October 6, 2012, 7:00 p.m.
Inspired Copland Scenes
Roswell Cultural Arts

Feb. 16, 2013, 7:00 p.m.
Young Artists Concerto
Roswell Cultural Arts

March 30, 2013, 7:00 p.m.
Mostly Mozart
Cambridge High School

May 4, 2013, 8:00 p.m.
Emperor Piano Concerto
Oglethorpe University

Oglethorpe University

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Join us in 2012-2013 for another exciting season! Pull out your mind's brushes and palette in October as we paint Inspired Copland Scenes, featuring works of the iconic American composer Aaron Copland. In February, watch the next generation of musicians battle for their place in musical history, with the Georgia Philharmonic's third annual Samuel Fordis Young Artists Concerto Competition. For March, its Mostly Mozart, including his beautiful Agnus Dei for mezzo soprano and orchestra, and in May the orchestra invites you to an evening of Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony and the Emperor Piano Concerto. We look forward to seeing you there!

Pictures Inspired Copland Scenes
October 6, 2012, 7 p.m.
Roswell Cultural Arts Center

Aaron Copland wrote some of the most iconic American pieces, each of which paints a unique picture. Few composers have been able to create as much emotion with their music. We've brought together some of his most colorful works to share with you on this all Copland concert. One of Copland's best known works, Fanfare for the Common Man, is full of brass and incredibly inspiring. On the opposite end is the contemplative Quiet City. And no piece is as well known as his Appalachian Spring. Copland's works are rarely played together in a single concert. Join us for a night to remember!

Young Artists Concerto Competition Young Artists Concerto Competition
February 16, 2013, 7 p.m.
Roswell Cultural Arts Center

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 the top five outstanding young artists of the 35 who competed. In the Apprentice category winner, 12-year-old violinist Haeun Kim performs the Lalo Symphony Espagnole. The Artisan category winner, 17-year-old violinist Ilya Kim, and the Virtuoso category winner, 19-year-old Hally Davidson (who you may have heard on NPR's From The Top), will each perform a Carmen Fantasy (one by Sarasate and one by Borne). We are also featuring Artisan and Virtuoso laureates Erin Pitts (14) and Daniela Volkovinsky (20) playing the Stamitz Viola Concerto in D Major and Reinecke Concerto for Flute and Orchestra respectively. This is our most popular concert of the season. We recommend advance ticket purchase or arriving early. There will be a reception following the concert with jazz provided by the After Hours Quintet (with members of the Georgia Philharmonic).

Mozart Mostly Mozart
March 30, 2013, 7:00 p.m.
Cambridge High School

Join us in March as everything turns Mozart. Although he only reached 35 years of age, Amadeus Mozart was one of the youngest and most prolific composers ever. His father, Leopold Mozart was his inspiration. We'll take you through a listening journey from Leopold to Amadeus and you can hear the evolution of the family craft. Leopold's moving Agnus Dei features a mezzo soprano solo and, of all things, trombone. Lara Longsworth of the New Trinity Baroque sings mezzo soprano and Stephen Wilson of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra plays trombone. The son, Amadeus, picks up where the father left off with his Serenade in D major, K.320, in which Mozart perfected his style we all know today. His Symphony 41 follows within a few years and is a perfect example of Mozart at his peak. For a cherry on top, we open the concert with the Carl Maria von Weber Oberon Overture. Share with us in the joy and playfulness of these great pieces in a fabulous new concert hall at Cambridge High School in Alpharetta. See you there!

Tim Whitehead Hail to the Emperor
May 4, 2013, 8 p.m.
Conant Performing Arts Center,
Oglethorpe University

At a special 8 p.m. time at Oglethorpe University, we close our 12th season with an all-Beethoven concert. Come for the Beethoven Emperor Piano Concerto, featuring Tim Whitehead, the young and sometimes barefoot, but always entertaining pianist. Beethoven’s piano concertos are known for their complex themes and challenging solo parts, and this one is no exception. Continuing the love-fest for Beethoven, the orchestra will also feature his Symphony No. 6, the Pastoral, well known for its lush depiction of beautiful countryside and famous thunderstorm movement (Der Sturm), making a perfect contrast to the piano concerto. The performance opens with Beethoven's Egmont Overture, perhaps one of his best-known and dramatic works. Join us for a night a drama and intrigue. This concert is co-sponsored by Oglethorpe University's Arts & Ideas at Oglethorpe series.

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