GT ORCHESTRAS PAST CONCERT SEASONS

 

2017-2018

  • September 26, 2017 [French Festival I; joined by GT chamber ensemble, choirs and Concert Band]

Bizet, “Dans l’air nous suivons la fumée” from Carmen
Gounod, Soldiers Chorus from Faust
Berlioz, “L’Adieu des Begers a la Sainte Famille” from L’enfance du Christ, Op.25
Faure, Pavane Op. 50

GT Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Choir, Women’s Choir, Chorale
Chaowen Ting & Jerry Ulrich, conductors

 

  • September 28, 2017 [French Festival II]

C. Debussy, Petite Suite

GT Chamber Orchestra
James Pinder, conductor

C. Debussy, Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune
E. Chausson, Poème [Violin: Jun-Ching Lin, Assistant Concertmaster, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra]
M. Racel, Tzigane [Violin: Jun-Ching Lin, Assistant Concertmaster, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra]
G. Bizet, Symphony No.1 in C Major

GT Symphony Orchestra
Chaowen Ting, conductor

 

  • October 30, 2017 [Halloween Concert; joined by GT Women’s Choir]

Beethoven, Coriolan Overture
Haydn, Symphony No.94 mvt. II
Offenbach, Infernal Dance from “Orpheus in the Underworld”
Mussorgsky, A Night on Bald Mountain

GT Chamber Orchestra
Dr. Timothy Verville, guest conductor

 

  • November 19, 2017 [Russian Legends: 1001 Nights]

P. Tchaikovsky, Marche Slave, Op.31
P. Tchaikovsky, Piano Concerto No.1 in B-flat minor, Op. 23, mvt. I
[Zhengyang Weng, piano; 2016 GTSO Concerto Competition Winner]
N. Rimsky-Korsakov, Scheherazade, Op.35

GT Symphony Orchestra
Chaowen Ting, conductor

 

  • February 27, 2018 [Romantic Masters IV: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice]

P. Dukas, L’Apprenti sorcier
A. Guilmant, Morceau symphonique, Op.88
[Alexander Walden, Trombone; Principal Trombone, Sichuan Symphony Orchestra]
J. Brahms, Symphony No.4 in E minor, Op. 98

GT Symphony Orchestra
Nathanial Parker & Chaowen Ting, conductors

 

  • March 11, 2018 [Beethoven Series III: Spring]

A. Borodin, Polotzsian Dances from Prince Igor [joined by GT Chorale]
F. Mendelssohn, Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64, mvt. I
[Nathan Holiday, violin; 2015 GTSO Concerto Competition Honorable Mention]
F. Mendelssohn, Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64, mvt. III
[Alex Olsen, violin; 2017 GTSO Concerto Competition Runner-Up]
L. v. Beethoven, Symphony No.6 in F major, Op.68 “Pastorale”

GT Chamber Orchestra
Chaowen Ting, conductor

 

  • March 31, 2018 [Façade Entertainment; jointed by Notos Ensemble]

W. Walton, Façade, An Entertainment (excerpts)
[Stephanie Willis, narrator]

GT Café Momus Contemporary Music Ensemble
Chaowen Ting, conductor

 

  • April 9, 2018 [Creative Movements]

R. Strauss, Serenade for Winds in E-flat major, Op.7
A. Salvati, Clarinet Concerto [World Premiere]
[Richard Li, clarinet; 2016 GTSO Concerto Competition Honorable Mention]
W. A. Mozart, Horn Concerto No.4, mvt. I
[Aaron Thomas, horn; 2017 GTSO Concerto Competition Runner-Up]
A. Borodin, Polotzsian Dances from Prince Igor

GT Chamber Orchestra
James Pinder, Benjamin Diden & Chaowen Ting, conductors

 

  • April 15, 2018 [Time Travel]

Princess Anna Amelia, Four Military Marches for Strings
W. A. Mozart, Piano Concerto No.23 in A Major, K.488
[Dr. Sergio Gallo, Professor of Music, Georgia State University]
D. Shostakovitch, Symphony No.9 in E-flat major, Op. 70

GT Symphony Orchestra
Chaowen Ting, conductor

 

2016-2017

  • October 2, 2016 [Brahms Festival I: Johannes, Clara and Robert]

Chamber Strings

J. Brahms, Geistliches Lied, Op.30 [with GT Choirs]
C. Schumann, Konzertsatz in f minor
[Riley Osborn, piano; 2015 GTSO Concerto Competition Honorable Mention]

GTSO & GT Choirs

J. Brahms, Alto Rhapsody [Mezzo-Soprano, Sarah Klopfenstein]

 

 

  • October 4, 2016 [Brahms Festival II: Johannes, Richard and Felix]

GTSO

R. Wagner, Prelude to Die Meistersinger
F. Mendelssohn, Symphony No.4 “Italian”
J. Brahms, Piano Concerto No.1 in D minor
[Yury Park, piano; winner of 2015 GTSO Concerto Competition]

 

 

  • November 13, 2016 [Concerto Night]

Chamber Strings

W.A. Mozart, Overture to Der Schauspieldirektor, K. 486
J. S. Bach, Violin Concerto No.2 in E major, BWV 1042, mvt. I [Kyumin Lee, violin]
A. Glazunov, Saxophone Concerto [Adam W Fultz, saxophone]
F. Geminiani, Concerto Gross “La Follia”
E. Grieg, Peer Gynt Suite No.1

 

  • November 15, 2016 [Romantic Masters III: From the New World]

GTSO

A. Dvorak, Slavonic Dance in C major, Op. 46 No.1
A. Dvorak, Slavonic Dance in E minor, Op. 72 No.2
A. Dvorak, Cello Concerto in B minor, Op.104 [Ismail Akbar, cello]
A. Dvorak, Symphony No.9 in E minor, Op.95

 

  • December 1, 2016 [Holiday Pops]

Chamber Strings

Mascagni, Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana
Strauss, Pizzicato Polka
Vaughan Williams, Fantasia on Greensleeves
Vivaldi, Winter [Violin: John Irrera]
Anderson, Sleigh Ride

Chamber Strings & Chorale

Snyder (arr.), A Festive Christmas Celebration (Medley)
Bennett (arr.), White Christmas
Handel, Hallelujah

 

  • February 14, 2017 [Home Coming]


W. A. Mozart, Overture to Don Giovanni
Sung-Jen Hsu, Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, “Pounding Rain”
[Timothy Hsu, Piano] [US Premiere]
P. Tchaikovsky, Symphony No.6 in B minor, Op. 74, “Pathétique

 

  • March 16, 2017 [Chamber Strings & Chorale III: Beethoven and Friends]

Chamber Strings

F. Mendelssohn, Hebrides Overture
G. Tartini “Devils Trill” Sonata [Jun-Ching Lin, Violin]
L. v. Beethoven, Symphony No.8 in F major, Op.93

 

Chamber Strings & Chorale

Faure, Cantique de Jean Racine
A. Mozart, Kyrie in D, K.341

 

  • April 11, 2017 [Eroica in America]

GTSO

L. Bernstein, Overture to Candide
Jennifer Higdon, Oboe Concerto (Georgia Premiere) [Elizabeth Tiscione, Oboe]
C. Ives, The Unanswered Question
L. v. Beethoven, Symphony No.3 in E flat major, Op.55 “Eroica”

 

  • April 18, 2017 [Voyage]

Chamber Strings

B. Smenata, The Moldau
F. Haydn, Symphony No.45 in F sharp minor, “Farewell”

 


 

 

2015-2016

  • September 27, 2015 [Sibelius Festival]

Chamber Strings

J. Sibelius, Romance in C, op.42
J. Sibelius, Arioso [Elisabeth Slaten, soprano]
J. Sibelius, Rakastava Suite mvts. I & II
J. Sibelius, Canzonetta, op.62

GTSO, Chamber Choir, Women’s Choir, Chorale

J. Sibelius, Onward, Ye Peoples!

GTSO

J. Sibelius, Valse Triste
J. Sibelius, Violin Concerto [Jun-Ching Lin, violin]

  • November 5, 2015 [Rachmaninoff Second]

GTSO

A. Dvorak, Symphony No.8
S. Rachmaninoff, Piano Concerto No.2 [Sandra Wright Shen, piano]

  • November 22, 2015 [Chamber Strings & Chorale II: Beethoven and Friends]

Chamber Strings & Chorale

W. A. Mozart, Ave Verum Corpus, K.618

Chamber Strings

L. v. Beethoven, Egmont Overture
L. v. Beethoven, Symphony No.7 in A major, Op.92

  • November 23, 2015 [Orchestra Pops]

GTSO & Glee Club

Beatles Medley

GTSO & Cecil Welch

H. Mancini, Charade
H. Mancini, Mr. Lucky
H. Mancini, The Spanish Trumpet
H. Mancini, Baby Elephant Walk
H. Mancini, Pink Panther
H. Mancini, Days of Wine and Roses
H. Mancini, Moon River
(Encore) H. Mancini, Peter Gunn

  • February 28, 2016 [Romantic Masters II–Meet Brahms]

GTSO

J. Strauss Jr., Die Fledermause Overture
C. v. Weber, Concertino for Clarinet [Ted Gurch, Clarinet]
J. Brahms, Symphony No.2

  • February 29, 2016 [Feeling Blue]

Chamber Strings

Ney Rosauro, Marimba Concerto [Andy Chen, marimba; 2nd prize winner, 2014 GTSO Concerto Competition]
Holly Harrison, FiddleStick! [US Premiere]
I. Stravinsky, Ragtime for 11 instruments

  • March 17, 2016 [Romance]

GTSO

G. Fauré, Pavane
J. Sibelius, Valse Triste
C. M. von Weber, Concertino for Clarinet [Richard Li, clarinet]
E. Elgar, Salut d’amore
C. Saint-Säens, Introduction et rondo capriccioso, Op.28 [Nathan Holiday, violin]
M. Ravel, Pavane
J. Brahms, Symphony No.2 in D major, Op.73, mvt. III
R. Wagner, Siegfried Idyll
P. Mascagni, Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana

  • April 17, 2016 [Musica Nova]

GTSO

S. Barber, First Essay, Op.12
New Commissions
Jerry Ulrich, Requiem [with GT choirs] [Georgia Premiere]

  • April 18, 2016 [Romantic Night]

Chamber Strings

P. Tchaikovsky, Serenade for Strings
E. Elgar, Chanson de Matin
M. Ravel, Pavane
M. Ravel, Ma Mère l’Oye

 


2014-2015

  • November 4, 2014

Chamber Strings
A. Vivaldi, Concerto for Strings in D, RV 121
J. Jarret, Meditation
J.S. Bach, Brandenburg Concerto No.3

GTSO
G. Bizet, L’Arlésinne Suite No.1
M. Bruch, Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26 (Pete Ciaschini, violin)
P. Tchaikovksy, Symphony No.5 in E minor, op.64 (mvt. IV)

  • March 1, 2015

GTSO
F. Mendelssohn, Symphony No.2, “Lobgesang” (with GT choirs)

  • March 10, 2015

Chamber Strings
F. Hensel (nee Mendelssohn), “Allegretto” from String Quartet in E flat

Chamber Strings & Chorale
L. van Beethoven, Elegischer Gesang, Op.118
Hsin-Lei Chen, Novel Sphere (US premiere)

  • April 16, 2015

G. Verdi, Overture to Nabucco
R.
Strauss, Horn Concerto No.1 op.11, mvt. III (Horn: Alex Lind, winner of the 2014 GTSO Concerto Competition)
G. Puccini, Intermezzo from Manon Lescaut
G. Puccini, Act I Finale from La Bohème (soprano: Elisabeth Slaten; tenor: Nathan Munson)

 


 

2013-2014

  • November 10, 2013

A. Copland, Our Town
L. Beethoven, Coriolan Overture
M. Mussorgsky/Ravel, Pictures at an Exhibition

  • February 23, 2014

J. Brahms, Schicksalslied
J. Brahms, Piano Concerto No. 2 mvt. I (Piano: Yitian Xiao, Concerto Competition winner)

  • April 13, 2014

M. Giacchino: Star Trek
Duke Ellington, Three Black Kings
R. Strauss: Serenade in E-Flat Op. 7
E. Grieg: Holberg Suite

 


 

2012-2013

  • November 8, 2012

D. Shostakovich, Festive Overture
S. Prokofiev, Piano Concerto No. 2 (Piano: Crystal Chao, Concerto Competition Winner)
J. Sibelius, Symphony No. 2 in D major, op. 43

  • February 24, 2013

M. Bates, Mothership
A. Hovhaness, Symphony No. 2 “Mysterious Mountain”
B. Smetana, The Moldau

  • April 21, 2013

O. Carl Orff, O, Fortuna
W. Mozart, Lacrimosa from “Requiem”
John Williams, Hymn to the Fallen
L. Beethoven, Symphony No. 7
R. Newman, When She Loved me
John Williams, Star Wars Main Title
Elton John, Circle of Life
E. Elgar, Nimrod
John Williams, Dry Your Tears
P. Tchaikovsky, 1812 Overture

 

2011-2012

  • November 6, 2011

L. Beethoven, Egmont Overture, op. 84
F. Chopin, Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, op. 11, mvt. I (Piano: Jesse Zhao, Concerto Competition Winner )
A. Dvorak, Symphony No. 9 in E minor, op. 95, “From The New World”

  • February 21, 2012

G. Gershwin, An American in Paris
H. Hanson, Symphony No. 2
Collaborations with the Jazz band

  • April 22, 2012

Christopher Theofanidis, The Here and Now
Gil Weinberg, N-400 (featuring GT’s robotic musician, “Shimon”)
Student composition, Fus Ro Dah (featuring dueling choirs and the GTSO on video game themes)