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Marietta-based Georgia Symphony Orchestra concludes current season with The Firebird and Music of Remembrance

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the City of Marietta post the following announcement on its website about the completion of the Marietta-based deal Georgia Symphony OrchestraThe season will take place on May 21 at the Dr. Bobbie Bailey and Family Performance Center at Kennesaw State University:

The Georgia Symphony Orchestra concludes its 71st season on May 21, 2022 with The Firebird and Music of Remembrance, a performance featuring three enchanting, poignant and cherished classic works. The concert will take place at the Dr. Bobbie Bailey and Family Performance Center at Kennesaw State University.

Led by BSG Music Director and Conductor Timothy Verville, the program will feature Blue Cathedral by contemporary American composer Jennifer Higdon, the famous 1919 version of Igor Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite and the Requiem in C minor by Luigi Cherubini.

The Blue Cathedral concerto for orchestra is one of Higdon’s most performed works. The composition was originally commissioned to celebrate the 75th anniversary celebration of Philadelphia’s Curtis Institute of Music in 2000. However, it also became a deeply personal tribute to his younger brother, Andrew Blue Higdon, who died in 1998. his work was written to create an atmosphere of reflection and understanding of the journey of life.

Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite is a collection of music from the ballet of the same name. Inspired by Russian folklore, the music tells the story of young Prince Ivan and the evil and powerful Kastchel the Immortal, who has captured a young princess whom Ivan is destined to marry. Only with the help of the mythical firebird can Ivan’s fiancée be saved. Stravinsky’s orchestration and writing, ranging from lush and exotic to barbaric, propelled the composer to his early fame.

In 1817, Cherubini’s Requiem in C minor was performed for the first time in a church in France to commemorate the 24th anniversary of the death of King Louis XVI, and it was an immediate success. Ludwig van Beethoven, who considered Cherubini one of his greatest contemporaries, even requested that the beloved piece be performed at his funeral. The Elegy also features the return of the Georgia Symphony Orchestra Chorus for the first time since the pandemic in a GSO Classics performance.

General admission ticket prices are $39 for adults, $37 for seniors, military, or first responders, and $12 for students. To purchase tickets online, visit tickets.georgiasymphony.org.

About the Georgia Symphony Orchestra

The Georgia Symphony Orchestra began in 1951 with the formation of the Marietta Music Club.

According to the G.S.O. website:

The music room in Arthur F. Moor’s home at 383 Church Street in Marietta would lay the foundations for what would evolve over the next sixty years. Talented local musicians would come together to create and share wonderful music with the public. From 1955 to 1989, Betty Shipman Bennett led the orchestra during this long period of development. The music club became the Marietta Community Symphony.

The orchestra was later renamed the Cobb Symphony as professional musicians were added to the staff, and in 2011 it became the Georgia Symphony Orchestra.

The GSO declares as mission:

The mission of the Georgia Symphony Orchestra is to enrich our community through accessible, high-quality musical and educational experiences that instill a lifelong appreciation for the arts.