Located in beautiful Rome, Georgia, the Rome Symphony Orchestra is the oldest symphony in the South.
Founded in 1921, this professional orchestra is celebrating its 92nd Anniversary Season.
2014-2015 CORPORATE SPONSOR
SATURDAY, APRIL 25, 2015
5TH ANNUAL YOUNG ARTISTS CONCERT
ROME CITY AUDITORIUM
Mei Chin, Georgia Cumberland Academy, performing Mozart's Piano Concerto in E-flat Major, 3rd mvt: Rhondo
Lauren Gouthro, Darlington, performing Mozart's Violin Concerto in G Major, 1st mvt: Allegro
Avery Harris, Shorter University, performing Mozart's aria for bass, "Non piu Andrai" from the Marriage of Figaro
Matt Soares, Berry College, performing Torelli's "Trumpet Concerto in D"
Matt Soares is a Junior Trumpet Performance Major at Berry College. At Berry College, Matt performs with the Wind Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Combo and Brass Chamber Ensembles.
Matt performed with the 2013 Georgia All College Band and the 2015 CBDNA Intercollegiate Band. He was a recipient of the Rome Music Lovers Scholarship in 2014. Matt was a winner of the Berry College Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition in 2014. Matt is a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. He is in the trumpet studio of Dr. Adam Hayes.
After graduation, Matt plns to pursue graduate studies inTrumpet Performance.
Avery Harris is a sophomore studying vocal performance at Shorter University. During his freshman year, he placed third in the category of “First Year College Men,” for the yearly SERNATS competition. Avery has been very active in the field of opera while at Shorter. His most recent role was playing “Father,” In Englebert Humperdink’s “Hansel and Gretel.” After college, Avery wishes to pursue graduate studies in vocal performance.
Margaret Lauren Gouthro, daughter of Debra Y. Gouthro and M. Ambrose Gourthro, began violin at nine years old. Since then she has particpated in the Dougherty County Youth Orchestra, as their assistang concertmaster, then concertmaster. A senior at Darlington School, she has played with the Berry College orchestra, and studies under Dr. Sinisa Ciric. She has plans to study under Professor Ambartsumian at the University of Georgia, as a Violin Performance Major.
Mei Yan Chin, is a freshman at Georgia Cumberland Academy. She is the daughter of Dr. Vernon and Mrs. Angela Chin. She was born on June 9, 2000 in Loma Linda, California, and started piano lessons at the age of five with Dr. Lilie Pan Diehl. Mei has won many awards, including first place in the Junior Bach Festival and the Sacred Music Festival. After moving to Georgia, Mei has had the pleasure continuing her musical studies with Dr. Jerico Vasquez, Aritst-in-Residence at Shorter University. Under Dr.Vasquez's dedicated teaching, she has continued to win many awards including RMTA Jazz and Pop festival and the Baroque Competition. Mei has a wide variety of hobbies and interests. She is the MVP of her high school basketball team and is also an award-winning runner. In addition, she enjoys composing music, and drawing and painting.
Dr. Sam Baltzer
RSO Artistic Director
The Rome Symphony is proud to welcome
Dr. Baltzer to our organization.
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2014-2015 Concerts and Events
August 9, 2014
Taylor Farm 6:30 p.m.
BBQ, Beach and Beer — Special Event Fundraiser
A fun filled evening of BBQ, Beer and Beach music provided by Third and Broad.
September 13, 2014
First Lady Ellen Axson Wilson Celebration
RSO Woodwind Quintet
September 19, 2014
10 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
The return of our Youth Concert for Students
“Peter & the Wolf” with Rome Little Theatre
The RSO proudly announces the return of the Youth Concert for Students. The classic "Peter and the Wolf" will be presented to the youth of Floyd County. Local schools are being invited to schedule this cultural activity into their planning. Contact your school to see if they are participating.
October 2, 2014
RSO celebrates Rome Rotary 100th Anniversary
Coosa Country Club – by Rotary invitation
October 12, 2014
Garden Lakes Baptist Church 4:00 p.m.
Lux Aeterna Concert with Dr. John Ratledge, Guest Conductor
Special Benefit Concert for the RSO
"Lux Aeterna" by Morten Lauridsen is one of the most famous choral pieces of the 20th century. Under the direction of Dr. John Ratledge, a community chorus traveled to New York City to perform this piece at Carnegie Hall in November 2013. Once again, a combined community chorus will perform under Dr. Ratledge here in Rome, GA at a very special benefit concert for the Rome Symphony Orchestra.
Also included in the afternoon concert will be performances by Dr. Deborah Popham,
Dr. Rebecca Salter and Ms. Indra Thomas.
November 7, 2014
Rome Wine and Jazz Festival — Special Event Fundraiser
Richard B. Russell Regional Airport – Main Hangar 7:00 p.m.
Enjoy samplings of fine wine and great food from local restaurants and caterers. We journey back to the 1940's as we enjoy the sights and sounds of this decade. More information to follow and be sure to visit our website for the most up to date information - www.romesymphony.org.
December 7, 2014
Christmas Concert *
Rome City Auditorium 3:00 p.m.
A wonderful way to start the Holiday Season. Join the Orchestra and our guest High School Choir as we bring you the sounds of Christmas. Tunes the entire family will enjoy and our traditional carol-sing-along. Visit our website for the most up-to-date information as it becomes available. This concert is part of our 2014-2015 Subscription Series, or tickets may be purchased individually for this concert.
March 22, 2015
Spring Concert *
Berry College, Ford Complex 3:00 p.m.
The Rome Symphony and the Berry College faculty present an afternoon of beautiful music. Handel’s “Water Music” and “Music for Fireworks” along with Purcell’s “Trumpet Voluntary”. Dr. Richard Prior conducts the ensemble. This concert is part of our 2014-2015 Subscription Series, or tickets may be purchased individually for this concert. For concert, event and ticket information, please visit our website.
April 25, 2015
5th Annual Young Artists Concert *
Rome City Auditorium 7:30 p.m.
The young artists’ competition in 2014 had 22 entrants and 5 winners. We are proud to announce our fifth annual competition and concert where we can highlight the accomplishments of the young talent in NW Georgia. This concert is part of our 2014-2015 Subscription Series, or tickets may be purchased individually for this concert. For concert, event and ticket information, please visit our website.
June 6, 2015
26th Annual Debutante Ball
Coosa Country Club - Special Event Fundraiser
June 13, 2015
Summer Pops Concert *
Darlington School 7:00 p.m.
Join the members of the RSO for our traditional summer concert. Indoor comfort with an “al fresco” feel as we invite you to bring your friends and picnic and join us for great music. This concert is part of our 2014-2015 Subscription Series. Tickets for this concert may also be purchased separately. Picnic tables and chairs are available to rent. For concert, event and ticket information, please visit our website.
* These concerts are included in the 2014-2015 RSO Subscription Series
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