News Release: 9/18/2020
Press Release-for immediate release
CONCERT IN THE PARK! Hancock Park!
Saturday, Oct 24th, 7:30
The North Georgia Chamber Symphony will present a live concert in Hancock Park, where you can bring your chairs, practice social distancing, and Wear a Mask! Or bring a blanket and sit down front! You’ll be able to hear us well anywhere in the park because we will have microphones on our fiddles!
Martha Gardner is our violin soloist on an energetic Violin Concerto in G Major, written in the 1700’s by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges. An accomplished violinist, swordsman and horseman, he led the most famous orchestra in Paris, and was an associate of Mozart, and was a widely celebrated black composer. Martha will also be our soloist on Autumn, from Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons.
Martha Gardner is an accomplished orchestral and solo musician and teacher. She began violin under the tutelage of her mother, Valerie Gardner, who is well-known and respected in the community. She also studied with Levon Ambartsumian and Shakhida Azimkhodjaeva while she received her masters degree in violin performance. Martha currently divides her time between teaching, soloing and competing, and orchestral work. Recent solo performances include appearances with UGASO and the ARCO chamber orchestra. She currently holds the positions of concertmaster of Georgia Philharmonic and associate concertmaster of Asheville Symphony Orchestra.
Among the other selections we will perform are Peter Warlock’s Capriol Suite for String Orchestra, and the Flower Duet from Delibes’ Lakme.
We will close with Motown Forever, a medley of My Girl, Stop! In the Name of Love, I Heard it Through the Grapevine and I’ll Be There, and “Duke” Ellington’s It Don’t Mean a Thing!