March 21: Young Artists Concerto Competition winners perform

The DeKalb Symphony Orchestra is excited to feature the three finalists of our Young Artists Concerto Competition on March 21, 2017.  Along with receiving cash awards, the winners of the competition will be performing movements from selected pieces with orchestra.  First place winner, sixteen-year old violinist Phoebe Liu, will perform Korngold’s Violin Concerto.  Second place winner, sixteen-year old pianist Yuy Hsiang, will perform Saint-Saens Piano Concerto No. 2. Third place winner, fourteen-year old cellist Lexine Feng, will perform Lalo’s Cello Concerto.  The DSO is delighted to be able to showcase some of Atlanta’s finest young musical talents.

Also on the program is Overture to Nabucco and the world premiere of “Impressions from Japan” by Atlanta composer, Amy Leventhal.

This concert will be held at 8:00 p.m. in the Marvin Cole Auditorium at Georgia State University, Clarkston Campus.  The public is invited to meet the conductor at the 7 p.m. pre-concert conversation.  To purchase tickets you may call 678-891-3565 or buy tickets here.  Tickets may also be purchased at the door.

DSO welcomes pianist Tina Faigen on Feb. 21, 2017

The DeKalb Symphony Orchestra welcomes Tina Faigen as their featured soloist on February 21, 2017 performing Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1.  Ms. Faigen is the recipient of many prizes and awards, she has performed on the distinguished Pittsburgh “Y” Recital Series, is a 1989 winner of the Pittsburgh Concert Society Majors, and has been engaged as guest pianist with numerous orchestras.  Ms. Faigen has appeared in over 30 performances of Tchaikovsky’s 3rd Piano Concerto with Edward Villella’s Miami City Ballet. Faigen is co-author of the acclaimed Accelerando Piano Technique Series, along with numerous other editions of educational piano music. Since 1992 she has served as the principal editor for The Robert Schultz Piano Library.

Since her recent relocation to Pittsburgh, Faigen has performed on the Steinway Recital Series, the Chatham Guest Artist Series, the Pittsburgh Concert Society 70th Anniversary Gala, was featured artist on the Carnegie Mellon University special event concert, “Schultz, Faigen & Friends,” and has performed live on WQED-FM. An active chamber musician, she performs regularly with Zaffiro Trio, of which she is a founding member. Faigen has maintained an active teaching studio since the age of 14, is on the piano faculty at University of Pittsburgh, and is a faculty member of the Music Preparatory School at Carnegie Mellon University.

The DSO will also perform Beethoven’s Coriolan Overture, Grieg’s Triumphal March, and Lament by guest composer Robert Schultz.

The performance will be held at 8:00 p.m. in the Marvin Cole Auditorium at Georgia State University, Clarkston Campus.  The public is invited to meet the conductor at the 7:00 p.m. pre-concert conversation.  To purchase tickets, buy them here on our website or you may call 678-891-3565.  Tickets may also be purchased at the door.

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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