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! ~

Monday, October 19, 2009

Honors Program for Talented Young Musicians (Prelude to event #22)

Tonight I'm going over to Emory University to see the Atlanta Youth Wind Symphony perform their first concert of the 2009-2010 season. This symphony began as the honor wind ensemble for high school youth in the Atlanta metropolitan area... that was in 1988. Now with two decades behind them, this organization has established its presence "to provide a positive musical experience in an artistic environment for advanced instrumentalists in wind and percussion performance."

This will be the second time I've attended a wind symphony concert during GOArts Month, just last Sunday, I saw the Atlanta Wind Symphony perform. Content wise, the performances seem quiet different so I'm looking forward to hearing the youth organization's repertoire which is noted to include Folk Dances by Dmitri Shostakovich, Sketches on a Tudor Psalm by Fisher Tull, and Turbine by John Mackey.  This free concert will begin at 8pm at the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts. Parking is free in the adjacent parking deck.  There are a number of dining opportunities in the Emory Village just a few blocks away.  See ya' at the show!

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