GOArts is short for Georgia Open Arts Month which takes place each October.
It's a collective campaign to raise awareness about arts in our area.

Last October, I took up a challenge to see 31 shows in 31 days and blog about it... in the end, I saw 41.
Sure, it was a bit tiring but it was also an amazing opportunity.

The column on the left is a linked schedule of everything I saw.
For a more logical read of this blog o'adventures, scroll down to the first entry and start reading there.

I'm not a reviewer, nor am I an art critic.
I aim to raise public awareness about the great tapestry of arts & culture in our area and inspire you to get out there and enjoy it.
x ~ Here's a special thanks to the folks who provided me comps to some of these events! ~

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Cream of the Crop (Event #22)

Well, I’m not one bit surprised that the young people in the Atlanta Youth Wind Symphony (AYWS) would undeniably impress me!  They are so very talented and their hard work shows. Click on this link, listen to a few of their recordings and decide for yourself. This was the first performance I have ever attended in the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts concert hall--it is beautiful, I was pleased with the acoustics, and I could easily see the entire symphony. Having played percussion, myself, I particularly enjoyed watching the eight young men and women in the percussion section really hustle to do their job, especially during John Mackey's Turbine... showing their skills, they all hopped between a number of different instruments without missing a beat and that's an understatement! Though it was free, the cost of a ticket would have been money well spent.
The AWYS performs again on December 14th with the Metropolitan Atlanta Youth Wind Ensemble at the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts. (Image of the Atlanta Youth Wind Symphony from their website)

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