Join the Atlanta Philharmonic Orchestra tonight for ‘Shades of Autumn,’ the LGBT orchestra’s September concert

Songs of the season

The performance, set for 7:30 p.m. at the 14th Street Playhouse, includes selections from Vivaldi, Dvorak, von Weber, Morricone and Glinka.

“The orchestra has worked very hard at tackling Dvorak’s Symhony No. 9, known as the ‘New World,” and we’re very much looking forward to presenting it to the community,” says James D. Goodwin Jr., the orchestra’s president.

The Atlanta Philharmonic Orchestra has 55 members, who are all either LGBT or supportive. They perform four concerts per year. According to Goodwin, the orchestra is always accepting potential members, with a particular need for brass and string players. At minimum, members need high school-level orchestra experience.

“I’ve played flute with the orchestra for five years,” Goodwin says. “A friend of mine signed me up for the orchestra at Pride just before I arrived there that day. I was looking to start performing again, and thought that playing with the APO would be a unique and fulfilling contribution to the LGBT community.”

Tickets to the concert are $20, with $15 tickets available for students and seniors.

Atlanta Philharmonic Orchestra Concert
Saturday, Sept. 25, 7:30 p.m.
14th Street Playhouse
173 14th St., Atlanta, GA 30309