The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Saturday, June 18, 2016
7% tax will be added to all ticket sales
THE ATLANTA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Celebrate with us on June 18th under the stars at The Arts Council Smithgall Arts Center lawn for The Arts Council’s 40th year presenting The Atlanta Symphony in Gainesville. Purchase your tickets or a table of 8. Bring your lawn chairs, picnics and beverages of choice. Food vendors will be on-site with food for purchase.
The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra is a force - a globally celebrated symphony that consistently affirms its position as one of America’s leading orchestras. It is renowned for the excellence of its live performances, presentations, choruses, and its impressive list of 27 GRAMMY® Award-winning recordings in categories including Best Classical Album, Best Orchestral Performance, Best Choral Performance, and Best Opera Performance. The leading cultural organization in the Southeast, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra serves as the cornerstone for artistic development and music education in the region.
Joseph Young will join us again this year as he conducts the orchestra through an exciting selection of music from patriotic to Disney, featuring composers Edvard Grieg; Salute to the Big Apple; Leroy Anderson; Aaron Copland; Gioacchino Rossini; Duke Ellington; Morton Gould; John Williams; Irving Berlin and more…..
Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra Music Director
(Mr. Young will conduct the Orchestra in Gainesville on June 18)
Joseph Young became Assistant Conductor of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) and Music Director of the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra in June 2014. Mr. Young assists with the artistic leadership of the Orchestra and serves as the primary conductor for the ASO’s education and community concerts.
Prior to joining the ASO, Mr. Young was Resident Conductor of the Phoenix Symphony and also spent a season as Assistant Conductor and a League of American Orchestras Conducting Fellow with the Buffalo Philharmonic.
In 2007, Mr. Young made his professional debut as the first recipient of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO)-Peabody Institute Conducting Fellowship, and he worked with the BSO through 2009. His recent conducting engagements include the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, Tucson Symphony, Charleston Symphony Orchestra, Delaware Symphony Orchestra and Orquestra Sinfónica do Porto Casa da Música.
Mr. Young’s other professional accolades include being named a semi-finalist in the 2013 Gustav Mahler International Conducting Competition and being featured in the League of American Orchestras' prestigious Bruno Walter National Conductor Preview. Additionally he was the first recipient of the Sir Georg Solti Foundation Career Grant for young conductors. He has furthered his conducting studies at the Cabrillo Contemporary Music Festival, the 2010 Jorma Panula International Master class in Porto, Portugal, and at the Tanglewood Music Center.
Mr. Young received a bachelor’s degree in music education from the University of South Carolina in 2004 and completed his graduate studies in conducting with Gustav Meier and Markand Thakar at the Peabody Conservatory in 2009.
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