DSO and Georgia Perimeter College are proud to present a special art exhibit by the late artist and former GPC faculty member Lori-Gene. The exhibition features an expansive collection of drawings of musicians. Over the years, Lori-Gene established a strong connection with the DSO and could often be found sitting in on rehearsals sketching the instrumentalists as they played.
The DSO will be honoring Lori-Gene at their upcoming concert on November 11, 2014, by performing one of her favorite pieces: Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. Audience members will be treated to an aural and visual experience by enjoying the music presented by the orchestra and then browsing the exhibition in the lobby.
In conjunction with Georgia Perimeter College (GPC), the DSO is celebrating their 50th Anniversary this season. In honor of this golden anniversary, the DSO is featuring world premiere pieces written specifically for the orchestra’s special season by local composers affiliated with the college. A different composer and his work will be highlighted at each concert during the season. The DSO Composer Commissions Project is being sponsored by a generous gift from the GPC Foundation. The DSO’s November 11th concert will feature “Inquisitivity” by former GPC faculty member Michael Kurth. Michael currently plays double-bass with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.