Georgia Symphony receives grant

Georgia Symphony Orchestra awarded significant grant from Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta

The Board of Directors of the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, Inc. has approved a grant to the Georgia Symphony Orchestra in the amount of $84,000 from the Metropolitan Atlanta Arts Fund. The grant covers a two year period, and is in support of the general operations of the Georgia Symphony Orchestra.

The highly competitive General Operating Support grants are provided to organizations in the Metropolitan Atlanta area that demonstrate a culture of fiscal responsibility, commitment to community, high quality programs, and best practices in organizational structure and governance.

Georgia Symphony Orchestra Executive Director Susan Stensland relates “It is a tribute to the musicians, staff, and board of the GSO that we have received this tremendous award from the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta. We are thrilled to be contributing to the arts and culture of our region in such a positive way, as we present our 67th season of great music to our community. This is a major milestone in our development as an arts organization, and is cause for celebration.”

The Georgia Symphony Orchestra plans to strategically reinvest the significant funding within the organization as a means to strengthen and grow the programming, impact, and musical opportunities in the community.


The holidays will be merry and bright this year with Santa at the Symphony! The Georgia Symphony Orchestra, the GSO Chorus, and the GSO Youth Chorus present a merry collection of traditional holiday tunes and cherished classical music. This is a family-friendly concert ideal for all ages.

Be sure to be on your best behavior, because we’ve heard rumors that a certain gentleman in a red suit will make an appearance at the concert!

WHO: Music lovers of all ages

WHAT: GSO Holiday Pops concert

WHEN: Saturday, December 2, 2017

3 p.m. and 8 p.m.

WHERE: Marietta Performing Arts Center

1171 Whitlock Avenue

Marietta, GA 30152

HOW: Purchase tickets online at

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