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Atlanta Symphony closes concert series
The Atlanta Symphony will perform Friday night at the Smithgall Arts Center in Gainesville.

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra is set to perform a lively concert on Friday evening here in Hall County.

The ASO’s 33rd annual performance will be outdoors at The Arts Council’s Smithgall Arts Center. The concert is also is the last installment of the 2008 Smithgall Arts Center Summer MusicFest.

The performance will include works by John Williams, Dmitri Kabalevsky, Johann Strauss, Morton Gould and Aaron Copeland. Music from musicals "My Fair Lady" and "Sound of Music" also will be featured.

The concert will close with Leonard Bernstein’s "Overture to Candide."

Picnic baskets, coolers, lawn chairs and blankets are welcome for the concert.

Tickets can be purchased before the concert, at the gate or picked up at will-call.