we mark the centennial of Mahler's passing with his Symphony No. 1, which typefies Mahler's seminal use of German lieder within the symphonic form. Billed by some as "one of symphonic music's most stunning debuts", Mahler's 1st symphony is a piece at once lyrical and triumphant, seamlessly intertwining haunting melodic lines and stirring brass fanfares.

Pictures Slavic Tributes
April 28, 2012, 8 p.m.
Conant Performing Arts Center,
Oglethorpe University

At a special 8 p.m. time at Oglethorpe University, we close our 11th season with an evening of Slavic Tributes, featuring the winners at the Virtuoso Level of our Young Artists Concerto Competition. Arlene Chung will perform the first movement of Sergei Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 2, written in 1935 for French violinist Robert Soetens. Yuhong Tu performs Polish composer Henri Wieniawski's Violin Concerto No. 1, a piece dedicated to King Friedrich Wilhelm IV of Prussia. On the second half, the orchestra presents Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition, a suite composed in memory of Modest's good friend, artist and architect Viktor Hartmann. Following Hartmann's sudden death, Mussorgsky loaned works from his personal collection to a exhibition in remembrance of this influential figure in Russian art. The exhibition sparked the composer's imagination and prompted him to write his best-known work, which presents a musical tour through the galleries of the Hartmann homage. Following the concert, there will be a reception with a live jazz quintet. This concert is co-sponsored by Oglethorpe University's Arts & Ideas at Oglethorpe series.

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