Atlanta Community Symphony Orchestra

A New Look! The 2023-2024 Concert Season…

The stage is set for what is going to be a musical season like no other. Three fabulous Guest Conductors join our family this year to present programming born of their imagination and vision for creating engaging, interactive, educational, and fun concerts. On the main stage we will feature our full ensemble concerts with guest soloists and collaboration. The “In Your Neighborhood – Engagement Series” heralds the return of our popular small ensemble concerts and will feature guest soloists showcasing their talents as well as rhythms from Latin-American roots and Celtic rhythms.

2023-2024 Concert Season

November 5, 2023 @4pm – “An Evening of French Fantaisie”
Church at Wieuca 3626 Peachtree Rd NE Atlanta GA 30326
Phillip E. Allen, Guest Conductor

  • Hector Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture
  • Jules Massenet: Meditation from Thais arr. Phillip E. Allen with Andrzej Żabiński, solo violin
  • Charles Gounod: Marche Funèbre d’une Marionnette
  • Georges Bizet: Selections from L’Arlesienne Suite no.1 and no. 2
  • Claude Debussy: Clair de Lune
  • Claude-Michel Schoenberg: Selections from “Les Misérables”

December 10, 2023 @2:30pm – “A Celebration of the Holidays”
Saint Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church 1790 Lavista Rd. Atlanta GA 30329
Pablo Zamora, Guest Conductor

  • Leroy Anderson: Christmas Festival
  • J.S. Bach: Jesu Joy of Man’s desiring (BWV Cantata 147)
  • Meza: Imagenes
  • Leroy Anderson: Sleigh Ride
  • William Grant Stihl: Mother and Child
  • Traditional: Havah Nagiela Arr. Hilbert
  • Felix Mendelssohn: Adeste Fideles
  • Cervantes. Solo Recuerdos. Arr. Delgado
  • Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on Greensleves
  • Sergio Delgado: Sinfonietta Decembrina

March 17, 2024 @5pm – “Tales of Fantasy and Imagination” – A Young Person’s Concert” featuring winners of the ‘Arts in Music’ contest
Temple Emanu-el 1580 Spalding Dr. Sandy Springs GA 30350
Robert Trocina, Guest Conductor

  • Abe Gerson: Rhapsody
  • Max Bruch: Scottish Fantasy for violin and orchestra, Op. 46: Introduction- Grave, Adagio cantabile, Nancy Schechter solo violin
  • Engelbert Humperdinck: Hansel and Gretel, Overture
  • Bedřich Smetena: Má Vlast: Moldau (Vltava)
    • In memory of Helen Emerson
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet, Fantasy Overture (With winners of the ACSO Arts in Music contest)

May 19, 2024 @4pm – “Winners Concert” featuring winners of the 48th Annual Ruth Kern Young Artists Concerto Competition
Christ Church Presbyterian 1740 Peachtree Rd. NW Atlanta GA 30309
Pablo Zamora, Guest Conductor

  • Featuring winners of the 48th Annual Ruth Kern Young Artists Concerto Competition
    • Grant Peng: Mozart Flute Concerto No. 2 in D K.314/285 – 1st Mvmt. Allegro Aperto
    • Declan Johnston: Berwald Konzertstuck for Bassoon and Orchestra Op. 2
    • Charlotte Jeong: Dvorak Violin Concerto in A Minor Op.53 – 1st Mvmt.
    • Hailey Culp: Prokofiev Piano Concerto in C Major Op. 26 – 1st Mvmt. Andante – Allegro
  • Mozart: Clarinet Concerto – Movement 2. Adagio, Charles Carmichael solo clarinet (winner 47th Annual Ruth Kern Young Artists Concerto Competition)
  • Cano – Flores del Alma, world premiere

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