GPC is now GSU!

For over the last 50 years, the DSO has been in residence at the Clarkston campus of Georgia Perimeter College. The official unveiling will happen on January 13th, but it’s now official: Georgia Perimeter College is now part of Georgia State University and will be renamed as Perimeter College of Georgia State University. The DSO is not moving anywhere, but you will start seeing us refer to our home as the Clarkston campus of Georgia State University, Perimeter College. Our performance home will still be the Marvin Cole Auditorium and be sure to check out our Facebook page to see pictures of the renovation that is currently underway.

GPC to Perimeter College

DSO announces auditions for our 2016-2017 season (strings)

The DeKalb Symphony Orchestra is auditioning musicians to join us for our 2016-2017 season.  Auditions will be held for all string sections.  The DSO is an organization of talented and dedicated volunteer musicians under the direction of Fyodor Cherniavsky.  The DSO is looking for volunteer players who are dedicated and willing to make a playing commitment to the group.

If you are interested in auditioning, please send us an email at and we will provide more information.

DSO has joined Atlanta Art Lives Here: Arts Organizations Unite to Promote Atlanta Arts and Culture

Nearly 30 metro Atlanta arts organizations have launched the return of Atlanta Art Lives Here, a collaborative campaign raising awareness of the region’s vibrant arts and culture offerings.
Thousands of events happen each year at more than 450 metro Atlanta arts venues. Atlanta Art Lives Here (organized by Atlanta PlanIt, a service of Public Broadcasting Atlanta) will promote these events and Atlanta’s arts organizations through the end of the year on billboards, radio airwaves and online.

Atlanta Art Lives Here launched in 2011 to remind Atlantans how vital the arts are to the community and to encourage them to support their growth. The campaign has increased both its reach and number of participating organizations each year.
For more information about the campaign or to learn more about the participating organizations, find upcoming events to attend or enter the sweepstakes, visit

Participating Organizations: Alliance Theatre, Arts at Emory, Atlanta Ballet, The Atlanta Opera, Atlanta Radio Theatre Company, Atlanta Shakespeare Company, Atlanta Young Singers, Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, Center for Puppetry Arts, City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs, CORE, Decatur Arts Alliance, DeKalb Choral Guild, DeKalb Symphony Orchestra, Fabrefaction Theatre Company, FLUX Projects, Georgia Ballet, Georgia Ensemble Theatre, Georgia Symphony Orchestra, Center for Collaborative and International Arts (CENCIA) at GSU, Georgia State University School of Music, Horizon Theatre Company, Michael C. Carlos Museum, Rialto Center for the Arts at GSU, Roswell Cultural Arts Center, Serenbe Playhouse, Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, Underground Atlanta, Zuckerman Museum of Art at Kennesaw State University.

About Atlanta PlanIt:
Atlanta PlanIt is a unique Web site exclusively dedicated to arts and cultural entertainment information and organizations in the metro Atlanta region. Atlanta PlanIt promotes the work of more than 450 arts organizations and provides tools to easily find events, purchase tickets and learn about the vitality of the arts in metro Atlanta through its Atlanta Art Lives Here campaign. Atlanta PlanIt is a service of Public Broadcasting Atlanta and was established in 2004 by the Metro Atlanta Arts and Culture Coalition (MAACC). It moved to its current home at Public Broadcasting Atlanta in 2009.

Nov. 12: David Watkins performing Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2

David Watkins

David Watkins, piano

November 12, 2013 • 8:00 PM

Brahms:  Piano Concerto No. 2

David Watkins is Professor Emeritus of Piano and former coordinator of keyboard studies at Kennesaw State University. Mr. Watkins has released three commercial recordings on the ACA Digital label. Mr. Watkins made his solo recital debut in New York at Carnegie Recital Hall in May 1986. He also served on the summer artist faculty of the Eastern Music Festival and holds degrees from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Massachusetts.

Also on the program will be Finlandia by Sibelius, Smetana’s From Bohemia’s Forests and Meadows and Singing River from Wood Notes by William Grant Still.

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DSO’s Summer Pops Will Feature Banks & Shane!

Banks and Shane DSO is proud to announce that Banks & Shane will be the featured artists performing with DSO on the Summer Pops concert July 18, 2014. For forty years now, Banks Burgess, Paul Shane, and their fabulous band have brought folks in Atlanta the best entertainment the town has ever seen. Their high-spirited renditions of old-time rock n’ roll, folk, bluegrass, and country are known for bringing capacity crowds to their feet! It’s high-energy good-time music, spiced with a healthy dose of the good-natured wit and patter that Banks and Paul have fine-tuned on their tours across the U.S. and around the world.

Banks & Shane has performed in almost every venue imaginable. The band is a legend in the ski resorts of Colorado. They have traveled to London, Munich, Frankfurt, and Amsterdam, representing The State of Georgia and The Atlanta Convention & Visitor’s `Bureau. In Atlanta, they have performed as headliners at Chastain Park, Symphony Hall, and the Fox Theater. In the summer of 2006, the band appeared as co-headliners with comedian Jeff Foxworthy in a sold-out concert at Lake Lanier Islands which benefited two of Atlanta’s most-loved children’s charities, Camp Sunshine and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

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DSO Season Opening Concert – Justin Bruns, Violin, Performing Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto

Justin BrunsJustin Bruns, violin
September 24, 2013 • 8:00 PM
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto
Justin Bruns, Assistant Concertmaster of the Atlanta Symphony, launches the DSO season with Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto, which has been described as “truly inspiring music in the great Russian Romantic tradition.” Also on the program will be Glazunov’s Triumphal March and Chopianina, Ragtime by Stravinsky and Gliere’s Russian Sailors’ Dance.

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Buy Your Season Tickets Now For The 2013 – 2014 Season

DSO 2013-14 Season one-sheet

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