Thursday, June 17, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Led by Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Assistant Conductor Joseph Young, this year's concert will follow a "Song and Dance" theme, featuring David Bowie's "Let's Dance," Tchaikovsky's Polonaise from Eugene Onegin, Brahms' Hungarian Dance No. 5, Borodin's Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor, a special performance of Haydn's Trumpet Concerto featuring Principal Trumpet Stuart Stephenson and more. The Orchestra will close out the performance with Dvořák's Symphony No. 9, "From the New World."
The Orchestra's history at Piedmont Park dates back to the first performances in 1976 led by conductor Robert Shaw. Over the years, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra has performed more than 100 concerts in the park, delighting audiences with free live symphonic music.
Admission is FREE to the general public and no tickets are required.
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IMPORTANT CONCERT INFORMATION
• Seating with a direct view of the stage is not guaranteed. Patrons are encouraged to arrive early, as seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Concert begins at 7:30 p.m.
• The performance will take place on Piedmont Park's Oak Hill, located in the southwest corner of the park.
• There is limited parking at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens Parking Facility, adjacent to Piedmont Park. Patrons are encouraged to carpool, ride MARTA (Arts Center Station), walk or bike to the event.
• Patrons may bring outside food and beverages into the concert area; however grills, glass containers and alcohol are not permitted.
• Pets are not permitted at this event. However, the Piedmont Park Dog Park will be open.
A Performance in the Park is presented by Bank of America in partnership with The City of Atlanta Parks and Recreation Department. Major funding is provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners and additional support provided by the Charles Loridans Foundation, Inc.