The North Georgia Chamber Symphony Inc. will perform four free concerts May 16 through May 18 in Dawsonville, Blairsville, Gainesville and Dahlonega.
The Dahlonega-based symphony will begin its concert series at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 16, at Grace Presbyterian Church in Dawsonville. The second concert will be at 7 p.m. Friday, May 17 at the Old Courthouse on the Square in Blairsville.
Final performances are Saturday, May 18. The first one at 3 p.m. at the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Gainesville, and the second at 7:30 p.m. at Dahlonega United Methodist Church.
The concerts will feature the world premiere of “Foothills,” a four-part piece for strings and piano, commissioned by the North Georgia Chamber Symphony Inc. and written by Scott Pender of Washington, D.C. The work uses elements of old-time music, where the piano gradually emerges from an accompanying role into a solo role in the finale.
Additionally, the orchestra will perform the Sicilienne and Overture by Gluck, Souvenir de Porto Rico by Gottschalk, Sinfonia in B minor by Vivaldi and the lively Hungarian Dance No. 5 by Brahms.
Director Laurin Smith will perform the viola solo in Telemann’s Concerto in G Major for viola, strings and continuo.