With an estimated 15,000 patrons annually and over 800 people who participate in our programs, the Georgia Symphony Orchestra offers musical opportunities to the greater North Georgia and Metro-Atlanta region. As a standing regional semi-professional symphony orchestra, GSO encompasses a full symphony Chorus, a Chamber Chorus, a professional jazz ensemble and the largest youth orchestra in the Southeast.
The Georgia Youth Symphony Orchestra (GYSO) alone encompasses three full youth orchestras, a string orchestra, a jazz ensemble, and a percussion ensemble. Its mission is to inspire young people to discover their full potential through creativity and performance, and to develop the discipline and spirit to accomplish their musical goals.
The GSO is dedicated to becoming a catalyst for community collaborations, broadening the musical experience of current and future audiences with love and appreciation for their art. Further, we endeavor to enhance the quality of cultural life in our communities.