Georgia Symphony’s Imaginative Programming

The Georgia Symphony’s Fifth Annual Sensory Friendly Concert
March 7, 2020 at 2 p.m.
Marietta Performing Arts Center
1171 Whitlock Ave NW
Marietta, GA 30061


A tremendous passion for music and community continues to energize the Georgia Symphony Orchestra, as it has for the last 69 years.  Founded in 1951 in the music room of Arthur F. Moor’s home in Marietta, the Georgia Symphony Orchestra is entering its 70th year of steady growth, enriching our community with accessible, critically acclaimed performances and providing educational experiences that instill a lifelong appreciation for the arts.  With a large, immensely talented group of both professional and volunteer musicians led by visionary music director and conductor Timothy Verville, the GSO offers imaginative programming that includes internationally recognized guest artists and collaborative performances.

Featuring great music in a sensory friendly environment designed to delight, enchant and stimulate the senses, the GSO’s sensory friendly concert is a great example of imaginative programming.  This extraordinary performance is designed to create a safe and welcoming experience for individuals with sensory issues and their families. The orchestra relaxes house rules and encourages the audience to respond to the music however they choose, whether that be moving around the concert hall, dancing, or vocalizing along with the music.  A Quiet Zone is also provided. Attendees will find the environment carefully modified – the lighting will be softened, the volume moderated, and the musical selections introduced and explained.

Instrument Petting Zoo

Post-concert, the audience is invited to experience an instrument ‘Petting Zoo’ and interact with the musicians.

Tickets prices are $10 for adults and students, $9 for seniors and members of the military. Children under five are free. Purchase tickets online at or by calling 770-429-2390.