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About The Alpharetta Symphony

Founded in 2014 by Drs. Dawn and Eric Hawk, the Alpharetta Symphony Orchestra is a cornerstone in the musical landscape of Alpharetta and greater North Fulton county. Under the artistic leadership of Music Director Dr. Grant Gilman, the Alpharetta Symphony performs five season concerts and additional chamber music performances, offering music from the Baroque to music by modern-day composers and popular music to its community. As an arts leader in Alpharetta and beyond, the Alpharetta Symphony regularly collaborates in performances with local arts organizations to work towards its mission of creating inspiring orchestral performances that connect through the universal language of music.


In working towards the Alpharetta Symphony’s mission to provide engaging educational experiences for Alpharetta and greater North Fulton county, the Alpharetta Youth Symphony Orchestra was founded in 2018 and performs 4 concerts each season. Led by Youth Symphony Conductor Kim Stocksdale, students ages 12-18 study and perform music from across centuries and continents. In addition to the Youth Symphony, the Alpharetta Symphony Orchestra also offers educational events for school-age children, recently including outdoor drum circles, instrument petting zoos, and sensory-friendly concerts paired with interactive workshops in music, dance, theater, and art. 

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