Celebrate Mother’s Day Weekend With The
North Georgia Chamber Symphony
Saturday, May 13, 2023
THE ARTS COUNCIL SMITHGALL ARTS CENTER
4PM (doors to the venue open at 3PM)
Outdoor Concert Under The Pavilion at The Smithgall Arts Center – Rain or Shine!
Open to the Public & Free of Charge (Adults and Children)
Following the performance enjoy a woodfired pizza at Peyton’s Pie Co. in the Gainesville Marketplace on the square! Attendees will receive a discount certificate to enjoy authentic woodfire pizza from
Peyton’s Pie Company in Gainesville’s Market Place! View their menu online here.
North Georgia Chamber Symphony under the direction of Laurin Smith since 2002.
Pamela Ryan ~ Soloist
Playing the Viola Concerto in D Major, Opus 1 by Carl Stamitz
Pamela Ryan, violist, has enjoyed a varied and fulfilling musical career. As soloist with orchestra, she has had the honor to perform concertos by Bartok, Walton, Hindemith, Milhaud, Mozart, Telemann, Bach, Vaughan Williams, Alan Shulman, John Boda, Robert Spano, Steve Hicken, and Morton Feldman. She was advertised as “Master of the Viola” by the Thailand Philharmonic and was presented as a concerto winner with the Aspen Philharmonia. As chamber musician she has performed in series and festivals throughout the United States and beyond, at Aspen, Brevard, Yellow Barn, Schlern/Italy, Bowdoin, Green Mountain, Idyllwild, Seventh Species Oregon, Amelia Island, and in major venues in Bolzano, Italy, Mexico City, and in New York City at Carnegie Weill Hall, and has recorded chamber music for Naxos and the Canadian Broadcasting Company. She was praised by the American Record Guide for “superb technique and musicianship.” As orchestral musician she was principal violist of the Southwest Florida Symphony and Sanibel Chamber Orchestra, and for 28 years, the Tallahassee Symphony. Beyond Western Classical music, she has researched, studied and performed on the rebab with gamelans in Bali and at San Francisco’s Cowell Theatre, and is an experienced jazz violist as a 13-year member of JazzEtcetera of Tallahassee. Professor of Viola at the Florida State University College of Music, Ryan won the FSU University Teaching Award for Excellence in Teaching, nominated by students. By invitation, she has given numerous masterclasses and presentations at national and international conferences and serves frequently as an adjudicator. She has many accomplished former students, including 18 with completed viola doctorates, who hold musical leadership positions throughout the world.