Columbus Symphony Orchestra
Category: Music Area: Central Georgia County: Muscogee
About: Founded in 1855 by Mendelssohn’s student, Herman S. Saroni, the Columbus Symphony Orchestra became the second orchestra formed in the United States. The symphony disbanded during the Civil War and both World Wars, but always reorganized during times of peace. In 1949, the organization as we know it today, was formed and has performed for 64 consecutive years. The CSO has been a professional orchestra since the late 1970’s and employs as many as 90 musicians for any given concert. Long recognized as one of the southeast’s finest musical ensembles, the CSO currently performs at RiverCenter for the Performing Arts.
Address: P.O. Box 1499
Columbus, GA 31902
McDuffie Center for Strings
Category: Music Area: Central Georgia County: Bibb
About: The distinguished artists of the McDuffie Center perform, collaborate and record with the finest orchestras, string ensembles and conductors around the world. They are at the top of their fields. And, each McDuffie Center student interacts with these distinguished artists on a regular basis, which enhances the students’ private lessons, master classes, chamber music coaching sessions and orchestral sectionals, all a part of their required curriculum.
Address: Bell House
315 College Street
Macon, Georgia 31201
Savannah Music Festival
Category: Music Area: South Georgia County: Chatham
About: The Savannah Music Festival (SMF) is dedicated to presenting world-class celebrations of the musical arts by creating timeless and adventurous productions that stimulate arts education, foster economic growth, and unite artists and audiences in Savannah.
Address: 200 E Saint Julian Street
Savannah, GA 31401
Phone: (912) 234-3378