And the North Georgia Chamber Symphony plans to explores those ideas during its annual spring concert series.
Performances will be at 7 p.m. Friday, April 29, at the courthouse in Blairsville; 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at Dahlonega United Methodist Church; and 4 p.m. Sunday, May 1, at the First Presbyterian Church in Gainesville. The audience may be asked to participate at the concerts.
Concerts in Blairsville and Dahlonega are free.
The Gainesville concert costs $15. Students are admitted free. Proceeds will benefit the North Georgia Chamber Symphony Inc.
The regional symphony will open with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Symphony No. 25,” which can be heard in the movie “Amadeus.” Falling in line will be musical pieces by Johann Sebastian Bach, Frédéric Chopin, Henry Purcell and Arvo Pärt. More contemporary pieces from George Gershwin and music from Motown will also be played.
Gainesville native and University of North Georgia faculty member Carla Ganyard will be a featured soloist. She teaches violin, piano and viola at the UNG Dahlonega campus. She is a graduate of North Georgia College and State University and holds an undergraduate degree in music as well as a master’s degree in violin performance from the University of Georgia.
For more information, visit northgeorgiachambersymphony.org.